Wentworth Miller Named As Cybersmiler Of The Month For March
Wentworth dealt with this online negativity in such an inspiring way that he was a clear winner for the award this month! If you or any of your family are affected by anything touched on within this article, follow the links to our various support services or click on the blue logo icon at the bottom right of the screen to start using Cybersmile Assistant, our smart AI support assistant.
This month’s Cybersmiler of the Month Award goes to somebody who has set a whole new benchmark in dealing with negativity online.
March saw Wentworth Miller in the sights of cyberbullies and unfortunately he became the target of a particularly troubling meme being shared and promoted online (if you ever find yourself needing help or support visit our cyberbullying and digital abuse help center). Rather than retaliate to the online abuse, the Prison Break star wrote a deep and meaningful piece about his various battles with mental health issues, weight gain and awesomely – why the pictures contained within that meme are something that he looks back on with pride! Can you see why we are loving this now?
“In 2010, fighting for my mental health, it was the last thing I needed. Long story short, I survived. So do these pictures. I’m glad. Now, when I see that image of me in my red t-shirt, a rare smile on my face, I am reminded of my struggle. My endurance and my perseverance in the face of all kinds of demons. Some within. Some without.”
Wentworth went on to some serious next level stuff, pointing out that HE is in control of of HIS OWN interpretation of external negatives, and decides to assign a positive meaning to them!
“The first time I saw this meme pop up in my social media feed, I have to admit, it hurt to breathe. But as with everything in life, I get to assign meaning. And the meaning I assign to this/my image is Strength, Healing, Forgiveness.”
Online magazine The Lad Bible who shared the pictures with their large following retracted the post and quickly apologised to Wentworth for publishing the negative content.
“We posted two pictures of you last night to our Facebook page, but today we want to say we’ve got this very, very wrong, mental health is no joke or laughing matter.”
The Lad Bible
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Its so encouraging to see that once Wentworth highlighted his personal battles and feelings, people found empathy within themselves and put right some of the wrongs they had done! If you are affected by anything mentioned in the article please visit our cyberbullying and digital help center or our total access support section. For more information about Cybersmile and the work we do, please explore the suggestions below:
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