Jamey Rodemeyer was a 14 year old boy from New York. He was found dead outside his house on Sunday. His sister, Alyssa, was the one that found him. He had died from commiting suicide because of bullying. He was bullied because of his sexuality. Even after school he could not escape it because it continued online. Many had posted rude messages onto his formsrping that made things worse.
One of the messages was as followed:
"JAMIE IS STUPID, GAY, FAT ANND UGLY. HE MUST DIE!"
and another was:
"I wouldn't care if you died. No one would. So just do it :) It would make everyone WAY more happier!"
Both of these were on anonymous. Many more messages like this were sent to him. He did have some from friends sticking up for him, but as we know Hate speaks louder than Love.
He posted many messages on Tumblr that were big warning signs. He needed help but could not seem to find it.
"I always say how bullied I am, but no one listens, What do I have to do so people will listen to me?" He wrote on September 9th 2011. He blogged alot about bullying and his idol, Lady GaGa. Another thing he posted said, "No one in my school cares about preventing suicide, while you're the ones calling me [gay slur] and tearing me down." Later on he posted lyrics to a song by Hollywood Undead. The lyrics should have been seen as a warning.
I just wanna say good bye, disappear with no one knowing
I don't wanna live this lie, smiling to the world unknowing
I dont want you to try, you've done enough to keep me going
I'll be fine, I'll be fine, I'll be fine for the very last time
On Saturday he posted lyrics from a Lady Gaga Song:
"Don't forget me when I come crying to heaven's door."
The signs were there but Jamey had told his parents that he was okay and he seemed happy. His parents did not expect him to do anything like this, he seemed to be getting happier not worse.
He was struggling with bullying since fifth grade.
At 1:30 AM Sunday Morning he posted his final messages onto his Tumblr, ( http://hausofjamey.tumblr.com/ )
One was saying how much he wanted to see his Great-Grandma and friend Alix again. (Both had recently passed) His last was a thanks to Lady GaGa who was his idol.
Jamey touched many hearts throughout his life and even in his death.
Rest in Peace Little Monster, we will never forget you.