Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, & Chad Smith Featured In New Anti-Bully Documentary
Slash of Guns N' Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers are all featured in a new anti-bully documentary called #NoJoke. The documentary follows musician Andrew Cole as he puts together famous musicians for a song to raise awareness about bullying. Other celebs involved in the documentary include Jeff Goldblum, Sam Roberts, Robbie Krieger, Steve Vai, Lights, Patrick Stewart, Jane Lynch, and more.
The documentary became bigger than the song that Cole was creating, which was entitled "Joke." Cole actually set out on a mission to find out why children become predators and prey. Cole went all across North America and the UK to talk to authors and academics who have spent their life studying bullies and how to address the problem.
Jason Loftus, the producer of the documentary said, "We have great respect for the artists who contributed to make this possible. Frankly, at the outset, no one knew who Andrew was and there was really no reason for them to do so. We're thankful that so many of them cared. Some were affected by bullying -- as victims or as bullies themselves -- and wanted people to know they're not alone. We also believe this film adds something important to the discussion about bullying. Bullying hurts, but what can we do about it?"
He continued, "We think it's an ideal time for this conversation, and we thank the experts who participated in this project. We hope it will spark both personal reflection about how we treat each other, and discussion about how we best approach this issue together."
#NoJoke will be released on VOD and digital on October 22nd.