Stephen Colbert is very uneducated about the problems dealing with today’s bullies. In his “It Gets Better” video, which deals with LGBTQ youth, experience happened how many times? ONCE!!! Only once so his opinion that is “If you don’t give power to the words people throw at you to hurt you they don’t hurt you anymore.” False! Words hurt and people die because of words. Also, this opinion is based on the person who is being called queer who actually came out to the bully making the bully nervous. So yeah, maybe he did walk away, but what about all the people who are already open about there sexual orientation. These people get bullied because they are gay. You can’t just say that word won’t hurt you if you ignore them. And why did he tell the story of his friend standing up to his bully? Why not his story? Did he stand up? Maybe its because he didn’t have the strength to stand up. There are an array of possibilities of how his bullying experience worked. Back to what he said.
That’s a bunch of lies, and the youth will try and ignore those hurtful words but it’s very rare for the words to be brushed off and let go because as a young teen who is gay and open about himself it’s very hard to deal with so there are a lot of emotions that you have to deal with and the vulnerability doesn’t just go away after awhile, it’s there for along long time.
So in turn words do hurt and they hurt a lot. Stephen Colbert, who is not gay or a teen, is only talking about what he’s seen rather than what he’s experienced. The stereotype that a bully is someone who is weak so they pick on the weaker to feel better is not what happens these days if you stand up to the bullies it just gets worse I know this because I’m a teen who is openly gay and have experienced this. So what the youth that is open about their sexual orientation should in my opinion should try to avoid the bullies and I’m not saying that the LGBTQ community should...