Stephen Colbert: It Gets Better

Submitted by: El_Chinche 5 years ago in Misc

In a rare break of character for the comedian, Stephen Colbert reaches out to LGBT youth with a personal childhood story
There are 40 comments:
Male 106
"Who you are" is the problem with you Colbert. But on the other hand he did make some good points.
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Male 224
Steven Colbert for President
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Female 491
@DShephard
Transgender actually means that you feel like you`re the opposite gender trapped in your current gender`s body.
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Male 658
Message for the straight kids. It get worse. Much, much worse.
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Male 5,190
Colbert got lucky.
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Male 1,595
Teens are getting transgender surgeries?

Okay, that`s just horrid.
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Male 1,122
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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Male 1,832
So much respect for him.
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Male 4,433
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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Female 5,222
I liked it <3
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Male 12,138
[quote]Mass murderers, alcoholics and child molesters are born that way, too. Doesn`t make it right.[/quote]
jwhalerfan, say what?
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Male 260
@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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Female 8
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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Male 25,416
wow... that actually was very well done
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Male 2,528
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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Female 2,120
@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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Male 526
whaler trolling is soooo 2009 and you`re not even doing it right.

Stephen`s great, as always.
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Male 220
Mass murderers, alcoholics and child molesters are born that way, too. Doesn`t make it right.
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Male 146
Good for you Colbert.

Also, there`s nothing wrong with jwhalerfan killing himself.
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Male 698
WIN!!! I am not sarcastic I was picked on the same way.
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Female 836
I love this guy!
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Male 5,413
Sticks and stones.
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Male 621
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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Male 220
There`s nothing wrong with gays killing themselves.
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Male 533
Then a bigger dumber jock punches you and stuffs you in a locker. =\
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Male 161
Sticks and stones kiddies.Balls up and quit crying.
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Female 934
It was so strange seeing Mr. Colbert out of character. Lots of respect for that guy, though.
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Male 719
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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Male 4,433
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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Male 13
@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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Male 39
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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Male 802
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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Male 2,440
[quote]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.[/quote]
Somebody sure is grumpy.
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Female 1,095
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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Male 3,475
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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Male 246
@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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Male 10,440
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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Male 5
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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Male 38,780

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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Male 546
Link: Stephen Colbert: It Gets Better [Rate Link] - 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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