Chris Colfer says his Golden Globe win
for playing a gay student on Glee was payback for bullying he
endured in high school.
The openly gay actor plays gay student
Kurt Hummel on the Fox musical-comedy that ended its second season on
turned 21 on Friday, talked about being bullied during an
appearance on CNN's
Piers Morgan Tonight.
When Morgan asked the actor if his
Golden Globe win was “this wonderful moment of payback,” Colfer
responded, “Yes! Oh, God, yes! Yes! And those individuals, I just
– it's almost like you want to say, 'Suck it' to them, like right
When asked how he felt about being
bullied, Colfer said: “I was just embarrassed, because I walked by
these people I barely knew in the hallway and they just screamed
profanities at me that I didn't think were true at the time. And, of
course, everyone else in the hallway would laugh.”
“It's embarrassing and it's uncalled
for, especially when they don't know you and you don't know them …
it was heart-wrenching,” he added.
Colfer dedicated his Golden Globe to
He also told Morgan that conservatives
love Glee and his gay character.