S.T.A.R. Alliance with Jose Bautista, Daughtry, Flo Rida, Darius Rucker, Train launches through Creative Coalition, WWE to help stop bullying

 

The Creative Coalition and WWE (NYSE:WWE), co-founders of the Be a STAR (Show Tolerance And Respect) anti-bullying initiative, 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 banded together to 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 United States, including 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)

Omar Epps (Resurrection)

Flo Rida (Grammy Nominated)

Florida Georgia Line (Award Winning Country Superstars)

Skylar Grey (Grammy Nominated)

Chelsea 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)

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,” Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition, said in a release. “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.”

Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE, said: “WWE is proud to help bring together a diverse group of international celebrities who all share the vision to stop bullying forever. 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.

For information on S.T.A.R. Alliance members, visit

https://community.wwe.com/diversity/programs/star-alliance

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