So Sick of Bullying-Related Tragedies

Khloe Kardashian Blogs About Bully Victim Rachel Ehmke
I am so sick of hearing stories in the news about teenagers and even CHILDREN taking their lives as a result of being bullied by their peers. It truly makes me sick. This week, it’s the tragic story of Rachel Ehmke, a beautiful 13-year-old girl who committed suicide on April 29 after being bullied for months, that we’re all reading about. It breaks my heart to say this, but who will it be next week? This needs to stop! I know I’m just one person, but it frustrates me so much to keep hearing the same heart wrenching story over and over again and kids STILL continue to torture each other. It just blows my mind that people can be so hurtful to one another. I’m sorry, I know I’m ranting, but I just had to vent. This all just makes me so unbelievably sad. I want to leave off with a message to the victims of bullying, and to the bullies themselves…

To the victims: As someone who was viciously bullied as a child, I can PROMISE you, that this will not last forever! It seems like the end of the world now, but you have so much to look forward to that you don’t even know about. Kids can be cruel, but you just have to be strong and ignore the hurtful words. It really does get better and someday this will all be behind you. Just hang in there.

To the bullies: There is nothing cool about being mean to others. It’s the nice ones who get the furthest in life. Please just treat everyone the way you would want to be treated. Nobody likes a bully.

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Comments (45)

  1. Corey Davis |  Posted on May 9th, 2012

    There is help…. 1800273TALK 24/7. Counselors like me are here to help…. and with help comes hope.

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    sophiealfiero2018 |  Posted on May 9th, 2012

    This is so sad. :(
    In my school, we did something called Project Citizen this year, and my topic was Suicide.
    Everyday, I keep hearing more about suicides. :( It’s so sad! I love that you, and your family are speaking out to the world about this horrible problem.

  3. Daniel Kardashian |  Posted on May 9th, 2012

    This is absolutely not ok. We need to put an end to this!
    I’m currently working on a research paper for school and will include
    Rachel’s story in it. So sad. RIP!

  4. Tami Brownson Sischo |  Posted on May 9th, 2012

    yes this is not right,i was bulled in school.couple of months ago here in wis. there was a girl killed herself because kids teased her.why do they do it? It just isnt right and my daughter is in the same school i went to and it still goes on today.No matter what the kids now a days still do it and it shouldnt happen at all.so i agree with you Khole it needs to stop.

  5. Hitzary Gonzalez |  Posted on May 9th, 2012

    god i hate to see this!!! we should all make a difference instead of just posting how sorry we feel please join my cause at facebook and i wish kloe would read this and join the cause since she can make many more people reach out and support

    http://www.facebook.com/makingchangestogether

  6. Kristy Thompson |  Posted on May 9th, 2012

    I think it’s amazing Khloe that you & your family are speaking out against bullying.

    RIP sweet angel I know your family is missing you terribly. My condolences to this young girls family.

    To all you young people out there suicide is not the answer.I went down that road as a teenager but I was saved by my brother in law & I now have 2 beautiful daughters Axelia & Alais, an amazing husband & a very blessed life. Please please know things will get better! Suicide is not the answer!!! Ask for help please. I am so tired of hearing about young people committing suicide! So many people love you all!!!!!

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    4_brooke |  Posted on May 9th, 2012

    This girl was friends with my daughters friend. They went to the same school. It is absolutely horrible…but sadly that’s how most of the cities in this state are. Race, sexuality and just being bullied. I taught my daughter that no matter what love herself and never judge. Who r we to say we are any better then the next. So so sad. Breaks my heart.

  8. janethfer88 |  Posted on May 9th, 2012

    We need to stop this, this is so sad, we have to do somethin to make a change.
    Khloe i need to talk to you, please follow me on twitter @janethfer88

  9. Amanda Messina |  Posted on May 9th, 2012

    I can’t believe kids now a days, those girls were way too jealous of rachel’s beauty and good nature that they had to bring her down. id like to bring them down! face first to the ground!!

  10. Kelly Lucero |  Posted on May 9th, 2012

    I posted this on your Facebook but here it is again
    As terrible as this will probably sound, adults and kids are getting too weak on this subject. Everyone should stand up for themselves, what’s the worst that could happen? They beat you up? If they do they get in trouble. In the end if you stand up for yourself you win and they lose. I know what I’m saying because from elementary all they way to high school I was bullied everyday, I was called a horse, the N word, ugly, bitch and I was always blamed for everything that went wrong. But not once did I ever think of suicide. I eventually stood up for myself, and guess what? They stopped picking on me, sure it came my senior year but I still stood up for myself and gained some self respect. I am damaged, I do have self esteem issues but in the end I’m still alive and I proved that anyone can survive bullying. And now I will stand up for those being bullied. Suicide just gives the bullies more power and the win. People should not be so weak in discipline and kids should learn to stand up for themselves, bruises and cuts heal but you can’t ever come back from death.

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      kahu2008 |  Posted on May 9th, 2012

      I agree with you there im against bully but come on to kill yourself over it is sooo pathetic life can’t be that bad wow you get bullied go be selfish and ruin your familys life by killing yourself. Like you said STANDUP TO THEM WHATS THE WORST THAT CAN HAPPEN!!!! Even if i was EVER bullied i would NEVER put my family through that

    • _thisbitchh |  Posted on May 27th, 2012

      you are right. sometimes being alone causes you to work on yourself and only do things in life that benefit you. the only that opinion that matters is yours and your family’s. I had anorexia when I was 11 and went through treatment and the hospital. People at my school were not supportive at all but looked at it like it was contagious and even bashed my parents. The teachers were even sharing my eating habits to other parents and those parents called my mom and told them their daughter/son couldn’t be friends with me. I was strong enough to fight through that, so I’m strong enough to keep fighting comments other people give me.

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