ABC ‘General Hospital’ (GH) star Kirsten Storms is standing up against bullying. The actress, who is best known for her role as Maxie Jones, is opening up about the issue with a new campaign with Lion Brand Yarn. Here’s what she has to say.
“The Lion Brand Yarn ‘Hat Not Hate’ campaign, that brings awareness to bullying, makes me so proud to be a Lion Brand customer,” she declared on Instagram, according to ABC Soaps in Depth. “As soon as I’m done with my current knitting project for our knit-along (I’ve been out the last few days with the flu — bear with me) I plan to knit a few blue beanies and send them into the ‘Hat Not Hate’ headquarters.”
ABC ‘General Hospital’ News: Kirsten Storms Is Standing Up Against Bullying
The campaign is also reaching out to schools across the nation. “They give the hats out at schools across the country to remind kids about the importance of being kind to one another,” the actress said, adding, “and just because someone is different from them, that doesn’t mean they’re deserving of negative words or feelings. We are all different from each other. That’s what makes us special. It’s what makes us human.”
What’s more, Kristen also added that she wanted to send out this message to her fans and followers because she too has been on the receiving end of some pretty negative and hateful comments. In other words, she knows what some people are going through, especially those who have to endure bullying on a daily basis.
“I’ve mentioned on my page before that kindness and positivity towards others is so important,” she insisted. “You truly never know what another individual’s life is like, what their hidden struggles are — or what your words could do to them. Be a light in someone’s day. I’d rather be remembered for spreading love than hate. Love lasts longer.”
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