Two more "Jersey Shore" castmembers have gotten involved in MTV and Brittany Snow's Love Is Louder campaign. Snooki and JWoww posted a video on Your.MTV.com on Monday, talking about how they rise above getting picked on all the time.
"We know what it's like to be discriminated against," says Snooki, who has been criticized for everything from her looks to her proclivity for "juicehead gorillas" and her sartorial style.
"But I know that love is louder than hate," adds JWoww.
The ladies joined their "Jersey" pal Vinny Guadagnino, who posted his "Louder" video last week. "I want you to know that I know how it feels to be bullied and disrespected. But I also want you to know that there's always, always love and support all around you," Guadagnino said in a video posted on Your.MTV.com on Friday. "So, make sure you give love [and] receive love, [because] love is a lot louder than abuse."
In light of recent teen suicides linked to anti-gay bullying — specifically the death of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi — MTV partnered with actress Snow and the Jed Foundation (with support from DoSomething.org, the Trevor Project, Reach Out, Active Minds and the Ad Council), to create Love Is Louder and help spread messages of love and hope to teens who feel they might have run out of options.
"Initially, because of the recent suicides that had been going on, I was really troubled with what I was hearing and, of course, like everyone, I was really saddened by the news," Snow told MTV News last week. "I kind of felt, on Twitter and a bunch of websites, a lot of people were really angry and upset and sad because of the news, but they didn't really know where to direct their attention or their help."
The "Hairspray" and "American Dreams" star went on to say that she understands how hard life can be when you are bullied. "I know from my own personal experience," Snow revealed. "I was bullied in middle school and high school and went through my fair share of hard times thereafter. Also, one of my really good friends committed suicide when I was in high school. I understand and get when kids and teenagers feel like they're alone and it's not going to get better. My advice is that there is a support system out there. There are a lot of people who have been through what you're going through and are going through it now. You really need to speak up and know people love and support you, regardless."
For more information about Love Is Louder, visit the project's Facebook page. You can join the conversation by uploading videos to Your.MTV.com, just like Brittany did, and by using the Twitter hashtag #loveislouder.