Thursday, February 23, 2012

James Durbin Takes A Stand Against Bullying

AMErican idol's JAMES DURBIN to be
celebrity spokesperson for
anti-bullying alliance, be a STAR

Me, James & Brittney
STAMFORD, Conn., February 23, 2012 – Rock musician James Durbin announced today that he will serve as a celebrity spokesperson for the be a STAR Alliance, an anti-bullying initiative, cofounded by The Creative Coalition and WWE. The former American Idol Season Ten fan favorite joins more than 50 alliance members, including GLAAD, STOMP Out Bullying, Scholastic, Inc and United Federation of Teachers in an effort to prevent bullying in schools and communities around the world.

Having been a victim of bullying while dealing with Asperger's Syndrome and Tourette's Syndrome, Durbin’s refusal to be sidelined by medical hurdles lends an inspiring image to the core message of be a STAR, which stands for Show Tolerance And Respect.” In his role, Durbin will contribute to be a STAR’s mission to ensure a positive and equitable social environment for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation through education and awareness.

Im honored to align myself with be a STAR in the effort to change the way people treat each other, said Durbin. Having been a victim of bullying, Im excited to share my story and encourage people to put an end to bullying.’”

Durbin will begin his advocacy by visiting Los Coyotes Middle School in La Mirada, CA today to address 650 students about bullying’s severe consequences and effects. Also speaking at today’s event, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, Two and a Half Men star Angus T. Jones, WWE Superstar The Miz and WWE Diva Eve.

In addition, Durbin recently filmed a PSA for be a STAR that will air nationally on WWE’s weekly programming in the spring.

About be a STAR Alliance
be a STAR ( is an anti-bullying alliance co-founded by The Creative Coalition and WWE. Its mission is to ensure a positive and equitable social environment for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation through grassroots efforts beginning with education and awareness. be a STAR, which stands for "Show Tolerance And Respect," promotes positive methods of social interaction and encourage people to treat others as equals and with respect because everyone is a star in their own right.


  1. Star Alliance could not have picked a better Spokes person....So thrilled beyond belief! James will "Rock it" for you and all the Folks this is going to impact! Music to my Ears!! This is Stellar for ALL!! Right On Star Alliance you done good!!

  2. I am just so proud of James and all the people in this campaign. Bullying has so many consequences, among them is suicidal thoughts and even death. I hear people say that "bullying makes you stronger."
    Yeah, it may sometimes, but it is sooo unnecessary and so cruel and we can stomp it out with the right attitudes and the right spirit in our educational goals. And people who show the courage of true friendship and stick together in the face of bullying.