A man with a fresh mani is all the rage in Hollywood.
Well, not a traditional mani, anyway. Some of Hollywood’s hottest hunks have banded together to bring awareness to violence against children.
According to E! News, the inspiration behind the meaningful manicure was brought on by Elliot Costello after he met and bonded with a little girl who was repeatedly physically and sexually abused in the orphanage where she lived. She painted one of his nails during their meeting and said goodbye.
Costello then came up with an organization, Polished Man, and started a social media movement.
To be a Polished Man means “you don’t turn your back on the vulnerable. You raise your voice – and nail – to say, ‘not on my watch.’ You embrace the smirks and know it doesn’t matter; there are worse things than being embarrassed by a little mani. Because nailing it isn’t about shouting the first round, or how much you lift. Nailing it is saying no to violence against children.”
Stars like Zac Efron and the Hemsworth brothers are showing their support. Efron has nominated James Marsden, Hugh Jackman and Adam Devine to participate.
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
I'm a @YGAP #polishedman Being a @PolishedMan isn't just about remembering to buy flowers, how many rounds you shout, or how much you lift. It's about saying no to violence against children. That's why this October I'm painting my nail and asking you to donate to help the 1 in 5 kids globally who are subjected to physical or sexual violence before they turn 18. And I nominate @liamhemsworth @zacefron @robertdowneyjr @renner4real @markruffalo @twhiddleston nail it to end it. Become a polished man here www.polishedman.com @auschildhood , thanks to @laurapanton
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
The campaign raised $300,000 in 2015. It has also generated 7,000 Instagram posts so far this year.
To donate, please visit PolishedMan.com/donate.