Gleeks sure have plenty to mull over between now and “Glee’s” return on April 10. Last night’s winter finale was brimming with surprises and heavy-hitting messages. The episode covered everything from bullying to struggles with sexuality to suicide to texting while driving.
The plot focused on the affects of bullying on Karofsky, a student who was recently outed at his high school. Don’t worry, no spoilers here. That’s as detailed as I’ll get, except to say that if you haven’t seen the episode yet, find a friend who has it on their DVR immediately.
Over one of the commercial breaks, a PSA starring Daniel Radcliffe debuted which called on teens struggling with bullying and other issues to reach out for help. The spot was presented by The Trevor Project, an organization that offers crisis intervention and suicide prevention for teens that are dealing with their sexuality and the world around them.
During the clip, the Harry Potter star said that he believed, “reaching out for help is the bravest thing a person can do” and urged those feeling the pressure of discrimination, hate, and bullying to call the Trevor Lifeline.
The actor has been involved with the organization’s work since 2009 and said in a statement that, “When we let someone know that we accept them for who they are and that we are safe to talk to, we can help save lives. It’s as simple as that.” Radcliffe also said that he considers his partnership with the group to be one of the most important things he’s ever done.
Check out the PSA!