Aaron Paul’s Emmy shout-out crashes his wife’s charity’s web site

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals


Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul’s wife Lauren has gained attention recently for her work with The Kind Campaign, a charity she co-founded in 2009.

The goal of The Kind Campaign (http://www.kindcampaign.com/) is to wipe out girl-against-girl bullying. Paul (who, at the time, was Lauren Parsekian) and her friend Molly Thompson started the charity while both were students at Pepperdine University.

The Campaign consists of, among other things, a magazine for women to share their experiences, and assistance with establishing Kind Clubs.

Since its inception, The Kind Campaign has raised millions of dollars for its cause, and reached at least 200,000 women.

On Sunday night, it got an unexpected and rather high-profile boost.


A clearly overwhelmed and grateful Aaron Paul had such kind things to say about his wife and her work that he couldn’t help mentioning them in his Emmy award acceptance speech. And, if you were one of the many, many people who took to a search engine to find out about The Kind Campaign, you probably had a hard time.

The Campaign’s site couldn’t handle the massive influx of traffic brought about by Paul’s speech, and crashed while the awards ceremony was still going on.

Six hours later, the site was still down.

And, well into Tuesday, it remained down.

Fortunately, it’s now back up. But the downtime gave Molly Thompson time to congratulate and thank her co-founder’s husband for the shout-out:


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