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Weird Al Yankovic Comes to the Rescue of Young Girl Being Bullied

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Weird Al Yankovic Comes to the Rescue of Young Girl Being Bullied


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The King of Parodies, Weird Al Yankovic, helped out a young girl and Star Wars super-fan from being bullied at school. Eight-year-old Layla Murphy has an unbridled enthusiasm for sci-fi movies, specifically Stars Wars.

After being taunted and teased at school from fellow classmates for her love of everything Star Wars, Layla down played her fandom for the flicks and even stopped wearing her favorite Star Wars t-shirts.

Source: Facebook

After the charitable Star Wars costume group, The 501st Legion, learned of Layla’s situation, the organization along with Weird Al came to the rescue.

The charitable group posted to their Facebook page: “Layla is yet another young girl who was teased at school for liking Star Wars amongst other “boy” things. As a result of the bullying, Layla began to lose herself. She stopped wanting to wear her R2-D2 jacket andGuardians of the Galaxy shirt out of fear of being ridiculed. 501st Garrison Tyranus led the charge and rallied messages of support from ‪#‎501st‬members all over the world to encourage Layla to be herself. Taking it one step further, Layla became the next recipient of the custom Stormtrooper armor originally built for another girl (Katie Goldman) who was in a similar situation. After suiting up, Layla was whisked away to meet “Weird Al” Yankovic at a local concert where 501st members were participating on stage. This excited young ‪#‎StarWars‬ fan now proudly carries the trading cards of her 501st supporters in a Chewbacca backpack and can’t wait for the next opportunity to troop in armor. Her favorite part of wearing the costume? She loves when people say, “What a cute little boy!” only to discover that there’s a girl under that helmet! ‪#‎BadGuysDoingGood‬‪#‎HeartOfTheForce‬ ‪#‎StopBullying‬.”

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