'Outer Banks' Star Rudy Pankow Defends Elaine Siemek and Tells Haters "It's Time to Stop"

Outer Banks star Rudy Pankow has taken to the social media streets to defend his girlfriend Elaine Siemek, and we are v much here for it! In an Instagram pic, Rudy is tenderly looking up at Elaine as she is sitting on her boo’s shoulders. The pair is walking through picturesque landscape. But don’t get too caught up in the love in the photo, bc the caption is where things get serious.

Elaine has been receiving a lot more than the usual “hate” from fans, explained Rudy, and he isn’t having any more of it. In his caption, the actor said he was “here to call out the disrespect and harassment someone who I love dearly is getting on a daily basis.”

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It has gotten to the degree where lies are being spread and accusations are being said that go beyond the normal “hate,”” continued Rudy. “Not only is she not what she is being accused of being, she is the complete opposite and actively is so. Accusing someone you don’t know of being abusive and manipulative is not ok, especially when you don’t know the relationship personally.”

If the haters had any questions, Rudy took the moment to emphasize that he and his relationship are good. “I’m very happy in the relationship I’m in,” he wrote in the caption. “I know I might not actively show it on social platforms just how happy we are together, but this is my personal decision to keep most of those moments for myself.”

As he wrapped up his post, Rudy told his 5 million+ followers “it’s time to stop” the negative treatment of Elaine. “In this era of social engagement and enlightenment I want to express the importance to spread positivity and needing to know when it is unfair to express your own distaste for something or someone, especially when you can do it behind an anonymous identity.”

But don’t get it twisted: While it may *seem* like Rudy is all up-in-arms, it’s actually the exact opposite—he really is just trying to look out for his girl and make sure she’s OK. I make this statement as my most humbled self and would be so grateful if we all would move forward in positivity and respect,” he closed.

Honestly, it’s a lesson we all can be reminded of: Be kind always, and don’t speak on what you don’t know about.

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