Madonna: 'I Wouldn't Have a Career If It Weren't For the Gay Community'
In response to the abundance of recent gay teen suicides that have been linked to bullying, many celebrities have taken the initiative to make their voices heard. Madonna will join the pack today (Nov. 9), when she appears on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" with a special message.
"I wouldn't have a career if it weren't for the gay community," says Madonna, via a satellite interview with Ellen. "I feel like it would be incredibly remise of me to not say something."
Video: Madonna Speaks Out Against Gay Bullying
In her "Ellen" interview airing today (Nov. 9), Madonna reveals her own personal struggles as a teen, and discloses that she, too, felt alienated in high school.
"There was no group that I felt apart of -- I just felt like a weirdo," the singer admits. She also attributes the support of her homosexual ballet teacher to making her feel more comfortable in her own skin as a teen.
"Everyone should have someone in their life that they can feel encouragement from," Madonna adds.
In response to the rash of gay teen suicides in the news this year, artists from all over the musical spectrum have taken a stand against homosexual bullying. Most have been offering their words of encouragement through the "It Gets Better," a project designed specifically to console struggling LGBT teens.