Colin Farrell Speaks Out Against Homophobia, Bullying

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While it will always be funny to think of him as a sex tape star, Colin Farrell is making it clear that he wishes to be known as more than just a Hollywood bad boy.

On the wagon and focusing on his movie career, the Golden Globe winner is also taking up a few good causes. Chief among them: homophobia and the problems his brother, Eamon, has gone through as a gay man in Ireland.

Last week, Farrell spoke at an event for BeLonG To, an Irish LGBT organization aimed at teens, regarding his sibling's struggles. Said the actor:

"I can't remember much about the years of physical and emotional abuse my brother, Eamon, suffered. The thing I do remember, though, quite literally, is blood on his school shirt when he came home in the afternoon. The beatings and taunting were very frequent for him and a constant part of his school years.

"Intolerance is not genetically encoded - it is taught. It is learned at home. It is learned in the classrooms and it is learned anywhere else we gather as a group. Bullying is torture, it is another betrayal of basic human decency and its scars reach into the future of its survivors."

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Recently, Khloe Kardashian also spoke out against bullying.

If this a new cause celebrities are lining up for, it's certainly one we can get behind.

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nice of him....too bad, you will be back to calling him a douchebag in a week....

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