The recent tragic death ofTyler Clementi touches upon many unresolved issues today. The Rutgers student, a victim of anti-gay bullying committed suicide surprising the public despite the cry for help that he had posted on his Facebook which most of his classmates overlooked.
In light of the Tyler Clementi’s death, many public figures have taken it upon themselves to speak up against bullying and homophobia. The event reflects upon more than anti-gay harassment and highlights the problem of bullying in general that is becoming a serious problem among young kids, Tyler Clementi’s death is only one of many other lives cut short due to such senseless discrimination.
According to National Mental Health Asociation, GLBT students are definitely a target of harassment at schools, “because their distress is a direct result of the hatred and prejudice that surround them.”
Ellen Degeneres announces that “There are messages everywhere that validate this kind of bullying and taunting, and we have to make it stop. We can’t let intolerance and ignorance take another kid’s life.” She highlights that there were at least 4 recent deaths caused by bullying and reminds us how heartbreaking it is to witness these events.
“I would encourage my gay fans to be fighters and to be brave. People face difficulties, no matter who you are. I know that suicide is never the answer and I know that things always get better. So I’m supporting you guys. I love you very, very much and for the people who don’t love you, they need help.”
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Neil Patrick Harriswho also revealed his sexual orientation to the public not long ago, had a few words of advice for struggling teens, “If you’re getting bullied and feeling like you’re on the outskirts, it gets better.
Because when you get older, you find that people are actually drawn to individuals with different points of view who are proud of who they are and who make interesting and d