Have you ever experienced bullying? Were you referred to as the fat girl, nerdy guy, teenage mom, loser kid among others? If yes, this song of Mark Wills speaks for you.
Mark Wills Spoke Long Before the Anti-Bullying Campaigns
The song was released in 1998. It was the second track from the album of Mark Wills “Wish You Were Here.” The reflection of bullying was clearly depicted in the music video that won the hearts of its listeners. The song peaked at number 2 on Billboard Country Chart.
It started with the character of different people such as the so-called geeks, crippled, tall guy, teenage mom, and a homeless man. “Don’t Laugh at Me” answered all the bullies in school with its lyrics,
Don’t laugh at me, don’t call me names
Don’t get your pleasure from my pain
In God’s eyes, we’re all the same
Someday we’ll all have perfect wings
The song identified with a lot of people so much that an organization was founded. The organization aims to promote tolerance and civility programs. In addition, the song was translated into a children’s book that includes an afterword by Yarrow, the founder of the organization.
Anti-Bullying Legislation Has A Horrid History
As retaliation for allegedly being bullied, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris planned to attack their school with the intention to kill for months. On April 20, 1999, the two have carried out their plan; taking 13 lives with 20 more wounded casualties. After the incident, they also took their own lives.
This tragedy shocked the nation and became known as the worst school shooting in U.S. history. A month after the said incident, the anti-bullying legislation was passed by one state and followed by the other states in the nation.
Watch “Don’t Laugh At Me” Official Music Video:
Don't Laugh At Me, Mark Wills
- Narvel Blackstock’s New Girlfriend Is His Ex-Wife’s Close Friend
- Crystal Gayle Sings About Love And Heartbreak in “Til I Gain Control Again”
- What Happened to Randy Travis After Massive Stroke and Dire Financial Situation?
- Get to Know Hannah Dasher, An Uprising Country Rock Star
- Where is Jason Aldean’s First Wife, Jessica Ussery Now?
- The Dance That Stunned Country Music Obsessives, But Who Are They?
- Get Mushy With These 15 Country Songs For Your Boyfriend