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Nike Japan Ad Garners Praise and Outrage

The video explores racism and bullying in Japan

(Newser) - Another day, another controversy—this one brought to you by Nike Japan. A video posted on the company's Twitter feed shows three teenage girls of different backgrounds facing discrimination or bullying. One is Japanese, one Korean, and one has a Black father and Japanese mother. Each faces unique challenges...

NHL Team Drops Prospect Over His Actions as a Teen

Arizona Coyotes ditch Mitchell Miller after report about abuse of Black classmate with disabilities

(Newser) - Three weeks ago, the Arizona Coyotes selected an 18-year-old freshman at the University of North Dakota in the NHL draft. On Thursday, the team renounced its rights to Mitchell Miller after an Arizona newspaper detailed the abuse case he was involved in as an 8th-grader in Sylvania, Ohio. The details:...

Boy's Suicide Linked to Macabre Online Challenge

But media reports should be viewed with some skepticism

(Newser) - A boy's suicide has been linked to a possible online "horror challenge" enticing children to take their own lives—if, that is, such challenges even exist. ANSA reports that an 11-year-old boy killed himself Wednesday by jumping off a balcony at his family's home in Naples, Italy....

Lea Michele Flees Twitter After Former Castmate Disappears

Seems it's related to Naya Rivera's vanishing at a California lake

(Newser) - Lea Michele pulled the plug on her Twitter account Saturday amid trolling over the apparent death of former Glee co-star Naya Rivera, Us Weekly reports. Michele abandoned the site just three days after Rivera, 33, vanished at a California lake with her 4-year-old son, Josey, who turned up alone on...

Glee Star Loses Endorsement Gig After Bullying Claims

HelloFresh cuts ties with Lea Michele after accusations by former co-star Samantha Ware

(Newser) - Mom-to-be Lea Michele is facing up to her "immaturity" on the set of Glee after a former co-star claimed she'd made her experience on the show "a living hell." Samantha Ware, who played Jane Hayward on Glee's final season in 2015, spoke out after Michele...

Police: Shooter in Shopping Area Says He Was Bullied

20-year-old told them he shot 3 people because he wanted respect, officials say

(Newser) - A 20-year-old gunman who opened fire at a suburban Phoenix restaurant and retail complex, injuring three people, wanted to target people in his own age group in retaliation for being bullied, authorities said Thursday. The shooting rampage occurred Wednesday night after Armando Hernandez scoped out Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale,...

Tom Hanks Gives Fitting Gift to Bullied Boy 'Corona'

Corona typewriter was with actor through his coronavirus battle

(Newser) - It's not easy having the name Corona in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Just ask 8-year-old Corona DeVries, who became the target of verbal attacks from bullies. The boy from Queensland, Australia, was feeling so down that he decided to write to someone else he knew was having...

Fans Mocked Only Girl on School Hockey Team. She Scored Twice

Fans yelled insults about Alyssa Wruble, put up a 'gender reveal' sign

(Newser) - With two older brothers, a longtime love of ice hockey, and a competitive streak that enables her to brush off low-key trash-talking during games, Pennsylvania teen Alyssa Wruble knows what it is to be tough. As the only girl on Northampton Area High School's varsity team, the 17-year-old tells...

Middle Schoolers Arrested After TikTok 'Skullbreaker Challenge'

Prank gave classmate a major concussion

(Newser) - A middle school student in New Jersey was hospitalized with a major concussion and two of his classmates were arrested after the "skullbreaker challenge" lived up to its name. In the dangerous prank, which has gone viral on TikTok and other video platforms, two people tell a third person...

$475K Was Raised for His Disney Trip. He's Not Going

Quaden Bayles, who has dwarfism, intends to donate the funds instead

(Newser) - Quaden Bayles, the subject of a viral video showing the toll of relentless bullying, won't be going to Disneyland after all. Though comedian Brad Williams launched a GoFundMe page with that goal in mind—it has since raised $475,000—the family of the Australian 9-year-old with dwarfism instead...

Bullied Boy Wanted to Die, Celebs Rallied to His Defense

Hugh Jackman, Enes Kanter among them

(Newser) - "Give me a knife, I want to kill myself," a 9-year-old boy with dwarfism sobs in a heartbreaking video shared Tuesday by the boy's mother in an effort to raise awareness about bullying, which she says he suffers daily. Quaden Bayles of Queensland, Australia, is hopefully feeling...

Teen Confronts Bullies, Meets Horrible Fate

Samuel Reynolds, 16, was murdered days later

(Newser) - Samuel Reynolds was bold enough to fend off a bully. Days later, one of the kids involved allegedly pulled out a .40 caliber gun and shot him—dead. That's what police in Arlington, Texas, are saying about the 16-year-old who lost his life for doing the right thing, CNN...

'I Felt Like I Was in Hell': An Exposé of Victoria's Secret

The New York Times interviews 50 company insiders about a 'toxic' culture

(Newser) - Victoria's Secret has "Angels," but there was a devil too—and his name was Ed Razek. That's according to a New York Times article based on interviews with over 50 company insiders, who describe an established culture of harassment, bullying, and misogyny at the lingerie company....

Mom: I Was Brutally Beaten on Way to Principal's Office

Maria Guadalupe Jimenez says she wanted to report on bullying against her daughter

(Newser) - A California mom says she was attacked earlier this week for trying to report bullying at her daughter's high school, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Maria Guadalupe Jimenez was apparently trying to visit the principal at James Logan High School in Union City with her daughter and husband, when...

Boy's T-Shirt Design Leads to 'Overwhelming' Results

University of Tennessee says it's raised nearly $1M for anti-bullying group

(Newser) - A T-shirt designed by a bullied Florida fourth grader has helped raise nearly $1 million for an anti-bullying nonprofit. Back in September, the University of Tennessee got wind that the boy, a student in Altamonte Springs, had broken down in tears after classmates made fun of the homemade UT T-shirt...

Conway Denies Threatening Reporter in Bitter Phone Call

Listen yourself to conversation between Conway, 'Washington Examiner' journalist

(Newser) - A DC journalist says Kellyanne Conway bullied and threatened her on a phone call, and the White House counselor is pushing back. Mediaite reports Conway was miffed about an article in which Washington Examiner reporter Caitlin Yilek wrote about her being considered for the White House chief of staff role...

Angry Parents Confront Superintendent After Death of Boy, 13

School is accused of failing to stop bullying

(Newser) - The death of a 13-year-old boy attacked by two classmates has saddened, shocked, and angered parents in a California community. The boy, identified only as Diego, was attacked at Landmark Middle School in Moreno Valley on Sept. 16 and was pronounced clinically dead eight days later, CBS Los Angeles reports....

Boy, 10, Finished Homework, Then Hung Himself

Mom cites bullying complaints, plans to sue school district

(Newser) - Tami Charles recalls seeing her son pray for the bullies she says tormented him at school. She only wishes such compassion was shown to him. Seven Bridges, 10, a fifth-grader at Kerrick Elementary in Louisville, Ky., finished a writing assignment and hung up his clothes, then died by hanging during...

Dad's Punishment for Bullying Goes Viral

Ohio father made 10-year-old walk to school in cold weather, and filmed it

(Newser) - When Matt Cox's daughter got suspended from riding the school bus for bullying—for the second time this school year—the Ohio father decided to take drastic action. Instead of driving her to school as she expected him to, Cox made her walk the five miles in 36-degree weather...

They Told Him to Lie in the Water. They Used Him as a Bridge

High school, police investigating incident involving Nova Scotia boy with cerebral palsy

(Newser) - Canadian police are investigating after a boy with cerebral palsy was forced to lie down in a stream so students could walk over him. A Facebook video viewed 300,000 times shows 14-year-old Brett Corbett acting as a human bridge across the waterway outside Nova Scotia's Glace Bay High...

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