Johnny Depp
Bullying Survivor
Male | Los Angeles, CA   United States
Johnny Depp's Bullied Past Makes Him Proud To Be A Role Model
Bullying Type: Emotional
Posted By: Kris10
4/18/12 7:51 PM
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'The Rum Diary' star was constantly moving house as a kid, having to change schools a number of times, and Depp admits that with each new start, he would be picked on by his peers for wearing glasses.

He told Live magazine: "I remember many years ago this one kid, a little girl with glasses, maybe 12 or 13, said, 'Thank you for making glasses cool.'

"You imagine the history of haranguing this poor kid had endured - four-eyes, or whatever they called her. It really got to me."

He continued: "If someone is being bullied or feels like an outsider and they relate to something that I've done, even if it's just igniting a spark, that's great.

"I had that feeling as a kid.I was messed with no end. And then you fight back - and that's the rage that's just under the surface, and in the end it comes out."

Getting settled into his old man routine, Depp added: "I find it disheartening these days that everybody is like everybody else. Less and less you see real individuals.

"They all wear their trousers down below their crotch. I don't understand that kind of lemming mentality."

'The Rum Diary', Depp's tribute to the late author Hunter S Thompson, is released on November 11.

http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/64606/Johnny-Depps-Bullied-Past-Makes-Him-Proud-To-Be-A-Role-Model



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Posted By: Creole | 4/18/12 11:48 PM
What an amazing thing to hear from a little girl just for being yourself, and it is sad that so many people want to be so cookie cutter now. It probably has a lot to do with the slow decline of the arts so we are not producing as many individuals
Posted By: CityQT | 5/17/12 1:55 PM
Johnny is so cool because he does what makes him happy and he gives off that relaxed vibe. I bet that hearing that from a little girl made him just as happy to win all those movie awards.
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