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North Carolina youth Grayson Bruce, 9, is no longer allowed to wear his My Little Pony backpack to school because of bullying concerns, according to reports.

Yes. Grayson has been punched, pushed and ridiculed, presumably within earshot and sight of teachers, and the school's response was to ... punish Grayson.

The school district told Grayson and his mom, Noreen, that he needed to leave the bag at home because the item had become a "trigger for bullying."

Buncombe County school administrators said in a statement that "an initial step was taken to immediately address a situation that had created a disruption."

The district went on to reiterate that it "takes bullying very seriously" and that this was just the first move, as "we will continue to take steps to resolve this issue."

You buying that? Or the idea that it's a "trigger" in general?

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Perez Hilton and Ariana Grande - or at least Ariana Grande fans - are engaged in an serious feud involving death threats stemming from last month's Grammys.

According to reports, Perez bullied Ariana Grande on Twitter that night, driving her to tears on the red carpet and leading her fans to lash out in response.

Hilton, who recently adopted a baby boy, is not handling it well, accusing Grande supporters of threatening his life as well as his child's, and blaming her for it.

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He put the star and her fans on BLAST in an epic Twitter rant Wednesday, playing the victim and likening her silence to complicity or even encouragement.

“I know most @ArianaGrande fans are 12 years old - at least they almost all act like it - but ENOUGH is enough!" Hilton wrote to begin his rant.

"Even 12 year olds KNOW better than to wish death on a baby and say the disgusting things that 99 percent of her fans have been spamming my Instagram with."

"I am NOT sorry I said #ArianaGrande was dressed awfully with boring hair at the Grammy Awards," the celebrity gossip site owner said, digging in.

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Ariana Grande made the mistake of looking at her Twitter while walking the Grammy Awards' red carpet Sunday afternoon, and it led to a bit of a freak-out.

The songbird, 20, was seen practically in tears after reading comments slamming her appearance, and her handlers buzzed around trying to calm her down.

"She's still not completely comfortable on carpets and made the mistake of looking at Twitter," one source said, adding that one person in particular set her off.

"This blogger attacked her dress but also went after her hair and then more people started piling on. It was just mean. Ariana was like, 'Why am I even here?'"

Thankfully, she pulled it together ... and we have to say, was among the Grammy Awards fashion WINNERS in her flowered Dolce & Gabbana dress.

Still, her extension-filled hairstyle has a been a sticking point for the former Nickelodeon star. A few days ago, Ariana Grande took to Instagram to explain it:

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Ever since the brutal Sharkeisha video hit the web, tens of millions of people have watched it, producing songs, memes, jokes, comment wars and Urban Dictionary entries.

Almost lost in this craziness, at least as far as many people are concerned, is the reality that a teenage girl was beaten and then shamed in front of an entire nation.

Not just by fellow teenagers, either. Grown men and women have joined in the taunting of ShaMichael Manuel, the victim of the the brutal Sharkeisha viral assault.

ShaMichael has since returned to school, having to face her peers for the first time since a classmate of hers became famous for viciously beating her.

Another classmate recorded it, and watched Sharkeisha deliver a punishing sucker punch, uppercuts and a kick to the face before pulling here away.

How does ShaMichael viewer her assailant and the online bullies now?

Asked by the Huffington Post what her message to Sharkeisha and those who watched the beating would be, the three words that came out of her mouth were stunning:

"I forgive you."

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New Zealand's young phenom chanteuse Lorde and her rumored boyfriend, James Lowe, are reportedly dating, and with it, are being bullied on Twitter.

Mercilessly and cruelly, in fact. The cause for attack? It's not clear.

Some teens and 'tweens claim that Lorde, 17, recently took Justin Bieber and the five members of One Direction to task by referring to them as "ugly."

There is no record of her saying such things, but no matter.

Fans of Bieber and 1D have taken Twitter in a racist, vile attack on the "Royals" singer and James Lowe, the 24-year-old believed to be Lorde's boyfriend.

A sampling of some of the most disgusting comments:

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The video showing a Houston teen named Sharkeisha beating up another girl is still getting heavy play on social media and blogs over a week after it went viral.

Anti-bullying groups and others aren't pleased about that, either, particularly when it comes to people cheering on the girl and her vicious sucker punch.

The video was uploaded to Instagram last week before being removed due to terms of use violations. It has also been yanked from Twitter and Facebook.

Still, Sharkeisha remains a hot topic across the web, and the Anti-Bullying Alliance is condemning it, as well as the act of sharing violence online.

The group’s Luke Roberts told the International Business Times:

“It is important that young people, the media industry, government and parents work together to make young people feel protected when online."

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"Shut up. I mean that in the nicest way, but shut up!" Those are the words of a teacher in Villa Rica, Georgia to her classroom of nine-year-old fourth graders. "Get out of my face before I machete chop you."

Who does this woman think she is? Michonne from The Walking Dead? Even Michonne has a soft spot for kids!

Talk about needing to take a time-out! Yikes! 

Isaac Robinson sensed something was wrong when his son didn't seem okay even though he said school had been "fine" that day. After probing for more information, he learned that the boy had an issue with the way his teacher spoke to her class. 

We have an issue with it, too, young man. You're most certainly not alone.

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Wow. We don't condone cheating, which this girl is apparently guilty of, but wow. Uncool as she is for doing that, the way she was exposed may be worse.

Apparently, she was seeing two guys at once and one found out. Upset, he decided to call the other guy, to inform him what was up with "their" girlfriend.

Understandable ... but then it got a little weird.

The two of them surprised her, confronted her on video in humiliating fashion, then shamed her for it. Repeatedly. Specifically, they called her a slut. A lot.

The repeated, harsh name-calling combined with the fact that this was a premeditated confrontation that they shared on the web? Questionable move, guys.

This was no heat of the moment thing.

The desire for payback after being humiliated themselves, not to mention possibly heartbroken, can be understood. But does that condone their actions?

You tell us: Did they go too far?

 

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Facebook bullying is common practice these days, but usually it's by teens ... not mothers, targeting other parents' little toddlers and babies, as is the case here.

Yes, a Facebook group of grown women is taking part in what some are calling "toddler bashing," posting pics of kids and making fun of them online.

The offending Facebook group takes photos from others' accounts without the owners' knowledge. It was meant to be private, but the word got out.

Photos were sent to a local Fox station of the page, where people - including some moms, no less - post and ridicule pictures of other people's kids.

Under one photo of a baby, a woman posted, "It's hideous."

Another woman added, "You can absolutely not fix ugly."

Another Facebook commenter wrote, "An ugly baby thread. I have died and gone to heaven. Why can't you guys live near me so we can do this over cocktails?"

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The parents of a young Florida girl arrested for bullying 12-year-old classmate Rebecca Sedwick so much that she killed herself insist she is innocent.

Vivian and Jose, who are not revealing their last name to protect their child's privacy, say their daughter played no role in the Rebecca Sedwick suicide.

This despite an incriminating message on the girl's Facebook account that states, "Yes, I know I bullied Rebecca and she killed herself but I don't give a [blank]."

In the aftermath of Sedwick's death, that message led to the girl's swift arrest, along with another girl (one is 14 and the other is 12) for aggravated stalking.

Yet Vivian and Jose say they are certain their daughter did not post this.

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