AN ACTOR with a genetic disorder has been branded an “inspiration” after he called for education about online bullying to be added to the British national curriculum.

Adam Pearson, 34, from Brighton, who has Neurofibromatosis - a disorder that causes tumours to form on nerve tissue - admitted he has been a victim of ‘childhood bullying’ and abuse on social media.

Appearing on the ITV morning talk show Lorraine, the disability activist revealed that although he is no longer affected by cruel comments, he wants people to learn from a young age that it “doesn’t matter” what trolls say about them.

“It doesn’t matter, ultimately what funkybadger47 thinks of me,” he explained. “It doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things.”

“I think we need to put things like media literacy on the national curriculum to encourage young people that it doesn’t matter.’” Adam was praised by viewers of the show, with one hailing him a ‘brilliant man’ and another dubbing him an “inspiration”.

“Couldn’t have said it better. What a brilliant man.” enthused one viewer.

Another penned: “Adam, you’re such an inspiration to the world just keep on doing what you’re doing - I salute you.

“Don’t change for anyone you’re such an amazing person.”

A third added: “Adam is a true inspiration. He is amazing and gives me courage.”

Speaking with presenter Lorraine, the journalist, who has been involved in several outreach programmes to prevent bullying associated with deformities, insisted that even if he was able to get rid of his disability, he would choose to keep his condition as it has “made him who he is”.

“It’s made me who I am it’s opened more doors than I think its closed,” he explained.

“I’m not going to pretend it’s easy - 37 surgeries at 34-years-old, childhood bullying, social media.

“But ultimately the people that matter don’t mind and the people that mind don’t matter and I’ve done alright.”

He went on to tease that he gets his own back on trolls by screenshotting their spelling mistakes and correcting their grammar.