‘Henry Danger’ Star Jace Norman Speaks Out On Bullying And Dyslexia | Megyn Kelly TODAY


[ APPLAUSE ] [ APPLAUSE ]>>>IF YOU HAVE KIDS AT HOME,
YOUR HOUSEHOLD IS PROBABLY VERY YOUR HOUSEHOLD IS PROBABLY VERY
FAMILIAR WITH THE NAME KID FAMILIAR WITH THE NAME KID
DANGER. DANGER. 7-YEAR-OLD JACE NORMAN PLAYS KID 7-YEAR-OLD JACE NORMAN PLAYS KID DANGER, THE NUMBER ONE RATED KID
SHOW ON TV. NUMBER ONE RATED KID SHOW ON TV. HE TOOK HOME LAST YEARS KID
CHOICE AWARD.LAST YEARS KID CHOICE AWARD.
AND IT WAS HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH AND IT WAS HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH THAT GOT A LOT OF ATTENTION FROM
PEOPLE THAT DONT KNOW HIM.N FROM PEOPLE THAT DONT KNOW HIM.
WATCH. WATCH.>>HAVE THE COURAGE TO FOLLOW>>HAVE THE COURAGE TO FOLLOW YOUR HEART AND YOUR INTUITION.
YOU SOMEHOW ALREADY KNOW WHAT. YOU SOMEHOW ALREADY KNOW WHAT
YOU WANT TO BECOME. YOU WANT TO BECOME. AND IF SOMEBODY SAYS THAT YOUR AND IF SOMEBODY SAYS THAT YOUR DREAMS ARE TOO BIG OR TOO OUT
THERE AND YOU CANT DO THEM,UT THERE AND YOU CANT DO THEM,
JUST REMEMBER THIS, GUYS, WHAT JUST REMEMBER THIS, GUYS, WHAT
THEYRE SAYING IS THEY CANT. THEYRE SAYING IS THEY CANT.
THANK YOU, GUYS. THANK YOU, GUYS.
>>THEY>>THEY
JACE IS SPEAKING OUT ON CAUSES JACE IS SPEAKING OUT ON CAUSES
CLOSE TO HIS HEART, BULLYING AND CLOSE TO HIS HEART, BULLYING AND
MENTAL ILLNESS. MENTAL ILLNESS.
HELP ME WELCOME JACE NORMAN, HELP ME WELCOME JACE NORMAN,
EVERYONE. EVERYONE. [ APPLAUSE ]
>>HOW ARE YOU DOING?>>HOW ARE YOU DOING?
>>HOW ARE YOU?>>HOW ARE YOU?
>>HOW OLD ARE YOU?>>HOW OLD ARE YOU?
>>IM 17 YEARS OLD.>>IM 17 YEARS OLD.
>>THE LIST OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS>>THE LIST OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS WILL AMAZE YOU.
WE HAVE SOME FRIENDS HERE FOR WE HAVE SOME FRIENDS HERE FOR
YOU. YOU.>>WE DO.>>WE DO.>>DO YOU KNOW THOSE GUYS?>>DO YOU KNOW THOSE GUYS?>>I DO.>>I DO.>>HOW DO YOU KNOW EACH OTHER?>>HOW DO YOU KNOW EACH OTHER?>>YOU DONT WANT TO KNOW.
ITS A LONG STORY.TO KNOW. ITS A LONG STORY.
>>ITS KIND OF SKETCHY.>>ITS KIND OF SKETCHY.
>>YEAH.>>YEAH.
>>ONE GETS THAT IMPRESSION.>>ONE GETS THAT IMPRESSION.
SO, I LOVE WHAT YOU SAID BECAUSE SO, I LOVE WHAT YOU SAID BECAUSE
ITS A MESSAGE OF EMPOWERMENT. ITS A MESSAGE OF EMPOWERMENT.
AND SEEMS LIKE LISTENING TO YOU, AND SEEMS LIKE LISTENING TO YOU,
THIS IS WHAT YOUVE BEEN SAYING THIS IS WHAT YOUVE BEEN SAYING
MORE AND MORE. MORE AND MORE.
TALKING ABOUT BULLYING, MENTAL TALKING ABOUT BULLYING, MENTAL
HEALTH, PEOPLE THAT TRY TO GET HEALTH, PEOPLE THAT TRY TO GET
YOU DOWN. YOU DOWN.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>HES MORE POWERFUL IN ANY OF>>HES MORE POWERFUL IN ANY OF US BECAUSE TEENAGERS WILL LISTEN US BECAUSE TEENAGERS WILL LISTEN TO HIM. TO HIM. THEY DONT WANT TO LISTEN TO THE
DWROUNONT WANT TO LISTEN TO THE DWROUN
GROWN-UPS. GROWN-UPS.
ITS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT ITS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT
BULLYING HAPPENED TO YOU. BULLYING HAPPENED TO YOU.
>>IT HAPPENED WHEN I WAS IN>>IT HAPPENED WHEN I WAS IN
MIDDLE SCHOOL. MIDDLE SCHOOL. I HAVE DYSLEXIA.
I WAS ACTING AND THATS A LITTLE I WAS ACTING AND THATS A LITTLE
OUTSIDE THE NORM. OUTSIDE THE NORM.
A LOT OF KIDS DONT KNOW WHAT A LOT OF KIDS DONT KNOW WHAT
THAT IS WHEN YOURE IN MIDDLE THAT IS WHEN YOURE IN MIDDLE
SCHOOL. SCHOOL.
>>OR THEY FEEL ENVY.>>OR THEY FEEL ENVY.
>>WHATEVER IT IS, BASICALLY.>>WHATEVER IT IS, BASICALLY.
IT WAS JUST KIND OF LIKE THE IT WAS JUST KIND OF LIKE THE
SYSTEM KIND OF TOLD ME I WASNT SYSTEM KIND OF TOLD ME I WASNT
GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL. GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL.
YOU KNOW? YOU KNOW? IT WAS LIKE VERY HARD TO KIND OF IT WAS LIKE VERY HARD TO KIND OF SHUT THAT NOISE OUT BECAUSE NO
ONE — NO ONE THAT I KNEW OF WAS ONE — NO ONE THAT I KNEW OF WAS
SAYING THAT, YOU ARE. SAYING THAT, YOU ARE.
YOU GET BAD GRADES, COLLEGE YOU GET BAD GRADES, COLLEGE
ISNT GOING TO WORK FOR YOU. ISNT GOING TO WORK FOR YOU.
AND KIDS ARE TELLING ME IM NOT AND KIDS ARE TELLING ME IM NOT
GOING TO MAKE IT IN ACTING. GOING TO MAKE IT IN ACTING.
I WANT TO BE HERE AND SHOW I WANT TO BE HERE AND SHOW
PEOPLE THAT ITS DEFINITELY PEOPLE THAT ITS DEFINITELY
POSSIBLE. POSSIBLE. IF YOU HAVE DYSLEXIA, I THINK
THAT ITS OFTEN TAKEN AS YOURE THAT ITS OFTEN TAKEN AS YOURE
STUPID AND YOU — YOURE NOT STUPID AND YOU — YOURE NOT
GOING TO MAKE IT. GOING TO MAKE IT.
YOU CANT. YOU CANT.
ITS ACTUALLY THE OPPOSITE. ITS ACTUALLY THE OPPOSITE.
IVE MET WITH A LOT OF BUSINESS IVE MET WITH A LOT OF BUSINESS
AND ENTREPRENEUR PEOPLE AND AND ENTREPRENEUR PEOPLE AND
LITERALLY HALF OF THEM HAVE LITERALLY HALF OF THEM HAVE
DYSLEXIA. DYSLEXIA. SO, I REALIZE, WOW.
THIS ISNT EVEN LIKE A THIS ISNT EVEN LIKE A
DISADVANTAGE. DISADVANTAGE. THIS IS ACTUALLY AN ADVANTAGE.
>>ITS AMAZING TO LOOK AT YOUR>>ITS AMAZING TO LOOK AT YOUR
LIST OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS. LIST OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
NOT ONLY DOES HE PLAY A NOT ONLY DOES HE PLAY A
SUPERHERO WHO CAN BLOW BUBBLES SUPERHERO WHO CAN BLOW BUBBLES
AND FIGHT CRIME ALL AT ONCE. AND FIGHT CRIME ALL AT ONCE.
BUT I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS. BUT I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS.
THE CREATOR EDGE MEDIA. THE CREATOR EDGE MEDIA.
YOUR BRAND-NEW COMPANY, A SOCIAL YOUR BRAND-NEW COMPANY, A SOCIAL
MEDIA MARKETING AGENCY, THAT MEDIA MARKETING AGENCY, THAT
DOES WHAT? DOES WHAT?
>>WE CONNECT BRANDS WITH>>WE CONNECT BRANDS WITH
MILLIONS OF PEOPLE USING SOCIAL MILLIONS OF PEOPLE USING SOCIAL
MEDIA, USING PEOPLE WHO HAVE MEDIA, USING PEOPLE WHO HAVE
MILLIONS OF FOLLOWERS. MILLIONS OF FOLLOWERS.
WE CAN USE AND WORK WITH THOSE WE CAN USE AND WORK WITH THOSE
PEOPLE TO GET MESSAGES OUT AND PEOPLE TO GET MESSAGES OUT AND
CONNECT BRANDS WITH COMPANIES CONNECT BRANDS WITH COMPANIES
AND GET PRODUCTS OUT. AND GET PRODUCTS OUT.
>>THIS IS THE WAVE OF THE>>THIS IS THE WAVE OF THE
FUTURE. FUTURE. THIS IS WHAT THIS GENERATION IS
GOING TO DO, MONETIZEING THE IS GOING TO DO, MONETIZEING THE
INFLUENCERS ONLINE, WHO YOU ARE INFLUENCERS ONLINE, WHO YOU ARE
ONE. ONE. THERE WERE A LOT OF KIDS OUT
THERE, WHO ARE DYSLEXIC, THEY THERE, WHO ARE DYSLEXIC, THEY
ARE STRUGGLING AND ARE SAD. ARE STRUGGLING AND ARE SAD.
ITS DIFFICULT. ITS DIFFICULT. WHAT DO YOU WANT THEM TO KNOW?
>>I DONT KNOW.T THEM TO KNOW?>>I DONT KNOW. I WENT THROUGH THAT, AS WELL.
THAT WAS WEIRD BECAUSE YOULL. THAT WAS WEIRD BECAUSE YOU
THINK, ONCE YOURE SUCCESSFUL, THINK, ONCE YOURE SUCCESSFUL,
YOURE HAPPY. YOURE HAPPY.
THATS NOT ALWAYS TRUE. THATS NOT ALWAYS TRUE.
I GENETICALLY, LIKE, THATS IN I GENETICALLY, LIKE, THATS IN
MY FAMILY. MY FAMILY.
YOU HAVE TO, FOR ME, WHEN YOURE YOU HAVE TO, FOR ME, WHEN YOURE
IN THE DARK STATES, YOURE IN THE DARK STATES, YOURE
KNOWING THERES ANOTHER SIDE TO KNOWING THERES ANOTHER SIDE TO
IT AND HAVING, I GUESS, FAITH IS IT AND HAVING, I GUESS, FAITH IS
THE RIGHT WORD, THAT JUST THE RIGHT WORD, THAT JUST
BECAUSE YOU CANT SEE IT, BECAUSE YOU CANT SEE IT,
BECAUSE YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR LIFE BECAUSE YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR LIFE
IS OVER, DOESNT MEAN THERE IS OVER, DOESNT MEAN THERE
ISNT THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE OF ISNT THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE OF
THAT. THAT. NO MATTER HOW — YOUR BRAIN IS NO MATTER HOW — YOUR BRAIN IS BASICALLY, ITS GOT AN ILLNESS BASICALLY, ITS GOT AN ILLNESS OR ITS DEPRESSED, IT HAS OR ITS DEPRESSED, IT HAS ANXIETY. ANXIETY. IT CANT COMPREHEND THE OTHER
SIDE.NT COMPREHEND THE OTHER SIDE.>>YOUVE BEEN OPEN ABOUT, SEE A
DOCTOR.E BEEN OPEN ABOUT, SEE A DOCTOR. YOU SEE A DOCTOR FOR A PHYSICAL YOU SEE A DOCTOR FOR A PHYSICAL AILMENT, YOU SEE A DOCTOR FOR
EMOTIONAL AILMENT, AS WELL, AND EMOTIONAL AILMENT, AS WELL, AND
KNOW YOURE NOT ALONE. KNOW YOURE NOT ALONE.
EVEN JACE NORMAN GOES THROUGH EVEN JACE NORMAN GOES THROUGH
THINGS LIKE THIS.