Maria Brink Takes A Stand Against Bullying

Maria Brink

My lady sometimes tells me I’m a bully. I guess, in a sense, I am. I often chalk it up to honesty. “I’m just being honest.” I just deliver my honesty in a shitty way, which comes across as bullying.

That’s not the point. What’s important here is bullying is wrong when you’re a kid. After you’re an actual adult, I think its acceptable.

Maria Brink, who sings for In This Moment, was bullied as a teen. Kind of hard to imagine, given you could fry an egg on her dumper. But she claims it’s true; despite her hotness, she was bullied too.

She just taped a three-minute public service announcement for the Musicians Opposed To Bullying (M.O.B.) Web site.

See it below.

Maria says bullying “is the most horrible, deep-penetrating, painful thing you can do to a young child who is striving to become who they are and to see what they wanna do. And it’s not cool at all. It doesn’t make you popular, it doesn’t make you anything. It actually is damaging to their lives, to their future. And if you see someone getting bullied, you need to step in and you need to be brave and you need to do the right thing and say, ‘This is not OK. It is not cool to treat someone mean or hurtful.’ People kill themselves over these things. People hide, they don’t have friends, and it’s not cool. So tell somebody. If you see somebody getting bullied, step in, be the difference. Make the difference.”

I think next time, this message would have been more effective if delivered in a string bikini.

In This Moment have a new album coming in August called Blood.

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