Belfast Telegraph

Stars become victims in anti-bully ads

By Brian Hutton

Jedward, X-Factor judge Louis Walsh and Westlife star Mark Feehily have all posed as assault victims in a hard-hitting campaign against bullying.

The pop stars appear bruised and battered in the posters launched by children's campaigners.

MTV presenter Laura Whitmore and actress Saoirse Ronan have also been photographed as part of the series of images launched in Dublin by the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC).

Westlife singer Feehily, who came up with the idea, said he was inspired by his own personal experiences of bullying when he was younger.

"I know at first-hand how the impact of being bullied as a teenager can quite literally last a lifetime," he said.

All of those who took part in the campaign gave their services for free.

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