PUT­TING BUL­LIES IN THEIR PLACE

THESE LOVELY LADIES ALL ROSE ABOVE THE play­ground bul­lies.

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These bright stars re­fused to bow to the mean girls (and boys) who used to taunt them.

CHRISTINA AGUIL­ERA

The su­per­star was a reg­u­lar on tele­vi­sion – singing and danc­ing on The Mickey Mouse Club – from quite a ten­der age. Un­able to re­late to her phe­nom­e­nal suc­cess, her peers of­ten gave her the cold shoul­der at school. This then spi­ralled into abuse and even bul­ly­ing. As an adult, she penned the song “Fighter” about her years of tor­ment. Look at her now!

ROSARIO DAW­SON

She has an en­vi­able fig­ure now, but Rosario was bullied at school for be­ing a late bloomer. The TV and movie star ex­plains her mum had an im­pres­sive bust, which made things worse. As a teen she’d get dressed up to go out with her friends, only to be picked on for hav­ing a flat chest. Cruel!

DEMI LO­VATO

Multi-threat star Demi didn’t al­ways have so much swag­ger! At school, bul­lies cir­cu­lated hate pe­ti­tions about her, hurled abuse at her home and held par­ties where they trashed her mu­sic! “It was a very emo­tional time for me and all I wanted to do was get away,” she says. Kids can be so mean!

AVRIL LAV­I­GNE

Rock chick Avril en­dured end­less, tar­geted bul­ly­ing as a young girl! She was given such a hard time about her tomboy wardrobe, called “Vampire Lady” be­cause of her teeth (since fixed) and was teased about wear­ing specs. That’s just lame!

JEN­NIFER MOR­RI­SON

The star of Once Upon a Time and House is fierce, but in her ten­der years she was the vic­tim of rather mean-spir­ited bul­lies. Her love of lit­er­a­ture and drama meant other kids sin­gled her out and la­belled her a nerd. Things came to a head when bul­lies started on Jen­nifer’s lit­tle sis. “I lost it,” she said. “That was a huge life les­son for me, to fig­ure out ways of put­ting my foot down, find­ing out my own iden­tity and how to pro­tect that.” Good on you, JMo! All power to you for stick­ing up for your sib­ling, as bul­lies are es­sen­tially just cow­ards!

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