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Bullied Gay Teen Hangs Himself On Playground!

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This is so sad!

Jadin Bell was, by all accounts, a wonderful and bright young man. But after a storm of ceaseless homophobic bullying, he just… gave up.

After being found hanging at the schoolyard, the 15-year-old was taken to the hospital and put on life support — unfortunately not in time.

Check out the video (above) for the whole story and to meet the Oregon teen through the words of his family and friends.

We just don't know what kind of tragedy it will take to make the bullies of the world stop!

How many more lives have to end prematurely before these jerks realize how much their actions can hurt?!

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26 comments to “Bullied Gay Teen Hangs Himself On Playground!”

  1. thebigboot says – reply to this


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    Really, Perez? Shall we go through some of the ones you've bullied? Not to mention, these kids need to learn to toughen up. Not everyone is going to be nice to you but these kids are being taught it will happen.



  2. 2

    Everyone has been bullied. This is not a bullying issue , its a mental health and suicide prevention issue

  3. stacy g says – reply to this


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    Take notice Perez!!!! you are indeed an internet BULLY!!!!!#thumbthug

  4. stacy g says – reply to this


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    Re: thebigboot – Amen!!! Perez you are internet BULLY!!!#thumbthug

  5. FunTime13 says – reply to this


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    I agree with thebigboot above. I think kids do need to toughen up. I was bullied in high school, but sometimes some people need to toughen up. Its what made me who I am. I do agree bullies are worse now with the whole social media thing, but one reason you can see is he fit a stereotype. I don't want to say anything like he deserved to be bullied but you can see the pictures the hair style and the male cheerleading………maybe thats why he was bullied because of that maybe not just being gay. I mean I picked on the kids with the unusual hair cut. If you don't stand out and are obvious and outspoken about being gay your less likely to be bullied.

  6. Mike says – reply to this


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    You are the biggest hypocritical piece of shit!

  7. Diane says – reply to this


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    He was a cheerleader and look at his hair–thats the reason he got bullied? Common. We shouldn't have to teach our children to be someone they're not just so they wont get bullied. Thats one of the most stupidest comments ever. I agree, this needs suicide prevention awareness, but bully awareness is just as important. This isn't the 1950's. Children shouldnt have to live in fear of coming out.

  8. Linda says – reply to this


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    Bullying is absolutely terrible. However, we cannot control how other people act. Bullies will always be around. While revealing the disastrous effects of bullying is important, you need to teach kids to stay strong even when it seems impossible to do so. There is no excuse for suicide. With all of the attention that teen suicides are receiving, teenagers are learning that suicide is an outlet and a way to end the suffering that comes with bullying. I believe it is wrong of you to say, "How many more lives have to end prematurely before these jerks realize how much their actions can hurt". NO more lives need to end prematurely even if bullying still exists. I don't want any more lives to end just to show how much bullies hurt people. I know that's not what you want either but your angle suggests it.



  9. 9

    This is very very sad, kids are so cruel these days.

    And with people calling Perez a bully, yet he posts stuff like this, Its like Kathy Griffin, she is a big bully, always picking on people, yet when Jay Leno made fun of her she cried like a baby.

    I just pray that these kids learn to love themselves, even the bullies, because if you are getting joy out of hurting someone else, then you have problems, and you need to learn some self love.
    Just stay strong, dont give up.

  10. ceecee says – reply to this


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    I am so tired of hearing stories like this. We need to love and respect one another. Who cares who we choose to love. Poor kid. He never even had the chance to love.

  11. noH8 says – reply to this


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    this is ridiculous. when will people learn to stop hating and love? it does not matter what color your skin is, or what your sexual preference is. people are dying from your hateful words



  12. 12

    I don't care if he was bullied, he shouldn't have hanged himself in the playground…..like What The Fuck??? Kids don't need to have that image in their mind for the rest of their lives. If your going to off yoUrselves do it in a place where minimum ppl can see it, better yet take yourself out to the woods.



  13. 13

    Everyone one of these stories of teens killing themselves is so incredibly tragic. Please, teens! High school is not forever! Life DOES get better as an adult.

  14. Drew says – reply to this


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    To be honest if someone kills themselves you don't say he needs to toughen up. Don't judge his hair because its none of your business and if he had* mental health issues bullying wont help at all.

  15. theoz says – reply to this


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    Bullying is a excuse for lack of parenting. This kid probably threw his gayness in everyones face everyday. So he was not liked by some. Its a two way street. You can not be a flame thrower and then not expect to be teased.



  16. 16

    and….?



  17. 17

    Maybe you'll stop bullying Lindsay - although I'm sure she doesn't come to this blog but that is what you do to her and others - sad tragedy



  18. 18

    Good god, please learn to fight back!

  19. LaLa says – reply to this


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    Don't blame bullying. Bullies have been around since the beginning of time and they always will. I was bullied in High School by people who called themselves my "friends" and I made it out a little tougher in the end. I feel sorry for this kid and his family but whether we like to admit it or not, he took the cowardly way out. Kids are too soft now a days and parents aren't making it better.



  20. 20

    You were the biggest bully of all, Mario. How many people to you hurt? Jennifer MANiston, Slutty Cyrus, SaMANtha Ronsin, etc, etc.

  21. Austin says – reply to this


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    Umm all of you people saying that these kids need to "toughen up",,, maybe the issue is that there shouldn't be such blatant homophobia coming from some parents. Maybe more parents need to sit down and explain to their kids what homosexuality is and not treat it like it is an illness. Harvey Milk would be disgusted to know there is STILL homophobia existing today in 2013. Sad



  22. 22

    Someone doesn't just commit suicide because they were bullied. They commit suicide because they are mentally ill. We need to stop looking at bullies and start focusing on mental health issues. Bullies will ALWAYS exist, we need to teach kids how to cope.

  23. schill12 says – reply to this


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    To those of you who think he needed to "toughen up", or that he "gave up" or took the "cowardly way out"..how ignorant and rude of you to say. Unless you know his path, do not judge it.
    To those of you who automatically attach "mental illness" to things. Same goes for you. Just because someone does something that you don't agree with does NOT mean they have a mental illness. We need to stop blaming mental illness on things.
    Bullying is a large factor here. We teach our children to accept everyone, but our children get conflicting messages from us and the media.

    Reading these comments just makes me sad. Sad that people like you all still exist, make the comments that you and then ask why suicide happens. It's like ignorant people like ya'll!

    Perez, for someone who has been stigmatized..you'd think that you'd grow up and stop bullying. The comments you make are just as rude and hurtful. You're one of those people sending mixed messages to our kids.



  24. 24

    This is very tragic for his family. He should have a better future if it wasn't because of this bullying. The question is, who is going to be the next to commit suicide just like what happened to this young boy? I am a mother and I admit that my son got bullied before, but after I subscribe to this Panic Button it really helps me to protect my son. This is a mobile-based application and the great thing about is; it can get help from families and friends. I suggest everyone to try it. Check it here:

  25. Andrew says – reply to this


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    Well, I'm from LaGrande and while I do agree that kids need to toughen up, this town is a hillbilly haven of fascist and racist pricks. Kids are taught to hate gays and other colors there. And are also taught in order to get ahead you have to be wealthy. I don't personally know Jadin but he was close with a lot of my friends. It's tragic and this shit happens everyday. Just because you conquered your bullies doesn't mean its the same for everyone. And bitching at Perez for doing something good like this is ridiculous you are peasants throwing rocks at a giant. So shut up and focus on the good message he is sharing and help make the world a better place. Bullying needs to be stopped and isn't okay. We have had way to many death linked to bullying.

  26. Ed Kaspar says – reply to this


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    Use streetsmarts on bullies to fight back where it really hurts: their wallets (at least their parents') Keep a journal. Collect damages in court.