This is heartbreaking. Teenager and popular YouTube star Austin Wallis has been forced to change schools because of his sexuality.
The 17-year-old student opens up about it in the devastating video below, which currently has over 300,000 views.
“I was called to the principal, and he said that he had found out that I was gay, and that I was openly gay, and basically he said that, you know, ‘I’m gonna call your parents, they’re gonna get involved,’” Austin explains. “So the next day, my mom came in with me, and he basically told me that..I had to go back into the closet to stay at the school. And I could never be involved in another video, or do anything that mattered, which is really hard for me, because this YouTube channel means the world to me.”
Thankfully, Austin did find a new school to attend, but the entire situation has understandably left a lasting impression.
“I think it’s ridiculous that, in this day and age, you can be excluded from your own school for being gay,” Austin said. “When I came out, I knew I was going to have bullies. But I never expected it to be from the people who are supposed to protect you from the bullies, who are supposed to try to stop that.”
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