The fangs are out for Ian Somerhalder.
The actor, currently filming The Vampire Diaries Season 6, posted a lengthy response on his Instagram page over the weekend after reading negative comments from his supposed fans over new girlfriend Nikki Reed.
We was not happy. At all.
"You HATE NIKKI REED? Really? Do you know her? Hmmm, I'm not sure you do. Look on her Instagram feed or twitter and all you will see is a compassionate and beautiful human being," Somerhalder wrote.
"Please put your negative energy elsewhere. You don't even know the person you're talking about."
Somerhalder, of course, dated co-star Nina Dobrev for many years before getting together with Reed (a long-time friend) this summer.
The two were even spotted at a sex shop last week!
Assuming critics were fans of The Vampire Diaries, Somerhalder asked the women online:
"Do you care about me? Ask yourself that question."
"What's the answer? Is it yes? If it is - then please be happy for me. Stop this nonsense - you're spreading horrible energy into the world."
"Do some research of the person you say sucks or you HATE. You'll find that she's a magical person doing great things in the world."
Somerhalder, who told E! News last month that he “couldn’t be happier if I tried” these days, concluded his rant thusly:
"I'm sickened and saddened by the fans' response to all this. Many fans have stood up people like you and tried to empower you with some compassion."
"If we all thought a little or [learned] a little about people before we spoke about them, the world wouldn't be so upside down and in the worst place in history. If you hate Nikki then you must hate me...That's sad."
Very well said, huh? It's just too bad it had to be said at all. On a positive note ... looking to ogle Ian while coming to grips with his new relationship?
Check out the galleries of the man we've posted above and below, and don't forget you can watch The Vampire Diaries online via TV Fanatic!