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HGTV star Erin Napier addresses ‘nasty’ Instagram comments

Screengrab from Erin Napier's Instagram page

HGTV stars Erin and Ben Napier are speaking out after receiving several “really rude” online comments from trolls.

In a video shared on Instagram on April 2, Erin called out the trolls warning them about what they say online. And it’s not because the comments they receive offend them.

“Y’all realize we design these houses for people who really live in them, and they really read your comments,” Erin explained in the video. “You’re not hurting my feelings at all. But you are being really ugly to the people who are living in these houses.”

The mom of two called the comments she’s been seeing on Instagram “really, not nice, really rude,” as Ben goes as far as to call them “nasty.”

The Napiers continued by sharing the classic Thumper rule, telling her followers, “If you can’t think of something nice to say about these people’s homes... Don’t say anything at all,” Ben finished.

“You are gonna hurt someone’s feelings who lives in that house. You know better, guys,” Erin said.

Ben continued saying it feels like the trolls are trying to be intentional with their rude comments, adding “that’s the saddest thing about social media.”

“And if you’re one of those people who are on social media, unfollow me now,” Erin demanded. “Thank you. I can do that for you if you’d like,” she warned.

Erin also left those trolls with a lesson she often teaches her kids, “Do better, okay? Be sweet. Like I tell my little girls, y’all can be grownups and be sweet, okay?”

Napier captioned the Instagram, “as my mama would say, y’all act like you’ve got some raising.”