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Stars Stand Up to Bullies

In response to the recent spate of teen suicides spurred by bullying, many of Hollywood's A-listers are speaking out to stop it -- and to give hope to young people who may be suffering.

From Ellen DeGeneres' emotional message to teens, to Jessica Alba revealing she was bullied as a young girl, here's what the stars have to say.

Celebrities Speak Out Against Bullying

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres stepped up to raise awareness and reach out to victims with this heartfelt video and a list of resources posted on the Ellen website.

LaLa Vazquez and Ciara

MTV VJ LaLa Vazquez teamed up with R&B star Ciara for a video offering support to young people affected by bullying.

Neil Patrick Harris

"How I Met Your Mother" and "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" star Neil Patrick Harris sent MTV a personally made video for our young audience. MTV Shows

Nicki Minaj

MC Nicki Minaj reaches out to tell her fans, point blank, that "suicide is never the answer." MTV Shows

Sarah Silverman

The comedian warns America about sending the wrong messages to the nation's gay youth. [Warning: Profanity used]


The rapper has some very inspiring words for gay youth.

Daniel Radcliffe

The "Harry Potter" star told MTV he is "heartbroken" by the teen suicides. Hear what he has to say. Movie Trailers-Movies Blog

Chris Colfer

The "Glee" star told People.com, he thought of himself as "a walking punching bag," and was "teased every day from elementary school until high school." But he credits the bullying for making him "quick on my feet. Some of my witty comebacks are legendary."

Michelle Trachtenberg

"Gossip Girl's" Michelle Trachtenberg told Complex magazine, "This one girl threw me down a flight of stairs, fractured my ribs, punched and fractured my nose."

Jessica Simpson

"[People] would throw toilet paper at my house or throw eggs at my door," this actress/singer once said.

Jessica Alba

The actress told U.K.'s Daily Mirror, "I was bullied so badly my dad used to have to walk me into school so I didn't get attacked."

Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes put an end to bullying in her life. "When I finally stood up to my bully, that's when things changed for me," she told People.com.

Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale told People.com, "I just hope, and I really want to stress to kids that after high school, it's so much better."

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato is involved with PACER's Teens Against Bullying organization. "People say sticks and stones may break your bones, but names can never hurt you, but that's not true," the Disney star wrote on PACER's Web site. "Words can hurt. They hurt me. Things were said to me that I still haven't forgotten."

Brittany Snow

Brittany Snow, with the help of the Jed Foundation and MTV, started her own organization last week, in the wake of recent teen suicides. "When I was younger, I was bullied daily, and it led me to face other struggles," the actress told People.com of her Love is Louder non-profit aimed at drawing attention to issues of bullying and depression. "I know what it's like to feel alone and outcast." To get involved, visit the Love Is Louder Facebook page. You can join the conversation by uploading videos to Your.MTV.com and by using the Twitter hashtag #loveislouder.