Winona Ryder refused an autograph to her anti-gay school bully
Winona Ryder once refused to give an autograph to her high school bully who called her a “f*ggot”.
She did it in the most Winona way possible, and it is absolutely brilliant.
The Stranger Things star has spoken about being bullied in high school and that her bullies would use an anti-gay slur against her.
“I was wearing an old Salvation Army shop boy’s suit,” said the star in Nigel Goodall’s book, Winona Ryder: The Biography.
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“As I went to the bathroom I heard people saying, ‘’Hey, f*ggot.’ They slammed my head into a locker. I fell to the ground and they started to kick the sh*t out of me. I had to have stitches.”
What’s even worse is that Ryder says she was kicked out of school: “The school kicked me out, not the bullies.”
But the plot thickens. In an excerpt from the book, shared by @bleuvalentine on Twitter, Winona got her revenge.
Years later she bumped into one of the bullies in a coffee shop and, well; this story speaks for itself.
“Years later, I went to a coffee shop and I ran into one of the girls who’d kicked me, and she said, ‘Winona, Winona, can I have your autograph?’” says Ryder.
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“And I said, ‘Do you remember me? Remember in seventh grade you beat up that kid?’ And she said, ‘Kind of.’ And I said, ‘That was me. Go f— yourself.’”
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