I was bul­lied in my child­hood days on TV: Se­lena Gomez

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Amer­i­can singer-ac­tor Se­lena Gomez (right) has re­vealed that she was bul­lied dur­ing her days on TV. Speak­ing with the New York Times, the 24-year-old opened up about the tough times she en­dured as a teen ac­tor on Wizards of Waverly Place.

“I went to the biggest high school in the world, which is the Dis­ney Chan­nel. And my mom had a lot of his­tory deal­ing with (bul­ly­ing). I heard her sto­ries grow­ing up. She’s very open about it,” said Gomez.

Dur­ing the chat, the singer’s mother, Mandy Teefey, shared: “When I was grow­ing up, I was al­ways bul­lied be­cause I was the out­sider, the weird girl with the pur­ple hair and com­bat boots... Then I was a teen mom. You get re­ally judged. I had coun­selors telling me how I’d ru­ined my life, (Se­lena’s) life and how I ru­ined the father’s life, even though he par­tic­i­pated.”

Though Gomez’s Dis­ney days are over, the pop star, who reigns as the most fol­lowed celeb on In­sta­gram, still deals with haters on­line. “I delete the app from my phone at least once a week. You fix­ate on the (neg­a­tive) ones. It’s like they want to cut to your soul. Imag­ine all the in­se­cu­ri­ties that you al­ready feel about your­self and having some­one write a para­graph point­ing out ev­ery lit­tle thing — even if it’s just physical,” she said.

PHOTO: CHARLES SYKES /INVISION/AP

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