After a spate of stories about young people committing suicide after being bullied at school, Saints quarterback Drew Brees has taped an anti-bullying public service announcement.
“If you think that making fun of someone is harmless, you’re wrong,” Brees says in the ad. “If you think it’s OK to do because everyone else is doing it, you’re wrong. Bullying has to stop, and it has to start with you. I want my fans to know that if you’re making fun of someone because they’re different, then you are no friend of mine. And if you are being bullied and you feel like no one supports you, I want you to know that there is support. I support you. Making fun of someone because they’re different from you? That’s not being tough, it’s being ignorant. Appreciate people for how they are different from you: That’s what it takes to be a friend.”
You can watch the PSA, which aired on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, below: