One of Honey Boo Boo's breakout stars has posted a poignant video as part of GLAAD's pro-LGBT youth, anti-bullying Spirit Day.
Sugar Bear's brother Lee Thompson, affectionately known by the clan as "Uncle Poodle," reveals that he's been the victim of violence:
"Being gay in the South ... people don't like it."
"Growing up as a kid, I was bullied day in and day out ... broke ribs, dislocated jaw, cars vandalized ... I've had cars vandalized to this day." He says he has, however, always had the support of family and friends.
Thompson's message to today's young people? "It is OK to be who you are ... don't let anybody change that."
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Posted By: CurbIt |
10/22/12 12:55 PM
Being anything different in the South is difficult but if you endure the hate you know you can survive anything
Posted By: Whispers |
10/23/12 11:46 AM
I love this show honey boo boo but I dont remember seeing Lee yet so ill be looking for him next episode. Hopefully him coming out as a Southerner will encourage others to do the same and not feel ashamed