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