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Colfer on Bullies and Gay Role Models 

Colfer on Bullies and Gay Role Models 

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Glee star Chris Colfer appeared on Tuesday's Gayle King Show to talk about being bullied in high school, winning the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and why he's happy to be a gay role model.

"It's very strange to hear that people weren't bullied in high school, probably because it was just such a constant for me," Colfer said, referring to his Golden Globes acceptance speech in which he gave a shout-out to all of the kids who were ever told no.

Gayle King said she wasn't bullied in high school, but stressed that she wasn't a bully either. The two then went on to talk about the heart-wrenching stories Colfer hears from kids who watch the show.

"I think now, with the Internet and Facebook, things have gotten worse," King told Colfer. "It's actually scary to me about what young kids are going through."

The two went on to talk about gay kids looking up to Colfer as a role model ("All I can be is myself," he said) and Kurt's relationship with his father on Glee -- a relationship King said she loves.

Listen to the segment here.
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