Justin Bieber Supports ‘Bully’ Documentary; Admits He Was Bullied Himself

Wendy Geller
Stop The Presses! (NEW)

Justin Bieber recently lent his song "Born To Be Somebody" to the new trailer for the documentary Bully, which casts a spotlight on America's bullying crisis. But that's not all he's lent to the cause. The 18-year-old megastar has revealed that he truly understands the issue--because he's gone through it himself.

"I was bullied," Bieber explained in an interview with Showbiz Tonight. "Most people in their lifetime have been bullied at some point. I think that it's about time that people start making a change."

Bieber noted that he believes school officials, teachers, and students often ignore the issue of bullying. However, he feels that the documentary is "really powerful, and can help change a lot of lives."

Bieber's tune, which includes uplifting lyrics such as "This life can kick you around/This world can make you feel small/They will not keep me down/I was born to stand tall" is an inspiring complement to the controversial film, which examines the lives of several bullied high school students--including two victims who committed suicide as a result.

The documentary, which had a limited debut in U.S. theaters March 30 as an unrated release, recently had its rating approved as PG-13 in order to reach a younger audience. The newly rated version will hit theaters nationwide on April 13.

Related Links:

Bully on Yahoo! Movies

Justin Bieber videos