Christina Aguilera and Cher have a message for all you school bullies out there.
Promoting their new film Burlesque, Christina and Cher had a chat with gay blog, Towerload.com where Aguilera explains:
“I’m definitely in favor of gay rights. I think in any case your individuality is the most important thing and you have to be able to rise above anything. I grew up being bullied and it’s not fun. It’s a terrible thing and you have to try and find who your support system is and if you can surround yourself with positive people… you have to keep going. It gets better.”
Adds Cher, “School is the least part of your life and everyone is stupid and going though changes… it seems like it should be better now and people should be much more free, much more open and willing to accept what’s going on.We should be going the opposite way. Bullying is a trend for everyone – I don’t get that trend but it seems to me that maybe we’re a less nice generation. You see it on reality shows… there are a lot of things going on that I don’t get, but I’ve seen it.”
There are a lot of new organizations and movements coming out these days to stop bullying, mostly against gay students, after a string of teen suicides started popping up and could have been possibly prevented with this type of outreach.