Wil Wheaton was asked a question by a little girl at the Denver Comic Con last year, with his response just recently going viral.
The “Star Trek: The Next Generation” star had a kind and understanding way to deal with being called a nerd by a bully. Must see video!
Wil Wheaton, who many of us will remember as Gordie Lachance in the movie “Stand by Me” (far left in photo), was sitting for a Q&A session at Denver’s Comic Con by a young girl.
She asked, “When you were a kid, were you called a nerd and how did you deal with it?”
The actor’s great response was recorded and is now trending as a viral video.
Wil Wheaton replied, “When I was a little boy I was called a nerd all the time because I did not like sports, I loved to read, I liked math and science and I thought school was really cool and it hurt, a lot. It’s never okay when a person makes fun of you for something you did not choose.”
Wheaton explained she should never apologize for liking things that may not be considered “cool”.
He told her, “Don’t let a person make you feel bad because you love something they decided was only for nerds”.
Wil explained that when someone is bullying you that it’s usually because of issues in their own lives. He said we should actually feel sorry for them.
Wheaton told her, “It has nothing to do with you. It’s about them feeling bad about themselves. They feel sad. They don’t get positive attention from their parents. They don’t feel as smart as you”.
He adds, “Maybe one of their parents is really pushing them to be a cheerleader or a baseball player or an engineer or something that they just don’t want to do. So they take that out on you because they can’t go out and be mean to the person who’s actually hurting them.”
We love this! What an awesome guy!
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