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Teen bullying Youtube video goes viral

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Three months ago, 14-year-old Jonah Mowry posted a video on Youtube. He just wanted to express to the world how much pain he was in over being bullied, but that he wasn’t going to let it get the best of him. Last night the stars lined up and the video went viral. I watched as tens of thousands of comments were posted, most in support, but many against him, some saying that the video was a big fake. In response he posted a follow-up video thanking everyone and addressing the video’s authenticity.



His twitter account also went crazy with tweets, many from celebrities, and Perez Hilton even invited Jonah to his birthday party.

There are other videos on his Youtube channel of him just goofing around and being a kid that would suggest he’s probably going to be a creative artist when he grows up.

I’ve offered to send Jonah Cheyenne Publishing’s entire catalog of young adult books, though he’s probably so inundated with messages that he may never see the offer.

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lee_rowan
Dec. 5th, 2011 03:20 am (UTC)
Poor kid.

The second video says 'removed by user.' I hope he's okay.
markprobst
Dec. 5th, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
He's fine. He's tweeting away on twitter. He can't believe all the famous people who have sent him well wishes: Rosie O'Donnell, Jane Lynch, Lady Gaga, Ricky Martin and the list goes on. The disturbing thing is what is happening on the youtube video pages: while there have already been over 150,000 comments, most of them positive, many of them are calling him "lying fake faggot" and so on. Cyber bullying disheartens me but people get off on it because of the anonymity of the net. Still, I think that tomorrow morning he is going to be the coolest kid in his school!
lee_rowan
Dec. 5th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
That's great!

It's inevitable, I guess -- the moronic hostility has its ideal outlet in the Internet.

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