Month: June 2017

Michael Phelps


MICHAEL PHELPS on being bullied on YAHOO Sports

Often bullied about his lisp and his big ears, Michael Phelps said in an interview, “It’s kind of crazy. When I do go up around where I used to live [in Baltimore], you still see the same people who were picking on me. They’re still around, busing tables or whatever, probably still acting the same way. They’ll try to talk to me and I’m thinking, ‘Yeah, why are talking to me now? You were picking on me then.””

Justin Timberlake


JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE on feeling like an outcast on The Ellen Show

“I grew up in Tennessee, and if you didn’t play football, you were a sissy. I got slurs all the time because I was in music and art . . . I was an outcast in a lot of ways . . . but everything that you get picked on for or you feel makes you weird is essentially what’s going to make you sexy as an adult.”

John Barrowman

“I knew at a very young age that I was gay. I was walking back to my locker and this kid caught up to me and he called me “fag”, punched me in the face, shoved me in the locker and shut the door. What do you do? You’re mortified, you’re embarrassed, you just think, what do I tell my mom and dad?”

Barrowman eventually stood up to his bully.

“You can hit me, you can punch me, and you can bully me and do everything you want. Punch me in the face as many times you want, but I will always get back up.”

Barrowman  cautions that you shouldn’t try to do it alone.

“You have to find people around you to support you, right? Your friends. Your family. We all love super heroes. Why not be one? So make a stand for who you are and make a stand for someone else.”