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(The Detroit_News)   Bullied teen, voted homecoming queen as a prank, kills herself one year later. Just kidding, she's doing fine now   ( divider line
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2013-09-16 08:34:29 AM  
2 votes:
Eh, she's cute. She'll probably have a fine life once she realizes that nothing in high school matters.
2013-09-16 04:08:44 AM  
2 votes:
Um, they do realize that electing joke candidates is a joke at the expense of the school and the homecoming committee, not said joke candidates, right?

When I was in high school, the band kids used to get together and rig the vote for the most vehemently anti-social student we could find, just as our way to tell all the football/cheerleading types and student government types that were always harassing us and playing popularity games that they could fark right off.

I think my favorite was when we managed to get someone who'd been suspended elected queen, and then when they tried to salvage it by taking the runner-up it was someone that was dead drunk that we'd added as a write-in so they wouldn't have an eye on her.

Albeit, generally we'd let them in on the joke beforehand, but even when we didn't (or when they didn't believe us) the whole point was to pick someone that actively hated the popularity contest thing, so typically they thought it was as funny as we did.
2013-09-16 03:08:13 AM  
2 votes:
Attractive white high school student has teen problems. One year later, she's still alive.

That's some hard hitting news right there.
2013-09-16 08:34:51 AM  
1 vote:
Ugh. I feel for the girl. Same thing happened to me in middle school. Back then I was tall - taller than
just about every guy in school - and scrawny. No boobs. Glasses. Braces. I looked like a bucktoothed
elven scarecrow.

Just before winter break, the principal comes into the cafeteria to announce the king and queen of
the upcoming winter dance. No surprise, the king was the most popular boy in school. Then came the
announcement of the queen. It was yours truly. Fortunately, I was aware of just how unpopular I was
and I didn't think I was *really* voted queen because people actually liked me. Unfortunately, the king
heard who was to be his queen and promptly abdicated. Vociferously and publicly abdicated.

Mother Nature apparently takes pity on us unlovable geeks and social outcasts from time to time. A
record breaking blizzard came through over the break and the dance ended up being cancelled.
2013-09-16 08:22:04 AM  
1 vote:

God-is-a-Taco: Pretty girl gets bullied for being pretty: Hitler's has returned- send her money and write as many articles about her as possible.

Ugly or nerdy kid gets bullied for being ugly or nerdy: I'll let you know if I hear a story about this happening

Seems like she was probably "bullied" for being poor.  Article says she lives in a trailer in the woods.  So, I am sure some of the rich city girls made fun of her for not having the best clothes or living in a trailer or whatever.

I knew plenty of attractive people in high school who were "bullied" because of their families income.
2013-09-16 07:13:47 AM  
1 vote:
ITT: people who don't understand that psychological bullying is far worse then physical bullying
2013-09-16 05:46:48 AM  
1 vote:

shtychkn: Sounds like you cared a lot.

wtf? his shiat was interesting and i'd rather it wasn't discouraged. gtfo.
2013-09-16 04:49:12 AM  
1 vote:

shtychkn: Sounds like you cared a lot.

Not really "cared" so much as that high school for any moderately bright student, meaning about 80% of them, is about twenty hours a week of class in terms of paying attention/actual schoolwork and another 80 hours or so of undiluted free time with some non-binding structure in the form of clubs or easy classes or sports or what have you.

So you kind of had to decide what sounded fun, and make your own entertainment and goals and so on.

Though, that said, we never sabotaged the  king election.  Probably had to do with the football players being fairly nice guys who would hang out outside the team's social circle, have a smoke and some beer, etc, whereas the queen bee types seemed to be intentionally channeling the villains from an '80s high-school comedy for some reason.  Really cliquish, did the weird little power games, kinda surreal honestly.

Honestly, I'm not sure why it worked out that way.  I doubt their reasons for being dicks about it were any more or less stupid than our reasons getting in the way like the teenage douchebags we were.  Honestly, probably the same core motivation, even artificial conflict no one actually cares about alleviates boredom.

//If you never put an absurd amount of effort into something stupid as a teenager, you must have been a bit dim.  The fact that it's silly doesn't make it serious, was kind of my core point.

//I attribute the footballers' easy-going nature with the fact that their hobby was the one available hobby that was essentially an actual job, albeit with the pay-off being getting a ride the hell out of our dead-end town.  Thus, no need to make up their own goals or entertainment, they had one and the less drama they had around, the more likely they were to make it.
2013-09-16 03:39:06 AM  
1 vote:
Do I really have to Google last year's news to understand what they are talking about?
2013-09-16 03:03:40 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-09-16 03:02:36 AM  
1 vote:
I don't understand why this was a big deal last year.  She was voted Homecoming Queen, and it was a joke.  That's it?  That's the bullying?
2013-09-16 03:00:55 AM  
1 vote:
She's not ugly. I'd do her (that's not saying much, though).
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