Ellen DeGeneres Speaks Out Against Bullying
Responding to the recent wave of teen suicides perpetrated by bullying, Ellen DeGeneres stepped up to raise awareness and reach out to victims -- with a heartfelt video and a list of resources posted on the Ellen website.
Recent suicides included an 18-year-old Rutgers University student violinist, Tyler Clementi, and 13-year-old Seth Walsh, who took their own lives after enduring taunts and humiliating incidents regarding their sexual orientation.
"One life lost in this senseless way is tragic. Four lives lost is a crisis," DeGeneres blogged Thursday (September 30), referencing the suicides of Clementi and Walsh, as well as Texas teen Asher Brown and 15-year-old Billy Lucas from Indiana.