Teenage pop phenom Justin Bieber is the latest celebrity to speak out against bullying, saying that even he feels the burn of hateful words. “Everybody goes through bullying,” he said on today’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “Everybody has, even me. On my YouTube page, there are so many haters. They just say crazy stuff. I’m not mad, I’m 16 and I don’t have chest hair. I’m not angry about it at the moment. That will come. People are like, ‘Look at him, he puts helium in his voice before he sings.’ You just have to laugh at yourself. It’s funny.”
It’s nice when adults have encouraging words for kids about how to stand up for yourself or to ignore bullies. But it sounds so much better coming from a kid — even if that kid is a star who has sold millions of albums around the world.
Check out the clip after the jump. After serenading the ladies with his new favorite song, he addresses the bullying epidemic.