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Harry Potter star Emma Watson recently decided to leave the Brown University, sparking rumors that she was being bullied by her colleagues. The 21 year-old wanted to set the record straight and clean the image of Brown students.
Emma was not bullied! Emma says was never bullied in her life, which I find it really hard to believe. Anyhow, Emma just wants to take some time off to try to figure out what to do with her life and the next step in her academic career.
I felt the need to let you all know the reason I took a semester off from Brown had nothing to do with bullying as the media have been suggesting recently. I have never been bullied in my life and certainly never at Brown. This ’10 points to Gryffindor’ incident never even happened. I feel the need to say this because accusing Brown students of something as serious as bullying and this causing me to leave seems beyond unfair.
Please don’t try and speculate about what I might do in September – no one can possibly know because I don’t even know yet! Like my other fellow Brown students I am trying to figure out my third year and whether or not I will spend it abroad (this is common).
I hope you all liked the new Harry Potter trailer. I am off to Pittsbugh soon to start “The Perks of being a Wallflower”. I’ve just got back from hanging out with Stephen Chobosky (the director and writer), Logan and Ezra (the two other principal actors) and I already know this is going to be an incredible experience. I feel very lucky.
Hope you are all doing good.
Love Emma xx.
Best of luck, Emma!
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Emma Watson has changed her mind and will not return to Brown University this fall.
In March the actress left a statement on her blog saying she was taking a semester off from college so she could handle some new professional jobs and close out the Harry Potter movies.
Late last week, online reports surfaced that she would be dropping out of the Rhode Island institution because of bullying but her spokesperson says not so fast: it’s just a change in the courses she wants to pursue, and Brown doesn’t offer them.
Vanessa Davies, spokesperson for the 21 year-old actress said Emma “absolutely loved her time at Brown” making many good friends from her short time there.
Davies does say Watson will be attending a different college in the fall, but did not name which university.
Watson will have lots of chances to answer questions about this soon – she will be doing loads of press for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in the coming months.
She is scheduled to start work on The Perks of Being a Wallflower with Logan Lerman, Nina Dobrev and Mae Whitman next month.
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Disney star Demi Lovato openly talked about her eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia), depression and being bullied in school, which led to all of her problems, with Robin Roberts for an exclusive 20/20 interview, which will air Friday (April 22)- watch sneak peek video below.
The 18 year-old started being bullied in school, because some mean kids thought she was fat. Demi developed an eating disorder at the tender age of 8 and started cutting herself at 11.
Demi said, “I literally didn’t know why they were being so mean to me. And when I would ask them why, they would just say, ‘Well, you’re fat.’ I developed an eating disorder, and that’s kind of what I’ve been dealing with ever since.”
“I was compulsively overeating when I was eight years old,” she said. “So, I guess, for the past 10 years I’ve had a really unhealthy relationship with food.”
“It was a way of expressing my own shame, of myself, on my own body,” she told Roberts. “I was matching the inside to the outside. And there were some times where my emotions were just so built up, I didn’t know what to do. The only way that I could get instant gratification was through an immediate release on myself.”
“I was performing concerts on an empty stomach,” she said. “I was losing my voice from purging. I was self-medicating. I was not taking medication for depression, and I literally was so emotionally whacked out that I took it out on someone that meant a lot to me.”
This is serious kids. Demi’s life was dramatically changed by those mean comments. The actress/singer also admitted she attacked her dancer, Alex Welsh, who was also her friend before the incident.
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Josh Hutcherson has joined Avan Jogia in the Straight But Not Narrow campaign, aimed at heterosexual guys.
The social awareness group challenges conventional thinking and works to combat bullying by simply asking: Why does it matter?
From the Facebook page:
Talking to dudes.
Who like dudes.
To get all the young, straight people out there to say…. “Oh, you’re gay? That’s cool. Whatever.”
Watch Josh’s video and Avan’s below. Read more »
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Paramore’s lead singer, Hayley Williams reveals her bullying ordeal to Sugar magazine in the December 2010 issue. Williams says the torment was too much for her to endure on a day to day basis and was home schooled as an alternative:
“I went to one school for six weeks and I was miserable. Even the teachers didn’t like me. The girls were such b**ches. They would invite me to parties and I wouldn’t go because I didn’t want to be around them, then the next day at school, there would be all these rumours about me, like, ‘Hayley’s a s**t’, ‘Hayley’s gay’.
“I went home crying, saying, ‘Mum, I’m such a loser, I’m never going back’. She saw how upset I was and she was like, ‘Okay’.”
Hayley’s family had moved from Mississippi to Tennessee when she had to be pulled out. The 21 year-old did have something great come from that move: she met her future band mates Josh Farro, Zac Farro and Jeremy Davis.
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The future of Demi Lovato’s TV show Sonny With A Chance, is up in the air. The Disney star, who entered rehab last week seeking treatment for “emotional and physical issues she has dealt with for some time,” was set to begin work on the show in January 2011 after returning from The Jonas Brothers Tour and holiday break. With Lovato currently in treatment for an undetermined amount of time, the show could be in jeopardy.
But now that Demi has entered a treatment center to deal with some personal issues — a rep for Disney tells us [TMZ,] “The health and well-being of Demi comes first and if we have to make other plans, we will.”
Whatever keeps Demi healthy and centered is the best thing that could happen. Hopefully she will come out of treatment and be ready to take on the world again, but if not I hope she and her family have the true courage it takes to walk away from Hollywood and stay focused on her recovery.
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Teen superstar Justin Bieber is currently being in investigated for assault after the angry father of a young bully accused Justin of striking his 12 year-old son after he basically harassed the singer and called him a “faggot” during a game of laser tag in Canada.
Justin was simply trying to have some fun, when the kid targeted him. Justin got frustrated and asked him to stop and that is when the kid said something like “Or what? What you are going to do about it, faggot?” – READ Justin Bieber Bullied At Laser Tag Game Details HERE.
Kids are mean. There is no excuse for this kid’s behavior and JBieber is not going to let this incident go away without doing something about it. Justin is reportedly ready to give his face to a new message against homophobic bullying. The 16 year-old is mature enough to understand he can be a good example for other kids suffering in silence.
Justin is our hero!!
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Asher Brown, 13.
Seth Walsh, 13.
Billy Lucas, 15.
Tyler Clementi, 18.
Raymond Chase, 19.
All of these young men committed suicide within the past few weeks because they were bullied for being gay. These teenagers were the targets of constant harassment and verbal and physical abuse and felt truly alone in the world with nowhere to turn.
The Trevor Project is the nationwide hotline for gay and questioning teens in crisis and hopes to get the word out that even in the days someone might feel at their lowest, darkest point – someone is there to hear you and help you. “It Gets Better” is the Public Service Announcement that many celebrities including The Vampire Diaries stars Ian Somerhalder, Candice Accola and Katerina Graham take part in to spread the word – someone is listening.
Contact The Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386) The line is toll free and confidential. Reach out for one more voice one more time.
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Actress Demi Lovato has been outspoken about the effects bullying can have on a person. The Sonny With A Chance star has spoken about her past experiences as a target of the emotional and verbal abuse. She has made a public service announcement (see it here) to educate and inform how isolating and devastating the aggressive act can be.
The 17 year old Disney star has joined teensagainstbullying.org in part because she is inspired by her younger sister, 8 year old Madison De La Garza, who stars on Desperate Housewives. Lovato wants to keep her sister’s self esteem positive as she grows up.
“She’s getting to that age where she could start becoming insecure,” Lovato says. “I want to be able to help other girls around her age come into their own with a strong confidence in their skin, their size, who they are and everything about themselves.”
Lovato, who quit public school when she was younger, was home-schooled because of the pressure from bullies.
“Bullying is a very serious thing to me, I’ve witnessed it first hand — I was bullied myself when I was 12,” she says.
Demi is comfortable being a role model and using her fame to help others through what can be a really rough time in their lives. Just one more reason to adore Demi!
[image: NY Post]
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