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Friday, 28 June 2013 16:02

Friend Movement Launches Provocative Celebrity Anti-Bullying Campaign "The New F Word"


Friend Movement f word


No more words like fatty, freak and faggot. Let's choose FRIEND.

FRIEND MOVEMENT is taking Hollywood by storm with support from actors, singers, Broadway stars, dancers, athletes and activists ... all giving bullying the bird!

The grass-roots, anti-bullying organization, created by Elliot London, Ronnie Kroell, and Bianca Kosoy, has released THE NEW F WORD campaign in the hopes of creating a confident inner monologue amongst teens who have experienced all forms of bullying.

In the provocative campaign photos, shot by photographers Ryan Forbes and Robert Patin, celebrities are literally giving "the finger" to bullying.

Some of the stars who have participated include LeAnn Rimes, Adam Lambert, Tim Gunn, Lisa Vanderpump, Darren Criss, Rumer Willis, Richard Simmons, Aubrey O'Day, NBA players Jordan Hill, Earl Clark and Amir Johnson, Gretchen Rossi, Carmen Electra, Cloris Leachman, Teri Polo, Michael Rooker, Bruce Vilanch, Rachel Dratch, Lance Bass, Cupcake Wars host Justin Willman and many more.

THE NEW F WORD campaign, meant to evoke a strong message of self-empowerment, has been featured on the nationally syndicated entertainment news program Entertainment Tonight, E! News and KTLA.

FRIEND MOVEMENT'S Indiegogo campaign has also been launched to raise money to do 10,000 photos in 90 days across 40 cities.  This will bring THE NEW F WORD campaign to everyday people across the U.S. raising global awareness to the anti-bullying cause.

The following celebrities have posed for THE NEW F WORD campaign:

Adam Lambert

Abraham Lim (Friend Movement Benefit Concert performer)

Amir Johnson (NBA - Toronto Raptors)

Ana Matronic (Scissor Sisters)

Aubrey O'Day

Beth Ditto

Bruce Vilanch

Carmen Electra

Carson Kressley

Chaz Dean

Christopher Rice

Cloris Leachman

Colby Melvin

Colt Prattes (Pink's lead dancer/co-star in Try music video)

Danny Sheehan

Darren Criss (Glee)

Dia Frampton (Friend Movement Benefit Concert performer)

Earl Clark (NBA - Lakers)

Ed Baker

Elizabeth Campbell (little person)

Elliot Dal Pra (Friend Movement co-creator)

Freddie Smith (Days of Our Lives)

Frenchie Davis (Friend Movement Benefit Concert performer)

Gretchen Rossi (Real Housewives of OC)

Hana Mae Lee (Pitch Perfect/Friend Movement Benefit Concert host)

Hayley Star

Heather McDonald (Chelsea Lately)

Jaymes Vaughan

Jayson Blair

Jeremy Glazer

Jordan Hill (NBA - Lakers)

Josh Wolf

Justin Willman (Magician/Cupcake Wars host)

Kate Mansi (Days of Our Lives)

Keith Kirkwood

Lance Bass

Laura Michelle

LeAnn Rimes (Benefit Concert performer)

Lisa Vanderpump w/ Giggy (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)

Lizzie Velasquez (Friend Movement advocate)

London Villamayor

Lorenzo Lamas

Luciana Caporaso


Matthew Breen (The Advocate)

Melody Thomas Scott (Young and Restless)

Michael Caprio

Michael Kulvula

Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead)

Mike Ruiz (photographer)

Nate Applemen (Top Chef/Chopped)

Nathan Owens (Days of Our Lives)

Perez Hilton (Blogger)

Rachel Dratch (SNL)

Randi Driscoll

Richard Simmons (Fitness guru)

Ronnie Kroell (Friend Movement co-creator)

Rumer Willis

Sasha Gradiva

Sean O'Grady

Teri Polo (The Fosters/Meet the Fockers)

Tim Gunn (Project Runway)


Wally Kurth (Days of Our Lives)

Wilson Cruz

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