oh man yeah my dad put up with Some Bullshit growing up. he got into a fistfight at a church social when he was 16 and his white adoptive parents kicked him out? and he left and went to toronto where he was homeless at age 16 for like a year. just slept on park benches.
he also participated in a Mr. Mardi Gras pageant at like age 52. he won Mr. Congeniality lmao
just imagine: you’re a 17 year old teen, going to school and getting the chance to take this role in this low budget production that’s going to take place at your school. you think: cool, i’ve always wanted to act and that’s my chance to!
then, out of nowhere, that low budget production explodes and turns into this huge phenomenon all over the world and people want to meet you, they want to talk to you, they want to take pictures with you. and it all hits you out of nowhere.
and besides having school work, and friends, and a theater play you’re in and you want to be good at it, you want to rock it– but there’s the other side of that medal, the dark side no one told you about before, because it wasn’t supposed to be like that.
and suddenly, fans from all over the world want to meet you, they come to your school and they make you feel like you have to make them happy, because they’re giving you something back, they’re giving you appreciation, so you should appreciate them too. but it’s getting out of hand, and you don’t know how to handle it anymore. you don’t have the time to take a fucking breath because everywhere you look, there could be someone wanting something from you. you have to sacrifice your lunch break. you have to sacrifice your freedom in a place that’s trapping you anyway, because school is never that much fun.
just, please, take a good hard look in the mirror and think to yourself: would you want this for yourself? and please don’t come into my inbox saying that he chose that. because no, he didn’t.