Stephen Fry Tells Child Sex Abuse Victims To Stop The Self Pity And Grow Up

Back to his rant against abuse victims, it gets worse:

It’s a great shame and we’re all very sorry that your uncle touched you in that nasty place, you get some of my sympathy, but your self-pity gets none of my sympathy because self-pity is the ugliest emotion in humanity.

Get rid of it, because no one’s going to like you if you feel sorry for yourself. The irony is we’ll feel sorry for you, if you stop feeling sorry for yourself. Just grow up.

Needless to say, several mental health organizations expressed ‘worry’ over Fry’s comments.

Mind released a statement in response to the outrageous rant:

Abuse is incredibly serious and can have devastating consequences for survivors, particularly for their life-long mental health. We would urge anyone who has experienced abuse of any kind to reach out and seek support.

We understand why some people may have been upset by Stephen Fry’s remarks in a recent American TV interview. Stephen was speaking in a personal context, giving his own views as part of a longer discussion on the subject of freedom of speech. We will be speaking to Stephen to discuss the concerns our supporters have raised.

As president of Mind, Stephen Fry has done a huge amount to raise awareness and understanding about bipolar disorder and other mental health problems. He has supported Mind in our campaigning activities over the last decade and has helped enormously to change public attitudes in the UK about mental health for the better.

An impassioned rebuttal to Fry, published in the Guardian, has been shared 21,000 times as of this writing.

Poor Stephen Fry. He is clearly in some sort of trouble, and deserves the compassion he has inexplicably denied to abuse victims.

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