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Monday, August 22, 2011

PA photographer takes a stand against cyber-bullying

A Pennsylvania photographer is being applauded around the Web for teaching bullies a lesson. When Jen McKendrick realized that she was scheduled to take senior portraits of four girls who were the creators of a Facebook page devoted to cyberbullying, she canceled their sessions. McKendrick wrote emails to the girls and their parents explaining why she would not conduct business with them. In the emails, she included screen grabs of mean comments the girls posted. The girls' Facebook page is reminiscent of the "burn book" in the movie "Mean Girls," where girls write hurtful comments about their classmates in a scrapbook. On her blog, McKendrick wrote, "If you are ugly on the inside, I'm sorry but I won't take your photos to make you look pretty on the outside!" Hundreds of comments applauding McKendrick have been posted to her blog and Facebook page. One person summed it up best by saying, "It's refreshing to see professionals stand up for morality and not just money." What do you think of McKendrick's refusal to photograph the girls?

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