Jamey Rodemeyer, 14, of Buffalo, NY is the latest victim of teen bullying. He was taunted with hateful cyberbullying posts like “JAMIE IS STUPID, GAY, FAT ANND UGLY. HE MUST DIE!” and “I wouldn’t care if you died. No one would. So just do it It would make everyone WAY more happier!”
If this is the kind of stuff these bullies would write, you can only guess at what they said to his face.
“I always say how bullied I am, but no one listens,” Jamey wrote online on September 9th. “What do I have to do so people will listen to me?”
Just over one week later, Jamey was found dead outside his home of an apparent suicide.
In the months prior, he routinely blogged about school bullying and thoughts of suicide in between upbeat posts about his pop star idol Lady Gaga and the ordinary types of teen rants typical for kids his age.
On Sept. 8, he wrote: “No one in my school cares about preventing suicide, while you’re the ones calling me [gay slur] and tearing me down.”
Jamey made an “It Gets Better” video earlier this year. It’s one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen in my life. Read more about the short life and tragic death of Jamey Rodemeyer at the Buffalo News.