Throughout her busy schedule of judging the X Factor, performing, and going to rehab, among other things, Demi Lovato has remained a constant enthusiast of charities and campaigns with a focus on Anti-Bullying.
The latest program that the singer is lending a hand to is Secret’s “Mean Stinks” campaign, which encourages girls to “gang up for good,” where she is serving as an ambassador.
The staunch support from the singer stems from personal experience with the worldwide issue of bullying, starting when she was a kid, which she had spoken out about many times. She recently told People magazine ”People would write ‘hate petitions’ about me and send them around to be signed. They’d have CD-bashing parties of my demos. They’d come to my house, stand across the street and yell things. It was a very emotional time for me, and all I wanted to do was get away.”
To show her support, Lovato visited students at the Young Women’s Leadership School, in New York City to talk about the program on Thursday, which invites girls to pledge to have a “Drama Free School Year” by painting their pinky fingers blue, to represent pinky swearing.
The actress said, “I heard about the program last year, and thought it was such a great opportunity. They’re really trying to put an end to bullying.”
“I’ll definitely be wearing the nail polish starting soon,” said Lovato at the event. “It’s a conversation starter: ‘Hey, why is your pinky blue?’ ‘This is a pinky promise that I’m not going to bully people, that me and my friends are ganging up for good.’ ”
It looks like Secret isn’t the only one trying to put an end to bullying!
Check out the gallery to see Demi Lovato, all smiles and showing off her new blunt bangs, at Anti-Bullying Assembly in NYC.