The Reason Why Male Celebrities Are Suddenly Wearing Nail Polish
By Brittany Burhop Fallon, Beauty Director |
I never thought the next big nail trend on social media would involve men, especially some of Hollywood's biggest names, like Zac Efron and the Hemsworth brothers, Liam and Chris.
So what's the reason? It's called the Polished Man Challenge (#polishedman), and it's actually for a really good cause: raising awareness on sexual violence against children. The campaign, started by the nonprofit YGAP, urges men to spread the message that one in five children across the globe falls victim to sexual violence before he or she turns 18 by painting one of their five nails (you see the connection there), and posting it on social media to ignite a conversation.
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As we saw in the past with the Ice Bucket Challenge, etc, this initiative follows suit by having each male participant nominate their friends after posting their photo. Check out the Instagram posts below and keep an eye out for the next round of celebs to join in—we're looking at you Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Jackman and Jimmy Fallon. And if you have any friends who might be up for the challenge, or just want to make a donation to the cause, click here.
I'm a @YGAP #polishedman Being a @PolishedMan isn't just about remembering to buy flowers, how many rounds you shout, or how much you lift. It's about saying no to violence against children. That's why this October I'm painting my nail and asking you to donate to help the 1 in 5 kids globally who are subjected to physical or sexual violence before they turn 18. And I nominate @liamhemsworth @zacefron @robertdowneyjr @renner4real @markruffalo @twhiddleston nail it to end it. Become a polished man here www.polishedman.com @auschildhood , thanks to @laurapanton
Thanks @chrishemsworth happy to also be a @polishedman and paint a nail this month to say NO to violence against children. 1 in 5 kids globally are subjected to physical or sexual violence before they turn 18. I nominate @hemsworthluke @kellyslater and @jimmyfallon find out more and how to help/donate at http://polishedman.com @auschildhood #polishedman
Thanks for the nom, @chrishemsworth. Happy to paint one nail and be a @PolishedMan this month to say no to violence against children. 1 in 5 children are subject to physical and/or sexual violence before the age of 18 and that’s one too many. Find out how you can help/donate at http://polishedman.com. I nominate the following studs @james_marsden, @thehughjackman, @andybovine, @ders808, @blakeanderson and @deandrejordan6 to become a #polishedman. #nailittoENDit