Kesha Tackles Bullying With Love Is Louder Campaign
Kesha is all about love — love for whiskey, love for partying, love for music and most of all, love for one another. Considering she’s taken considerable beatings in the press from critics and gossip bloggers who don’t know any better, the Cannibal Queen is a natural to take on bullying.
She’s joined the Love Is Louder Than the Pressure to Be Perfect campaign to combat bullying, joining the ranks of fellow stars Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Victoria Justice and more. A special clip from her show demonstrates just how much the cause matters to her.
The clip opens with Kesha, makeup free, at a piano. She’s writing, singing and playing what will eventually become ‘Love Into the Light,’ an Animal favorite from ‘Warrior.’ While the final lyrics are different, in the clip, she sings, “I know we’re all different / But baby that’s life / Since when are these differences so wrong / That kids are taking their own lives?”
“When I say I know what’s it’s like to have been bullied, I really know what it’s like to have been bullied,” she admits. “I was bullied in high school, sure, but it’s nothing compared to the abuse I’ve taken from a particular blogger putting personal pictures of me online,” she sassed. She’s referring, of course, to Perez Hilton, who frequently talks smack about K-Dollar Sign for no reason and even posted intimate photos of the singer on multiple occasions.
Breaking down in tears, Kesha says, “He singlehandedly ruined the only relationship that’s ever meant anything to me.” She’s referring to her relationship with her ex, Harold, whom she charmingly stalked in the season premiere of her show. Soon we see Kesha having a tearful interaction with a fan who admits he was bullied — grab your tissues for this one! Still, the songstress comes out with guns blazing: “My message is to give haters the finger and be yourself. And that’s all I’m trying to do.”
“As someone that’s been bullied my entire life, I know first-hand how this type of victimization can destroy lives and relationships,” Kesha told MTV Act of her decision to work with Love Is Louder. “It is imperative that we empower kids to believe love and support are louder than anyone that brings us down.”