In a video for the It Gets Better project, actor Jim Parrack admits that he was a “jerk” in school who made life hard for other people, but he wants kids to know that hurting others gets you no where. He also wants to tell LGBT kids and all those who are bullied: it does get better.
Parrack, who plays Hoyt Fortenberry in HBO series True Blood, says in the video that school can be a confusing time, but nothing is gained by victimizing others. He goes on to say that kids who are being bullied will soon see that when school comes to an end they will be able to go their own way and leave the bullies behind — but the bullies will have to deal with what they have done.
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