Hilary Duff has no time for negative rhetoric – especially the bullying kind, as seen in her new recreation of her viral anti-bullying ad.
In a new Instagram Reel collaboration with Pentatonix singer Scott Hoying, the “Lizzie McGuire” star refilmed her viral ThinkB4YouSpeak commercial from 2008 with the musician and her fiancé, Mark Manio. Reprising her original role as herself, Duff corrects two girls — lip-synched by Hoying and Manio in the clip — for using “gay” as negative slang. In the new video, Duff wears a purple plaid midi dress with a curved collar, cinched at the side with white bows. The whimsical piece, paired with hoop earrings, adds to the lightness of her ensemble and underscores the positive mission of the new video.
“a MOMENT that defines culture!” Hoying captioned the Reel, made in collaboration with Duff, with a rainbow emoji – affirming its viral nature to the LGBTQ+ community, 14 years later.
While Duff’s shoes aren’t visible in the clip, it’s likely the star completed her outfit with heeled sandals or platforms. She often wears the styles on the red carpet and at home — similar to the metallic gold pair she donned in August.
In the original 2008 ad, Duff lectured two girls at a clothing store who used “gay” as a phrase to describe something bad. Duff corrected the duo’s mean statements with a comparison to a girl wearing a skirt as a top – emphasizing the importance of not using cruel or anti-LGBTQ+ language to bully others. At the time, the ad was part of the “ThinkB4YouSpeak” campaign – a collaborative effort between GLSEN and the Ad Council to tackle anti-LGBTQ+ speech and bullying among young people.
“When you say, ‘It’s so gay’, do you realize what you’re saying? Knock it down,” Duff concluded in the ad, which can be found on YouTube.
For shoes, Duff’s style oscillates between contemporary and glamorous. The “Cinderella Story” star often wears Jimmy Choo and Prada platform sandals on the red carpet, as well as Aquazzura, Andrea Wazen and Le Silla pointy-toe pumps. Her daytime looks also feature Louboutin, Gucci and Tibi ankle boots. When not on duty, Duff can also be spotted in comfortable mules and loafers from brands such as Rejina Pyo, Proenza Schouler and Wandler. In addition to her sharp taste in footwear, Duff has also dipped her toes into the fashion world over the years as a collaborator with Smash + Tess, DKNY Jeans and Kohl’s Candie’s brand – as well as launching her own teen line, Stuff by Hilary Duff, at Target from 2004 to 2009.
Check out Duff’s best street looks over the years in the gallery.