Monday, June 20, 2011

Stop the bullying!!

I try to keep this blog all about horror but there's a topic that I've been wanting to discuss for a long time now. With this topic that I'm about to talk about does have some horror roots to it which you will see later on. During the past couple of weeks we've been hearing on the t.v. about the recent suicides of teenagers. These teenagers were bullied by the other kids in school because they were gay... that's right GAY!! What is this world coming to?! I can't believe people could be so cruel and so evil that they have to bully and tease people just because they are gay. Who cares if their gay that doesn't make them a bad person. If you know me you would know that I'm a strong supporter of gay rights and it pains me to hear that people have committed suicide because they were bullied by other kids in school because they were gay and open about it. Oh so if your gay you can't be open about it, you have to keep it a secret and not let anyone know because it might make people uncomfortable? They can get use to it because gay people have every right to be open about being gay. Okay now that I have that out of my system that wasn't the only thing I wanted to talk about, I wanted to talk about bullying and how I really think it should be stopped. Why do kids bully other kids? Because they think it's cool? They think it's funny? The other kids were doing it too? Who cares what the reason are it's still doesn't make it right and it angers me to no end that this is going on in schools and no one is doing a damn thing about it.

No one knows the true affects bullying has on a person except for a person who has been bullied before. Growing up I didn't have a lot of friends in school and I was bullied and teased by the other kids cause I wasn't part of the popular group and they made fun of me because I wore hearing aids so I know what it's like to be bullied and teased and tortured by the other kids. The kids might think it's only name calling what harm can that do? Well jack ass calling someone a rude name is wrong. I'm not saying I haven't called someone a rude name before but I never bullied anyone, the only time I've ever been in fight with someone is because I was sticking up for myself cause I'm not a door mat and I don't let people walk all over me. The reason why I wanted to talk about this is because we in the horror industry as a group need to stop the bullying in schools and help the kids who are being bullied, we need to let these kids know that there are people out there who actually care and who are here from them. The reason why we need to stop the bullying is because you never know what's going to happen to the person who was bullied. You see people committing suicide or committing murder, why is that? Is it because they were bullied as a kid or bullied every single day and they just reached their breaking point? You never know. Look at all these horror icons we have. Freddy Krueger, Micheal Myers and Jason Voorhees. They were all bullied when they were kids and THAT just proved my case. Freddy Krueger was teased by the other kids cause he was the bastard son of 100 maniacs and he would kill little animals.

In the original Halloween it doesn't really show Micheal Myers childhood but in the remake it does. It also shows you that Micheal was teased and bullied by the other kids in school. In Friday the 13Th all the kids at Camp Crystal Lake teased and threw rocks at Jason because his face was deformed and they tried to put a sack over his head. He was bullied because he looked different, just because someone looks different or weird doesn't means we can't be friends with them and we have to make fun of them. You never know, Jason could of been one of their best friends but instead of giving him a chance they made fun of him and pushed him in the lake where he drowned all because he looked different. Also this all happened at summer camp so you would think the camp counselors would put a stop to the teasing but no. They didn't do a damn thing cause they were too busy banging each other. The reason why I brought up these horror icons is because they were all bullied when they were kids and look what they turned into. Freddy became the Springwood Slasher and later went on to being your worst nightmare. Micheal went crazy and started killing everyone in his neighborhood and went after his little sister. Jason murders everyone that comes to Camp Crystal Lake. I really do believe that them being bullied as kids is what made them who they are. Yes I know these are all fictional characters and their not real but my point is that they were all bullied and they went crazy and started killing people, it's a pattern. This is something that I feel strongly about and I think it needs to be stopped. Like I said before no one really knows the true affects bullying has on someone and before they find out it might be too late. The kids on the news were bullied and they killed themselves. Freddy, Micheal and Jason were bullied and they started killing everyone around them. People might think oh who cares if they were bullied their still murderers. Yes that's true but you also need to realize their back story, if they weren't bullied do you think they sill would become who they are now? Maybe but if they weren't bullied there's a big chance that things would be different and then we wouldn't have the top 3 horror icons we have today.

I just think everyone needs to understand where their coming from and they need to realize their feelings. Whether their murderers or not they still have feelings and they were pushed too far to where they snapped and unleashed their rage on the world. No I'm not condoning what they did but I do understand why and how they felt and I feel for them I honestly feel sorry for them and how they were treated. Lets face it they didn't have a easy childhood and the constant bullying they had to go through messed them up in the head. All I'm saying is people need to stop bullying other people cause their "different" or their not cool enough cause you never know if that one rude comment would be the tip of the ice burg and they finally snap and kill you. You don't know what's going on in their life or head so you have no idea if their on their breaking point or if your going to push them to the edge cause once they've fallen off the edge there's no getting up. The moral of this post is you bully someone plan on getting murdered. Give peace a chance man, thank you.

1 comment:

  1. Great read, Jenny. Sadly, compassion, love, empathy and understanding are all rare commodities in the this world. Its a vicious cycle of hate, passed from parent to child, on and on. You dont have to look for horror movies to see monsters, you just have to look in the playground, out the window, or on the news. Im in Scotland, and bullying is still rife here. Worse than ever, in fact. Its a very hard thing to counter, as the minors cant be arrested and have a free pass to be as violent and as cruel as they please. All you can do is focus on love, and any kids out there who ARE bullied, let me tell you as a 35 year old man, this bullies will be washing your windows in ten years time, you can bet on it. Peace x