Here at HELLO! we pride ourselves on being a positive space, a publication that celebrates and doesn't judge. But lately, we've noticed an influx of negative and mean comments on our social media feeds – either aimed at the celebrities we're posting about or even other social media users. This has become a big concern for us, and our readers too, so we're taking a stand. We say it isn't acceptable to constantly pit women against each other. It isn't acceptable to post racist, sexist or threatening abuse on social platforms and it's not acceptable to attack other users just because they disagree with you.
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We say it's time to say goodbye to meanness and intolerance, and time to say #HelloToKindness. Join our movement and say #HelloToKindness by sharing a kind message, video or caption on Instagram. You could tag your best friend who's been there for you through thick and thin or someone you admire; or, just someone who could do with a little kindness in their lives. Simply post your message, including the #HelloToKindness and tag @HelloMag to spread the word.
Make a stand. Say #HelloToKindness.
Social media is a brilliant way to connect people and create communities, but it also has a dark side. Join HELLO!'s #HelloToKindness movement to promote positivity on social media. A kind ethos underpins everything we do at HELLO! and we urge our community to think twice before you post. Find out more about the #HelloToKindness movement.