News | Entertainment
4 Aug 2020 3:03
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Peter Andre revealed he suffered racist abuse from a teacher while growing up in Australia

    The 47-year-old star - who has Cypriot heritage - has opened up about the cruel bullying he dealt with as a child, and which included being physically assaulted by other pupils


    Speaking on 'Life With The Andres' on The Sun newspaper's YouTube channel, he said: "We suffered racism bad as kids and called greasy w***. I was beaten quite a few times from kids at the school."

    Peter also recalled the moment he saw a teacher years later, and the man - who used a slur against him at school - said he was "so proud" of the reality star's career.

    He added: "Even one of the teacher's at school that used to call me a greasy w**, I saw him years later.

    "He was like, 'Ah mate, I'm so proud of you.' And I was like, 'Of course, don't worry about it.' "

    Peter commented on the issues with racism in society, and admitted he even styles his hair in a certain way to avoid reminding himself of the abuse he suffered.

    He explained: "The problem is, you've got some people that have an in built hatred for cultures.

    "To this day, I do not wear my hair curly purely because every time I look in the mirror, I see what those kids used to call me.

    "Even now, at 47 years old - you think I'd be over it."

    Peter previously opened up on the moment he realised he was "finished" at school with teachers and other children "picking on" him.

    He said: "I remember going up to the teacher and he said, 'What do you want?' I said, 'I'm going to be in your class next year.

    "He said, 'Yeah, I've never had a greasy w** in my class. Greasy w*** don't do well in my class. You're going to sit up the back, right?'

    "Now instantly, I knew then, I was finished. I had the kids at school picking on me, the teachers picking on me."

    © 2020 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     03 Aug: Bryan Cranston had a mild case of Covid-19 "a little while ago" and is currently donating his plasma
     03 Aug: Charlize Theron is dating herself
     03 Aug: Demi Lovato shared a message of support to young trans people at the 2020 GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday (30.07.20)
     03 Aug: Ellen Degeneres has apologised to staff of her talk show following allegations of a “toxic work environment”
     03 Aug: Garth Brooks’ youngest daughter had coronavirus
     03 Aug: Ice-T has lost eight loved ones to coronavirus
     03 Aug: Heather Locklear has insisted James Naughton did “nothing wrong” when they filmed a scene together for ‘The First Wives Club’, after she recently claimed he had “groped” her
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Julian Savea's committed to playing his rugby in New Zealand for the forseeable future More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Workers at one of the country's largest medical labs have voted to strike later this month More...



     Today's News

    Law and Order:
    WN a064 ra ----- 22:27

    Environment:
    A bid for compensation from people whose property was burnt in the 2017 Port Hill fires 22:27

    Business:
    Workers at one of the country's largest medical labs have voted to strike later this month 22:27

    Golf:
    Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox is looking forward to some restrictions easing inside his European PGA Tour bubble 21:57

    Entertainment:
    Bryan Cranston had a mild case of Covid-19 "a little while ago" and is currently donating his plasma 21:44

    Entertainment:
    Charlize Theron is dating herself 21:14

    Entertainment:
    Demi Lovato shared a message of support to young trans people at the 2020 GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday (30.07.20) 20:44

    Entertainment:
    Ellen Degeneres has apologised to staff of her talk show following allegations of a “toxic work environment” 20:14

    Entertainment:
    Garth Brooks’ youngest daughter had coronavirus 19:44

    Entertainment:
    Ice-T has lost eight loved ones to coronavirus 19:14


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2020 New Zealand City Ltd