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    This British Celebrity Spoke Powerfully About What He Has Learned Since His Son Came Out

    "Just love them for who they are and allow them to feel safe. And those little digs and the little knocks and the abuse that they subtly get that we don't know about, perhaps they won't penetrate as deep."

    British comedian John Bishop was a guest on The Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday and unexpectedly opened up about what he’s learned since one of his sons came out to him.

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    In case you don't know Bishop, he's known for appearing on various panel shows, for his charity work, and for being a footballer, but you don't need to know about him too much to understand this post.

    Oh and the Spice Girls were guests on that show too. Hiya.

    Bishop has been talking openly about his relationship with his son in his comedy for quite a while. At the LGBT Awards earlier this year, Bishop won Ally of the Year and made this joke about his sons, who were in the audience.

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    On The Jonathan Ross Show, he shared this unexpectedly moving anecdote about what he understands to be the role of the parent after their child has come out.

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    You can watch his speech here.

    this is so important, thank you @JohnBishop100

    Many people noted the importance of Bishop highlighting the need for parents to provide a safe space for their children.

    @anorderlymess @aidennord @JohnBishop100 Well said, @JohnBishop100!πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ This is exactly the key element to making children feeling like home is a safe space, rather than somewhere they have to hide who they are.

    Poignant and beautifully worded @JohnBishop100. ❀️ https://t.co/N4XRD2xMgG

    Beautifully put @JohnBishop100 πŸ’• This made my heart swell, such an invaluable message to parents and people everywhere πŸ’– #unconditionallove https://t.co/6hLEgRfVvJ

    Wow wow wow wow @JohnBishop100 on tonight’s @JRossShow on @itv just FANTASTICπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ#openpeopleseyes #equal #wisewords #speaksense #makesense

    And he then tweeted this.

    Thank you all for the supportive feedback from the @JRossShow last night night. I never expected to talk about my family but the positive feedback and the thought that it may help someone else has been heart warming. ❀️

    ❀️ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ❀️ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ "Just love them for who they are and allow them to feel safe." ❀️ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ❀️ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

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    You can watch The Jonathan Ross Show on ITV.

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