Daniel Donald MacPherson is an Australian actor and television presenter, best known for his roles as; Joel Samuels on Neighbours, PC Cameron Tait on British police drama The Bill, and Detective Senior Constable Simon Joyner in City Homicide. He is the currently co-host of Dancing with the Stars alongside Edwina Bartholomew and starred as Jack Keenan in Wild Boys (2011).
MacPherson was a chubby kid bullied at school. He's anything but now and hopes he can be a positive role model for young boys and girls being picked on because of their weight.
This week he posted a series of instagram photographs of himself as a "chubby" child to motivate other young kids to be healthy.
"I was the fat kid and then there was the guy who was good at running and then there was the funny guy," Macpherson told Confidential.
"It was just part of going to school for me. I guess the most poignant issues now are that I haven't put my hand up to be a crusader for bullying as such. But bullying now has a term and a name. Back then it was just what you did as a kid. Certainly sports and a healthy lifestyle completely changed my life. To me, it is about giving other kids that are going through that awkward teenage phase hope. The truth is your teenage years can really suck."
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Posted By: JamieBro |
1/28/14 11:49 PM
You are a beautiful man. Shame on anyone to bully you. Thanks for sharing your story with us.