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Sherri Shepherd Used Comedy Against Racist Bullies In School

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So great to hear that you were able to use comedy as a defense against ignorance, Sherri!

While in school, The View's Sherri Shepherd was bullied by awful kids who made racist comments against her, and she used her comedic abilities as a defense mechanism.

Here's Shepherd on racism she dealt with as a child:

“My dad worked two jobs and moved us to the suburbs, and just being a black person, I went through a lot of racism and being called names and being bullied every single day. And it was hard. I didn’t have any friends."

More from Shepherd:

"I think it made me who I am. That’s why I’m a stand-up comic.”

And More from Shepherd:

“It was a lot of tears, but my parents told me I would make it through, and I did, and I am where I am, so it made me a little stronger."

And Finally:

“They said, ‘You make people laugh.’ I would make people who bullied me laugh, so that’s my defense mechanism.”

Truly inspirational to hear.

It takes an intelligent, strong, mature person to fight back with words or humor instead of physical violence.

Very inspirational, Sherri! We're glad U were able to make it through that tough time and achieve so much success, bb!

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13 comments to “Sherri Shepherd Used Comedy Against Racist Bullies In School”

  1. 1

    She thinks the earth is flat. She better be funny

  2. 2

    Ignorant bitch…..go crawl back into your hole, asshole.

  3. 3

    all this lady ever talks about is racism. we get it sherri

  4. 4

    Some days she says some goofy things. Makes me think her transmission isn't all the way in drive.

  5. 5

    Why would I think she's inspirational in any way? She thinks all black women get AIDS from black men having sex with other men! Please lady! Didn't anyone tell her black men can get AIDS from having unprotected sex with too many women, or that some black women are actually promiscuous and careless themselves!! Perez, as usual, you're off on this one. She's far from intelligent.

  6. yojay says – reply to this


    Exactly! And this hate-monger is also vocal about how it's against the word of the Lord for gay people to marry.

    Perez, wake up! People like Sherry are enemies of the gay - not our heroes. Sherri is the reason gay people are committing suicide!

  7. 7

    Re: italianxo

    I know! She is such a fucking RASICT HERSELF!!! She is always talkin' shit @ white people - FUCK OFF, SHERI…….you FAT, UGLY, USELESS piece of SHIT!!!!!! Shut your big-lipped mouth!!!!!!!!!!!! No one likes you and you are NOT FUNNY…..go away!

  8. 8

    Listen….this bitch didn't get get bullied because she was black, she got bullied because she's an ignorant asshole. SHUT THE FUCK UP!

  9. 9

    Re: yojay

    Well said - she is a hate monger!!!!! Always talkin' shit out of her shit mouth!!!!

  10. 10

    i watch the view and she does seem to talk about racism alot. and how now she has all the opportunities that she never had before cause she was black. does that make sense anyone?

  11. 11

    Could care less what this ignorant homophobic moron thinks.

  12. 12

    I have always loved Sherri's comedy, and was happy when she joined the View, but she talks way too much on that show…………not giving others to express their opinions…………….she has an opinion on EVERYTHING. I am surprised Barbara hasn't told her to 'cool it'. I still love her, but please give somebody else a chance.

  13. 13

    Funny but I never saw any black kids I went to school with bullied. But a lot of these celebrities always have a tale to tell of the horrific racism they endured. (yeah right). What I DID see was gay teens being bullied mercilessly every single fuckin day. And by white AND black bullies.