Jordan Steffy, a bullied high school student, went viral last week after fighting back against a student who he later said had been calling him a “faggot” since the second grade.
Two clips of the altercation have been viewed more than 10 million times.
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Speaking to Insider, Jordan said that he came out in seventh grade and has endured bullying from homophobic kids ever since.
The kid he fought in the classroom had posted a homophobic message on Snapchat with his photo on it, and he decided to do something about it.
“He made an anti-gay post with a picture of me on it saying how he hated gays and a bunch of throwing up emojis all over it. I walked up to him and said ‘Why did you post this?’ He said ‘It was just a post.’ And I said ‘Well, it’s not just a post. It’s a post about me, saying how you dislike who I am, and I don’t appreciate that.’ He went on to say ‘Okay, but what are you going to do about it?’ I said ‘I’m not going to deal with this, this is the last time I’m called anything.’ And then he said ‘What are you going to do about it, faggot?’ And that’s when I was like ‘No, I’m not doing this.’”
In an appearance on Tamron Hall Show, Jordan spoke out about the altercation and what he plans on doing next to fight back against bullies.
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