Courtney Stodden's Anti-Bully Message Is Actually Worth Listening To (VIDEO)

courtney stoddenEver since child bride Courtney Stodden burst on to the scene with all her inappropriate clothing and desperate fame-whoring antics, I haven't been a fan. And not just because of the obvious reason (she's pretty terrible), because I just don't get her. I mean, I understand that her goal is to become famous, but I don't know, at what cost? She's a ridiculous caricature of a person and I can't really wrap my brain around all that she's willing to do in order to achieve said goal. Even in today's cracked-out world.

But. There's really not too much negative crap I can say about the advice she gave to victims of bullying in a recent interview with FABlife.

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Here's what Stodden had to say:

Victims need to realize that it's not them. It's the bully who's picking on them, it's their problem. There's nothing wrong with the victim. They're perfect, they're beautiful, and they need to stay true to themselves. Not just because someone who isn't true to themselves is picking on [them].

Pretty sound advice with, dare I say, some sagacity. Victims do need to realize that it's not them. And thing is, I'm sure Courtney, who has spoken out against bullying in the past, is sort of speaking from "experience," for lack of a better word. The 17-year-old wife of 51-year-old Doug Hutchison has often been the target of Internet criticism since she embarked on her whirlwind media tour. The difference between her and teens who are being bullied for being different, or gay, or overweight, or whatever, is that, in a way, Courtney is asking for it. And I'd be willing to bet that she'd rather have negative publicity than no publicity at all. How else do you explain this?

That said, though, it doesn't (necessarily) take away from Stodden's message to bullying victims. When you feel that alone, there's power in numbers. And the more celebrities who speak out against it, the better. Even if they're not really celebrities.

Check out her interview.

What do you think of Courtney's anti-bullying campaign?

 

 

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