Ellen Meets 12-Year-Old Boy Who Was Punched For Wearing Make-Up

A 12-year-old Welsh boy named Reuben de Maid has won the heart and affection of Ellen DeGeneres.

On her talk show, Reuben performed the iconic Dreamgirls song, "And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going."

Afterward, he and Ellen then had a chat about the young man's love of make-up.

On Facebook, Ellen shared video from their interview with a caption that reads:

“I absolutely love this kid from Wales – his voice, his character, his uniqueness, all of it.” 

De Maid said he learned how to apply make-up by watching tutorials online. 

“I’d love to be on stage but I’d like to have my own make-up brand and to have a YouTube channel with my sister and do make-up tutorials.” 

Sadly, he then revealed to Ellen that he'd endured much bullying and abuse at the hand of his peers.

“In my drama group I used to get hit, punched and kicked.

“And then they went on for two months, and then after two months I try to brush it off but brushing it off doesn’t work. 

“So I stood up to them and I told my mum.” 

Ellen responded:

“Well good on you for standing up for who you are!” 

Watch:

 

H/T: Ellen DeGeneres

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Brilliant talented kid. Just loved him.

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This Ellen witch is encouraing young people to totally ruin their lives!

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Horrible thing to say 

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Keep your negativity to yourself.

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Nice to make these comments while hiding behind anonymity. Ellen is not encouraging anyone to do anything. She is merely doing the loving thing(as Christ taught, BTW) and the right thing....supporting others who need it. When I was in the closet as a boy/adolescent, I lived in complete fear. It is people like you who have helped create the current humanitarian crisis in Chechnya.

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How does simple make up makes someone "special"?

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How dare you calling Ms Ellen "a witch"... you are the one judging her because she accepts people the way they are? ... this little lovely boy is a perfect example of a child with preference and a confident identity. "Ruins lives"? "Ruin Lives"? are you fu%#%# kidding me ... if anything she is the most helpful person ever, fulfilling, satisfying and pleasing ppl needs. Specially the one in needs. You are so pathetic and ridiculous! Get a life and deal with it! 

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How come make up makes someone be "who they are"?

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Isn't he a little young to be wearing make up ?? Great eyelashes BTW !!!

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What an amazing young man! He is definitely a prime example of being yourself is the coolest thing of all.

I just hope he changes his mind about being a Kardashian. They're not exactly the best role models for people.

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