What Is The Kind Campaign? Aaron Paul Plugs Wife's Charity During Emmys Acceptance Speech
While accepting the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama series at the 2014 Emmys, Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul supported his wife’s efforts for the anti-bullying charity The Kind Campaign.
Aaron Paul Plugs Wife 'Kind Campaign'
Paul praised his wife Lauren Parsekian’s work with The Kind Campaign after graciously thanking the cast and crew of Breaking Bad – namely creator Vince Gilligan. “My wife – my God, thank you for marrying me, thank you for dedicating your life to spread kindness around the world," Paul said. "We all appreciate it. If you guys don't know what she does, look up Kind Campaign. Do yourself and your children a favor – Kind Campaign."
Though Paul didn’t go into the details of the charity, Parsekian’s The Kind Campaign in a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to addressing bullying amongst girls.
“Over the years, the vicious ways in which females treat each other have become societal norms, with various media outlets that mock and even glamorize the issue,” reads The Kind Campaign’s mission statement. “What we often choose to ignore is the fact that these experiences very often lead to depression, anxiety, loss of self worth, eating disorders, drug abuse, alcoholism, attempted suicide and actual suicide in millions of girls' lives… We are suggesting something very simple: to STOP the competition, STOP the cattiness, STOP the hate, and to BE KIND.”
Following Paul’s shoutout at the 2014 Emmys, The Kind Campaign’s website was flooded with traffic, ultimately causing the website to crash.
Paul, who married Parsekian in May 2013, never shies away from praising his wife. Earlier this year at the Open Hearts Foundation’s gala, the actor said, "I couldn't be more proud of her. I feel so blessed to be able to share this evening with her — let's be honest, I feel blessed to share any evening with her.”
He added, “I always sit back and applaud her on a day-to-day basis. It's nice to see everyone else applaud her tonight."