- Chris Rock doesn’t need any kind of introduction; the comedian is known worldwide thanks to his constant appearances on movies, series and comedy shows all over the world
- The comedian opened up about his past and how bullying defined his life to what it has become today
Chris Rock, as many other superstars that are now on the top, was bullied while he was in school.
The 52-year-old actor revealed that since he lived in a neighborhood that was plagued with gangster violence and his parents wanted him to go to a better school, he was bused to a school for white people where he was the only black.
‘I was the only black boy in my grade for most of the time. I was a little guy, too, a skinny runt.’
For Chris, the bullying he received helped to shape the man he is today, and his goals became clear with time: be on top to avoid being step all over again.
He said that being bullied since he was in second grade was:
‘The defining moment of my life … it made me who I am.’
He also thanked the group of boys that ‘kicked my a**, spit in my face, and kicked me down the stairs,’ because it was the need to prove himself to be deserving of something better what drove him to dedicate his life to comedy and acting.
For Chris, being bullied was something that only happened at home, so he always had something to look forward too after a long day at school being constantly annoyed because of his skin color.
‘Bullying without love? You can be destroyed. But you know, I was bullied and I had love at home, so that was kind of the perfect storm for me, you know?’
Chris is always speaking up about bullying and sharing his experience with no shame, hoping to help someone else that might be going through a similar situation.
Rock is raising his kid to understand that even though the exterior can be deceiving, is what’s inside what really matters.