By Erickka Sy Savané
If 11-year-old Lonnie Chavis looks familiar to you it’s because he plays adorable young Randall on the Emmy-award-winning show ‘This Is Us.’ An actor since age 4, Lonnie has grown up in the business and has 145k instagram followers to prove it. But where there’s love, there’s also hate. Lonnie’s celebrity status makes him a troll magnet just like anyone else. So when he recently took to his instagram account to address trolls who constantly tease him about the gap in his teeth, we had to clap at the clapback. He said, “I can fix my gap…but can you fix your ________ though?” Bonus if you can fill in the blank. And we applaud this youngun’ for being strong, and using negativity as an opportunity to spread love!
What do you think about Lonnie’s message? And do you feel parents need to do better with tracking the hateful messages their kids post online?