Tyler Clementi’s Brother Opens Up On AC360, Calling Brother “Brave” But Troubled

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.”

Out published some of James’ letters to Tyler, and they are equally heartbreaking. Get the full story of what we know about Tyler Clementi’s suicide here. Sad, sad, sad.

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  • Triple S

    Tragic. There’s not much else that can be said than that. Because it didn’t have to happen makes it all the more worse. I don’t get how anyone couldn’t apologise to the family if something like this occurred. Even if he wasn’t directly responsible for Tyler’s death, he still should’ve apologised from the bottom of his heart. Quite a bummer of a story. :(

  • Drew

    Yet Cooper still continues to be a total closet queen and refuses to come out.

    R.I.P. Tyler.

  • Kate

    Rest in Peace, Tyler. Your murderer is going to prison and hopefully will get what he has coming to him. I pray for Tyler and all the other GLBT kids out there who don’t have a voice. God Bless all of you and don’t let ANYONE tell you there’s something wrong with you. You are all beautiful, and there are alot of people who care about you. Things will get better, I promise! Sending love to Tyler and all the kids.

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