Jamey Rodemeyer’s Bullies Cheer ‘We’re Glad You’re Dead’ At Homecoming
It’s fair to say that Jamey Rodemeyer has become somewhat of a household name in the aftermath of his suicide last week, just months after the gay teen made an It Gets Better video. Lady Gaga and President Obama met this weekend to discuss an anti-bullying law that would make the endless harassment that led to his death a felony hate crime.
And it’s a good thing, because it sickens us to share what Jamey’s bullies have been up to since his death.
“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,’’ Jamey’s mother, Tracy, told 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.’’
“I can’t grasp it in my mind,’’ said Tim Rodemeyer, Jamey’s father. “ I don’t know why anyone would do that. They have no heart, that’s basically what it comes down to.’’
There are no words to describe how despicably this story continues to play out.
Our deepest condolences go out to Jamey’s family, friends and loved ones. We’re so, so, so sorry for your loss and the torment you continue to endure.