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Lance Bass On 'Larry King': I Used To Bully Gay Kids (VIDEO)

First Posted: 10/05/10 10:51 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:55 PM ET

Lance Bass used to bully gay kids as a closeted teen growing up Southern Baptist in the Bible Belt, he admitted to Larry King Monday night.

"You made fun of gay kids in high school to hide your own secret?" Larry asked. "Did you think you were harming your own kind?"

"That's right," Lance replied. "When you're 13, 14, you just go along with what the other people are doing. You just want to fit in. You want to make sure that your friends like you. So yeah, you're going to crack jokes, you're going to laugh along with it. And when you're a teenager, you're not really thinking, 'Oh, I'm being a bully by laughing along with it.'"

Tim Gunn, Wanda Sykes and Kathy Griffin also appeared on the segment to discuss gay bullying, which has recently led to several gay teen suicides.

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