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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    Ash88 |  Posted on May 9th, 2012

    It’s really sickening how mean people can be. I’m looking forward to watching that new movie Bully to come out on DVD so I can rent it. I saw the parents of a child who committed suicide from being bullied and it made me cry. Hopefully Bully can give people an insight as to how bad bullying can hurt people.

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    jordk92 |  Posted on May 10th, 2012

    Bullying should be ILLEGAL. The amount of lives ruined is horrendous. It’s not just children and teens, its people of all ages, shapes and sizes. I never would have guessed that I would be bullied entering my 20′s. Especially in my own home (at college). The amount of hurt and sadness that I felt became unbearable. Luckily, I have the best support system (my parents), but there are those who don’t and we ALL need to help make a difference by standing up and protecting the victims and abolishing bullies. I’m deeply saddened by the reoccurring stories of young people taking their lives…it’s just not fair. Not only do bullies ruin the victims lives, but they end up ruining entire families and communities. This is NOT ok.

  3. Angie Johnson Richards |  Posted on May 10th, 2012

    Khloe – thank you so much for bringing this story to a national spotlight! I live in the small community of Mantorville (1,000 people) where Rachel was from. It breaks my heart to attempt to explain to my kindergarten age daughter why there are purple sashes tied to all the telephone poles and why Rachel died. Your star power will only heighten awareness on bullying! Thank YOU!

  4. Chanika F |  Posted on May 10th, 2012

    When I first saw this I said this can’t be, I honestly did not know who you were talking about because just this past sunday my little cousin commited suicide as well and he was only 17 years old and he was being bullied at school. This truly does have to stop and teachers and parents need to stop brushing it under the rug…. It has become an epidemic that is killing our children. My prayers are with her family as I mourn the lost of my loved one as well.

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    rwheelz82 |  Posted on May 11th, 2012

    thank you Khloe for being such a selfless person. There are many celebrities that don’t care about anyone but themselves and you show that you care for people you don’t even know!!
    I really hope bullying can stop, it breaks my heart to to think that a person can do such a thing to someone to make them not want to live anymore. YES you are only one person but have more power than even all of these people who are writing comments, thank you so much for putting it to good use!!
    I believe this message you posted will help people getting bullied and the bullies.
    Thank you for being such and inspiration.

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    beachmoores |  Posted on May 11th, 2012

    Khloe, please help my son, Michael. He is one of the sweetest boys you would ever meet. He is 9 1/2 and is currently finishing out his 4th grade year. He has been trying to over come a learning disability, Dyslexia, since Kindergarten. He isn’t up to grade level as the rest of the class and his self esteem is not up there because all he wants is to be, “normal”, like all the other kids. By just looking and talking to him you would never know he wasn’t as smart as the other kids or anything. For some reason this year has been really tough. He has been bullied ALL year. I’ve gone to the teachers, principal and even the school dist. The only helpful people I came across were the principal and teacher who really talked to us and tried to do the best they could. The Super of the school dist pretty much put the blame on us, the parents, which by far is not the truth. After the last battle, we put Michael in golf lessons, that was the best idea. His self esteem came up, the bullying stopped for a while until yesterday. The teacher was out and they had a sub in. That gave those boys full speed to bully my son and they gathered others to help. Right in their own class room. That episode was all mental, they like to get to him that way. I’m at a loss right now. Do I call, YET AGAIN, to the school and complain? What is that going to do? I can’t wait for your new project with Sears to come out so I can see what my options are to help my son. I feel so horrible for him. If I could home school him I would. Thanks for listening Khloe :)

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    fhfdhf |  Posted on May 11th, 2012
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    Gwendoline |  Posted on May 15th, 2012

    This is not on Rachel was a pretty girl. We need to stamp out bullying

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    Gwendoline |  Posted on May 15th, 2012

    Its sad

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    belaugh25 |  Posted on May 17th, 2012

    I honestly can’t believe even the COMMENTS here. Wow. I don’t even know where to begin.

    First of all, THANK YOU KHLOE for bringing attention to this undeniable tragedy. Secondly, how is bullying ANY DIFFERENT THAN HARASSMENT??? If I was acting this way towards a coworker, I would be fired immediately and cast out into society to surivive on my own like I deserve to. Obviously we can’t do that to children, but why are these children being charged with a crime? Why is being disgustingly hurtful and harassing others considered “bullying” and we should all just “grow a thicker skin”? How can anyone even judge this unless their own child has committed suicide??

    The government and state AND authorities SHOULD be involved in this horrible tragedy. We shouldn’t just “raise kids with enough self esteem” because that’s IMPOSSIBLE if they are predisposed to depression or anxiety or any other form of low self esteem or chemical imbalance. How can we blame the family of the girl or the girl herself for these feelings of worthlessness when these horrible, despicable kids her age were intentionally doing this to her?? Those girls SHOULD have to live with that horrible baggage knowing they pushed someone to such an extreme. It makes me sick that people make excuses for harassment. There is no difference between harassment and bullying. Would we just simply turn our heads and say “oh people are like that” if this was happening in the WORKPLACE??? ABSOLUTELY NOT. So why does society say it’s okay for children to act out this way? If I ever spoke to someone like this I’d be thrown in jail, why shouldn’t they be??

    Sick, disgusting, and vile people live in this world. The only thing we can do is protect our children, and if schools and the public service people don’t do this, WHO WILL?

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