Demi Lovato showing off her best blue nailed pinky swear.
What does it take to stand up to a bully? Well, besides being brave and strong, and of course believing in yourself, standing up to a bully also requires the knowledge that someone has your back. The latest celeb to take a stand against bullying and show that she is one of those people in your corner is Demi Lovato, who just launched the brand new “Mean Stinks” anti-bullying campaign with Secret. Through the campaign, Demi hopes to shed a light on her own experiences being bullied, and also to encourage girls to make a commitment not to bully one another. That commitment is a literal one, in fact, in the form of a “pinky swear,” one of the most sacred of friend-pacts. To symbolize this promise, the campaign uses an image of two girls with their pinky nails painted blue as its logo, and encourages participants to also paint their pinkies blue to signify their commitment to the cause. MTV News caught up with Demi when she made an appearance at the Young Women’s Leadership School in East Harlem, New York. She spoke with freshmen girls about her own experiences with bullying, and heard some of their stories. Check out the video after the jump!
Will you paint your pinkie nail blue in solidarity with Demi?