Don’t let Bullying Distract you from Becoming Interesting | SACK of Corona, Ca

Kids in classSadly we’ll probably never be able to stop bullying as a whole – but individuals can still rise above it into greatness. These household names were all viciously bullied as kids, but they weren’t going to let that stop them.

Elon Musk is closer to being a real life Iron Man than Robert Downey Jr. But as a child, he was severely bullied, and was once hospitalized when a group of boys threw him down a flight of stairs, and then beat him until he blacked out. Now, Musk has a net worth of $13.3 billion and plans to colonize Mars by 2040.

Kate Middleton. If you bullied someone who later married into royalty, you probably need to reassess your own life. As a 13-year-old, the Duchess only lasted two terms at Downe House boarding school because fellow students tormented her for suffering from eczema and being “skinny and meek.” She now supports anti-bullying charities with her husband, Prince William.

Michael Phelps is now the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals. But as a child, he was bullied about his lisp and his big ears. Swimming helped Michael release energy and unleash frustrations. He told Yahoo Sports; “I kind of laugh at it now. I think it made me stronger going through that.”

When Tony Hawk was in high school, being into skateboarding was the equivalent of being into ultimate Frisbee today. In an interview with The Talks, Hawk said; “[The bullying] gave me the fire to push it even further. I liked that it set me apart and I didn’t care what they thought.”

Kate Winslet had a miserable adolescence. Nicknamed ‘Blubber’ at school, she claims classmates went as far as to lock her in cupboards; “I suffered from ‘No one will ever fancy me!’ syndrome, well into my teens” she told the Daily Mail. Four years later, she was painted by Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘Titanic'(Source: distractify.com).

Don’t let bullying distract you from becoming interesting.

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Celebrities who have Triumphed Over Bullying | SACK of Corona, Ca

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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