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Keke Palmer Takes a Stand Against Bullies

Posted on Oct 13, 2011

It's time to take a stand against bullies! But don't worry, you're not waging this war alone. Keke Palmer is joining in the fight, too. She's teaming up with YWCA USA and Saving Our Daughters to help put a stop to bullying in the U.S.

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Keke is a strong advocate against bullying because she knows, first-hand, how it can affect others. One of Keke's biggest fans, a young 12-year-old girl named Iliss, fell victim to bullying for most of her young life before it was lost tragically to terminal illness. Now, Keke is speaking out for Iliss and millions of kids just like her, to put an end to such cruelty.

And Keke knows what it feels like to be the target of such wrongdoings. She said, "I was a victim of a bully when I was 8 years old, some kids in my class made fun of me because my hair was very curly and hard to manage. I am 18 years old and still, I remember it was painful, to be different, to have an illness like Little Iliss, to be different from the crowd for any reason can make you a target of a bully. I am so pleased to be a part of this anti-bullying campaign and sincerely hope that together we can make a difference."

Keke also plans on leading the "Oath Project," which is an initiative that encourages girls to take an oath for anti-bullying. And if you didn't know yet, October is National Bullying Awareness month. So there's no better time than NOW to take a stand against bullying alongside everyone here at Nick and our favorite active advocate, Keke Palmer.


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