Acclaimed singer/songwriter Madonna appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday and publicly urged young people to end homophobic bullying. The move comes after numerous celebrities have been inspired to participate in the It Gets Better campaign. Madonna told Ellen that she felt a responsibility to speak out on the issue, "I feel like I need to say something. The gay community has been incredibly supportive of me. I wouldn't have a career if it weren't for the gay community."
During the interview, Madonna offered a possible remedy from which we could all benefit and learn lessons about being a happier society as a whole, "If you want to talk about solutions or how can we solve this problem, try to get through the day, each and every one of us, if we could try to get through the day without gossiping about somebody...and not only that, but not even listening to gossip, just walking away from it...Can you imagine what your day would be like? How much free time you would have? I also think you would feel a lot better about yourself. Because I think you get an instant hit of adrenalin when you gossip about people, but then I think you feel empty afterwards."