Monday, July 2, 2012

You need to stand up

Act MTV:"...I was not Jackson in high school. I was not your jock who was the popular kid...especially when I was younger," said Colton Haynes, who play's Scott's bully in "Teen Wolf." "So I dealt with things that a lot of kids deal with in high school: bullying, name-calling and things like that. So this specific movement spoke to me...First up, Love Is Louder, an MTV partnership with Brittany Snow and the Jed Foundation started to combat bullying against LGBT teens. Last week Haynes spoke with Act about why he decided to add his voice to this movement. Believe it or not, "Teen Wolf"'s infamous on-screen bully was bullied in real life as a teenager. ...In addition to Love Is Louder, Haynes is especially passionate about diabetes prevention and treatment--his brother has Type 1 diabetes. He supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) work to prevent, treat and ultimately cure diabetes. JDRF provides tools for getting involved as well as foundation updates via Twitter. "There are people out there who don't have a lot of things that most people have...for you to do one thing, as simple as uploading a photo, as simple as just getting involved--donating a dollar to the organizations you feel passionate about--I mean it goes miles," Haynes said. "Take it from me and take it from other people who have been there and come away from it: You need to stand up..." ([VIDEO] 'Teen Wolf' Star Colton Haynes On Why Taking Action Matters)

Colton Haynes (born July 13, 1988) is an American actor and model. At the age of fifteen, Haynes began modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch while living in New York City, New York. After moving to Los Angeles, California, he began acting in television series such as CSI: Miami and Pushing Daisies. He won the role of Brett Crezski, a jock who turns into a werewolf, on the ABC television series, The Gates, which premiered on June 20, 2010. Lately he is also known for his role as Jackson Whittemore in MTV's dramady Teen Wolf (Wikipedia).

Teen Wolf is an American television series that currently airs on MTV, and in reruns on TeenNick. The series premiered on June 5, 2011, following the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. Teen Wolf is a supernatural drama series that follows Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), a high school student and social outcast who is bitten by a werewolf while wandering in the woods. Scott attempts to maintain a normal life, keeping the fact of his being a "werewolf" secret from everyone, with the exception of his best friend Stiles Stilinski (Dylan O'Brien), who helps him through the changes in his life and body, and another mysterious werewolf, Derek Hale (Tyler Hoechlin). The series received a generally positive response from critics, earning a score of 61 out of 100 on review site Metacritic. The show's premiere drew in a total of 2.18 million viewers. The show has been renewed for a second season. In the UK & Ireland it's airing on Sky Living and in Canada on MuchMusic (Wikipedia).

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Bullying is an abusive treatment, the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when habitual and involving an imbalance of power. It may involve verbal harassment, physical assault or coercion and may be directed persistently towards particular victims, perhaps on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ability. The "imbalance of power" may be social power and/or physical power. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a "targeted individual" (Wikipedia).