Demi Lovato fronts anti-bullying campaign
X Factor USA judge Demi Lovato has signed up to represent an anti-bullying campaign and spoke out about her own experiences of being picked on.
In an interview with People magazine, 20-year-old Lovato explained that Secret's "Mean Stinks" campaign is something that's close to her heart because she knows how it feels to be a victim and wants to help in any way she can:
"I had a really tough time when I was in middle school. People would write 'hate petitions' [about me] and send them around to be signed. They'd have CD-bashing parties of my demos. They'd come to my house, stand across the street and yell things."
"It was a very emotional time for me, and all I wanted to do was get away. I heard about the program last year, and thought it was such a great opportunity. They're really trying to put an end to bullying."
She also surprised people at New York City's Young Women's Leadership School on Thursday (September 20) and encouraged them to wear blue nail polish on their pinky fingers, with which they could 'pinky swear' to have a drama-free school year:
"I'll definitely be wearing [the nail polish] starting soon. It's a conversation starter: 'Hey, why is your pinky blue?' 'This is a pinky promise that I'm not going to bully people, that me and my friends are ganging up for good.'"
Watch Lovato's touching music video for 'Skyscraper' below:
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