Being a bullying victim is hard, especially when you go from being a face in the crowd to the national spotlight. Such is the case with Love Jones Girlz, the hot teen group everyone is buzzing about from New York City. Currently on the cusp of becoming household names, the three dynamos who comprise the group—Claire Jones, age 16; Noni Storm Chinn, age 16; and Taylor Nirvana Jones; age 15—know well the trials and tribulations of being a teen in today’s social media-driven world. From the usual challenges of peer pressure to the dangerous arena of online bullying, Love Jones Girlz decided it was time to turn a negative into a positive.
Having all been victims of bullying themselves, the girls called on their personal experiences to create the song. “After we started becoming popular,” says group member Taylor Jones, “we were getting so many negative comments on YouTube, and people started saying they hate us for no reason. It wasn’t fair and it wasn’t right.” Adds Noni Storm Chinn: “The problem is, social media has empowered people to hide behind their computers, be faceless and say some of the nastiest things. And that’s cowardly.”
“So we decided this would be the best way to take control of the situation and push back,” explains Claire Jones—“not only at some of the comments, but to take a stand against bullying itself. We are hoping that by putting this video out, it will empower other teens.”
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