Powerful Anti-Bullying Message Comes From Unexpected Place (VIDEO)

Megan and LizMegan and Liz Mace are the picture of teens who have it all. The 18-year-old fraternal twins have made it to Nashville, their pop anthems are blowing up the iTunes charts, and they're both pretty darn adorable. Not exactly the faces you'd imagine to represent the dangers of bullying in American high schools.

Which is what makes them so perfect for the role. Megan & Liz, as they're better known, have devoted their latest song "Are You Happy Now" to help the Step Up to Bullying Campaign also championed by Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino. And the video directed by 90210's Shenae Grimes shows no one's immune to the way bullies can tear you apart.

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Seeing kids step up (no pun intended) to fight something so serious always makes me feel good, but Megan & Liz really make this message particularly effective because of WHO they are as much as how well the song is written and performed. If you're not sure what I mean, take a look:

I don't mean to make too big a deal out of these girls' looks. They have got talent too. But all too often the picture of a bullied kid portrayed in movies is the pimply-faced teen with a weight problem or a speech impediment. Lately we're seeing that special needs kids face insane amounts of bullying.

But bullying is pretty equal opportunity. Anyone can be the aggressor. Anyone can be the victim. The lines blur pretty easily, and that's easy to forget. Says Liz in a press release:

The song is about knowing that there are other people out there who feel the way you do. Most of the time, the bullies have experienced something bad themselves. We felt really strong about this message. We have our ballads and upbeat songs, but we wanted to write something that meant even more. This tells a story and can potentially help other people.

As the song says, "The words you say make bruises that don't fade away." The best way to make that stop? To educate EVERY single kid in America. The Step Up to Bullying Campaign can help do that -- it runs through Monday, October 31 (yes, Halloween).

What do you think of Megan & Liz's song?


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