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‘Uncle Poodle’ speaks out on gay bashing for Spirit Day

Lee Thompson

Lee Thompson, known to fans of the TLC reality program “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” as “Uncle Poodle,” released a video through media watchdog GLAAD over the weekend to promote LGBT Spirit Day, which was Oct. 19.

In the video, Thompson says he was the victim of bullying while in school and had suffered broken bones and a dislocated jaw from gay bashings.

"Growing up as a kid, I was bullied day in and day out, broken ribs, dislocated jaw, cars vandalized, I've had cars vandalized to this day," Thompson says.