Watch The Bullying Experiment video here.
I almost cried when I saw this part. This is what you do. You don’t continue on your way because it doesn’t involve you.
Look at the way she shields the stranger WITH HER OWN BODY.
This is what needs to happen when you see someone being bullied or harassed.
oh my god this hurts me
This was filmed at my school. I know that girl.
There are a LOT of arguments about this video - for one thing, commercials/films/tv shows are ALWAYS being filmed at UCLA, so it would be totally normal for someone to ignore this if they thought that it was a scene being shot on campus for something.
Also, a significantly large portion of the UCLA student body is international, coming from all different cultures. Many of these students were not brought up with the Anti-Bullying messages that American students were, and in fact many may come from cultures where things like this happen all the time and it’s better to just turn away to avoid getting hurt yourself.
While I agree with the message, that we should stand up against bullies, that not everyone was raised with that message, and that circumstance means everything. Not to mention that it’s extremely dangerous to step into a physical altercation, especially in Los Angeles, where the person could have a knife, gun, or worse, the two could be working together, idk.
While this is an important video with an important message, these are some of the points of discussion I’ve been hearing surrounding this video, since there it’s gone viral.