Poprah’s been making mega-moves in Hollywood in a very short time since she dominated the scene recently as a host on her 2nd of two Vh1 shows with Diddy. But the tv host & actress, is now making news again as she’s joined forces with a movie production company, Awesome Entertainment and has been leading the campaign for a cause that’s been dominating news headlines for the past two weeks, “bullying”. Apparently, she’s gotten some pretty big names to join her “Celebrities Against Bullies” campaign to bring awareness to the growing crisis of “bullying”, which has been a major cause for teens involved in mass homicides and suicides, as well as depression amongst young people.
She’s says that the issue was brought to her attention after she was filmed in a new movie called “The Hunchback”, which is the first film to be released which seriously address’s the bullying issue, and ironically it was within two weeks of that time that “bullying” once again became a major headline in the media, due to the recent suicide of another young girl who was “bullied to death”. The 15 year old girl’s fellow students where even indicted for their involvement. “I knew this was no coincidence and that I had to do something, she says. I know the influence celebrities and movies have on the younger generation, and I that I could leverage my own popularity to get other celebrities, big celebrities involved. So along with the support of the film’s producer, Steve Roeder Sr., I formed CelebritiesAgainstBullies.com, and celebrities have been jumping aboard ever since.
On our site at www.celebritiesagainstbullies.com, each celeb has their own video where they speak about their personal experience and views on bullying. They also give advice and encouragement to those who are affected, and wisdom to those involved.
I am so honored to have some of the biggest names in the business stepping up to support this cause. We’ve all been affected by bullying in some way, either we were bullied, were the bully, or know someone was one of the two. With the help of social networks, bullies are causing more damage then ever. Everyone wants to fit in, but not everyone can handle the rejection or the pressure, and people need to know you can damage someone for life with what you say, and how you treat them, speak to them, or even by excluding them. It’s serious, kids are dying and it’s getting worst”, she says.
Rumor has it that some people are proposing not only criminal charges in bullying incidents, but that parents be held responsible too, through ticketing or worse. We want the kids, the parents, community leaders to know there are resources available that can help and support them, for more information go to her website at: www.celebritiesagainstbullies.com – News Blaze