Earmuffs, please, because Adam Lambert and other celebs are about to say the F-word.
Wait, actually, don’t cover your ears. There are plenty of awful words that begin with “f,” but thanks to a new campaign, the singer wants you to focus on The New F Word: friend.
The New F Word is a “grassroots photo campaign and documentary film” that wants you to forget about all those other F-words you know and embrace the new one: friend. The campaign is the brainchild of co-founders Elliot Dal Pra London and Ronnie Kroell who believe that a person can tap in to his or her inner strength and confidence by embracing the word “friend.”
Adam is really into the movement as it's an issue hits home for him. He told us exclusively, “As an entertainer, you face criticism almost daily. I know firsthand what it's like to be judged negatively. People try to hold you down. But if you keep that fire inside of you burning, that authentic, beautiful voice that tells you to stand up and not take things meekly, you can break free of the fear." Yesssssss, Adam! He also explained, "I took all that hate and judgment I received and channeled it into strength, moving onward and upward, becoming who I am today. That's what resonated with the Friend Movement's New F Word Campaign. It's a rallying cry for channeling all that negative energy from bullies and critics and asserting it into fuel to always be true to yourself.” PREACH!
Photo: Flipping the bird for an important cause! (Friend Movement)
Co-founders London and Kroell enlisted celebs including Adam, Darren Criss, LeAnn Rimes, Tim Gunn, Lance Bass and others to be part of the movement. And Adam even posed with Joseph, one of his biggest fans who was bullied.
Photo: New BFF's Adam Lambert and Glambert Joseph (Friend Movement)
In the video below, Joseph talks about what it was like being bullied and why he was inspired to keep living his life.
+ Watch Joseph Talk About Being Bullied
If you want to add your photo to The New F Word campaign, you can join the campaign to find out about upcoming photo shoot dates. For more ways to get involved, you can also donate to the campaign or check out the action widgets below.
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