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Chris Colfer Reveals How Being Bullied As A Teen Contributed To His Writing Career!

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It's so incredible to see how he was able to really channel all of that pain in confusion as a teenager into so many creative outlets!

But that's what makes Chris Colfer such an inspiration!

The Glee actor recently opened up about his difficult teenage years being bullied in High School for his sexual preference, and how his writing - which he originally used as a means to work out his problems - has ultimately catapulted him into one of the most successful young people in Hollywood!

He explains:

"I was harassed at school every day, called ‘faggot’, I had things taped to my back. For most of my adolescence I was in my bedroom writing or watching things I shouldn’t be watching on TV, like Nip/Tuck. And I was obsessed with superheroes. I had this thing where I wanted to be rescued. The other kids wanted to be Superman, but I thought Lois Lane kind of had the best deal. I've written another movie, this time definitely R-rated about a 1930s asylum. Oh, and my agent asked me to adapt this children's book into a feature for Disney. I wrote that one in a weekend. Yeah - a 90-page screenplay in two days. It was insane."

Well, look how it worked out, Chris!

You didn't need to be a rescued!

You were your own superhero, and now, you're a superhero to so many young people struggling with similar issues!

Keep on writing!

We can't WAIT to see what other creative ventures in which you partake!

[Image via WENN.]

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20 comments to “Chris Colfer Reveals How Being Bullied As A Teen Contributed To His Writing Career!”

  1. 1

    Of course he was bullied. He's so obviously a flamer that it was inevitable. And he's going to need a second career because he has no future in Hollywood. There aren't that many parts for too-obviously gay males. He can't play a leading man (not with a woman, at least). He's got zero masculinity. He's got an annoying gay voice. He's got the one part he can play somewhat believably, which is a gay school boy. Once Glee is finally canceled and the annoyingly female Colfer vanishes, so too will his writing in Hollywood. Right now he's trendy. Tomorrow, no.

  2. Mercutio says – reply to this


    It's NOT preference, it's ORIENTATION. Get it right. Whether you like it or not, you are a role model in the gay community.

  3. 3

    Re: Mercutio – "Whether you like it or not, you are a role model in the gay community." No he's not. Most of the "gay community" hates him. He embarrasses them. Please don't fill his head with falsehoods that will make his ego bigger than it already is. He is NOT a role model.

  4. 4

    Why would the gay community hate him? Seems like a nice guy. Perhaps his future will be BEHIND the camera and not in front of it. Nothing wrong with that. If he is a very creative individual, then writing or directing might be preferable to acting and being told what to do by others.

  5. 5

    Re: Yes You Bore Me – If you read this article you would have seen that writing was the focus and where he is making money. He writes his and others screen plays…and don't forget Broadway. You may not like him and his mannerisms but not all people have your opinion and Re: secretstar – He meant Perez Hilton

    Are you all stoned when you read this site? keep the context people

  6. 6

    question: WHO WASN'T BULLIED AS A KID???? ANSWER: EVERYONE!! and get this EVERYBODY has bullied someone it just the was it is this guy is such a sissy the only other part he could play is perez hilton ….really so so EVERYONE stop acting like the victim and in this cas "MAN-UP grow some balls ! geeeezzzz

  7. Gabby says – reply to this


    These comments are why the gay community has trouble being accepted. If they can't accept all their members themselves - how do they expect others to accept them? Being a fem gay is still gay. Are they hated because they cannot pass and "hide"? This young man is exceptionally talented and will be around for a good while. So suck up your hate and do something with your own life

  8. morganjackson says – reply to this


    Give the guy some credit. How many golden globles or emmy nominations do you have? How many book deals do you have? Whens your next movie coming out? He's been though so much and he doesn't need haters over the internet belittling him. He's a proud gay man who plays a character that has inspired loads of people. Deal with it.

  9. Huh says – reply to this


    I wish people wouldn't just focus on the "bullying" part of what Colfer says. If you read the full article, it's not just the bullying part of high school that was difficult for him. He used writing as a way to deal with the other problems facing his family, including having an ill sister.

  10. 10

    Re: Yes You Bore Me – You're saying that the Gay community is homophobic against Chris Colfer. This has logic? You saying that the Chirs Colfer got "zero masculinity", shows that you have not seen any interviews of him. You are confuse Chris with Kurt Hummel. Chris Colfer is completely different from Kurt Hummel, until the voice. Chris said that changes his voice to Kurt. They are completely different, and it is only necessary to view an 3-5 minutes interview to see this. You may not like him and you have every right, but at least makes comments with logic.

  11. 11

    Why are gays so creepy looking? Were you born that way?

  12. 12

    When is this cry baby going to get off the, "I was bullied" rant? It's been going on since the beginning of Glee. Almost all kids are subject to bullying during the school years as identities are established. Boo-hoo! I was bullied a lot too. It made me stronger and I developed better social skills. I'm stronger for it.

  13. 13

    Re: Lady Who? – [re=6119069] So you think you that: Adam Lambert; Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka; Matt Bomer; Anderson Cooper; Zachary Quinto; Ricky Martin. Just to mention some Gays, have creepy looking? OK?!?

  14. 14

    Re: poodlewithamohawk – Chris has also. You have the notion that he was just answering the questions that have made.

  15. Not Being judgmental says – reply to this


    Re: poodlewithamohawk – I guess it really showed how you turned out. Another Bully!! So get off your high horse, and if you don't have nothing nice to say, please SHUT UP!!

  16. 16

    Re: poodlewithamohawk – I was never bullied, but I am a lot older than the average Perez poster, worst that ever happened to me was I mouthed off to some tough galls in Junior High and they folllowed me most of the way to my Aunt's house.

  17. Not Being judgmental says – reply to this


    Re: Lady Who? – What year are we, 1960????? No wonder this country is going backward comparing the rest of the European world.

  18. ebran says – reply to this


    Re: Yes You Bore Me
    Too bad you're too boxed to enjoy any variety in life.

  19. eibran says – reply to this


    Re: secretstarRe: Yes You Bore MeRe: Mercutio
    The person who used "preference" rather than "orientation" was the writer/perez not colfer, just to be sure you're all on the same page.

  20. ebran says – reply to this


    Re: kellyfox
    –EVERYBODY has bullied someone it just the was it is this guy is such a sissy the only other part he could play is perez hilton

    Actually he's played a few different parts, all quite well. There's nothing wrong with talking about being bullied. It helps others who are bullied and might cause bullies to think twice about what they're doing.
    What's surprising is that bullies apparently keep trying to bully over message boards. Why don't you just stop being so hypercritical of people and look to your own flaws for a bit?