Tyler Clementi‘s openly gay brother, James, has gone on national television to open up about his family’s tragedy. Watch out, it’s a tearjerker.
Said James, of Tyler’s decision to come out of the closet right before he left for Rutgers:
“I think he was being brave with the people around him by being honest about his sexuality. And I think he tried to be a strong person and an honest person, but it seems like he was punished for that forthrightness. And made to be a joke or laughingstock and I think that must have taken its toll on him, emotionally and mentally. I think that was a lot, and I don’t think he knew how to respond to that, and obviously he responded in the wrong way.”