Who would have imagined the nerdy timid Chandler could beat the prime minister of Canada. Matthew Perry confessed on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show that he had beaten up a young Justin Trudeau back in school. The ‘FRIENDS’ star said a school friend, who had been his accomplice in the act, had recently reminded him of the incident.
I have a story about him that I'm not proud of," Matthew Perry said on the show.
Trudeau and Perry went to the same school in Ottawa; Trudeau’s father was the prime minister of Canada at that time, and Matthew Perry’s journalist mother served as former press secretary to PM Trudeau. Clearly, that didn’t deter a young Matthew Perry from beating up the kid of the prime minister.
Trudeau was a few years junior to Perry who beat him up out of jealousy! "I think he was excelling in a sport that we weren't. So it was pure jealousy."
Of course, Perry is embarrassed about it; he told Jimmy Kimmel, "I'm not bragging about this, it was terrible, I was a stupid kid.” But he cheekily added that the bullying could have motivated Trudeau to ‘rise above this’ and become what he is today. Yeah right!
Not a good idea when the kid goes on to become this:March 7, 2017
Moral of the story: Never bully a kid; you never know what he’ll grow up to become.
Watch the full interview here: