Bullying is a very serious issue, and GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny) has taken to his Instagram page to share an important message in the hopes of inspiring people to stop bullying others. “Break the chain,” he posted.
“I read something today and I thought I should address bullying,” Benard said in the heartfelt video clip. “Ever since I was a little boy, a teenager, or even now, if I hear or see somebody that’s bullied, it makes my blood boil. So I thought I would address the bullies. Stop it. I know you’re only doing it because maybe somebody did it to you, a friend, a parent… you thought maybe, you know, you’ve seen somebody bully somebody else and you thought that’s the way to be, maybe that’s cool. It’s not.”
If the comments on the actor’s Instagram post are anything to go by, there is still quite a ways to go in dealing with this very prevalent problem. Children are being bullied at school by classmates, adults are being bullied at work, and that’s nothing compared to the bullying going on all across the internet on social media, message boards, and more. If Benard’s words can get through to one bully to get them to reconsider their actions, or offer someone who is being bullied hope that there are people there to support them, it will all be worth it.
For more resources and information about bullying and how to get help, please visit stopbullying.gov.
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