Nail polish is often synonymous with girls and women flaunting their artistry on their talons, leaving the boys and men out a tad bit. Well, not anymore. Two weeks ago, Aussie hottie Chris Hemsworth surprised his followers on Instagram when he shared a photo of himself sporting a single red painted fingernail. And a week ago, he posted another photo of him rocking his brightly painted fingernail, explaining that he’s painting it through the entire month of October as part of The Polished Man campaign.
I just signed up to the @YGAP @polishedman campaign! One in five children fall victim to physical and/or sexual violence, before they turn 18. That’s one too many. For the month of October, I’ll be painting one nail to represent this statistic and raise awareness and funds to end violence against children. Sign up today at www.polishedman.com and donate !#polishedman # Thanks to @laurapanton for all her incredible work !!
Chris directed his followers to The Polished Man’s campaign, which seeks to raise awareness and funds to help end sexual violence against children. He shared that one in five children become victims of physical and/or sexual violence before they’re even 18 years of age. 90% of all sexual violence against children are committed and perpetuated by men, which is why The Polished Man campaign is asking men to lead the way by starting conversations and challenging their culture, “one man-i-cure at a time.”
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
Thanks for the nom, @zacefron and I've painted a nail, albeit shakily, so I can be a @polishedman this October and say no to violence against children. It is extremely upsetting to know that 1 in 5 children globally are the victims of physical or sexual abuse before they turn 18. Find out how to help, donate and become a polished man yourself at www.polishedman.com. I will nominate @prattprattpratt @renner4real @armiehammer and @johnkrasinski to break out their best polish pigments and become a @polishedman now! #polishedman
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
Other male celebrities crushes of yours, including Zac Efron, James Marsden, Liam Hemsworth and Gabriel Macht, have joined Chris in this mission, posting photos of themselves showing one painted nail. This campaign is sponsored by Y-GAP (Y-Generation Against Poverty), an Australian charity that strives to empower local entrepreneurs in order to help fight poverty. Donations generated will be directed towards trauma recovery and prevention programmes for children. In addition, the donations will also be channelled into organisations such as the New York Center For Children and the Australian Childhood Foundation.
If you’d like to lend the cause a helping hand, you can make a donation right here.