Bullies Taunt Gay Suicide's Sis: 'We're Glad He's Dead'
'They have no heart,' says grief-stricken dad
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2011 3:17 AM CDT
Jamey Rodemeyer complained of repeated bullying before his suicide.   (emopossible)

(Newser) – Bullies are continuing to plague a grief-stricken family even after the suicide of their 14-year-old gay son. New York student Jamey Rodemeyer killed himself after repeatedly complaining about bullies at his school and after making a heart-breaking YouTube video where he talked of his hopes for a better future. Now those same bullies chanted "we're glad he's dead" when Jamey's 16-year-old sister, Alyssa, attended a homecoming dance. "She was having a great time, and all of a sudden a Lady Gaga song came on, and they all started chanting for Jamey, all of his friends," Jamey's mom, Tracy, said on the Today Show. "Then the bullies that put him into this situation started chanting, 'You're better off dead!' and 'We're glad you're dead!'"

Alyssa "came home in tears," said her mom. "It turned into bullying even after he's gone." Her dad added: "I can’t grasp it. I don’t know why anyone would do that. They have no heart." Authorities are still considering whether to file hate crime or criminal harassment charges against the key bullies who taunted Jamey. Lady Gaga dedicated a song to Jamey's memory at a weekend concert in Las Vegas.

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Oct 26, 2012 11:15 PM CDT
Very interesting act. Imagine if all the homos would commit suicide; how much a better world we could live in? Much less childmolestation and sex-crimes. Well, that's bad news for the greedy lawyers, but society at the end, would profiting.
Sep 29, 2011 9:21 PM CDT
Interesting fact...it will come back to those that say those kinds of things. Can't say I believe in suicide, but haven't got that desperate either. Bad form, bad taste, ignorant, or just plan dumb comments from immaturity. Not sure. But if they think death is funny...well they will all experience it one day!
Sep 29, 2011 10:29 AM CDT
Violence is the only answer bullies understand. Thats how I dealt with bullies.. stupid gay bullies who try to make me be tolerant and understanding. Never, I say, never!