Even after his death, 14-year-old New Yorker Jamey Rodemeyer (pictured) is still being taunted by bully kids at his school.
In an interview with The Today Show, Jamey’s parents spoke of the horror they endured when their daughter had to listen to further taunts about her late brother at her homecoming dance last week.
“She was having a great time, and all of a sudden a Lady Gaga song came on, and they all started chanting for Jamey, all of his friends,” said mother Tracey Rodemeyer of the incident to reporter Ann Curry.
“Then the bullies that put him into this situation started chanting, ‘You’re better off dead!’ and ‘We’re glad you’re dead!’ and things like that.
“My daughter came home all upset. It was supposed to be a time for her to grieve and have fun with her friends, and it turned into bullying even after he’s gone.”
Jamey’s father Tim Rodemeyer added: “I can’t grasp it in my mind. I don’t know why anyone would do that. They have no heart, that’s basically what it comes down to.”
GAGA & THE PRESIDENT
On the weekend, Lady Gaga dedicated a performance of her song Hair to Jamey at the I Heart Radio festival, announcing ‘We lost a little monster… paws up for Jamey’. See what happened here.
Pushed to the edge by Jamey’s story, the singer then met with Barack Obama this week when she crashed a presidential fundraiser in California.
It was reported that after she first thanked Obama for all his work on anti-bullying, the singer and equal rights activist then ‘pleaded’ with the President to do whatever it takes to prevent bullying, even making it illegal as a ‘hate crime’.
The President reportedly responded by thanking Gaga, and went on to talk about his administration’s devotion to finding a solution to the bullying epidemic.