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Wentworth Earl Miller III

Wentworth Earl Miller III



Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Hurtful Words!

Hurtful words do so much damage to a person’s psyche and overall well-being. 

We should always be mindful and respectful towards others for we don’t know what pain they are carrying deep down inside of them.

Wentworth was subjected to such vicious untrue gossip and hurtful words written by someone with an unclosed mind and with disregard for the human heart.  Went, subsequently posted on his FB page and wrote this amazing and inspiring piece with dignity and encouragement for others who may suffer at the hand of victimisation and abusive words.

I therefore feel moved to share Went’s words with you out of deep respect and admiration for him as it highlights what a wonderful and courageous human being Wentworth Miller really is.

Today I found myself the subject of an Internet meme. Not for the first time.

This one, however, stands out from the rest.

In 2010, semi-retired from acting, I was keeping a low-profile for a number of reasons.

First and foremost, I was suicidal.

This is a subject I've since written about, spoken about, shared about.

But at the time I suffered in silence. As so many do. The extent of my struggle known to very, very few.

Ashamed and in pain, I considered myself damaged goods. And the voices in my head urged me down the path to self-destruction. Not for the first time.

I've struggled with depression since childhood. It's a battle that's cost me time, opportunities, relationships, and a thousand sleepless nights.

In 2010, at the lowest point in my adult life, I was looking everywhere for relief/comfort/distraction. And I turned to food. It could have been anything. Drugs. Alcohol. Sex. But eating became the one thing I could look forward to. Count on to get me through. There were stretches when the highlight of my week was a favorite meal and a new episode of TOP CHEF. Sometimes that was enough. Had to be.

And I put on weight. Big f--king deal.

One day, out for a hike in Los Angeles with a friend, we crossed paths with a film crew shooting a reality show. Unbeknownst to me, paparazzi were circling. They took my picture, and the photos were published alongside images of me from another time in my career. "Hunk To Chunk." "Fit To Flab." Etc.

My mother has one of those "friends" who's always the first to bring you bad news. They clipped one of these articles from a popular national magazine and mailed it to her. She called me, concerned.
In 2010, fighting for my mental health, it was the last thing I needed.

Long story short, I survived.

So do those pictures.

I'm glad.

Now, when I see that image of me in my red t-shirt, a rare smile on my face, I am reminded of my struggle. My endurance and my perseverance in the face of all kinds of demons. Some within. Some without.

Like a dandelion up through the pavement, I persist.

Anyway. Still. Despite.

The first time I saw this meme pop up in my social media feed, I have to admit, it hurt to breathe. But as with everything in life, I get to assign meaning. And the meaning I assign to this/my image is Strength. Healing. Forgiveness.

Of myself and others.

If you or someone you know is struggling, help is available. Reach out. Text. Send an email. Pick up the phone. Someone cares. They're waiting to hear from you. Much love. - W.M. #‎koalas #‎inneractivist #‎prisonbroken

Subsequently after Wentworth’s post and reply to the damaging and hurtful post that “The Lad Bible”posted about him on its FB page, they posted an apology to Wentworth.

You can follow The Lad Bible’s link below if you care to leave your comments.   

This was my comment to The Lad Bible. 

Well I should say! It's such a pity that you would write such hurtful words in the first place without thinking before you print or publish something so cruel. I'm disgusted that such tripe was ever printed about Wentworth Miller in the first place. He is the most wonderful person and doesn't deserve to be hurt and reminded of such a painful period in his life. It's all very well to apologise after the damage has been done. I know that Wentworth Miller will accept your apology and overlook your foolishness because that's the good and decent person he is. I however am not so forgiving. If you say you support mental health issues why the hell did you print such a hurtful piece in the first place? Wake up smell the roses and think before you write. I think you owe more than an apology to Mr Miller. Think about it and come up with something more original and set the record right properly. You know what you have to do ... listen to your heart.

Having said that … to them I would also like to add these words to others …

I would like to iterate/stress to other so called Entertainment Publishers and wannabe writers and commenters that they should use their discretion and brains before they decide to write anything obscene, ludicrous, vicious, harmful or damaging about a celebrity or any human being.  Not everyone appreciates nor applauds hurtful words or intent … it leaves a foul odour and a bad taste in a person’s mouth!  Instead, think before you write.  Before you write what your brain tells you to write … write from your heart because you heart always knows what is true and pure.  It is better to lift up humanity with good words than bring it down into the gutter with trashy articles.  Writing is about giving life to your words with good intent.  It is not about destroying lives with bad intent.  Please people I appeal to you have some decency and compassion.  Learn to live in peace and love with other human beings.  Is this too much to ask? 

My message to dearest Went.

Thank you so much Wentworth for showing everyone what a courageous and decent human being you are and offering everyone encouragement and inspiration.  You are a wonderful example of how we should all be and behave.  I am forever grateful to you for all that you do and strive to do to make our World a better one to live in. 

I love you and admire you so much.



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