Hilary Duff has recreated her iconic anti-bullying business practically 14 years later.
Back in 2008, the Lizzie McGuire actor starred within the “Think Before You Speak” PSA, during which she spoke out in opposition to utilizing the phrase “gay” in a derogatory manner. Duff initially filmed the advert for the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) marketing campaign to tell others on the usage of the phrase.
Now, the “Come Clean” singer has paid tribute to the beloved business by recreating it with Pentatonix member Scott Hoying and his fiancé, Mark Manio. In the TikTok posted on Thursday, Hoying and Manio assumed the roles previously performed by the teenager women within the unique marketing campaign, as they lip-synced over the PSA audio.
“Do you like this top?” Hoying asks in the beginning of the video. Manio replies, “It’s so gay. Yeah, it’s totally gay.”
That’s when Duff steps in – each within the 2008 PSA and within the 2022 model – to coach the pair on the usage of the phrase “gay”.
“You know, you really shouldn’t say that,” she mentioned, dubbing over her unique strains.
“Say what?” Hoying asks.
Duff continues: “Well, saying that something’s gay when you mean it’s bad, it’s insulting. What if every time something was bad, everybody said, ‘That’s so girl wearing a skirt as a top.’”
“Those are cute jeans though,” she provides.
Speaking to viewers, Duff then says: “When you say, ‘That’s so gay,’ do you realise what you say? Knock it off.”
Hilary Duff posted the recreation to her TikTok web page, the place it acquired greater than 365k views. “@Scott Hoying & @markmanio410 tying the shirt on as a skirt/top made me say yes,” she captioned the submit, alongside a crying laughing emoji. “Also 14 years later – still holds up.”
TikTokers immediately took to the feedback part to reward Duff for recreating the PSA, and shared how a lot the unique business meant to them throughout a time when being homosexual wasn’t as broadly accepted as it’s now.
“Hilary Duff is literally the perfect human,” one particular person commented.
“One of the first celebrities I felt like had my back!” one other consumer mentioned.
“This commercial has lived in my head rent free for years,” mentioned a 3rd particular person.
One TikToker defined that they “stopped saying” the phrase “gay” due to the 2008 commercial, whereas one other consumer wrote: “A literal ICON she did this commercial when it could’ve been not so great for her career.”
While the PSA has achieved viral meme standing through the years, the How I Met Your Father star just lately shared how a lot the LGBTQ+ neighborhood has meant to her through the years. Speaking to the Gay Times earlier this yr, Duff defined that she “owes the community everything” for her profession success.
“I feel really lucky, because I can’t tell you the amount of times people have come up to me and been like, ‘You helped me come out,’ ‘You helped me this,’ ‘You helped me that,’” she mentioned. “When I’m writing an album or singing a song, you don’t really realise all the people you’re touching.”
Duff added that the LGBTQ+ neighborhood has been “so vocal for my career, being there since Lizzie,” she mentioned, referencing the Disney Channel character that made her a family title.
“Lizzie really hit at a time where they were forming who they were, and for whatever reason they felt like she was a safe space or I was a safe space to be right there along with it, confide in or be a friend to. And for that I’m extremely grateful.”