One half of the Dolan Twins, Ethan Dolan, has slammed “sh*tty people” for criticising his appearance, with the Vine star-turned-YouTuber opening up candidly about his issues with acne.
Ethan Dolan has been public about his struggles after the loss of his father in 2019, but this week, after the release of the documentary honoring his father’s legacy, the spotlight has been shone back on him.
Fans have been criticizing the way the YouTuber has looked as of late, with a breakout of acne being visible in most photos uploaded to social media.
After seeing the comments, Ethan Dolan went to set the record straight on February 27. He opened up about his skin, which he said was “out of [his] control,” and targeted bullies harassing him for his “bad luck.”
“So many people deal with acne, I can just imagine the comments they get about their appearance daily,” he said.
“We all know it’s never cool or okay to pick on someone for their appearance and what’s out of their control, but that’s not going to stop people from doing it. Sh*tty people will continue to be sh*tty.”
Just wanted to say this... pic.twitter.com/vn6MeLFQ1y
— Ethan Dolan (@EthanDolan) February 27, 2020
However, the YouTuber reiterated to his followers — which total 8.3 million on Twitter and 9.2 million on Instagram — that acne and the way someone looks doesn’t define them as a person, and all that matters is “loving yourself.”
“I do think the world is headed in a way better direction where people will take others feelings into consideration and be more supporting and accepting,” he said, “but until it’s fully there, it’s important to focus on loving yourself so hateful people’s words are meaningless.
“If you’re struggling with your skin, no matter how severe your conditions may be, I encourage you to embrace it.
“Talk yourself up, remind yourself of all of your great qualities and remember acne isn’t a bad quality. I know it’s easier said than done, honestly sometimes not even easily said, but just know you deserve to have confidence and you’re not alone in this.”
His brother also stepped in, with Grayson tweeting that the hate is undeserved.
"I've seen a fair amount of tweets calling my brother 'ugly' because of his current acne breakout," he said. "Ethan isn't one to let things like this bother him but this sh*t doesn't sit right with me."
"Making fun or putting someone down because of a physical appearance that is out of their control is ugly."
I’ve seen a fair amount of tweets calling my brother “ugly” bc of his current acne breakout. E isn’t one to let things like this bother him but this shit doesn’t sit right w ME. Making fun or putting someone down bc of a physical appearance that is out of their control is ugly.
— Grayson Dolan (@GraysonDolan) February 27, 2020
Ethan Dolan has mentioned that he and his brother have been going through a rough patch since the release of their self-directed documentary “Losing A Best Friend” in memoriam of their late father. Sean Dolan passed away in 2019, at the age of 50.
He tweeted on February 26 about having “the most f**ked month” in his life, but he’s ready to leave all the hate behind and push forward for the rest of 2020.