Adam Polaski

Rise Against Produces Music Video 'It Gets Better' Tribute

Filed By Adam Polaski | June 24, 2011 7:00 AM | comments

Filed in: You Gotta See This
Tags: bullying, It Gets Better, Make It Stop, Rise Against, teen suicide

Rise Against, the alternative rock band behind hits like "Prayer of the Refugee" and "Ready to Fall," has produced its own take on the "It Gets Better" video. In their new single and accompanying video for "Make It Stop (September's Children)" the Rise Against rockers tackle homophobia head-on, depicting the stories of three kids plagued by bullies in high school. Toward the end, after a refrain of "Make it stop / let this end / all these years pushed to the ledge," the lead singer names five teenagers who committed suicide last September - Tyler Clementi (age 18), Billy Lucas (age 15), Harrison Chase Brown (age 15), Cody J. Barker (age 17), and Seth Walsh (age 13).

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