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Penn Teller And Greg Gutfeld Own Up To Bullying Behavior As Kids (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Nov 9th 2010 4:50PM
Due to several high-profile and tragic incidents, bullying has recently taken a prominent place in the national discussion. On 'Red Eye' (weekdays, 3 AM ET on Fox News) Greg Gutfeld argued that when people reflect upon their childhoods they tend to think of themselves as having been bullied, there may be more to the story. Gutfeld himself was both both the victim and the perpetrator of bullying.

"If we were all bullied," Gutfeld wondered, "then where are the bullies? The answer: we're both."

Penn Teller agreed with Gutfeld's theory:

"The thing you said . .. that we're all bullies, and although I never hit anybody . . . I was always very aggressive verbally. And when I Iook back on it, I never saw the bullying as anything verbal . . . and everything I said was absolutely OK."

"I look back on the incredibly cruel things I said, and when I was thinking about this bullying stuff, it was all 'you know, I was beat up a lot . . ."

The bottom line is that most children and adolescents can be pretty horrible to each other at times. This shouldn't excuse bullying, but it's part of what makes it such a complicated problem.

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