Madonna: Stop The Bullying -- And Gossip!
Madonna makes an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show via satellite to speak out against bullying.
Here’s what the 52-year-old pop icon had to share for an episode airing Tuesday (November 9).
On bullying: “I’m incredibly disturbed and saddened by the overwhelming number of teen suicides that have been reported lately because of bullying … to hear that teenagers are taking their lives because they are being bullied in schools and dormitories, what have you, is kind of unfathomable.”
On talking to her kids about this issue: “We talk a lot about the importance of not judging people who are different. Not judging people who don’t fit into our expected view of what’s cool and what isn’t. Think about it across the board.”
On fixing the problem: “If you want to talk about solutions or how can we solve this problem, try to get through the day each and everyone of us without gossiping about somebody. And not only that. Not even listening to gossip. Walking away from it. Can you imagine what your day would be like? How much more free time you’d have? I also feel like you’d feel about better about yourself.”