Saturday, August 27, 2011

Rise Against Bullying

Chicago punk rock band Rise Against has been creating a buzz lately with their video for "Make It Stop (September's Children)." The song is the second single from their sixth album, Endgame.

In the video, three homosexual children are bullied almost to the point of suicide, but then realize the positive impact they could have in the future.

"The song was written inspired of the teen suicides in the month of September 2010, who were bullied for being homosexual," singer Tim McIlrath explains. "It deals about how people are treated from homophobic bullying and feeling so tormented that they feel there's no place for them in the future and that killing themselves is a better option."

"Make It Stop" has also been nominated for a brand new VMA category, "Best Video With a Message."

Thumbs up for this video -- It's so realistic that it actually gave me chills.

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