Britney Spears is ready to “Scream & Shout” about how bullying has got to go. Last night CNN aired the special “The Bully Effect” on “Anderson Cooper 360°” and the newly-brunette songstress wanted us all to take a look.
This isn’t the first time Britney has gotten involved with anti-bullying efforts. Raise your hand if you remember when she joined up with none other the Prez Obama and the First Lady for a White House anti-bullying campaign. To continue going down memory lane, who here remembers the doc “Bully,” which came out last year? The movie got so many people talking and involved that CNN made “The Bully Effect” to update us on what was going on with some of the people we saw in the film.
This included Alex Libby, who was horribly bullied on the bus. These days, thankfully, Alex is in much better spirits and his bullying days are behind him. In fact, he’s now an anti-bullying advocate and he got to rap with Sean Kingston! Awww!
The program also followed Kirk Smalley, whose bullied son Ty took his life at the age of 11. Kirk has visited more than 500 schools to teach kids about bullying and suicide prevention. Kelby Johnson, who was harassed after she came out in her small town, was also profiled, and it’s good to see her doing so much better now. She’s been with her GF for three years, and if other people don’t like it, too bad.
Bullying is a serious issue and there are organizations out there to help if you don’t feel you're getting adequate support from your school (or wherever you’re being bullied). And remember -- Brit’s got your back too!