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Twelve-year-old Singaporean speaks out against bullies

A 12-year-old boy in Singapore has made an articulate response to bullies who have been calling him gay slurs over the past few months, online and in school.\n

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9th May 2013 17:51

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

Theo Chen, who likes making fun music videos and posting on YouTube, directly addressed the bullies in a video, telling them ‘think about what you’re saying’.

To answer gossip from his ‘friends’ about whether he is gay or not, Chen says: ‘The honest thing is that I don’t really know. Do you guys even know how old I am? I’m 12 years old. And you’re calling me gay? You shouldn’t judge people on their sexuality. You should just people on their personality.’

Chen also tells his sister’s friends who have been bullying him ‘calling someone else gay doesn’t make you any more straight’.

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