Khloe Kardashian has suffered at the hands of tabloid criticism several times throughout the past few years, especially in regards to her weight and her Kardashianosity. So when she hears talk of young girls and boys taking their own lives all on account of being bullied, the reality star going to have a few things to say about it. After learning about the recent suicide of 13-year-old Rachel Ehmke, the 27-year-old decided to address the issue on her blog.
“I am so sick of hearing stories in the news about teenagers and even CHILDREN taking their lives as a result of being bullied by their peers,” she wrote on her personal site, adding, “This needs to stop! I know I’m just one person, but it frustrates me so much to keep hearing the same heart wrenching story over and over again and kids STILL continue to torture each other.”
She concluded her post by writing a special message to both the victims of bullying, and the bullies themselves. To the victims, she wrote: “As someone who was viciously bullied as a child, I can PROMISE you, that this will not last forever! It seems like the end of the world now, but you have so much to look forward to…it really does get better and someday this will all be behind you.”
And to the actual bullies she said: “There is nothing cool about being mean to others. It’s the nice ones who get the furthest in life. Please just treat everyone the way you would want to be treated. Nobody likes a bully.”
But Khloe isn’t the very celeb to speak out about this ever-growing problem. After the death of Jamey Rodemeyer in Sept. 2011, Lady Gaga took to Twitter and said how she wants to actually make bullying illegal. Additionally, Ellen DeGeneres and Demi Lovato vouched for a ratings switch on the anti-bullying documentary, Bully, asking for the R rating of the film to be changed to PG-13, so that kids (the greatest victim to bullying) would be able to see it.
Maybe now that more and more stars are publicly speaking out about the matter, this unnecessary bullying will finally come to an end.