WATCH: On Spirit Day, Honey Boo Boo’s Uncle Poodle Talks About Bullying, Staying Strong

In honor of Spirit Day, Lee Thompson—better known as Honey Boo Boo’s Uncle Poodle—talked with GLAAD about his own experiences being bullied and his message to LGBT youth to remain proud of who they are.

Lee and Honey are both wearing purple today—are you?

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  • BJ McFrisky

    Completely unrelated to the above article, all I have to say is this: At a time when a gay ambassador to Libya has been slain and all we can talk about is Honey Boo-Boos’s uncle, then I have to ask, Where is the outrage? Where is the demand to know the truth? Why has this issue gone unchallenged by the media? And will Queerty step up to the plate and ask such questions? I can only hope.

  • sfbeast

    thanks, poodle, for being who you are and staying strong. but please take care of yourself as well.

  • Cam

    @BJ McFrisky:

    The sad GOP attempt to make Bengazi a campaign issue.

    You want to ask questions? Ok here is mine. Why did the house GOP push to cut funding for security at our embassies and then after the ambassador got shot blame the White House for there being less security?

    Oh wait, you didn’t want REAL questions did you?

  • Dumdum

    Lee is so cute. And very sincere. Good for him.

  • BJ McFrisky

    @Cam: Banghazi is every bit a campaign issue as Iran was in 1980. Why? Because the state dept. and the white house have been doing backflips to try to spin the facts. Hillary Clinton herself stated that budget cuts made no difference in the security in Libya. But that still doesn’t answer: Where is the outrage? Because we all know that if this had happened under Bush’s watch, gays would be marching in the street burning his picture and demanding his removal from office, but under Obama? The murder of Chris Stevens becomes an inconvenience that requires covering up. The double standard is appalling.

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