Amanda Kloots took to Instagram on Monday to ask her followers to keep things positive and upbeat on her page.
‘Hey everybody, just a quick little statement, I had to turn off commenting from my post today because it became such a negative atmosphere,’ the fitness pro, 38, told her 585,000-plus followers in an Instagram Stories clip.
Kloots – whose late husband, Broadway actor Nick Cordero, died in July at 41 of COVID-19 – said she took measures to filter out the bad vibes on her page.
The latest: Amanda Kloots, 38, took to Instagram on Monday to ask her followers to keep things positive and upbeat on her page
‘I say no to that and I turned off the commenting thing,’ said Kloots, who is mother to son Elvis Eduardo, one, with the late Tony-nominee.
While she didn’t get specific about what the negative was about – her last post featured her and Elvis wearing blue caps – the Ohio-born star told her followers that no matter who they support politically, they should get out and vote this November.
‘I support voting, I want everyone to go vote I want you to vote however you want to vote, just go vote,’ she said.
Kloots said that the color of her hat in no way pointed toward any political direction (as President Donald Trump’s campaigns have been synonymous with a red ball cap reading ‘Make America Great Again’).
While she didn’t get specific about what the negative sentiment was about, her last post featured her and Elvis wearing blue caps. She said that the color of her hat in no way pointed toward any political direction – except toward the voting booth
Focused: Kloots said that not responding to negativity was the way to go
Civic message: Kloots said, ‘Just exercise your right to vote that’s all I was saying, love peace and happiness guys and go vote’
‘I wore a blue hat, it could’ve been an orange hat it could’ve been a green hat, the sentiment … I was trying to spread that it’s voting, go vote,’ she said. ‘We’re so lucky to be able to vote you guys, we have this right especially as women.’
She continued: ‘Just exercise your right to vote that’s all I was saying, love peace and happiness guys and go vote.’
Kloots also shared messages on her Instagram Stories reflecting her remarks in the clip.
Voting is a privilege: Kloots said, ‘We’re so lucky to be able to vote you guys, we have this right, especially as women’
Survivor: Kloots is mother to son Elvis Eduardo, one, with her late husband Nick Cordero
‘The negativity, the hate it HAS TO STOP!’ she wrote. ‘Look what has happened this year we are in a fragile state.
‘You can stand for your beliefs without being negative and hateful!!! Try it! You let might like it! You don’t have to fight with people.’
She added, ‘Do you know how much stronger you are by not spreading negativity and hate? BE STRONGER. BE BETTER.’
Kloots has been candid about her family and life on social media amid Cordero’s health battle and since his tragic passing, sharing regular updates to her Instagram account. The Broadway standout fought a valiant three-month battle against the disease, as his right leg was amputated and he shed 65 pounds amid the 95-day health battle.
As of Monday, on a global level, 963,693 people have died amid 31,322,314 positive diagnoses worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. The death total for COVID-19 in the U.S. was at 199,865 people, with 6,857,703 total positive diagnoses.