bbcon 2014: RJ Mitte and the Importance of Celebrity Ambassadors Living the Cause
You have a lot of people who dwell on self-disappointment, and you have a lot of people who throw negativity and throw hateful things and try and break you down. People try to instil fear in other people. I find the best way to deal with that is three simple words: interject, redirect and redeflect. I find you can apply that to almost anything because you can literally interject into that conversation and put a stop to it there. And you can push it and move it aside and hold it in that position, and while you're figuring it out you can send it back and show them what they're doing and how they're affecting people and how they're affecting this world.
FS/NM: What is your role as the ambassador for the Love to the Rescue campaign? What is your favorite part about helping the organization?
RJM: It's such a pleasure. They started Love to the Rescue, and I was able to be a part of that. And they started another action campaign called Cut the Bull, which we have going on now. We have a pledge online to — I hate to say stop bullying; you can never stop bullying. As much as we call ourselves a civil society, we're not that civilized. When you put people in a situation where their back is against the wall, they will do anything, and "Breaking Bad" shows that. One thing that I love about "Breaking Bad" is how real it is when you have a man that is willing to do anything to provide for his family, and that is a lot of people. It's true in a sense — how far are you willing to go to make a difference? How far will you go to show your family and show your friends that you can make that impact?