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GH’s Tabyana Ali Had the Perfect Response to an Online Hater

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There are a lot of awful people in the world, and unfortunately, the internet gives them an outlet for their hatred. Worse still, when soap actors are tagged in posts, they are often automatically tagged in the rude and nasty responses. When General Hospital star Tabyana Ali (Trina) found herself at the center of one particular fan’s terribly racist and hateful posts regarding a photo of her in the beautiful blue dress she wore to the Daytime Emmy Awards this year, the young star rose above it and delivered a classy response to that and other “fans” out there on social media.

“To anyone that hates me,” Ali posted on Twitter/X. “That’s absolutely fine. I don’t know you and you don’t me but regardless, I’m sending you peace, safety, and prosperity… I also pray you touch some grass, see the son, eat a delicious meal, and find something to do. Peace and love.”

The GH star also had some really good advice for anyone who encounters haters online. “If you see anybody sending hate,” she suggested, “send a [mirror emoji] so they can reflect on themselves and start becoming the person the Lord intended.”

Obviously there were tons of real fans who shared love and support with Ali following the awful online attacks. But she urged them not to fight fire with fire. “Okay, this is the last time I’m going to speak on this today but we cannot be feeding into people’s hate,” she wrote. “We cannot be giving it back. We cannot stoop to rude/racist people’s level. It doesn’t help. We are fighting too many wars as it is. I will believe we will have our world peace, but we got to find another way to fight. I’ve realized ignoring doesn’t help but neither does giving the energy back. We’re going in circles and that doesn’t get us anywhere. Everybody might not agree with me but that’s okay. I just want to let “those” people know, I see you.

“And I’m sorry that this is the way you feel like you have to be seen,” Ali continued. “I’m sorry that life isn’t happening how you want. But if you found something you loved to do other than hurting people you would never have the energy to say what you’ve been saying to people online! I promise life is more beautiful and peaceful and full when you give people and yourself love. I pray you don’t meet God and find yourself disappointed when he shows you the life you could ve had if all you had to do was stop giving out that type of energy and just went outside!”

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