bullying

Does Alye Pollack Look Like An Ugly Lesbo Slut Freak Fag To You?

Alye Pollack is 13, and an eighth grader at Bedford Middle School in Westport, Connecticut. She is also, to her classmates, a “bitch,” “whore,” “fat,” “lesbo,” “slut,” “freak,” “ugly,” “weird,” fag.” As of this post, more than 413,000 people have heard her cry for “HELP!” Alye? I will be your friend. (NB: Since the video went live earlier this month, Alye’s principal has notified parents he’s investigating instances of cyber-bullying, and that her classmates have “met with school officials and been reminded of internet safety and the consequences of cyber-bullying. The school urges parents to have discussions with their kids about cyber-bullying.”) Says her mother Audra Kruk: “The same parents who keep saying. ‘It’s not my kid,’ should watch what’s being posted.” Because since the video was posted, she’s been cyber-bullied more. “I used to be really, really confident,” says Alye. “And now, not so much because people have been bullying me, using those words.”