Bullies Beware: Max Adler

Taking a Stand against Bullying
Dr. Phil welcomes Max Adler, who plays a bully named Dave on the hit show Glee.
 
"Congratulations on all of your success. Robin and I are Gleeks," Dr. Phil 'fesses up. "We really love the way you have brought this character alive as a bully. I have even more respect for it knowing how much you are not that way, and how much you, in fact, are an activist."
 
"I shot an It Gets Better Project spot. It's all over YouTube; it's gone viral," Max says. He urges people to visit ItGetsBetter.org and take the pledge to stand up for anyone who is bullied.
 
"You should probably stand up for me, because I'm different," Temica RoShawn chimes in.
 
[AD]"I think people bully and attack out of ignorance and what they don't know. You need to be educated about what you're bullying about," Max answers. "The show takes a stand against bullying. It turns out [my character is] closeted, and I'm confused about my sexuality, and I bully out of the fact that I'm so scared."
 
"It is a brilliant portrayal, and it so much showcases the problems with bullying," Dr. Phil praises Max.
 
Max gives his take on Temica RoShawn.
 
Dr. Phil points out that Temica RoShawn has a "get them before they get me" attitude. "What do you think about what I'm saying?" he asks her.
 
"I agree with you. This happens often," she replies.
 
Dr. Phil introduces his staffers Taylor and Anna, the two young ladies that Temica RoShawn lambasted in the green room. "Taylor and Anna, Max, Kirk, Kelly, myself " we're just all here trying to help you find some peace."
 

Kelly addresses Temica RoShawn. "I spent a lot of time with you that day. You really get the sense that you're fighting everyone and everything, and you're kind of like the little girl without any Daddy backup," she says.

 

Kelly also shares that she's a single mom, and she's appalled to hear that the young woman drinks to the point of blacking out. "What if you bring some kind of pedophile psycho home, and you don't even remember it?" Kelly asks.

 

[AD]Tune in tomorrow for Bullies Beware Part 2. Will Temica RoShawn confront the fears that drive her rude behavior? Plus, a mom worries she's raising a 13-year-old bully.