Jamey Rodemeyer was bullied for years because he was gay. The bullying eventually led to the teen committing suicide. Now, his sister Alyssa is being bullied. This is such a sick situation. As if the bullies haven’t caused this family enough pain! Now they feel the need to torment Jamey’s sister.
Lady Gaga was one of Jamey’s favorite pop stars. He idolized her. After his death, Lady Gaga dedicated a song to him at the iHeartRadio Festival. She proclaimed that she would fight against bullying and even vowed to meet President Obama to help get an anti-bullying law passed.
As far as Alyssa’s bullies are concerned, there may be charges filed. That is, if enough evidence can be found to make a case. Unlike the bullies that tormented Jamey, the ones who are tormenting Alyssa are using verbal assaults instead of placing written statements on social media networks. Because of this, the case against Alyssa’s bullies may hinge primarily on witness testimony.
In a country that was founded on the principle of freedom, there isn’t any reason for events like this to occur. What ever happened to parents teaching their children manners? Apparently, the Internet has sucked the principles of common courtesy and basic manners out of some parents and their children? Of course, this could also be a case of parents letting technology raise their children. With all the violence and insanity on television, in the music industry, and on the Internet, this tragedy really shouldn’t shock anyone.