All right, Scott. We'll hear you out before we make any judgments.
During a recent interview, openly gay Kids in the Hall comedian Scott Thompson had the following controversial words to say to bullying victims:
"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 f**king punch him in the face."
While we agree that bullying victims should absolutely stand up for themselves, we do NOT think that promoting more violence is the answer.
It sounds like your heart is in the right place, Scott, but we're more of the mindset that bullying needs to become illegal.
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