Cher, Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci
and Cam Gigandet – the stars of Burlesque – talk gay
bullying in a just-released video.
In the video from gay website
Tucci says the bullying directed at gay teens is a backlash against
an increasingly gay-accepting society.
“Don't you think it's a reaction to a
more open society, in the sense that as this society starts to create
new freedoms and people start to feel more comfortable coming out,
that there is going to be a reaction to that. An equal reaction to
that would be the bullying,” Tucci says.
Cher disagrees, saying that maybe this
generation is “less kind.”
“I mean you see it on reality shows,
the paparazzi is much worse …,” the Academy Award-winning actress
Twenty-nine-year-old Aguilera, who is
interviewed seated next to Gigandet, says she's a longtime proponent
of gay rights.
“Your individuality is the most
important thing and you have to be able to rise above anything,”
“Tell the bullies to fuck off,”
Gigandet adds. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this