BULLYING: Vancouver student, 15, makes music video to address bullies

Published: November 23, 2012

Sid Bhullar in his video for Won’t Stop. Screengrab/YouTube

LARISSA CAHUTE
VANCOUVER DESI

Sid Bhullar knew if he took a stand against bullying he’d have to face the bullies.

But after years of seeing his friends get bullied for their race, for being different, or for no reason at all — he knew it was a serious issue and he had to take a stand.

So the 15-year-old John Oliver Secondary School student wrote a song about bullying called Won’t Stop and made a music video with his friends and professional video production company, Blueberry Street Films.

The video has garnered nearly 70,000 hits on YouTube and although Bhullar has received a lot of positive feedback, he’s still fielding negativity — from the bullies.

“The negative feedback — you can kind of see who really the bullies are,” Bhullar told Vancouver Desi. “You just have to ignore that and you have to focus on the main goal.”

He refuses to let the bullying bother him.

“I’m focusing on trying to spread this awarEness,” he said.

Although he was hesitant at first and worried what some people would think, he knew he had to be courageous.

And it wasn’t just courage he needed — in order to enlist the help of the professional video production company he had to come up with $500. And that’s not the kind of pocket change a 15-year-old tends to carry around.

So Bhullar spent two months working at a hospital and doing chores to get the money to pay for the video.

And it was all worth it.

“Almost every kid has faced some sort of bullying whether it’s being bullied … seeing someone else be bullied,” said Bhullar.“It’s not acceptable to hurt someone just like that.”

While Bhullar was working towards his goal of $500, Port Coquitlam teen Amanda Todd committed suicide after years of enduring bullying.

“It’s getting worse and worse,” said Bhullar. “When I heard (about Amanda Todd) that kind of inspired me more to complete this goal and aspire for it.”






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