Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said Monday that he was bullied as a child by kids who made fun of his weight and he urged victims to report bullying to the authorities.
Ford made the admission at a city hall news conference held to proclaim Bullying Awareness Week.
“When you’re overweight like I’ve been my whole life, you’re being made fun of,” said Ford. “It’s not good growing up. There’s many different types of bullying, but being called fat and all that stuff, it bothers you.
“I see it in the high schools, with the football team I coach. We won’t tolerate that. We’ll keep trying to tackle the problem."
Ford also offered advice to anyone being targeted by bullies: Report the abuse immediately to teachers or police.
“You have to stand up to bullies. If you keep it inside, it could mentally harm you.”
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Posted By: MamaJean |
11/14/12 1:40 PM
He is in the important position where he can make things happen to prevent bullying so hopefully he will do his city proud
Posted By: Chariot |
11/15/12 2:29 PM
Just goes to show you that if you have confidence in yourself you can persevere and reach any goal that you have