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Date: 07/23/11 05:03 PM

40 Responses to Stephen Colbert: It Gets Better

  1. Profile photo of El_Chinche
    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    July 23, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    Link: Stephen Colbert: It Gets Better - In a rare break of character for the comedian, Stephen Colbert reaches out to LGBT youth with a personal childhood story
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 23, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Message to All:

    It does not get better. Life sucks.
    But you do eventually figure out how to handle it.
    Hang in there.
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    Sinislaw Male 18-29
    5 posts
    July 23, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    I`m not against LGBT`s but I wish he never did this video, the best thing about Colbert is his refusal to break character.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    July 23, 2011 at 6:04 pm
    That`s a... positive message. ... but it doesn`t apply to me, nor is it relevant. This hasn`t been a problem in the community I`m a part of for a while.

    I am aware that it still is, further south. Good luck with that... savages.
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    jacos27 Male 18-29
    246 posts
    July 23, 2011 at 6:30 pm
    @Sinislaw i think it`s nice to see the real him. but only in rare occurances like this. He also did it once when he was running for president. He went on meet the press and Tim Russert basically had two interviews with him. One as Steven Colbert the character, and the other as Steven Colbert as himself. i thought that too was a great moment.

    Also, since the message of this video was that it is yourself who is important, then Steven should be himself, and not his character.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3447 posts
    July 23, 2011 at 6:54 pm
    My story is from when I was in the Navy and was talking to my buddy about "fightin` words.He said, "Like what?" I said, "for example when someone calls you a cox ucker." He said, "Are you?" I said, "No." He said, Then why would you let it bother you then." And I never threw a first punch again.
    Gerry1of1, it does get better for most people. It`s getting better all the time.
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    Maromi Female 18-29
    1095 posts
    July 23, 2011 at 7:12 pm
    I hate this slogan...organization...group... wtv so much. It`s a huge lie, it doesn`t get better. You just learn to cope with it or find a place where it doesn`t matter.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    July 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm
    I hate this slogan...organization...group... wtv so much. It`s a huge lie, it doesn`t get better. You just learn to cope with it or find a place where it doesn`t matter.
    Somebody sure is grumpy.
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    Enjin Male 30-39
    802 posts
    July 23, 2011 at 8:18 pm
    Unfortunately if you are not gay it won`t get better and your life will suck forever. Am I the only who thinks that when I see these messages?

    It kind of bugs me how this is a sex related issue now. The fact is school is a horrible place for a lot of kids and most of them are not gay. It`s not like potentially gay teens have the market cornered on teen suicide or anything. They just have the loud hollywood lobby behind them. Would be really nice to see a program like this for all kids, but I guess it`s already a meme now so perhaps it`s too late for that.
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    jenniferm1 Male 40-49
    39 posts
    July 23, 2011 at 10:02 pm
    Actually it does get better. I am a lesbian and the older I get the easier it is to be gay. I care less and less what people think and have an easier time speaking up for myself. At the same time the world grow more accepting of us. We still have So Far to go but I see things getting better every year. I have seen people I thought would never give us their blessing not only stop being against us but try to make things better for us. It does get better and will never stop doing so.
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    swapan Male 18-29
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    July 23, 2011 at 11:03 pm
    @Maromi it doesn`t get better. You just learn to cope with it or find a place where it doesn`t matter.

    I`d say that no it doesn`t get better, it just changes form.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3919 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 12:45 am
    A Study in the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics that was released this year concluded that lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth were significantly more likely to attempt suicide compared with heterosexuals (21.5% vs 4.2%). And the risk of attempting suicide was 20% greater in unsupportive environments compared to supportive environments. That is why the It Gets Better campaign is so important.
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    skine Male 18-29
    719 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 1:18 am
    This reminds me a lot of Stephen Fry, who, when bullied in school, would say "Please don`t touch me, you`ll give me an erection!"

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    outdoorMINER Female 18-29
    934 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 2:12 am
    It was so strange seeing Mr. Colbert out of character. Lots of respect for that guy, though.
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    Rangerahab Male 18-29
    161 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 2:27 am
    Sticks and stones kiddies.Balls up and quit crying.
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    TypicalJerk Male 18-29
    533 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 4:03 am
    Then a bigger dumber jock punches you and stuffs you in a locker. =\
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    jwhalerfan Male 30-39
    220 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 4:54 am
    There`s nothing wrong with gays killing themselves.
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    Khronnus Male 18-29
    621 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 6:14 am
    I did something similar to this. Me and the dumb jock have doibnked a few times since that. And jwhalerfan, stop trolling you prick.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 7:45 am
    Sticks and stones.
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    thubanstar Female 50-59
    823 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 8:01 am
    I love this guy!
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    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
    698 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 8:09 am
    WIN!!! I am not sarcastic I was picked on the same way.
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    jonnycake63 Male 18-29
    146 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 8:58 am
    Good for you Colbert.

    Also, there`s nothing wrong with jwhalerfan killing himself.
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    jwhalerfan Male 30-39
    220 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 10:56 am
    Mass murderers, alcoholics and child molesters are born that way, too. Doesn`t make it right.
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    krisley Male 18-29
    525 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 11:17 am
    whaler trolling is soooo 2009 and you`re not even doing it right.

    Stephen`s great, as always.
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2120 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 11:20 am
    @jwhalerfan

    You are not born alcoholic, and gay people do not hurt anyone with their way of life, unlike murderers and child molesters. Try coming up with an actual argument before you go around being hateful.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2514 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 11:33 am
    I think he`s sending a message to the wrong crowd. Not that gay people don`t get picked on or don`t deserve support, but because most of the gay people I know are already fairly confident with themselves. It`s the ones doing to bullying who have the low self esteems and need support.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    wow... that actually was very well done
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    LovexXxHaku Female 18-29
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    July 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm
    I`ve done that before, and I got picked on more than ever. That was in...eighth grade, and some chick kept calling me lesbian, so I`m like yeah, wanna make out? The bullying just got worse, and the school counciler took me aside and told me it was my own fault for saying that, even if it was a joke, and that I deserved to be picked on.
    Fun times.
    (It was a small school, only about 150 people, so word traveled really fast)
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    ShadowDD13 Male 18-29
    260 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 7:53 pm
    @robswindol theres kids everywhere who have low self-esteem and deal with it in all sorts of ways, why the hell would we support those who choose to deal with it by hurting others? drat those kids, they deserve everything bad that comes to them
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 10:57 pm
    Mass murderers, alcoholics and child molesters are born that way, too. Doesn`t make it right.
    jwhalerfan, say what?
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 12:08 am
    I liked it <3
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3919 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 2:09 am
    I love how there is a huge troll trying to get a rise out of people and no one is biting. If you don`t get angry the bullies and the trolls wither away.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
    1832 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 8:34 am
    So much respect for him.
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    RPossum Male 30-39
    1095 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 9:08 am
    Love this, and Colbert rocks. However it should be noted that everyone take his advice with a grain of salt. If you ask a bully to kiss you he just might decide you`re being uppity and say "kiss my fist queer".
    Bullies are sometimes actually just looking for any reason to hit someone they perceive to be weaker than them.
    That being said it definitely will get better for any who watched this.
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    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 9:21 am
    Teens are getting transgender surgeries?

    Okay, that`s just horrid.
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    Thdot Male 30-39
    658 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    Message for the straight kids. It get worse. Much, much worse.
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    Avalessa Female 13-17
    491 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    @DShephard
    Transgender actually means that you feel like you`re the opposite gender trapped in your current gender`s body.
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    Dover78 Male 18-29
    224 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm
    Steven Colbert for President
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    MrLogic Male 30-39
    106 posts
    November 1, 2012 at 11:03 am
    "Who you are" is the problem with you Colbert. But on the other hand he did make some good points.

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