Review of bullying article by Sarah Smith

1 Dec

We all know in this day and age that bullying has become a serious problem. Not only are thousands of kids getting bullied, but they are all getting bullied in different ways; whether it be verbally, physically, or electronically. In this article by Alyssa Newcomb of ABC News a sophomore in Michigan, Whitney Kropp is a victim of bulling. Whitney is bullied because she doesn’t have wear a lot of make-up and is not considered “pretty” by any of her fellow class mates. Unfortunately, as a joke, her classmates nominated her for homecoming court.  Afterward, she was told her nomination was a joke she was very set on not going, as any of us would be. However, after thinking it over she decided to get her ‘revenge’. Her form of revenge.  This ‘revenge’ was not the normal definition of doing something evil or cruel back to her classmates. Her revenge was going on stage at their football game when they announced her on homecoming court and looking beautiful. In fact, businesses got together and choose to donate a dress, shoes, jewelry, hair and make-up to the already gorgeous Whitney Kropp. And when she stepped on that field she stunned everyone. Her father and grandfather walked her out onto the field and even the others running for homecoming court cheered her on. In Whitney Kropp’s eyes she got her revenge and she is happy and she says, “The kids that are bullying, do not let them bring you down, stand up for what you believe in, and go with your heart and go with your gut. That’s what I did, and look at me now. I’m just as happy as can be.”

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4 Responses to “Review of bullying article by Sarah Smith”

  1. Kelsey Fredericks December 2, 2012 at 2:14 am #

    Sarah-

    I remember doing a project with you on bullying last year. It still touches my heart to hear stories like these about people and kids getting bullied for no reason at all! Some people just want to feel superior and will do whatever it takes to feel the “power”.
    Anyways, great paper!
    -Kelsey Fredericks

  2. Bree (@callmebreebree) December 3, 2012 at 2:35 am #

    I remember reading this article with my mom. We started crying when we read the comments from her classmates and later when we were able to see photos of her at the homecoming game. People often don’t realize that they are bullying someone. It breaks my heart to think that one can be so mean to another human being. My hope is that one day people won’t have to endure idiotic behavior such as this.

  3. Simone Sanchez December 3, 2012 at 3:46 am #

    This was a great story and very well written! Bullying, in any form, is an extremely serious issue that many people are forced to deal with. It is very unfortunate to hear that people are being bullied on their appearance, beliefs, etc. But it is also great to hear stories like this where people can rise above it!

  4. Andrea Gonzalez December 3, 2012 at 4:36 am #

    This is such an amazing story. Its sad how many people get bullied everyday for no reason. Its even more sad when you here those stories about kids killing themselves as a result of being bullied.
    – Andrea Gonzalez

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