'Honey Boo Boo' uncle reveals bullied past, present
Posted October 19, 2012
Sugar Bear's brother Lee Thompson, affectionately known by the clan as "Uncle Poodle," reveals that he's been the victim of violence:
"Being gay in the South ... people don't like it."
"Growing up as a kid, I was bullied day in and day out ... broke ribs, dislocated jaw, cars vandalized ... I've had cars vandalized to this day." He says he has, however, always had the support of family and friends.
Thompson's message to today's young people? "It is OK to be who you are ... don't let anybody change that."
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