The Vampire Diaries star went totally off after a couple of Instagram trolls flooded his comments with their opinions about it, mainly throwing jabs at his Twilight star girlfriend.
"You HATE NIKKI REED? Really? Do you know her? Hmmmm, I'm not sure that you do. Look on her Instagram feed or twitter and all you will see is a compassionate and beautiful human being," Ian wrote over the weekend. "Please put your negative energy elsewhere. You don't even know the person you're talking about."
And that was just the beginning of his rant. "Do you care about me? Ask yourself that question. What's the answer? Is it yes? If it is-then please be happy for me. Stop this nonsense-you're spreading horrible energy into the world," he continued. "Do some research of the person you say sucks or you HATE. You'll find that she's a magical person doing great things in the world."
"I'm sickened and saddened by the fans' response to all this. Many fans have stood up people like you and tried to empower you with some compassion. If we all thought a little or [learned] a little about people before we spoke about them, the world wouldn't be so upside down and in the worst place in history. If you hate Nikki then you must hate me...That's sad. Have an amazing day!"
Well, that settles that.
The duo first went public with their romance back in July when they were spotted canoodling at a Los Angeles farmer's market.
This sent fans of Nian – Ian and his ex Nina Dobrev – into a tizzy because Nikki and her former husband Paul McDonald used to go on double dates with them when they were still a couple. Plus, most Nian fans just want Nina and Ian to get back together already.
Regardless of what the fans want though, Nikki and Ian have only been getting closer as weeks have passed, packing on the PDA in public and even adopting a horse together.