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Hayley On Homeschool

"This clique would tease me and make up rumors about me being gay. I don't even know why they did it. I came home crying one day and told my mom I couldn't be around them anymore. So we decided I would be homeschooled."

- Hayley Williams of Paramore to Cosmo

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29 comments to “Quote Of The Day”

  1. 1

    Take all of that pain and anger and turn it into some good music!

  2. 2

    So she feels ashamed for gay people?. Cause basically she is just saying that if she was gay she would be ashamed. Anyway, what a weakling for not just stand up and say that she just didnt care whatever they thought, truth or not,.

  3. 3

    loser, quitter

  4. 4

    Homeschooled for being called gay? That's a little extreme. Kids are abused worse than that in schools, even when I was in school in the 90's it was crazy.

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  6. 6

    You may not agree with her but she did what was right for her. Back off. Choice people…. good relationship with her parent, what more could a teen ask for. I'm sure there are many others who don't subscribe to "pull yourself up" mentality. I certainly don't and I'm not weak by any measure.

  7. 7

    ..and then she went on to sell out her band mates after they got famous. Don't feel too bad for her.

  8. 8

    Who are any of you to judge her for her choice. Everyone handles things differently, and it was most likely not just because someone called her gay. Plus nobody likes being called something they are not, good, bad, whatever. And, quotes are sometimes misleading, or MISQUOTED. You never know, you people seem like those who are all for equal rights, and if you're for equal rights, then you of all people should not be so quick to judge.

  9. 9

    homeschooling is a way to overprotect children.
    this clique would follow me around and call me more than gay - and I would go home and cry. even was elevated by my neck against a fence by one of these girls. the school did absolutely nothing. somehow I survived public schooling.

  10. 10

    I can't believe some of you are actually making fun of her for making the choice to be homeschooled after being bullied. You guys are pathetic. She made the right choice for her. She turned out to be a bright girl. Some people can't take that kind of torture no matter how much it is. Everyone has a breaking point. She could have killed herself after a couple months of it (like some have). We don't know all the facts and you're saying this shit. You guys are weak for putting up with it.

  11. 11

    That's a stupid reason to be homeschooled. Owell, society never ceases to amaze me.

  12. 12

    So instead of letting herself getting tormented everyday until she snaps, she removed herself from the situation. Good for her.

  13. 13

    Wow…way to be harsh people. She made the choice to do what was right for her. I don't think she is looking for sympathy.

  14. 14

    what I'm hearing from others on here is "if you don't like something, don't stand up for yourself, run the other way with your tail between your legs and it's okay, cuz that's what right for you poor little baby"……..that's a fabulous way to raise a strong, independent nation. the young will have to run this country one day and infantilizing them is a good way to set ourselves up for drastic failure.

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    LMAO this sheltered bitch gets called gay once and she drops out of school? God try actually being gay and getting harassed on a daily basis honey. She's trying to cash in on the new "bully fad" obviously. Oh and you are nowhere near being "punk rock" so take that pathetic shirt off you posing whore.

  16. 16

    Hayley lived as a teenager in the same town as Miley Cyrus, Franklin, TN and she's friends with Miley's older sister Brandi. I think it's no coincidence that both Miley and Hayley were the victims of bullying in the Franklin school system and both ended up being homeschooled as a result. You would think that Franklin, TN, being the home of so many well known celebrities would be more kind to artistic kids, but I guess not.

  17. 17

    I was bullied in high school and people would make up tons of rumors about me being gay and other stuff too, but I toughed it up and here I am now, independent, studying in college and over that bullying shit. That was a weak choice she made

  18. @v@ says – reply to this


    Creative people are characteristically sensitive. Perhaps the same brain functions that enable creativity and expressing empathy leave artists open to wounding by jealous and unempathetic morons. She's a terrific artist.

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    My heart goes out to anyone being bullied. It stinks and the bullied are usually cowards, followers, low self esteem or just nasty people. However, I agree we are treating our children like helpless babies. Sometimes you have to let the child cry instead of picking the baby up evrrytime, because then that child has attachment issues. It's the same here. If children never have to face any adversity then they will not adjust well in life. The most common neg from this is that they tend to feel entitled to not be unhappy. In other words they want it they take VIA lying, stealing whatever. They can't handle rejection and that is part of life, the most serious side effect is suicide. They can't handle situations because they either didn't have to face it or somone swooped in and fixed it VIA home schooling etc. So when that doesn't happen they feel overwhelmed and helpless seeing suicide as only answer. To a point the ones who are overprotecting are actually being selfish, doing what makes them feel better over what's maybe best in the long run for the child my

  20. 20

    why didn't she say "i'm not gay but so what if i was. it's not like there's anything wrong with being gay". sounds kind of like a silly reason to be homeschooled.

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    Re: April 20th – I agree. Bullying in any form is wrong, but to run away every time someone says something mean is just weak and pathetic. I was picked on when I was younger, but I toughed it out. If a situation doesn't turn violent, then just keep moving forward. Name calling is a normal part of growing up and going to school. If she is that damn sensitive, then I really do feel sorry for her. It's no wonder why we have all these spoiled little entitled assholes running around. Mommy and daddy can come and fix it all up for them, and they won't ever have to face the big, bad world and work things out for themselves.

  22. 22

    I think it's great her mom took her out if that's what she wanted. I would be dead today if my mom didn't take me out. I was being bullied terribly and I really don't know why, maybe because my lack of money?

    I was messed with daily and I literally couldn't take it anymore, there was so many times I wanted to beat the living shit out of people, but I know that would of hurt my future. I would of had criminal charges for that and it would of been on my record.

    It's someone's business what they want to do with school. I'm thankful my state still allows the full freedom of homeschooling and my parents for their support. My life depended on that.

  23. 23

    Re: April 20th Re: JustCata – Agree with both. I was also bullied a whole year, I stood for myself and went even with the directors, since nothing really changed, I just changed school and tried once again. That time went much better and made nice friends. Running to my home, to my mom and saying I dont ever want to go to school again, its just ridiculous. You got to fight good and if it doesnt work, give yourself a second chance. But DONT throw everything and run to mommy. Mom wont really always be there for you at the exact moment you need her even if she wants to.

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    Re: bleahf – Why does everyone have to make anything that anyone says a bout being gay, ABOUT GAY PEOPLE? She's obviously not against gay people if you knew anything about her. Your just fucked up and have to put blame on everyone else.

    Anyone doesn't want FALSE rumors about them, regardless of what it is. I know I wouldn't appreciate being called a gay if I wasn't. It doesn't necessarily mean it's bad if you're gay, but you don't want to be considered that, specially with her being religious growing up, not everyone has the same views as you asshole.
    Another thing, you're exactly the type that probably fucked with people in school. Too bad your ass didn't get beat, just for saying that. You have no idea how bullying feelings obviously and you just don't give a shit about society if you don't have any sympathy for someone going through that. You're a waste of time and society yourself then!

    Drop dead.

  25. 25

    Re: April 20th – That's something you need to understand, people are NOT the same. Take a few psychology classes at a university and I guarantee you'll see people around you differently. I have my BA now in Psychology and continuing until I have my Ph.D and it's really sad to see people be so closed-minded about situations, specially about people who are being mentally abused. Would you feel the same if she was constantly beat up? Probably not, people would have a whole different look on the situation.
    Mental abuse is just as bad, if not worse on the human body, than physical abuse.

    Not everyone handles things the SAME as you. Believe it or not, I did the same thing when I was in high school. My mom took me out, and believe me she was not over protective at all, it's just I wouldn't be alive today if I stayed there and I can promise that. I went to my community college at 15, got my BA 19 and now am in the military doing what I love while continuing my degree. If it wasn't for laws and my parents, I wouldn't of gotten that far. Not all of us can take bullying, even if we ARE strong.
    Think again before you judge someone and say that everyone is over protective if they take their kids out, no… some of the parents give a fuck about their kids. Any parent who truly sees their kid hurting and does nothing to stop it, doesn't give a FUCK. Face it.

  26. 26

    boo fucking hoo

  27. 27

    I find it funny that so many people are calling her a quitter for getting homeschooled. The classic statement, "I was bullied in school and I turned out fine." Ummm…if that's what you want to believe to make yourself feel better. I was bullied and I did not turn out fine. Bullying is the reason why there are therapists. If I had the option of getting homeschooled, I would have done it. That's why I'm glad that online learning is becoming more popular. I hope all high schools offer this choice in the near future.

  28. 28

    some people here are saying that she should have stood up for herself and that she shouldn't be ashamed for gay people. that's not what she's saying. when everyone else is treating you like shit because they think you're gay and you can't even say 'yeah I'm gay SO WHAT' because you aren't even gay at all, it must be very hard to stand up against that. maybe she doesn't have a problem with lesbians at all but if the people at her school do, it must be terrible when everyone is so mean to you for something you're not

  29. 29

    the bullying must've been that bad cuz she had to be homeschooled. some kids can't handle it for so long maybe cuz they're extra sensitive like a friend of mine..its kinda sad.