The WWE Launches an Anti-Bullying Campaign
It may seem ironic- the WWE has launched an anti-bullying campaign. GLAAD and the Creative Coalition have both partnered with the WWE to help combat bullying.
This unusual partnership came about when John Cena made "homophobic" remarks on the show back in February. While these remarks were most likely unintentional, the WWE wanted to make sure their fans knew that they never condone bullying. Here is what one of their press releases said:
"The mission of “be a STAR” – which stands for “Show Tolerance And Respect” – is to ensure a positive and equitable social environment for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation through grassroots efforts beginning with education and awareness. “be a STAR” will promote positive methods of social interaction and encourage people to treat others as equals and with respect because everyone is a star in their own right...“Every seven minutes a child is bullied. It’s time to stop that clock. We're proud to be an architect with WWE of ‘be a STAR.’ The Creative Coalition's role is to employ the arts as a powerful resource in the ‘toolbox’ to combat the bullying epidemic. WWE is honored and thrilled to partner with The Creative Coalition, the National Education Association Health Information Network and our other partners, in an effort to change the way people interact and treat others."
Everyone, even pro wrestlers, know that no one deserves to be bullied. Despite a person's race, age, or sexual orientation, everyone deserves to be respected. Their newest movie, "That's What I Am".