Ronda Rousey has dealt with hate from fans throughout her entire career. She understands how cyber bullying can get to someone. This is one of the reasons why Hana Kimura’s suicide hit her especially hard.
The pro wrestling world reacted in sadness and anger when Hana Kimura took her own life. It was all over reality television show that she starred in. You can click here to watch the episode that caused the controversy which led to tragedy.
Rousey sent out a heartfelt Instagram post for Hana Kimura, her family, and anyone who is contemplating self harm. She pleaded to call for help if you’re dealing with a similar mindset and provided that useful contact information. Then the former RAW Women’s Champion addressed the issue of cyber bullying.
To Hana Kimura and her family, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. .. There are no words that could possibly heal this wound… Rest In Peace Hana Kimura… If anyone reading this is suffering, know there are resources available to help. If you need someone to talk to on the phone call this number 1-800-273-8255 if you would prefer texting, Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.
Cyber Bullying is a very real and growing threat to us all as a society. Succumbing isn’t weakness, it’s human. We have evolved to feel as if our lives depend on social acceptance because the majority of human history our survival has depended on our social groups and standing within them. I know the trolls that spend their days harassing others online are battling their own mental demons, but please find a way to release your venom in a way that won’t poison others. Even a straw’s weight can break a camel’s back. Just the tiniest push could be what sends someone over the edge. Be the kindness you wish you received instead of malice and neglect you’re trying to pay back. Don’t pass it on, protect the world from what you’ve had to endure instead of spreading it
Cyber bullying is a very real problem. People can say whatever they want behind a keyboard, but those words have consequences. In this situation, it resulted in Hana Kimura’s life ending when she was only 22.