Skai Jackson is using her platform for good. Amid worldwide protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, the 18-year-old actress is doing her part to shine a light on the ugly racist underbelly of the internet, posting receipts on her social media pages to "expose" repugnant behavior.
"I would always just get DMs from my fans, because people know I'm an advocate for anti-bullying," Jackson told ET's Melicia Johnson this week. "So I would always just look at my messages and see a bunch of my fans saying, 'Look at what this person said to me, I don't know how to deal with this.'"
"The more I saw it, it became 20 in a day, I was like, you know what? No! I'm gonna speak out about it, 'cause I think it's really important. People go through these struggles every day in life, and for me, it's kinda like my duty with the big platform that I have, to use it for good."
Jackson explained that hearing about racist bullying from fans of hers with small followings made her realize that she could do something to help -- sharing screenshots on her Twitter pages (where she has more than half a million followers) with the bullies' names, and in some cases, tagging the schools and colleges they're attending or their places of work to try to spark real-world consequences.
While she said she's up to over 3,000 DM requests over the last few days, Jackson explained that she tries to be "a little cautious," only calling people out when fans can present several legitimate examples of racist language or behavior. "My fans have been good with sending me enough receipts so I know."
However, she draws the line at putting people in real danger.
"I'm not exposing anything thats private -- that's one thing I won't do," she noted. "Everything that is said is public information. You posted these videos, it's out there to the public. A lot of people have been trying to get me to post their address and number and I'm like, no, no, no, no, no, that's one thing I will not do. I'm only posting public information."
Jackson revealed to ET that she's even received DM information from fellow celebs and influencers with large following who are "too scared" to do the "exposing" themselves. But she has no sympathy for anyone who criticizes her takedowns.
"I mean, my thing is, if you don't like it, if you don't support it, then obviously it says something about you yourself," she noted. "In the back of my head, I was a little bit worried about it. I don't know what -- is this gonna harm me? But in my opinion, I feel like it's done more justice for me and other people."