Category: Celebrities Who Were Bullied

Jillian Michaels

“In eighth grade, I weighed 175 pounds and my nose was the size of a softball. Once, I was sitting at lunch and got surrounded by a bunch of kids who let me have it about how ugly I was – my unibrow, the fat rolling over my jeans. I was pure hell. My mom had to pull me out and put me in another school.”
 Jillian Michaels Women’s Health  Magazine

Ellen DeGeneres

“I don’t like to make fun of people, it’s a form of bullying. I’ve been the butt of jokes before, a punch line, and that just gave me more fuel to say I’ll never do it.”
 Ellen DeGenres The Grammys

Suzanne Somers

“I believed wrongly that if I could just be perfect he, my father, would love me enough to not have a drink. At night when alcohol made my Dad especially violent, we would all get hurt physically or emotionally. The booze made him act viciously and say terrible things; “You’re stupid, hopeless, worthless, you’re nothing, you’re a big zero.” Sadly, his rants became my reality. I believed I was what he said.”
  Suzanne Somers People Magazine

Tiffany Haddish

“I was told everyday I’d never be nothing. Now I look in the mirror and say, Tiffany Haddish, I love and approve of you,  and it was all worth it. (She used to laugh to keep from crying. Whether it was her mom, or bullies at school.) If I could make them laugh, I was less likely to get beat. I used humor like magic- I felt like I was a little Harry Potter.”  People  Magazine