Turn on the television or pick up a newspaper and you'll likely find a story about bullying as part of the daily news cycle. Bullies have been around since the beginning of man, but the problem seems more vicious today, with many experts pointing to social media as a catalyst for ramping up bullying among kids and teens.
In 2010, music fan and blogger Courtney Campbell decided to take action after observing many musicians tweet condolences after anti-gay bullying fueled the suicide of a 14-year-old male from Pennsylvania.
"This really hit me hard," Campbell tells Noisecreep. "It wasn't something I had really thought about before, but to think that someone was bullied so bad that the only way they could come up with to 'survive' was to die really affected me. I already ran earplugsrequired.com and had contacts in the music industry and thought that we could do something about this. So I came up with Musicians Opposed to Bullying."
It wasn't long before Campbell was sending out emails to publicists in hopes of getting interviews with metal bands.
Musicians Opposed to Bullying has clearly hit a nerve. Campbell and Musicians Opposed to Bullying are part of this
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