If you have been on the internet, social media or watching any television this week, then you have probably heard about Karen Klein. In one of the most horrible videos I have ever (almost fully) watched, this 68-year-old mother was disgustingly bullied by a group of boys on the bus where she works as a bus monitor.
It has caused quite the media frenzy and the YouTube video of the attack has been viewed over 4.4 million times since being uploaded 3 days ago. The world has rallied to her support, calling for the teenaged boys to apologize and because people feel she “doesn’t earn nearly enough to deal with some of the trash she is surrounded by”, a fund in her name was to send her on the trip of a lifetime — which is currently sitting at over $570k!
Stories like this break my heart — this story only getting so much attention because it was posted on YouTube. Sometimes it’s too late to rally around those who have been bullied and no one deserves to be treated that way – ever. When I was a kid there was this idea that only the uncool kids were bullied and those kids would never amount to anything. It’s a feeling that many teenagers believe about themselves under the brutal attacks of bullies and it can be a very dangerous situation.
There are however, some stories that have turned positive from the act of bullying (like this one about Karen Klein) and sadly, no one really seems safe from attacks. There are some pretty famous faces who have admitted to being a victim of bullying themselves — and some of them may surprise you.
Click through to see which famous faces have also been on the receiving end of bullying:
For more info on the campaign set up to raise money to send Karen Klein on a trip of her life time — visit Indiegogo
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