In general people remember their childhood as time of freedom and innocence. Children are not bound by responsibilities of any sort, except for little things like making their own beds or walking the dogs.
In reality being a kid can be pretty rough, partly because of some other kids who have the talent for being mean and abusive. Bullying, whether done by kids or adults, is a serious problem.
In their own mind what they do is probably nothing important, but the victims feel real psychological trauma (many times physical injuries, too) they carry on for the rest of their lives.
Everybody can be a victim, including celebrities especially in younger days before they became famous.
Apparently to avoid being victim, some kids just cannot rely on the kindness of others; in many cases, those who cannot defend themselves are the easiest targets.
In other words, they need to showcase strength and willingness to stand up against bullies. Many popular people you know today were also picked on.
10 Lady Gaga
Before the world set its eyes on Lady Gaga as a one of a kind diva in an ocean of budding female singers, it had known her as a girl who couldn’t stand up for herself among bullies in school.
Gaga was often teased for having a big nose and being ugly; bullies would say if her laugh was funny and that she was just weird.
In an interview with PEOPLE, Gaga spoke of how the memories of being an easy target for bullies helped her connect with the insecure character she portrayed in A Star is Born, Ally Campana Maine.
9 Ed Sheeran
If Gaga was bullied for having big nose and makeup like no other, Ed Sheeran cried almost every day in school because he was teased for having ginger hair and stutter.
As he grew older, however, Sheeran became fond of all the things for which he was being bullied as a kid.
He accepted his own somewhat quirky look and how it never brought much luck with girls.
Sheeran overcame all those by writing music. He started playing guitar and joined a band, then built his confidence along the way.
While growing up in Barbados, Rihanna found herself at odds with her classmates because they said she was not black enough.
Her skin was indeed lighter than everyone else’s. Then as she reached puberty, he classmates found another object of mockery; this time her relatively small breast.
Just like Gaga and Sheeran, music brought peace of mind for Rihanna. Although physical appearance matters a lot in entertainment industry, talent and determination are much more difficult to come by, and Rihanna has all of those at her disposal.
7 Priyanka Chopra
Through the Indian star’s interview with Glamor, we all learned that Chopra was bullied in high school.
It was so bad to the point where she moved back to India from the United States.
She talked about her experiences again with the Associated Press in May 2019.
She said her schoolmates called her “brownie” and told her to go back on the elephant she came on.
The teasing affected Chopra and her self-esteem a big deal, but then she proved to be one of the most powerful and influential women through her acting and music career.