Actor Reggie Hayes starred in a ton of movies, including Charlie’s Angels and Being John Malkovich. But his most popular role was as attorney William Dent on the long-running UPN/CW show, Girlfriends.
Recently Reggie opened up about the CYBER-BULLYING he faced, when pics showing his recent weight gain began circulating on the internet. He was recently interviewed on the website StricklyForThePromo.com. Here is what he said about it:
EJ: Hello Mr. Hayes, thank you for taking the time to interview with us. I would like to start right off with the cyber bullying situation you recently went through. The Plus Model Community has been very vocal the past few years about “Size Acceptance." When you hear the words “Size Acceptance," do you think it includes Males as well?
Reginald Hayes: It should, Men are people too. It certainly hurt as much as it would have hurt any one else.
EJ: You were voted People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive in 2007, is that a crown that you feel you still hold and represent well?
Reginald Hayes: I think I’m cute, I’m not that sexy anymore. It was a great honor though, one I thought I would never get.
EJ: You recently experienced cyber bullying; but I really admire how you handled it. How do you get through something like that, and what would you tell others who are being bullied?
Reginald Hayes: Well, I figured the people that were bullying just wanted to upset me so the last thing I wanted to do was let them hurt me. I would be a liar if I said it didn’t hurt but it was the outpouring of love from true fans that made it easier to deal with. I got three times as much love as the bullying.