Rupert Grint
Bullying Survivor
Male | United Kingdom   United Kingdom
Bullied for being "girlie"
Bullying Type: Emotional
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10/30/12 9:30 AM
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The Harry Potter actor – aka Ron Weasley – claims he was tormented by his classmates at his all-boys school for being girlie, even though it was all in the name of acting.

Grint said: ‘We used to do school plays all the time. Because we didn’t have any girls I used to get all the female roles. I was the youngest in the class and my voice was the last to break, so I was usually playing the girl parts in the wigs and the dresses. I got a little bit of stick for that.’

Read the full interview in Attitude, out Tuesday

But he insists being picked on made him more confident, adding: ‘It’s that weird school period when kids can be quite cruel. You’ve got to stick it out and just be strong.’

As for his hair, Grint admits he’s baffled by the abuse redheads have to take and that they should be proud to be ginger.

‘I never really got bullied for my red hair,’ the 22-year-old said. ‘I knew some kids who really struggled with it. It’s ridiculous. There’s such a big stigma about ginger hair.

'People think you’re geeky or this or that. I’ve never thought about dyeing it. It’s just part of who I am.’

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Posted By: Bunnie66 | 10/30/12 3:01 PM
Im surprised he was never teased for having red hair that seems so typical to be bullied for that when you are younger. Im sure they were all very jealous to see your on screen girlfriend was emma watson
Posted By: FeltPain | 11/07/12 1:57 PM
Rupert played my favorite character Ron in Harry Potter. Nobody teased him about his hair because it looks great
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