Bullying is one of the most pertinent issues in schools today. Thousands of children are bullied every day by their peers, whether physically, socially or verbally. These eight famous people confess their horrible bullying stories to let kids know that It Gets Better.
1. Lady Gaga
Stefani Germanotta, otherwise known as Lady Gaga, spoke about her upbringing on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Gaga said that although her family lived in an affluent neighborhood they worked hard for everything they had. The superstar also admitted that she wasn’t very popular at school saying, “I used to get made fun of for being either too provocative or too eccentric, so I started to tone it down. I didn’t fit in, and I felt like a freak.” Gaga recalls one bullying horror story saying, “The boys picked me up and threw me in the trash can on the street, on the corner of my block while all the other girls from the school were leaving and could see me in the trash. Everybody was laughing and I was even laughing. I had that nervous giggle, I remember even one of the girls looking at me like, ‘Are you about to cry? You’re pathetic.’ That’s what it felt like, you’re pathetic.” Today, Gaga inspires her fans through her Born This Way Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on youth empowerment, self-confidence, anti-bullying, career development and mentoring.
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