Press Release: Numerous Celebrities & WWE Team With The Creative Coalition To Stop Bullying

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WWE sent out the following today…

Florida
Georgia Line, Train, Flo Rida, Sharon Osbourne, Omar Epps and Chelsie Hightower
join WWE and The Creative Coalition to stop bullying

STAMFORD,
Conn.
– The Creative Coalition and WWE, co-founders of the Be a STAR
(Show Tolerance And Respect) anti-bullying initiative, today announced the
launch of the S.T.A.R. Alliance, a group of actors, musicians, comedians,
athletes, television personalities and members of The Creative Coalition, who
have joined together to help put an end to bullying.

Members of the
S.T.A.R. Alliance will join WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, WWE
Superstars, such as Big Show, The Miz and Mark Henry, and The Creative Coalition
to spread the Be a STAR message of showing tolerance and respect to help combat
bullying, reaching more than 400 million social media followers combined. Select
S.T.A.R. Alliance members will also participate and share their stories at Be a
STAR anti-bullying rallies across the U.S., including this week in Los Angeles
as part of WWE’s community outreach events during SummerSlam
Week.


S.T.A.R. Alliance members include:


* Quinton Aaron (“The
Blind Side”)
* Kris Allen (“American Idol” winner)
* Jose Bautista
(Toronto Blue Jays)
* Andrea Bowen (“Desperate Housewives”)
* Erin
Cummings (“Astronaut Wives Club”)
* Tim Daly (“Madam Secretary”)
*
Daughtry (Grammy-nominated artist)
* Omar Epps (“Resurrection”)
* Flo Rida
(Grammy-nominated artist)
* Florida Georgia Line (award-winning country
superstars)
* Skylar Grey (Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter)
* Chelsie
Hightower (“Dancing with the Stars”)
* Caleb Johnson (“American Idol”
winner)
* Arielle Kebbel (“John Tucker Must Die”)
* Piers Morgan (“Piers
Morgan Tonight”)
* Ryan Ochoa (“Pair of Kings”)
* Sharon Osbourne (“The
X-Factor”)
* Darius Rucker (Hootie &The Blowfish)
* Cassie Scerbo
(“Make It Or Break It”)
* Kendall Schmidt (“Big Time Rush”)
* Chaske
Spencer (the “Twilight” sagas)
* Train (Grammy-Award winning band)
*
Gerard Way (formerly of My Chemical Romance)
* Pete Wentz (Grammy-nominated
Fall Out Boy)
* Constance Zimmer (“House of Cards”)

“The mission of
the S.T.A.R. Alliance is to use pop culture’s most influential voices to help
eradicate the raging bullying epidemic plaguing America’s schools,” said Robin
Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition. “We are delighted to partner with WWE to
bring these powerful and inspirational voices of the entertainment industry to
encourage children to be participatory in standing up to bullies.”

“WWE
is proud to help bring together a diverse group of international celebrities who
all share the vision to stop bullying forever,” said Stephanie McMahon, Chief
Brand Officer, WWE. “Through the joint efforts of WWE, The Creative Coalition
and the S.T.A.R. Alliance, we hope to reach millions of young people and provide
them with the knowledge and resources they need to help put an end to bullying
in their communities.”


Be a STAR is an anti-bullying initiative
co-founded in 2011 by The Creative Coalition and WWE. Its mission is to
encourage young people to treat each other with tolerance and respect through
education and grassroots initiatives.


WWE and The Creative Coalition
leverage the power of The Creative Coalition’s entertainment industry
constituencies and WWE’s global brand and platforms to help combat the bullying
epidemic plaguing today’s youth.

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