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'Glee's Dot-Marie Jones: 'Childhood bullying still strikes a nerve'

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Dot-Marie Jones at Comic-Con

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Dot-Marie Jones has admitted that she was the victim of childhood bullying.

The Glee actress revealed that undergoing a growth spurt during her adolescence led her peers to tease her about her size, incidents which she still remembers clearly to this day.

"I grew really fast... seven inches in six months," Jones recalled in an interview with People.

"Kids would say comments like, 'You're so tall, you should have been a man. Are you a man? Are you a woman?' It still strikes a nerve. Kids don't realise how powerful words are."

In order to spread the message about bullying, Jones has begun promoting a new children's book entitled Just Like You. The story focuses on a deaf field mouse and a spider with a deformed leg who support one another through their hard times.

Jones added: "It doesn't matter what your differences are. You have to embrace what your likenesses are, and that we're all just like you."

Earlier this year, Jones received an Emmy nomination in the 'Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series' Emmy category.

However, shortly before the ceremony she fractured her foot and joked that she would have to rethink the outfit she planned to wear to the event.

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