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Here’s Why So Many Male Stars Are Wearing Nail Polish

Polished Man

Okay, so it’s pretty hard not to notice that men of all stripes are wearing colored nail polish more and more these days for either purely stylistic reasons or to proclaim their queer identities for all who can see. In both cases, it’s kinda great to see the guys rock what you’ve been painting on your tips all your life. But for the recently painted celebs Chris Hemsworth, Zac Efron, Hugh Jackman, and others it’s more than that.

Polished Man—a cause, organization, and website exists to raise awareness of violence against children, 90% of which, the group claims, is perpetrated by men. Painting your nails, the group claims, raises awareness and says, “’not on my watch’”. “There are worse things than being embarrassed by a little mani,” it continues.

The story behind exactly why nail polish is the group’s chosen medium and more details about how you can get involved are all here. In the meantime, let’s just look at some very good looking famous men rocking nail color and smile.

When @zacefron joined the @ygap #polishedman movement. Nailed it.

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He's done it again. @chrishemsworth is a @ygap #PolishedMan. He's nominated @liamhemsworth and @zacefron to paint it. Nailed it.

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Gabriel Macht. A #PolishedMan. Nailed it.

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