Tommy Vext (Bad Wolves) Opens Up About Being Bullied & Being Called Racial Slurs As A Kid

Last month, Bad Wolves’ Tommy Vext made headlines after posting a controversial video in which he discussed a conspiracy theory regarding the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement and saying that he never “experienced actual racism” in the U.S. However, the frontman soon followed up with a statement saying his comments were “widely misunderstood.” Now, during an appearance on the “High Notes” podcast, Vext opened up about the bullying and racism that he faced as a child:

“I was a fat kid and I used to get teased and made fun of for being fat and I grew up—I’m also mixed race and it was not socially acceptable in the ’90s and early 2000s to be mixed race—so I got bullied until I grew into my body. I used to get picked on. I used to get held down and kids would burn me with cigarettes and lighters and call me the n-word. I never forgot any of that. Most of those people, I got… When I was sixteen I joined the gym and met some guys and they taught me how to work out and I basically kept tabs and beat the shit out of anybody that ever fucked with me as a kid—and pretty violently, I broke some people’s faces… Anger has always been a pretty dark passenger that I struggled with until I got into recovery.”

[via The PRP]

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