Selena Gomez has dealt with her share of online bullying. 1
Gomez admits that she has been dealing with bullying since her Disney days. She recently admitted in an interview that cyber bullying is the reason she takes breaks from the limelight. "I delete the app from my phone at least once a week. You fixate on the [negative] ones. They’re not like, 'You’re ugly.' It’s like they want to cut to your soul. Imagine all the insecurities that you already feel about yourself and having someone write a paragraph pointing out every little thing--even if it’s just physical," she said.
Sam Smith revealed he was bullied because of his sexuality. 2
Sam recalled being "punched in the neck" when he was attacked as a boy. “A bunch of boys from a rival school would shout insults at me as I walked from my home to the train station,” the singer told The Sun in 2015. “I remember walking to the station getting ‘f--got’ shouted at me all the time. It was the most mortifying thing.”
Jessica Alba has said that her bullied past affected her so much that her father would sometimes have to walk her into school. 3
We're glad to see that she's in a better place now and has a picture perfect family and life!
Rosario Dawson has admitted that she was bullied for the way she looked when she was in school. 5
The gorgeous actress says she was skinny and a late bloomer causing her to get picked on by girls. She even said her mom would come up to the school and threaten them to stop bothering her.
Christina Aguilera was picked on in school when she grew up in Staten Island, NY. 6
The Grammy winner, Voice judge, and all-around amazing role model has shared that she grew up in an abusive household and was bullied in school. She says that's why it was important for her to write empowering songs such as "Fighter" and "Beautiful."
Demi Lovato was picked on during middle school to the point that it led to her eating disorder and even to cutting. 7
The star is an advocate for anti-bullying and even created a campaign with Secret called, "Mean Stinks," to encourage girls to team up for good instead of bad.
Kylie Jenner was bullied so much that she drastically changed her appearance. 8
"Growing up, I’ve heard the worst things anyone could ever say about me and bullying was such a big part of my life, with the whole entire world judging me and stuff," she told Wonderland magazine last year.
Eva Mendes was bullied from grades 7 through 9. 9
Can you believe that the Cuban beauty ever had to face bullies? She recalls her oppressor stopped after she stood up to her when the bully stepped on her new pair of shoes her mother worked hard to earn for her. Good for her!
Lady Gaga is a pop music queen, but she was also a target at school. 11
In 2011, she told Rolling Stone magazine, "I was bullied in high school 'for being ugly, having a big nose.'"
Rihanna was bullied back when she was growing up in Barbados. 12
She told Allure in 2008, "I didn't understand. I just knew I saw people of all different shades and I was light. Now I’m in a much bigger world."
Mila Kunis was also made fun of while she was in school. 13
She told Britian's OK magazine in 2011, "I used to come home crying, 'Why do I have big eyes?’ And my parents were like, 'You’re crazy!'"
Khloe Kardashian also dealt with her share of bullying pretty much her entire life. 14
"I was called fat and ugly growing up," she told Life & Style in 2010.
Tyra Banks admits that she was bullied for being "too skinny" as a kid. 15
Well, that's also how she was able to become a supermodel!
Justin Timberlake wasn't exactly the popular kid growing up. 16
“Growing up in school, no one ever called me anything close to an innovator, they called me different, they called me weird, they called me a couple of other words I can’t say on TV," he said while accepting an iHeartRadio award in 2015.
Priyanka Chopra said she was bullied in high school and it was a painful experience. 18
The actress told Glamour that the bullying was so bad she had to move back to India from the United States. “There was this girl who was a major bully. I think she didn’t like me because her boyfriend liked me, or some high school dynamic. She made my life hell. She used to call me names and would push me against the locker,” she shared at the time. “Maybe I, being on the platform that I am, can say this louder than the kid who has to get on the subway and go to school: You don’t need to be afraid of who you are,” she said. “I don’t want any kid to feel the way I felt in school. I was afraid of my bully. It made me feel like I’m less — in my skin, in my identity, in my culture.
Designer Tom Ford was teased for being into fashion. 19
He once opened up about growing up in Texas and how boys his age teased him for not being into sports or other "typical" boy stuff. “I wasn’t interested in those things and so I was teased a lot,” he said and revealed he still feels panic when he passes a group of kids playing sports.
Singer Kesha has dealt with her fair share of online bullying but now helps speak up for others. 20
She has shared that online bullying has sent her into a depression in the past, so she tries to stay away from social media. "I'm all about standing up to gay/lesbian/transgender bullying, but it's also about my little brother. He's 13 and he gets made fun of because he has a stutter," she told Seventeen. "I just have zero tolerance for people making fun of others."