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‘Breaking Bad’ Star Speaks Out Against Bullying

By Deborah Donovan

R. J. Mitte, one of the stars of the hit AMC show Tell your 4-year-old daughter who asks why she has to wear glasses, a hearing aid and an eye patch that they’re what make her unique, R. J. Mitte, a star of the hit AMC show “Breaking Bad,” said Tuesday at Harper College.

After Mitte, who has mild cerebral palsy, spoke for half an hour, questions from the packed audience of 443 were submitted on cards, and most of the ones read by the assistants were about real life, not the popular TV show that just ended after five seasons.

That was a good thing because the 21-year-old actor was more eloquent giving those answers than in his prepared remarks.

“When they’re older they’ll understand,” he said. “They will realize that everything that they did, everything they had to overcome, that pushed their back against the wall made them better people.”

Mitte advocates for organizations that help people with cerebral palsy and for others that work with actors with disabilities.

The tall, thin young actor is passionate in his work against bullying and urged everyone to get involved, to speak up for their family and friends and what is right.

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