Boy Is Bullied For Wearing Makeup, Brings Crowd To Their Feet When He Sings Dreamgirls Song

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We can all take a lesson from this incredible little boy; he teaches us that we should have no shame in who we are and to be proud of our uniqueness. He’s a 12-year-old singer named Reuben de Maid from Cardiff, UK and he was once bullied for being who he is.

Reuben is from the Llandaff district in Cardiff and loves being in the spotlight. He has a huge personality, loves wearing makeup, and gets a thrill from being on stage.

Reuben caught the attention of Ellen Degeneres and she absolutely fell in love with the talented young singer. We can’t blame her one bit — his voice is incredible.

“I absolutely love this kid from Wales – his voice, his character, his uniqueness, all of it,” Ellen said on her Facebook page.

Ellen invited Reuben to be a guest on her popular talk show; of course, he accepted. The 12-year-old performed a beautiful cover of the remarkable song “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” from the movie Dreamgirls.

Not only is his performance absolutely breathtaking, but the interview that Ellen does with him afterward is worth watching. He has quite the personality and speaks about the days when he was bullied for being who he is.

Continue to the next page to watch Reuben’s memorable performance and his sweet interview with Ellen Degeneres. This kid is so talented!

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88 Responses to “Boy Is Bullied For Wearing Makeup, Brings Crowd To Their Feet When He Sings Dreamgirls Song”

    • He sings off key much of the time and he shouts rather than really singing. You are easily pleased if he sounds good to you.

  1. This little kid is amazing x

  2. Nah,they too dumb to feel dumb

  3. You have a great voice. You r one special. Little boy

  4. Sar you are beautiful from the inside out . Don’t listen what ever ppl say .skin is only so deep . Love mich xxx

  5. Honestly.. he”s so cute! He don’t need makeup!

  6. Fantastic gorgeous boy you go boy if you won’t 2 put make-up on you can do it pal its your face you r gorgeous with or without well done 2 you xxx

  7. would have sounded a whole lot better if he looked like a boy and not made to look like a girl.

    • Who gets to say what a girl should look like and what a boy should look like?

    • what do looks have to do with how someone sounds, other than to someone who is prejudicious?

      It is only your preconceived personal prejudices that judge his singing 𝙗𝙖𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙣 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙥𝙝𝙮𝙨𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙨.

      Let the young man be his own definition of self.

  8. I don’t get it??? Why makeup? I would not have allowed my daughter to wear makeup at 12.

  9. Screechy and off key a lot of the time.

  10. A mini Adam Lambert. This young lad is going places 🙂

  11. Make up???? At 12 ???
    A boy???? On stage only????

  12. Hope your dreams come true to be a make up artist fantastic voice

  13. The beginning of your true journey is one small step.

  14. You wouldn’t let a 12 year old daughter where that much make up so why a son, it only feeds the bullies. He seems comfortable wearing it….He would be amazing older doing that…boy George did it, Pete Burns did so many others too… just saying to protect him…and also trying to find a positive too…xx.

  15. Makeup? It’s sick out there and getting sicker.

  16. Zoe Coles Billy John Coles Leann Edwards

  17. U people are crazy. He’s just being hisself and screw the bullies

  18. So u all think it’s okay to beat up kids make fun of them. Well he has talent and he’s wearing makeup cuz he’s his own ontrapernear

  19. Prob does better than most of u

  20. WHY ? does he need to wear so much makeup? he’s just asking to be bullied by doing so! Wear it in moderation if he has to but not so he stands out in a crwd like he must do ?,,,,,,,as for his singing ,,,l didn’t like that song, would have liked to hear him sing something different as l think he outreached his self on this one?

  21. Again if that were my child at 12 that’s too much make up.

  22. ..bulling should not be..no matter what..everyone is their own and free and entitled..we all got ppl that dislike us..or even worst your children…educate yourself and yours and let ppl live their life how they want too..as long as they are not being racist..discriminating or killing..they why this should be any of our concern?..just my opinion

  23. I’m sorry, this kid doesn’t sing that well at all. Ellen is a generous person with a hateful heart. She only invited this non talented kid on because he wore makeup. It’s like idiot women who would vote hillary just because she’s a woman, and yet, bash good women like Melania and Ivanka. I wouldn’t watch Ellen if she paid me.

  24. Good for you ….standing up to bullies …you live your own life dont worry wat others think ..your a human being and deserve to be treated like one

  25. Everyone should be comfortable wearing makeup is apart of him. X.

  26. Let the boy be himself im tired of people bully other people just cuz they are different they have hearts and souls just like anyone else. Im proud that he’s standing up for what he wants to do in life and happy parents are standing right there to gide and help him to be and do what he wants. The bullys are just jelious of him or they are truly scared of him cuz he is so open about himself that they dont know how to and are afraid of being themselves that they have to bully him. Im very proud of him and im not even his parent. Go for it you got this kid.

    • Really with all that make up ? I didn’t even let my daughter wear makeup till she was 15 and only mascara ,eye liner and lip gloss. But he’s doesn’t deserve to be bullied either.

    • I wouldn’t let my daughter over make up and I wouldn’t let my son do it either. Why would my rules concerning make up change just because it was for my male child? It wouldn’t

    • He even said he dont wear that much at school like he did on show if you listened

    • Vickie Perkins oh it’s ok because it’s a show??? Seriously lady ?

    • He’s not preforming as a show girl on broadway.

    • Everyone has their own opion thats fine you have yours but im not gonna get mad or upset cuz you have yours.

    • I just hope he complish his dreams

    • I can’t imagine a child being bullied going infront of a TV camera wearing thick makeup, and Vickie Perkins he said he doesn’t wear that much at school? When l was in school at 15 if anyone had the slightest trace of makeup you were sent to toilets to get every trace off..Maybe that’s why he’s bullied or made fun of…no excuse though!.it’s accepted more when their lot older, boy George, Pete Burns (R.I.P) and lot more who wear makeup..l think he has a feminine side that would be great when he’s older singing in suit wearing makeup…which l have no quarm at all with..l wish him all the good luck in the world! We all have our own thoughts and views! These are my views as everyone has there’s X

    • Thats what im saying everyone has their own opion so why so i get mad at what others are saying. Im not mad its everyone else thats putting me down for giving my own. But im not going off on them. Lol i think its funny that everyone is doing this. Im just happy the parents are standing behind him and supporting him to let him be himself.

    • Beautiful response Vickie! I totally agree!

  27. He will be laughing all the way to the bank and the bullies will be the ones looking stupid one day.

  28. Good voice but do not understand the makup

  29. BULLIES!ARE THE LOWEST FORM OF COWARDLY SCUM WHO WALK THIS EARTH!

  30. As someone else said, I wouldn’t let my 12 year old daughter plaster her face with make up, so why would I let my son. He is just doing it to grab attention, no doubt encouraged by his parents.

  31. Little girls don’t even wear that much make up at 12. If it was a girl people would be upset with the parents. The boy doesn’t sing good so its not talent that is getting him attention both good and bad attention.

  32. Do ya’ll know what a 12yr girl would look like that with all that makeup seriously? ?? But yet it’s ok because his a boy and no this child doesn’t deserve being bullied either.

  33. I don’t approve of the sexualization of children.

  34. To be quite honest, the singing was terrible

  35. There is no excuse for bullying. This kid would never have made my circle of friends but, unless he got in my face, I wouldn’t have thought of him one way or the other. (For the record; his singing makes my ears bleed).

  36. I can’t imagine a child being bullied going infront of a TV camera wearing thick makeup, and Vickie Perkins he said he doesn’t wear that much at school? Was this his mums idea or his? When l was in school no one would even attempt to wear it at 12 and that was girls school, at 15 if anyone had the slightest trace of makeup you were sent to toilets to get every trace off..Maybe that’s why he’s bullied or more like made fun of…no excuse though!.it’s accepted more when their lot older, boy George, Pete Burns (R.I.P) and lot more men who wear makeup..l think he has a feminine side that would be great when he’s older singing in suit wearing makeup…which l have no quarm at all with..l wish him all the good luck in the world! We all have our own thoughts and views! These are my views as everyone has there’s, let’s respect each other’s, thanks all! X

  37. If a 12-year-old wants to wear makeup to feel grown up, I say wait. It will happen soon enough, enjoy being 12. If they want to wear makeup because they don’t feel attractive then the parent should work with them on self-esteem. Makeup won’t help with that. I believe for this boy makeup is an art form. Never suppress an artistic talent.

  38. Everyone has their own truth, why the need to judge? Brave little soldiers come in many shapes and form.

  39. He is very sure of himself and his singing is very,very good..

  40. DOESN’T NEED MAKEUP TO PROVE A POINT

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