From bashing successful public celebrities, such as Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, to mocking certain classmates in how they dress and act, we are promoting the disparaging spectrum of modern day which we sugarcoat. The idea of bullying has become such a public derogatory action in today’s society that many fail to admit to being the prosecutor, but prefer being labeled as the victim of innocence. Many do not take into account the possible effects of bullying, including emotional and physical abuse that could eventually lead to death. As much as we would like to avoid the dire consequences and assume the position of “Hero”, we fail to avoid bullying in its entirety; we are losers. #Corrupt
We have been able to innovate and prosper through social networking, but also become part of the party of cyber-bullying, an international epidemic. However, it has been through these social methods others have been able to team up and create cults secularized within society. #TeamHero
Little Monsters – many have no clue what they are; some think of Lady Gaga and the religion of her crazy fans; those who bear pure love and believe in full equality respect the title. #PawsUp
14 year old Jamey Rodemeyer is the epitome of Little Monsters – he was the misfit freshman of his New York high school who praised Lady Gaga. Weirdo, Gay, Faggot; At such a vulnerable age, it is not surprising Jamey became depressed and felt worthless from such cruel names used against him. However, it was because of his ability to notice the equality and love Gaga stood for and shared with her Little Monsters, was he able to fight and live the possible truth of “world peace”. Jamey shared this love in his It Gets Better Project video. The It Gets Better Project is a series of videos submitted from members of the LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered] Community from all over the world who hope will encourage self-confidence and provide love for the LGBT youth who feel lost in modern society. In Jamey’s video, Jamey shares his story, expressing his liberation and personal acceptance after leaving Lady Gaga’s concert The Monster Ball. However, the buildup of hate from others’ bullying began to rot and infect his pure and youthful soul, and four months after posting his heart-warming and inspiring amendment, Jamey took his life in Williamsville, NY on Sunday, September 18, 2011, his last tweet reading: “@ladygaga bye mother monster, thank you for all you have done, paws up forever”. #RIPJamey #Equality
The Little Monster community was shocked that one of its very own devoted members had fallen innocent to the cynical deeds of hate. Jamey’s story of being a victim of bullying quickly spread around the world, eventually reaching Gaga herself. Gaga took another stand in her gay-activist duties and met President Obama, discussing the possibilities of making bullying illegal and establishing it as a hate crime. #MakeALawForJamey
During her performance at the iHeart Radio Festival in Las Vegas near the end of September, Lady Gaga devoted her performance of “Hair” to Jamey. “Hair” is a song off Gaga’s album Born This Way about fighting for complete equality; “I just wanna be myself and I want you to love / Me for who I am… This is my prayer / That I’ll die livin’ just as free as my hair.” She states: “Jamey, I know you’re up there, looking at us, and you’re not a victim, you’re a lesson to all of us.” #iHeartRadioGaga
We were the losers, we were the weirdos, we were the victims; But today, we are the “Hero”. In the stance of the Kingdom of Little Monsters: “#MakeALawForJamey” because “bullying is for losers” (@ladygaga).