Yak Exclusive: Big Brother 13’s Shelly Speaks Out Against Bullying

As Anti-Bullying week comes to an end here at YakkityYaks, we want to be a reminder that ACTION leads to CHANGE. We hope we have gotten that across throughout the week as we have teamed up with past and present Reality TV Stars, our Forum members, and fans on Facebook and Twitter to bring an awareness to the anti-bully movement. Hopefully together, we can help put a stop to it, and help those currently stuck in the situation and in dire need of help or just someone to talk to. Just because the week is over, doesn’t mean the movement stars here. We encourage you to keep the momentum going and keep us updated on your own personal initiatives!

As one of our biggest supporters throughout this week, Big Brother’s Shelly Moore, has provided the Yak with her story as well. Shelly is probably fresh on the minds of many Big Brother fans after her time spent in the house this past summer, which housed “newbies” and alums of the game alike. Shelly is no stranger, as we previously reported, to cyber attacks after reports of threats to Shelly herself, her job and her family surfaced while she was in the house and may have lingered after. Dwelling on those experiences, among others, Shelly has joins our initiative with other reality personalities to share her story below.


I have never been bullied. That is a statement I can no longer make. It saddens me, it infuriates me, and it enlightens me. All too often in this world, we have the mentality of, it is not happening to me, so it can’t be that bad. It took hate, threats, jeers, and pure ugliness through the Internet, by people who hide behind sometimes clever, occasionally mean, and usually just a spur of the moment screen names for me to realize there is a problem much bigger than any of us realize. The harsh reality of “no one listens until someone dies” became more than a headline to me. I had become a statistic, obviously not one of the horrific suicides consuming young, barely a decade old children, but someone at the other end of the gun. A gun being pointed at me by people who don’t know me, but think they do through the popular TV genre called – Reality TV.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that reality TV for the most part is an edited, made for TV drama. Its sole purpose is to create entertainment, garner huge ratings and advertisers, and create water cooler talk so people, often known as fans, come back for more. It is one of the most popular forms of television today, consuming prime time slots on nearly every major network. And oh yeah, if you can’t get enough, there are marathons that play endlessly on certain channels, and even channels that play nothing but reality drama day in and day out. You can see hoarders, addicts, celebrities (that were made celebrities through reality tv), prison stays, crazy police encounters, survivors in nearly every climate and survivable condition, races, and my personal favorite…house guests. Each year a new twist on reality is spun of golden thread, given a name, a network, a crazy cast of characters and off they go. And right alongside the show comes a cast of bigger characters who evaluate, blog, analyze, argue, converse, and develop opinions that in many cases are extremely polarized. It is very rare with reality characters that you would hear the statement “he or she is alright.” Instead, the casts of these “reality shows” are either gods and goddesses or villains. There is not too much in between. You’re either a character or you’re not and to be a character you have to have the traits the audience wants to cheer or jeer. You can be classified as a god or goddess if you’re hot, entertaining, funny, charming, kind, social, look great in a bathing suit, and say and do all the things the “audience” wants you to say and do. Occasionally you can receive the highest ranking for gameplay, but it really depends on who or what or how you got there. It doesn’t matter if the entire game is set up for lies, deceit, and manipulation. If you ever once utter you hope to not play that way, get ready for the so-called fans to eat you alive. It is possible to be deemed a god or goddess and then fall from grace, just as it is possible to be a villain and have redemption. It just depends how many times you get to play the game or if the audience chooses to let you sneak by.

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11 Replies to “Yak Exclusive: Big Brother 13’s Shelly Speaks Out Against Bullying”

  1. I think your article is extremely disingenuous, and extremely self serving. I hear a few DON’T BULLY but nothing of substance. That’s not helping MS Moore.

  2. But weren’t the reality people asked to talk about their own personal experiences with bullying?

  3. It is sad, that her version has been twisted to fit her needs. The people at AHSM spoke up due to a known bully representing Anit-Bullying.  The letter that was sent to Ms. Moore was to explain out position and not to Bully.  The site was named long before most who have been speaking up ever went there, it is a community page that belongs to someone else, we have no control over it so we are unable to change it.  If you want to learn more facts go to that page to see, you do not have to push on the like button to read it  The letters to Ms. Moore and the replies from her are there for all to read.  Bullying is a very serious thing, and it is sad for it to be used as a way to PR a person. There are so many other causes out there that would be more fitting.  Hopefully people will take the time to learn the truth for themselves.  Thank you!

  4. This is coming from Shelly Moore who in her interview announced she goes to “Ameica Hates Shelly” FB page reads it often…. then searchs those peoples profiles and contacts their employer to try and get them fired? She thinks she is the person to stop bullying when  she herself is bullying…Shellty seems to think everyone at AHSM page is responsible for the threats on her family and calls to her employment…this is not true. This is not true, people go to this page to state their comments…we didn’t name the page we just use the page and I have not seen threats to Shelly…just negative feedback on her…she seems to bulk all her bad feedback together and claims it all comes from  “America Hates Shelly Moore” page and that just is not true. I can not stand she changes facts to make herelf look good…

  5. Two sides to every story, and unfortunately, we got to see the amount of bullying Shelly did to others on the show, reality show or not, she said some hateful things about Rachel and Porsche. These things were outside the realm of the game and never needed to be said. Also, some of her. Actions were unnecessary and didn’t need to be done. Other house guests didn’t sink that low. I can guarantee if Miss shelly ever showed up in my son’s school district or the district I teach in to spew her message on anti-bullying, I would be the leader of the boycott. She would definitely not be speaking because the parents would not allow it. I would gather every video feed of her making foul-mouthed comments,clips of her excessive smoking, and end it with a montage of every cuss word that came out of her mouth, highlighted with her pointing her finger in Jordan’s face. I’m sure the principals would definitely say no way, as would the School Boards.
    By the way, I am not a member of any forums or facebook groups. I did have the feeds. I don’t hate Shelly Moore; I don’t think she should represent or be a role model for children or anti-bullying.

  6. Several of you desperate for attention and repulsive. All of you that beg to put down Ms. Moore have spent more time following her desperately then the people you claim to like. She has made more of a positive impact with fans and people who wanted interaction  than anyone else on the show. You seem to love to tear people down, but you haven’t gotten her down – she walks, talks, and conducts herself much better than any of you who will twist anything to your truth.  You don’t get the facts – you make up the facts as you want to see them. Of course things were said on AN EDITED FOR TV ENTERTAINMENT SHOW.  How quickly you transfer your hate and obligatory “better than thou” anlysis. You obviously haven’t seen all the good she has done and continues to do.  Did any other houseguest donate what she did to rescue animals?  Did you just say it was self-serving?  Get over yourselves and find something to be productive about.  Any of you that participated, condone, or are ever a part of ANY hate site are acting in a pious way.  You just continue to flock to anything she does because you are making her even better.  She has handled people brilliantly whether you like it or not.

  7. Most of these people don’t listen or read purpose they spew to make themselves feel and look better.  You get it Joey!

  8. Ligt, I think you are too biased (and probably Shelly herself) to get what this is all about, I can tell you that EVERYTHING the AHSM site has said about her is true, and can be proven. They do not hate her but her actions..and her actions have been that of a bully, and this is the outrage you hear from them, that they object to Shelly being an anti Bully spokesperson because she IS the Bully we watched on the live feeds…which as you know are NOT able to be edited. You are who you are, under stress or not…it’s ridiculous to try and say you were not yourself. WE ARE ALWAYS OURSELVES, it’s a lame excuse to cover bad behavior. If you go out on the internet you can see that even before Shelly went into the house she was making disparaging remarks about our President, Tom Brady, and various other people in the news…all of which she blasts others for saying about her. The things Shelly does and the things Shelly says do not in any way align. THIS IS WHY SHE IS SO OBJECTED TO, WHY SHE IS SO DISLIKED. And you can see from her fan numbers…there are not many who like her. I suspect you, if you are a fan and not Shelly herself, are one of the few fans and are one because she has paid you a little bit of attention, and it makes you feel better. We aren’t as easily swayed, we are more concerned about the false message she sends out, and the effect it would have on kids. I recently heard a radio show where Shelly told the interviewer she believed that kids should hit their bullier…and I can tell you there is no faster way to get yourself expelled and wrecking your school record than doing that. Because you do not have the same rights in school as you do in regular society. Shelly doesn’t check anything before she speaks. Shelly is dangerous, and we all want to ensure she doesn’t have access to our children.

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