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Glee's Harry Shum Jr. Has an Inspirational Dance Message for the Shy People Out There: VIDEO

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Glee's Harry Shum Jr. has a choreographed message for those with something bottled up inside, who might feel shy or have been bullied into silence.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

Narrated by Ze Frank.

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  1. Loved that.

    Posted by: Chuy | Dec 27, 2013 2:27:15 PM


  2. good to see that, only thing i ever noticed about him before were his killer abs.

    Posted by: Cd in DC | Dec 27, 2013 2:37:16 PM


  3. Brilliant!

    Posted by: Marc | Dec 27, 2013 2:41:45 PM


  4. That was so good!

    Posted by: Thomas | Dec 27, 2013 3:33:38 PM


  5. Beautiful clip.
    I'd hate to clean up all that mess. That's what happens when you suffer from internalized homophobia and being very shy and withdrawn. There's a whole lot of work to be done to clean up the mess and pain afterwards - but it just takes time and lots of patience with yourself and other people.

    Posted by: David From Canada | Dec 27, 2013 3:57:03 PM


  6. Not a fan of his

    Posted by: Kevin thor | Dec 27, 2013 4:17:05 PM


  7. Beautifully done.

    Posted by: Ernie | Dec 27, 2013 4:21:23 PM


  8. This production spoke to me on a deep level. I grew shy after experiencing a lot of teasing and scary moments, some from family drama. I drew into myself because I trusted no one. I feared more hurt and confusion. Thing was I remembered a time when I led exactly the opposite life. I was a very outspoken, extroverted child so withdrawing hurt me as much as it protected me. Better the pain and fear I know. Anyway, after many years I seek to repair the damage, to learn trust, to lower this heavy shield and come out. This video isn't a message against shyness. I'm bashful but I want to relate, to express and smile. This is a message to me that I can do it if I want to. I only have to believe, work hard, and stay on course. I love Harry and his team for taking the time to send this message, thank you.

    Posted by: Don in GA | Dec 27, 2013 4:32:59 PM


  9. Beautiful artistic performance. One of the most under-rated performers on Glee, I guess because he isn't a singer. Of course, watching this clip, I became fearful and distracted thinking what horrible chemicals he might be breathing in with that red pigmented dust. But that's just me.

    Posted by: TRH | Dec 27, 2013 6:11:01 PM


  10. He's not very good looking for an asian guy, not a great actor and I'm Not a big dance afficionado either, which makes me wonder what his attraction is? Must be the dancing ....?

    Posted by: Tristram | Dec 28, 2013 12:49:41 AM


  11. Beautiful and touching from beginning to end. Thank you...

    Posted by: Ray | Dec 28, 2013 1:06:36 AM


  12. So very beautiful.
    This was a great combination of dance, photography, visual design, music, spoken word, the total effect being much greater than the sum of the parts. All came together in a way that was very moving.
    Harry Shum always seemed under-utilized on Glee,as though the producers did not know how to fit him in with the rest of the cast. Let's hope he finds another vehicle for his talent.
    I too was worried about him breathing the red dust.

    Posted by: David | Dec 28, 2013 1:18:43 AM


  13. As someone whose first impulse is often to retreat into a shell in spite of learning how to break through the shell in most instances, I found this very moving.

    @Tristam: Harry is "...not very good looking..."?!?! Everyone has their tastes in men and is of course entitled to their opinions, but I bet many if not most Towleroaders would think you are blind.

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Dec 28, 2013 12:20:37 PM


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