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Famous People Who Were Bullied

Aug 15, 2011

Many famous people have admitted they were bullied when they were kids, and some claim they are still being bullied via social network Twitter and in other ways online.

British model-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley opened up earlier about being bullied in the modeling industry.

The 24 year-old, who was named the hottest woman on earth by Maxim magazine earlier this year, was told to lose weight when she first started her career.

She said: "When I started modeling, I was definitely heavier. I was quite voluptuous in fact. I had a real baby face and baby fat. But I was a baby! I was told I had to get into better shape, but I'm quite stubborn so I didn't."

The Transformers: Dark of the Moon star added to British Elle magazine: "I can't remember a time where I really battled with my body, but I can remember being asked to lose weight and battling with the advice. It hurt me. Especially as my baby fat naturally melted away as I got older.

"You can be bullied as a young model, but there was a point where I found my voice, effectively."

School bullies...

Naomie Harris "hated" school because she was bullied.

The 34-year-old actress – who was brought up only by her mother, who fell pregnant when she was just 18 years old – was singled out by her peers and bullied over her "nerdy" ways.

She said: "I hated school. I didn't want to go to school.

"I don't know why I was bullied. I was quite shy and skinny. Very nerdy and very bookwormish. I think I was just a target."

The 'First Grader' star went on to study social and political science at Britain's prestigious Cambridge University but cried "every day" because she hated the experience so much.

She admitted in an interview with the Independent newspaper: "I felt so lonely. There was only one other black person in my year. I cried every day."

Despite her problems growing up, Naomie was never tempted to go off the rails.

She said: "I never felt the need to. It's funny. My brother and sister are the same. They're like, 'Why would you do that?'

"None of us, as a family, drink. None of us smoke. We're not brought up with it. To us, it seems a bit strange why people would want to do those things."

School and Twitter...

Jessie J also revealed she used to get bullied at school, and still has to put up with receiving hurtful comments on social network site twitter.

She added to more! magazine: "It wasn't horrific but it is tough to be called names. These days people have said, 'Come to my party!' I'm like, 'Wait a minute, the last time I saw you was years ago, when you were calling me names.' That sticks with you.

"I shouldn't have to deal with those kind of comments on twitter, and no one else should either. I'm not going round hurting people. I'm just trying to make a difference with music."

(Image: WENN)


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