The Autism Community Asks Bullies, “Why You Gotta Be So Mean?”

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Bullying has been and continues to be an enormous problem in the autism community, sadly. People seem to think that just because those with autism are a little “different” means they deserve to be treated with disrespect and unkindness.

Of course, that couldn’t be further from the truth, and we need to all work together to spread autism awareness and acceptance so that people can be more understanding and empathetic toward those who struggle in social situations.

This fan video to Taylor Swift’s “Mean” was created by young people with autism, as well as their siblings and friends. It uses shots of posters and other images, like this sobering statistic, for example…


All in all, the compilation is a powerful anti-bullying message that aims to spread awareness, acceptance, and love among everyone.

Take a look!

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