Hilary Duff has recreated a 2008 commercial she did for an LGBTQ+ anti-bullying campaign with Pentatonix star Scott Hoying and his fiancé.
The Lizzie McGuire star collaborated with Hoying and his partner, Mark Manio, on the Instagram Reel.
Duff participated in the 2008 initiative, ThinkB4YouSpeak.
The commercial aimed to tackle bullying against LGBTQ+ people.
In the original clip, Duff corrected two girls who used ‘gay’ in a negative way.
The recreated version, posted to Duff’s Instagram on 23 September, Hoying and Manio assumed the roles of the girls.
In the scene, Hoying is tried on a top, when Manio stated: “That’s so gay”, to which the a capella singer responded “Really?”
“Yeah, that’s so gay,” Manio reaffirmed.
Duff then reprised her original role and said: “You know, you really shouldn’t say that.”
“Well, say that something’s gay when it’s bad. It’s insulting.”
The star added: “What if every time something was bad, everybody said, ‘Ugh, that’s so girl wearing a skirt as a top?’ … Those are cute jeans, though.”
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The 34-year-old shared the clip with her 22,900,000 Instagram followers, as well as on TikTok.
She explained why she wanted to recreate the viral video.
“Scott Hoying and Mark Manio tying the shirt on as a skirt/top made me say yes. Also 14 years later -still holds up,” she wrote.
Fans flooded the comments to tell the Younger and How I Met Your Father star how impactful the original commercial was.
“I AM CRYING THE WAY YOU JUST ENDED HOMOPHOBIA AGAIN WITH HILEGENDARY DUFF,” wrote one viewer.
Meanwhile Hoying called it “a culture-defining moment.”
Duff was promptly dubbed an icon for the recreation by several fans.