Anti-bullying Song and Music Video Honoring Taylor Swift
My Nguyen June 16, 2012
Ten year-old, Jolie Montlick was inspired to write a song that empowers kids and sends a strong message to anti-bullying adovocates after attending a concert of Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now Tour” this past November.
The yet to be released title to the song, pays homage to Swift, naming her as Montlick’s favorite artist, and goes on to give a retelling of Swift’s story of being bullied in middle school.
Montlick is the National Spokesperson for A4K, The Ambassadors for Kids club, an anti-bullying organization, spoke out against this spreading problem, and targeted both victims and bystanders alike in her lyrics to speak up for and to stop such acts.
A music video was filmed on the campus of Cape Fear Academy in Wilmington, NC, with over 150 children and adults banding together to work against this growing problem prevalent among teens.
Swift faced a similar challenge at the 2009 MTV Music Awards, when hip-hop producer and rapper, Kanye West, cut short Swift’s acceptance speech for her award for Best Female Video. West stunned the crowd with a very unexpected rant in support of his friend, Beyonce’s music videos, which led to boos from members in the audience, and a teary-eyed Swift backstage, who was led by Beyonce later on in the show to give the Fearless-singer another chance at an acceptance speech.
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