'This Is Us’ Lonnie Chavis addresses trolls who made fun of the gap in his teeth

He pays the haters no mind! Lonnie Chavis, the actor who plays young Randall on NBC hit This Is Us, says he can endure the criticism about the gap between his front teeth. He’s more worried about others who are facing bullying.

The 10-year-old actor addressed “all the trolls that have been trolling in my comments, talking about my gap, trolling period” in an Instagram video posted Monday, June 25.

“I could get my gap fixed,” Chavis said in the clip. “Braces can fix this, but like, can you fix your heart, though? There are kids out there killing themselves just because of y’all hating and trolling and doing just crazy stuff. I mean, It’s stupid. Is it fun? No. It hurts people. People kill themselves, and you’re the one who’s making them doing it. Fix your heart, though. For real. I’m happy that I can handle this. I can handle this. I’m not tripping. But there are kids out here. If y’all kids are watching this, don’t trip. Be who you want to be. Do what you want to do. Do you. Be you. Believe in yourself.”

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: Actor Lonnie Chavis of 'This is Us' visits the Empire State Building on February 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 26: Lonnie Chavis attends MTV TRL at MTV Studios on February 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by MTV/TRL/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 26: Justina Valentine, Lonnie Chavis and DC Young Fly attend MTV TRL at MTV Studios on February 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by MTV/TRL/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Parker Bates and Lonnie Chavis attend the 2018 Rookie USA Show at Milk Studios on February 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21: (L-R) Actors Lonnie Chavis, Faithe Herman and Eris Baker, winners of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for 'This Is Us,' pose in the press room during the 24th Annual Screen Actors�Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21: Actor Lonnie Chavis attends the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 27522_007 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Turner)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 15: Lonnie Chavis attends the 49th NAACP Image Awards - Arrivals at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 15, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 14: Actor Lonnie Chavis attends the 49th NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Award Show at The Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 14, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 18: Lonnie Chavis attends the Casting Society Of America's 33rd Annual Artios Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 03: Lena Waithe and Lonnie Chavis attend the premiere of Showtime's 'The Chi' at Downtown Independent on January 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Actor Lonnie Chavis arrives at a screening of 20th Century Fox's 'Ferdinand' at the Zanuck Theater at 20th Century Fox Lot on December 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 16: Lonnie Chavis attends the 49th NAACP Image Awards Nominees' Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 16, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 12: Lonnie Chavis attends Cirque du Soleil presents the Los Angeles premiere event of 'Luzia' at Dodger Stadium on December 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
THIS IS US -- 'The Fifth Wheel' Episode 211 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mandy Moore as Rebecca, Lonnie Chavis as Randall -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 29: Lonnie Chavis attends the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's 28th Annual 'A Time For Heroes' Family Festival at Smashbox Studios on October 29, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05: Actor Lonnie Chavis attends The Actors Fund's 2017 Looking Ahead Awards Honoring The Youth Cast Of NBC's 'This Is Us' at Taglyan Complex on December 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - OCTOBER 05: Actor Lonnie Chavis attends Hallmark's 'Home & Family' at Universal Studios Hollywood on October 5, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Lonnie Chavis attends the premiere of Showtime's 'White Famous' on September 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: (L-R) Michael Rapaport, Kimberley Crossman, Jamie Foxx, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Lonnie Chavis, Jay Pharoah, Cleopatra Coleman and Jacob Ming-Trent attend the Premiere Of Showtime's 'White Famous' at The Jeremy Hotel on September 27, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Actors Parker Bates, Mackenzie Hancsicsak and Lonnie Chavis attend the season 2 premiere of 'This Is Us' at NeueHouse Hollywood on September 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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In the caption to the Instagram post, the 2018 BET Awards nominee also told followers he’ll have the option of getting braces when all of his baby teeth fall out. And until then, he’s going to “keep on smiling.”

As for those who also get bullied? “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, YOU ARE AWESOME, and YOU MATTER!” he added.

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