In order to promote Be a Star, Rey Mysterio recently talked with Diregiovani.It, where he was able to talk about the Be a Star campaign. Thanks to Lorena, for once again helping the site out and passing along and translating this interview!
Title: Rey Mysterio: ‘The best thing is to be a positive example’
‘Be a Star ‘ is the title of the campaign launched by WWE in collaboration with the Institute of Ortofonlogia and Diregiovani. It tries to combat bullying and promotes respect and tolerance. Being a star, as Rey Mysterio, WWE champion worldwide, met with middle school Bachelet’s di Roma students.
‘I was well educated as a child by my parents, who taught how me to respect other people’ says Rey Mysterio, ‘It is a positive message that we need to send, it is part of our life, you have to learn to respect your neighbor, not just a friend but everybody in general”.
In particular, regarding to internet he says ‘it can be very dangerous because of cyberbullying. The cyberbullies are cowards because they hide their face, it is very difficult to identify them and often do, this makes me very angry. I believe we should find a way to find them and teach them what it’s respect. You know, there is nothing better in the world than being a positive example, and I’m not saying this because I am Rey Mysterio but because it is my spirit to be positive’.
A meeting where WWE carries out activities to address the phenomenon of bullying in all the manifestations it has, involving young people, their families and teachers, to discuss them together. Because only together, asking for help, not keeping it in silent, you can give a concrete answer, says an organizer.