If you ever wanted proof that Ian Somerhalder reads his Instagram comments, this is it, but unfortunately the circumstances are less than positive.
The 35-year-old actor was forced to speak out to defend his new girlfriend on Instagram after a flood of negative comments attacking Nikki Reed appeared on a photograph he shared.
Although the philanthropic star is generally tight lipped about his relationship status, Somerhalder clearly could not stand by and watch people viciously and baselessly attack the woman that he loves.
[The Vampire Diaries](series:200853) star certainly didn't hold back when it came to lavishing his 26-year-old new belle with praise in his responses. The first reply that Ian Somerhalder wrote read;
You HATE NIKKI REED? Really? Do you know her? Hmmmm, I’m not sure that you do. Look at her Instagram feed or Twitter and all you will see is a compassionate and beautiful human being. Please put your negative energy elsewhere. You don’t even know the person you’re talking about
After describing Reed as "compassionate" and "beautiful", Somerhalder went on the ask fans to be happy with his new found love and keep their destructive negativity to themselves. Somerhalder wrote;
Do you care about me? Ask yourself that question. What's the answer? Is it yes? If it is—then please be happy for me. Stop this nonsense -- you’re spreading horrible energy into the world. Do some research of the person you say sucks or you HATE. You’ll find that she’s a magical person doing great things in the world. I’m sickened and saddened by the fans’ response to all this. Many fans have stood up to people like you and tried to empower you with some compassion. If we all thought a little about people before we spoke about them, the world wouldn't be so upside down and in the worst place in history. If you hate Nikki then you must hate me. … That’s sad. Have an amazing day!
Have you got that fans? If you hate Nikki Reed then you can't have any love for Ian Somerhalder either. His words, not mine.
Why do you think so many Vampire Diaries fans are hating on Nikki Reed?
(Source: International Business Times)