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Kind Campaign's Emmy Shout-Out From Aaron Paul Crashes Website

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Actor Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 10:56 AM

The Kind Campaign had nearly as big a night as "Breaking Bad" did at the Emmys Monday after actor Aaron Paul gave his wife's anti-bullying charity a shout-out during his acceptance speech for the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award.

"To my wife, my God, thank you for marrying me," Paul, who played meth dealer Jesse Pinkman on all five seasons of "Breaking Bad," said in receiving his award. "Thank you for dedicating your life to spreading kindness across the world. We all appreciate it. If you guys don't know what she does, look up Kind Campaign. Do yourself a favor, look up Kind Campaign."

The charity, cofounded by the actor's wife — Lauren Parsekian Paul — and Molly Thompson, aims to combat girl-on-girl bullying.

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Paul's shout-out piqued so much interest in the Kind Campaign that the organization's website crashed due to traffic overload on Tuesday, according to Us Weekly.

Parsekian Paul told USA Today earlier this month that female bullying is often oversimplified as just catty quarreling but insists that it can have serious ramifications.

"One hundred percent of girls and women have been the victim of bullying, as the target, the aggressor or both," she said. "It's a universal issue."

Parsekian Paul and Thompson told the newspaper they have visited more than 300 schools and colleges across the country to speak out against female-on-female bullying.

"My junior year in high school, there was this one girl who didn't want to be my friend," Thompson told USA Today. "She turned my whole group against me. It got to the point that I'd hide in the bathroom between classes."

"We were also all on the dance team, so on water breaks I'd sometimes have fake phone conversations so they thought I had friends. I was consumed by insecurity, and I thought I was going to be sad for the rest of my life."

Parsekian Paul told the newspaper she was bullied to the point of developing an eating disorder before high school and it affected her relationship with others before she married Aaron Paul last year.

"Bullying has been going on forever and it's been seen as a rite of passage, but it doesn't have to be like that," she said.

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The Kind Campaign had nearly as big a night as "Breaking Bad" did at the Emmys Monday after actor Aaron Paul gave his wife's anti-bullying charity a shout-out during his acceptance speech for the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award.
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