Hilary Duff revisits her viral anti-bullying PSA from 14 years ago



CNN

Hilary Duff makes old content new again. The singer and actress has remade her anti-gay bullying PSA from 14 years ago.

In a video shared on her TikTok page, she is with Pentatonix singer Scott Hoying and his fianc√©, Mark Manio. They all play teenagers trying on tops in a clothing store as Duff teaches them not to use the word “gay” in a derogatory way.

“Do you like this top?” Hoying asks. “It’s so gay,” Manio replies, adding, “Yeah, it’s totally gay.”

Duff then interrupts to tell her that the word should not be used.

“You know, you really shouldn’t say that,” Duff lip-synchs over her own words from the 2008 PSA.

“Say what?” Hoying asks.

Duff continues: “Well, saying something is gay when you mean it’s bad, it’s insulting. What if every time something was bad, everyone said, ‘That’s a girl wearing a skirt as a top .’

“Those are nice jeans,” she adds.

Duff then tells viewers, “When you say, ‘That’s so gay,’ do you realize what you’re saying? Just start.'”

The original PSA aired back in 2008. Duff filmed it for the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) campaign to educate people about the use of the phrase.

Watch the original PSA here.