Jessica Chastain helps critic commenter on Instagram


LOS ANGELES: There’s no doubt that being in the public eye and the advent of social media has meant people are now more likely to read critical comments and the like than ever before.

Some are downright nasty and can be dismissed as attention-seeking, but what’s the story behind them? For Jessica Chastain, she decided to investigate one particular comment left on a post she made during International Women’s Day which saw her wearing a T-shirt bearing the slogan “We Should All Be Feminists”.

The post, by a woman named Karin Schulz, read as follows: “Yes, feminist that believe in God and stand up for The Unborn. I would be for that kind of feminist.”

So, rather than just ignore the comment or block Schulz from her Instagram, Jessica Chastain investigated Schulz and found that she and her husband have both been trying for a child and were seeking help to fund the medical treatment needed.

After finding this out, Chastain then left a comment underneath Schulz’s and made a donation of $2,000 to their fundraiser on GoFundMe. Leaving a comment underneath Schulz’s original, Chastain wrote “Yes, you can decide what is right for you. I am pro-choice and I believe that everyone has the right to make their own decision.”

“I read about your journey to become a mother and it broke my heart. I hope that your dream will come true in 2018! Much love to you.”