"Call Me Maybe" singer talks about working with anti-bullying campaigns organized by Characters Unite and Flip the Script
Growing up as a musical theater student, Carly Rae Jepsen was fortunate enough to have a popular older brother who looked out for her, so being bullied by classmates was never an issue. Jepsen's brother also set an example by looking out for others, something that has stuck with the pop singer to this day.
"One of my proudest moments ever was seeing him stand up for a kid who was being bullied in school," Jepsen recalls. "My brother was that popular boy in school, so when he made a stance against everyone who was picking on this kid, they stopped. I remember thinking, ‘Wow, this is the coolest he's ever been.'"
In addition to a protective older brother, Jepsen comes from a family of educators and understands the devastating affects of bullying. As such, she's been chosen as a spokeswoman for an anti-bullying campaign organized by Characters Unite, USA Network's program dedicated to fighting hate and discrimination, and anti-bullying youth group Flip the Script.