Saturday, April 21, 2012

Be buddies, Not bullies. RIP Kenneth

Kenneth Weishuhn

Iowa, this 14-years-old boy allegedy killed himself after his classmates made him the subject of a Facebook hate group and sent him death threats when he told them he was gay.

Family and friends of Kenneth Weishuhn said he was a happy teen until he came out to friends at School, last month.
His mother, Jeannie Chambers, said her son, who recently exclaimed: "Mom, you don't know how it feels to be hated," committed sucide on April 15.

Kenneth's sister, Kaila, said it was not only her classmates that began bullying her brother, but also his friends. ‘People that were originally his friends, they kind of turned on him,’ she told KTIV. ‘A lot of people, they either joined in or they were too scared to say anything.’

The bullying allegedly began online when Kenneth's classmates created an anti-gay Facebook group, adding the teen’s friends as members.

Bullied to death. Again. The family of this boy is deeply saddened by the death, an unbridgeable pain. The culprits, if they have awareness of their responsibilities, can not assuage the guilt over the Kenneth suicide.

This society that despises the other continues to claim victims.

Things can and must change, it is up to each of us find the right way to do it and implement it in their own little. Talking, saying NO to injustice, to violence. Just rispect.
Kenneth’s favorite quote was “be buddies, not bullies.

Leave your comment, your thoughts. Thank you.


  1. Kenneth, you do not know how much I love you, and how much I wish I had before me, those who by their ignorance and hypocrisy have driven you to suicide.

  2. To the family and friends of Kenneth my honest respect for the dead of your beloved.

    I hope the bullies wake up every morning with the thoughts that they involved in the dead of a innocent and honest young boy.

    Marc, Belgium