Bullying is a big problem in school and online and it is estimated that one out of every four kids has been a victim of bullying.
Many celebrities are standing up against bullying and asking that their fans stand up for people who are bullied as well.
Taylor Swift is one of the many celebs against bullying and she recently reached out to a fan who was being bullied.
Swift commented on the fan's Instagram photo and her words of inspiration quickly went viral. The fan had posted about her experience with being bullied and seemed upset and frustrated with the situation. She called out to Taylor for advice and Taylor offered it with a heart-felt message.
The comment read,
“Reading this made me so sad because I love seeing you in your videos and photos being so happy and wide eyed, like the world isn’t as harsh and unfair as it actually is. I hate thinking about your pretty face covered in tears, but I know why you’re crying because I’ve been in your place. This isn’t a high school thing or an age thing. It’s a people thing. A life thing. It doesn’t stop. It doesn’t end or change. People cut other people down for entertainment, amusement, out of jealousy, because of something broken inside them. Or for no reason at all.
It’s just what they do, and you’re a target because you live your life loudly and boldly. You’re bright and joyful and so many people are cynical. They won’t understand you and they won’t understand me. But the only way they win is if your tears turn to stone and make you bitter like them. It’s okay to ask why. It’s okay to wonder how you could try so hard and still get stomped all over. Just don’t let them change you or stop you from singing or dancing around to your favorite song.
You’re going into high school this week and this is your chance to push the reset button on how much value you give the opinion of these kids, most of whom have NO idea who they are. I’m so proud of you and protective of you because you DO. If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.
Every time someone picks on me, I’ll think of you in the hopes that every time someone picks on you, you’ll think of me… and how we have this thread that connects us. Let them keep living in the darkness and we’ll keep walking in the sunlight. Forever on your side, Taylor."
— Pop Music News (@mhq_pop) September 5, 2014
Hannah said that she appreciated Taylor's comment and that she is grateful that she took the time to post it.
Check out Hannah covering one of Taylor's songs in this video.
Taylor has admitted to being bullied in the past and although she is a singing sensation, she still gets picked on by haters and the media. She said that she has learned to deal with negative comments and surround herself with people who are positive.
Hopefully her message touched the bullied fan and everyone else who read it.