Our very own Cam Mansel talks to Woman’s Day about how he dealt with bullies

Publish Date
Friday, 20 May 2022, 5:11PM

We're so proud of you Cam! 

Cam from the ZM Late Show has a lot to say when it comes to bullying and shared his personal experience in support of the anti-bulling campaign Pink Shirt Day!

From being bullied about his body and his sexuality, school wasn’t easy for Cam. 

Cam recalled the “stages where [he] felt super-alone and had no friends.” 

He shared to Woman's Day that "kids go through stages where they grow out and grow up, but I had a grow-out phase and became quite a chubster.” 

"People called me fairy or f**t. I got bullied for my sexuality before I even knew what sexuality was. They'd say, 'You're gay,' but I hadn't even thought about that. Their comments really made me question myself, but it wasn't until uni that I fully accepted it." 


We love Cam, we love how he’s a role model to the LGBTQ+ community and those who may have not come out yet. It’s also amazing seeing the amount of diversity we’re seeing online!

Read what Cam has to say about this and his experience being bullied in the full article here. 

Catch Cam weeknights 7pm - 10pm on ZM's Late Show 💗

Today we’re wearing a pink top to support Pink Shirt Day and help stop bullying. To register or donate, visit pinkshirtday.org.nz.

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