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I think were are all aware of how cruel the internet can be sometimes, and a lot of us can't imagine what that is really like for someone who has a big following.

While social media companies have come out in the past and said they are taking steps to prevent trolls from thriving on their platforms, there is no questioning there is a lot of work still to be done.

But while a lot of famous faces who are targeted by trolls tend to ignore the criticism, one celebrity has decided to do the complete opposite and hit back at it.

The famous face in question is Twilight alum Taylor Lautner, with trolls telling him online that he has not 'aged well'.

The 31-year-old took to TikTok to share a powerful video, where he even showed on screen some of the nasty comments that have come his way.

Starting off the video, which was posted on Monday (22 May), the actor explained how he looked at the comments of a post with a photo of himself appearing on TV.

He explained how looking at the comments made his realise why he doesn't do it often, but did have a rather strong message for his viewers.

Taylor Lautner released the powerful message on TikTok.

"I'm in a different place now and I juts felt compelled to share this with you," Taylor said.

Following that, Taylor shared on-screen a bunch of negative comments such as trolls saying 'he looks like old broccoli' and 'aged like a raisin'.

Speaking in the video, he said: "If this was 10 years ago, five years ago, maybe even two, three years ago, that really would have got under my skin.

"It would have caused me to want to just go in a hole and not go outside."

But the Twilight star added that he is in a 'different place' now, and no longer in an 'unhealthy position' where he would focus on 'wrong things' - aka hurtful comments coming from trolls.

"You find value where you put it," Taylor continued.

The Twilight alum hopes his video will help others.

"And if you put your value in what other people think of you, that's how you're going to feel. But if you put your value in you knowing who you are, what's important to you, what you love, that kind of stuff won't get to you."

He concluded: "My biggest point is just think about and remember where you put your value in life, and also just be nice. It's not that difficult.

"Let's be nice to each other. Let's spread love and positivity. It's that simple."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@official_taylorlautner

Topics: Celebrity