Glee star Chris Colfer says his success on the popular FOX musical-comedy is big, fat payback to all the kids who made his childhood miserable with their taunts and laughter. Colfer, who is also a budding screenwriter, was the victim of constant teasing and bullying throughout high school, being mocked for his high-pitched voice by classmates nearly every day for years.
“It’s embarrassing and it’s uncalled for. Especially when they don’t know you and you don’t know them. I was a really, really good kid. It was heart-wrenching.”
During an appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight last week, the 21-year-old actor was asked whether he considered his success a form of “payback” to the bullies who tormented him.
“There’s a diplomatic answer I could give, which is, ‘absolutely, yes,’” Chris joked. “Those individuals, it’s almost like you want to say ‘suck it’ to them right there. I should have said that.”
Well, we bet the bullies hadn’t planned on Chris’ high-pitched voice landing him a role on the most successful show on the small screen today.
Who’s laughing now?