“Kids In The Hall” Comedian Scott Thompson’s Advice To Bullied Youth: “Grow A Pair”
In an interview with PrideSource openly gay actor and comedian Scott Thompson best known for his work as one of the “Kids In The Hall” comedy group talks about hs carrer, Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, his bout with cancer, how “boring” being gay has become and has interesting advice for bullied teens.
PrideSource: You’ve addressed bullying before, specifically how the It Gets Better campaign is basically a lie – it might not get better, you say. What would you tell bullied kids then?
Thompson: Grow a pair. Here’s the thing: The world is not kind to us; it never really will be. The gay male is always going to be at the bottom. I believe the things that happened to me as a child scarred me terribly, and I wish somebody would have helped me with some of the things that happened. But you have to fight back. So much of these bullying campaigns are part of the trend that we were just talking about – the recasting of gay men as eternal victims and it’s like, fight back! Fathers should start teaching the boys how to punch. He does that to you, here’s what you do: You fucking punch him in the face.
You can read the entire interview with Scott over at PrideSource. (Bring a stiff drink)
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