Beyond name recognition and a familiar face, celebrities who speak about having been bullied are also living proof that sometimes the very thing that brought them torment when they were younger turned out to be their triumph.
Justin Timberlake once told Ellen DeGeneres, “I grew up in Tennessee, and if you didn’t play football, you were a sissy. I got slurs all the time because I was in music and art.” Tyra Banks has said, “People called me Olive Oyl, Lightbulb Head, and Fivehead, because my forehead was so big.” And Victoria Beckham told Elle Magazine, “They were literally picking things up out of the puddles and throwing them at me, and I just stood there, on my own. No one was with me. I didn’t have any friends. People would push me around, say they were going to beat me up after school, chase me. It was miserable, my whole schooling, miserable. I tried to be friends with people, but I didn’t fit in. So I kept to myself.” It’s hard to believe that these people were bullied. Such bright talents in the music and fashion world. It can happen to any of us. So how did these celebrities overcome their bullied pasts?
In 1999 Tyra Banks started the TZONE Foundation. The 5ft 10in star says that she is trying to help other youngsters in her position through her foundation at the Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York, which fosters female entrepreneurship. Victoria Beckham turned her bullying in to strength to succeed. Victoria has said, “If she could go back in time she says that she would tell her teenage self to have more confidence. Listen to your inner voice not to the comments that other people make.”
Justin Timberlake wants you to just, ‘Rock it! And BE DIFFERENT!’ We couldn’t agree more!
Check out what Justin Timberlake told Ellen, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLhvTcEWbEg (Source, youtube.com & Ellen)
Many people can resonate with a familiar face, we’ll be bringing you more stories of celebrities that have triumphed over bullying.
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