Category: Celebrities Who Were Bullied

Stacy London

STACY LONDON

Stacy faced severe bullying because of psoriasis. “It was so severe and pretty traumatic. Kids at 11 aren’t kind. They were leaving notes in my locker saying, ‘You look like the elephant man, go home before you infect us.’ Nobody understood that psoriasis isn’t contagious, and it can’t kill you, but it’s the kind of disease you sometimes wish could. After all those years of being looked at with an air of disgust, I wanted to command respect; I wanted to be beautiful and be considered cool.”¬†People Magazine

Paul Bettany

PAUL BETTANY

“I used to hide in the deputy headmaster’s office during recess because I was very bullied, and I was just shy. I couldn’t talk to anybody. Life’s curly. Don’t stress too much. The greatest thing as I hurdle towards old age is that now I feel less embarrassed about everything. It just all goes away.” People Magazine

 

Akira Akbar

AKIRA AKBAR

“Act confident, even if you’re not. When I was younger, I was bullied because I was small. And that made me act small. One day, a girl who I thought was my friend actually picked me up and put me in a trash can, Literally. And then I told my mom about it, she was like, ‘What? That is unacceptable.’ That’s when I decided I wasn’t going to act small anymore. I started sticking up for myself and built up my confidence. Now that’s a superpower.” GL