Max Adler, who plays Chris Colfer's tormentor on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, has recorded a video for the It Gets Better Project, a collection of inspiring videos that urge troubled gay teens considering suicide to get help.

On Glee, Adler plays Dave Karofsky, who bullies gay McKinley High student Kurt Hummel, played by Colfer, presumably because he's gay. On last week's episode, Karofsky kissed Hummel after he stood up for himself.

Glee ringmaster Ryan Murphy has said the bullying storyline is expected to last through the second season.

But while Adler plays a bully on TV, he doesn't appear to condone the practice.

“You do not deserve to be bullied at all,” Adler says in the video.

“And I'll tell you a little secret. Most bullies are extremely insecure and want to knock you down a peg to feel better about themselves.”

“So being who you are is what's awesome,” Adler adds. “That's what makes you special, interesting, fun to talk to, desirable.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

The It Gets Better Project raises funds and awareness for The Trevor Project, the California-based non-profit that runs the nation's only 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth.

Celebrities and high-profile politicians who have created videos for the project include President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, New York Governor David Paterson, Fort Worth Councilman Joel Burns, rocker Adam Lambert and actor Neil Patrick Harris.