Chris and Liam Hemsworth have entered the #PolishedMan Challenge. Just like The Ice Bucket challenge, Polished Man Challenge stands up for a good cause, too.
It was over two weeks ago that Chris Hemsworth has joined a good cause, by painting his nail red. He did what?! Yes, he painted one fingernail red and took a selfie to immortalize the upcoming trend. And posted it on Instagram.
Now when we say trend, it is more of a hopeful thinking, not only ours, but Chris’, too. The reason behind the hilarious-looking pic is charity. #PolishedMan campaign aims to raise awareness about violence against children.
“For the month of October, I’ll be painting one nail to represent this statistic and raise awareness and funds to end violence against children”, Hemsworth’s Instagram post read. The statistic that Thor star is referring to is the one connected to the campaign, which concludes that 1 in 5 children is a victim of violence before he reaches the age of 18.
Chris has posted another photo, just two days ago, wearing the same shade of red on his fingernail. But this time, he nominates people, starting the real challenge. His nominees are: brother Liam Hemsworth, Zac Efron, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston.
It didn’t take long for Liam, 26, to comply. He posted his own painted nail photo – he opted for electric green to prove he is a #polishedman and nominated Luke Hemsworth, Kelly Slater and Jimmy Fallon.
Zac Efron also responded to the challenge, with a coral-colored nail.
The Polished Man Challenge has raised $511, 477 so far. To donate, you go to www.polishedman.com and enter your details in order to start your own fundraising. You can team-up with friends, paint one nail and get the ball rolling.
The website explains more about the cause: what a polished man is, why men are the main target of the campaign and why nail polish and not something else to raise awareness on violence against kids.
As for the direction the money goes, the website writes that they are “channelled into trauma recovery and trauma prevention programs for children who have suffered or are at risk of suffering violence globally.”