Monday, August 15, 2011

Famous Celebrity bullied

Famous Celebrity bullied
Famous Celebrity bullied. Bullying can be a life-or-death issue. LGBT bullying commanded national attention when several gay teens committed suicide. Bullying can be stopped. Let's look at some successful people who struggled with, and overcame, physical and verbal bullying.

Christina Aguilera bullied jealousy resentment early success. When vocal wonder Christina Aguilera was trying to make it big, her classmates were making her life miserable.
From slashing her tires to giving her the cold shoulder, bullying made Aguilera's school life difficult. Says the singer, "It was hard for me to relate to other kids."
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Clay Aiken bullied because I sang and because I was in musicals. For "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken, mass popularity is a new experience. Aiken's life at junior high school was rough. He now speaks out to end bullying and encourages inclusion across the nation.
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Princess Toshi Aiko "treated harshly". Princess Aiko – whose name means "one who loves others", the 8-year-old daughter of Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, was reportedly too scared to attend school for several days. When she returned, she skipped many classes and was accompanied by a personal guard.
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Christian Bale bullied because of fame. At the tender age of 13, Christian Bale earned the leading role in "Empire of the Sun." Though he found fame early on, he was constantly beaten at school.
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Tyra Banks bullied skinny tall. Model and TV personality Tyra Banks described herself as a bully in elementary school, being cliquey and making "unpopular" children leave her group of friends. But when Banks became a teenager, she found herself a victim of taunts and teasing.
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+"Chester Bennington" bullied rag doll skinny. The lead singer and songwriter of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington had a rough time growing up. His parents divorced when he was 11, and he turned to cocaine and methamphetamine, working at Burger King to support his addictions. Bennington's school life was equally bleak as he endured frequent physical assaults.
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Bill Clinton bullied overweight. President Bill Clinton ended his second presidential term with record approval ratings. Yet he described himself as an unpopular schoolboy in Arkansas, vividly recalling a story of being slugged by a 6-foot-6-inch boy at a local YMCA dance.
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Chris Colfer over his s**uality. Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer's "Glee" character is routinely bullied and "slushied" by his high school peers. Many fans were sad to learn that when playing the role of a bullied teen, Colfer had plenty of personal experiences to draw upon.
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Tom Cruise bullied dyslexia height. Tom Cruise cites the childhood stigma of his dyslexia diagnosis as a contributing factor to his conversion to Scientology. Cruise also dealt with an abusive father, described as "the merchant of chaos," and dozens of school switches, often being targeted for physical abuse by bullies at each new school.
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Fred Durst bullied in high school. Limp Bizkit front man Fred Durst said one of the band's hiatuses was due to his concern that their music was fueling bullying.
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Sir Ranulph Fiennes bullied I was an attractive boy and it was the norm for any boy considered a pretty boy to be wolf-whistled at . British adventurer Ranulph Fiennes has been atop Mount Everest, journeyed to the North and South poles, completed seven marathons in seven days on seven continents just four months after suffering a major heart attack, and even performed a self-amputation. Yet he hasn't forgotten his years of being bullied at a famous British boarding school, saying none of his physical challenges ever hurt as much as bullies' taunts.
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Tim Gunn bullied as youth. Many people might be surprised that cool and composed Tim Gunn, host of "Project Runway" and "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style" and a professor at a prestigious design school, was bullied so badly that he tried to kill himself when he was 17.
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Barack Obama bullied big ears. President Barack Obama graduated from prestigious undergraduate and law school programs, he has a beautiful family and has written best-selling books. Yet as an ambitious young man, he was often bullied by classmates.
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Michael Phelps bullied lisp ears arms. Michael Phelps won the most gold medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics and set 39 world records. His coaches describe him as a motivation machine, but a teacher once told his mother that he wasn't gifted and would never be able to focus on anything. In addition to fighting these perceptions, Phelps had to struggle with the emotional trauma of being bullied.
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+Rihanna bullied skin. Barbados native Rihanna had a rough childhood with a father addicted to alcohol and drugs, but since moving to the U.S. when she was 16, she has sold more than 20 million albums and 60 million singles. Despite her talent, Rihanna faced discrimination-based bullying in elementary school.
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Chris Rock racist bullies. Actor and comedian Chris Rock channeled his school-day bullying into the critically acclaimed "Everybody Hates Chris." Chris Rock felt isolated at school and was routinely verbally and physically abused. When Rock went public with his past hurts, an elementary school teacher wrote him an apology letter for his less-than-stellar role in Rock's life.
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Tessa Sanderson racial abuse bullied. British Olympic javelin thrower Tessa Sanderson competed in every summer Olympics from 1976-1996 and won Olympic gold for the javelin in 1984. Yet Sanderson was haunted by horrible bullying throughout her childhood.
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Kristen Stewart bullied for being an actress. "Twilight," ''New Moon" and " Eclipse" star Kristen Stewart has massive blockbusters on her résumé. She got her big break starring alongside Jodie Foster in "Panic Room" when she was only 12. While Stewart displayed poise and confidence behind the camera and during interviews, she never managed to connect with her classmates. To avoid her peers, Stewart began taking correspondence courses to get her degree.
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Justin Timberlake bullied terrible acne, weird hair. Heartthrob Justin Timberlake is the definition of cool and sexy – but in school he was tormented for being different.
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Prince Harry bullied ginger. Prince Harry of Wales eschewed university to enlist in the military, spending months fighting in Afghanistan. One might think his military experience would have made him an unlikely target for bullying, but the prince has, at times, sought counseling for his emotional trauma.
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Kate winslet bullied her weight. Stunning Academy Award winner Kate Winslet started acting at school when she was 11. As the daughter of "jobbing actors," money was sometimes tight. In addition to financial stress, Winslet's classmates teased her about her looks.
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