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Margaret Cho Shares Her Struggle With Bullying!

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margaret cho and louis van amstel share their stories about bullying after dancing with the stars

See! It happens to everyone! You are so not alone!

Margaret Cho and Louis Van Amstel, who are kicking ass and taking names on Dancing With The Stars, explained their background with bullying and how they was very "scared" and "insecure" growing up after the show last night.

For Margaret, the recent string of suicides of gay youth because of bullying brought back memories from when she was a teenager. She admits was bullied "a lot", to the point that she also felt like she "didn't want to live." But she pulled through and she wants others to know they will too. That's why she and Louis decided to dedicate their samba to the families and children lost to bullying. She explained:

"It's about having pride in who you are and that's why we wore the rainbow colors, because we want to talk about pride. We want to just really, really express that in ourselves and impart that to the world."

For Louis, he explained he was teased from the very young age of 10 because of his love of dance, but it was because of his talent that he found strength to persevere. He explains:

"I've been bullied for being gay when [I was] 10 years old because I loved dance. You just have to find out what you're really good at. Put your mind, body and soul into that. For me, it was dance, and it was great therapy."

Agreed! Everyone is good at something and everyone is important and special!

Just keep telling yourself that and remember that it does get better!

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21 comments to “Margaret Cho Shares Her Struggle With Bullying!”

  1. 1

    People are going to stop watching DWTS if they allow it to become a forum for political statements.

  2. 2

    Perez I don't know what show you're watching but they are not kicking ass and taking names on the show, Last night they scored an 18 which made them at the bottom of the leader board and last week they were also at the bottom….So how is that kicking ass and taking names?

  3. 3

    Perez, do you not have anything else worthy of writting? Just today you have posted over 6 posts regarding this "IT GETS BETTER" thing.

    I am really getting fed up… You dont even support anti bullying organizations or suicide help lines but now because you realize gays are beng affected by bullying you care?

    Its quite aggravating, your web site is stated as "CELEBRITY GOSSIP"
    I do not consider Z listers talking about gay bullying celebrity gossip.

    I really hope you read this.
    And do not think I am anti-gay rights, I am not. Everyone should get equal rights, but this should not be this web sites main focus.

  4. 4

    i was surprised you didnt mention her speech from last night sooner.

  5. 5

    Let me dance a samba for these people? This is getting out of hand. Everyone is on the bandwagon. Does 1998, Matthew Shepard mean anything to you people? Where were you all then?

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  7. 7

    Excuse me, but isn't this the pot calling the kettle black? DIdn't you harass Brittney Spears during her mental breakdown? You literally harassed her. Then the same thing with Lindsey Lohan and you tease people like Kristen Stewart. How about YOU stop bulling everyone?

  8. 8

    Perez, when are YOU going to stop being a bully?

  9. 9

    If your going to "dedicate" something to the tragedies surly there be something better then a shitty dance. That's pandering.

    How about donating money or time something you weren't going to do anyway. Plus everyone was bullied at sometime in their life.

  10. 10

    That dance of Margaret Cho and Louis Amstel's was the best–Perez you have to post it on your web site!! It was so funny and great. I loved it!

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  12. 12

    uh see just got her ASS kicked off the show so i guess we could name her a LOSER

  13. 13

    Perez sometimes you are simply hi-liarious. Witty and smart. Just wondering if you have considered the language and tone with some celebs you write about. Is teasing bullying? Manniston, PotatoHead, and others. Simply curious bout the difference if there is one?

  14. 14

    Wow..my original comment was so different before I read everyone elses…and Perez can be mean…not the same as being a bully though. SOMETIMES. I doubt he actually reads any comments so that point is moot anyway. However…a lot of teens get "bullied". Not just those that are gay. ALL bullying needs awareness! The problem comes from schools, and from PARENTS. TEACH your kids about compassion and acceptance!! Schools, TELL parents that students are being bullied, or tell parents that their kid is a bully! Yes, some parents don't give a crap, but some of them DO, and maybe you could tell the bullied kid's parent's that the bullier has a family that JUST DOESN'T CARE that their own kid is a bullier. It will at least let them know that there is no point in going to the bully's parents, they will have to figure out something else!

  15. 15

    For Louis, he explained he was teased from the very young age of 10 because of his love of dance, but it was because of his talent that he found strength to persevere. He explains:

  16. 16

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  17. 17

    Wow! Your comment totals are a joke since you turned your site into a gay propaganda site…I mean even more than usual.

  18. 18

    umm…. kicking ass and taking names?? Seriously Perez, they got voted out last night. Don't get me wrong I love Margaret BUT she was not the greatest dancer. Maybe you should start getting your facts straight before you start spewing shit out of your ass!!!

  19. 19

    damn those are some ugly costumes.

  20. 20

    yea but the difference is when he bullies lindsay lohan, she never reads it. these poor kids have to have it in their faces at school, and it's assholes like Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Anne Coulter who are ultimately responsible.

  21. 21

    Perez, I love how you talk about bullying and that is ALL YOU Do - Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Aniston, Lilly Allen, Vanessa, and the list goes on. Really you are the biggest blogger bully there is. No doubt about it!