One quick scroll through any given comment section under Kim Kardashian’s pics on Instagram will make you wonder how she manages to get out of bed in the morning. Then you look up her $65 million net worth, and stop wondering. Haters are positively brutal in the comments. Whether its Youtube, Twitter mentions, or Instagram, the cyber streets run rampant with internet thugs on any given website where freedom of speech is permitted. Putting yourself out there on social media really isn’t for the faint of heart. Plainly put, no one in their right mind asks for fame in a time as advanced as this, when humiliating photographs of you enjoying what you thought was a private vacation, can go viral at the drop of a dime. Just ask Iggy Azealea, who relinquished her Twitter account to her management team after embarrassing photos of the rapper’s cellulite laden ample derriere in a bikini went viral, and she was torn to shreds by anonymous internet thugs. The internet thug is cruel and relentless, capable of turning a harmless keyboard into a lethal weapon. If celebs aren’t being bullied by meanies or other celebs, they’re being sexually harassed by complete perverts.
It’s easy to forget that these astronomically wealthy famous people are human beings just like the rest of us. They often have to put up a front and act as though they’re completely unaffected by mean comments, as depicted in the Jimmy Kimmel Live! segment, where celebs read mean comments from anonymous strangers; but surely it can take its toll. Rapper Iggy’s explanation for no longer personally running her Twitter account was this: “I feel the hatred and pettiness I see online at all times is at making me become an angry person and I cannot be that. To become nasty because of the way I feel I am treated would be a disservice to my fans and I promise i will try to keep smiling. But I also want to let my fans know iam taking some time away from social media. I need to be happy and it is too negative and draining.” Here are 11 of the most cyber bullied celebs on social media.
11. Kim Kardashian
Reality TV star and socialite Kim Kardashian, likely takes the worst beating online. To this day (eight years after the fact), her name is hardly ever brought up without the hideous reminder that will forever haunt her life otherwise known as that sex tape with Ray J. Most recently, Kim received a crap ton of criticism when she made the bizarre and random decision to go bleach blonde. The hilarious memes likening her to Harry Potter’s nemesis Malfoy, were endless. Another recent occurrence is the socialite’s frequent criticism of plastic surgery, which is causing her to be compared to Micheal Jackson. Many fans and non-fans believe the once unique beauty has had far too much work done on her face, unnecessarily so. Perhaps the worst time of all for Kim was during her first pregnancy when she ballooned to her heaviest weight, and refused to be caught in anything other than couture; which backfired on numerous occasions. As you can imagine, the booty punchlines are never ending with Kim Kardashian, as well as the constant jokes about her sexual inclination towards athletes and African American men.
Drake has been referred to as hip hop’s center of gravity. While his supporters out number his haters, the rapper is constantly made fun of for the sensitive and heart felt content of his music, frequently referred to as “too soft” and “delicate” by rappers with a tougher approach. Drake makes relatable music (which would explain his success), but that doesn’t stop fans and non-fans from creating memes that depict Drake as a gentle hearted, woman respecting softy; apparently a bad thing worth making fun of in today’s messed up society. In an interview in 2012, Drake opened up by saying, “I can’t lie to you, I read what they have to say and it’s … character-building. There have been times when a negative comment about me would be the be all and end all, and I’d wonder, Why do you hate me so much? Why would you tell me that you want to kill my mom or see me dead? It’s scary for me to say this on record but artists are only human, and we seek validation like everyone else. You just have to come to the conclusion that it’s OK, there are going to be people who like you and people who don’t. Luckily there are millions of people who love me and a few who don’t.”
9. Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea’s star has been on a steady rise for the past 3 years, but not without some speed bumps along the way. When her popularity grew initially, people were shocked to find that her speaking voice, tinged with an Australian lilt, sounded nothing at all like the southern accent she uses when rapping. Haters have labeled her as phony ever since, and even have gone so far as to demand she return back to her native land. When the 24 year old was nominated for a grammy, she admittedly hoped to not win, telling Power 106 Radio, “I did not want to win that award, I’m really happy that I was thought of and I appreciate just that. I’m glad I didn’t win because people already hate me enough… I do not need to be hated anymore.” The Fancy rapper was attacked by fellow rapper of a similar name Azealia Banks, through Twitter, who accused Iggy of appropriating black culture. When Iggy tried defending herself, she was only met by more opposition by people who believe she doesn’t deserve the success she’s achieved. The last straw for Iggy was when her privacy was violated, and photos capturing her cellulite laden bottom were taken against her knowledge, and posted everywhere, leading her to give up her social media accounts to her management team.
8. Dakota Johnson
50 Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson received heavy criticism when it was revealed that she would play the lead role of Anastasia Steele in the erotic themed film, mainly because audience members felt she lacked any real sex appeal. Dakota’s unconventional appearance was torn apart by critics immediately after casting was revealed, and at one point, she was referred to as a “dishrag without passion, sexiness or chemistry with fellow castmate Jamie Dornan.” The daughter of Melanie Griffith was reportedly hurt by the cruel comments putting down her looks, but felt the much anticipated role was a dream come true, and was determined to do an amazing job by proving all of her haters wrong. Eventually the movie was released to mainly poor reviews, but that didn’t stop everyone from paying to see it, as it’s grossed over $569 million to date worldwide.
7. Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay’s had a bad rep for most of her career now. The actress turned trouble maker has made more of a career out of becoming a tabloid subject than she has as an actual actress. Lindsay, who gets very little respect these days and is often referred to as a “fire-crotch,” has been criticized for several gaffs on Twitter as of late, most recently posting a photo of an arabic script that supposedly translated into English as, “you’re beautiful.” It was later cleared up by people who actually know how to read arabic, that the translation really reads, “you’re a donkey.” The embarrassed Lindsay removed the post after haters went in on her in the comments. Shortly before that, Lindsay was torn apart for Tweeting the N-word. The Mean Girls star was a little too ‘turnt’ after watching Kanye West’s performance at Paris fashion week, and Tweeted the hashtag “#kanye&kimAlldaynigga$”. She was immediately met with ceaseless criticism, and deleted the post shortly afterwards.
6. Karreuche Tran
Best and really only known for being Chris Brown’s on-and-off girlfriend, Karreuche Tran is seldom referred to by her actual name, often teased and called instead by any other word that begins with K. Like Kangaroo, Karate Kid, Kilimanjaro, and many more. The aspiring actress was absolutely crucified in 2014, when she guest hosted BET’s 106 & Park and made fun of Beyonce’s daughter’s natural hair. While Karreuche insists she was merely doing her job and reading off of a teleprompter, the bey-hive went into full attack mode, viciously reminding her that she’s a nobody by saying things like, “Why Karate always got something to say about people with actual careers? Blue ivy is more important than your whole being @karrueche” and “Blue Ivy will buy all of Vietnam and have ur whole fam working for House of Dereon @karrueche.” Karrueche has also been referred to as a rice cake by Rihanna in the 2011 hit Cake, due to her half Asian heritage.
5. Miley Cyrus
Disney star turned wild child Miley Cyrus has always been a polarizing figure. Her latest album Bangerz, is her best selling to date, but also her most controversial piece of work. In 2013 when the 21 year old debuted her new edgy short blond hair style, haters immediately went in. Fellow entertainer Tyler The Creator Tweeted, “Hahahahahah She [Miley] was like ‘hey i wanna do something different, f**k me up real quick” Hahahaaha. Like she tripped down a flight of stairs, got better, then got that sh*t. Ok im done.” It received thousands of re-Tweets, where upon Miley responded to Tyler by Tweeting, “My barber couldn’t even come close to the f*ck job that is your face. you’re right you should shut up. PS. your musics dope.” Which received even more re-Tweets. Miley is credited with popularizing (and absolutely butchering) the twerking movement. Hundreds of memes were created making fun of the singer’s very underdeveloped derriere.
4. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber has been name-called and harshly made fun of since the onset of his career at the tender age of 15. In an interview with Ryan Seacrest in 2013, a 19 year old Justin said, “I’m becoming a man, but I’m still 19, I’m still finding myself and when I have the media attacking me every day it’s no different than bullying that happens in school, these people calling me names and saying things, and they don’t know what’s true or not. People forget I’m a human being.” Three years earlier on the Ellen Degeneres Show, a 16 year old Justin addressed bullying more light heartedly saying, “Everybody goes through bullying. Everybody has, even me. On my YouTube page, there are so many haters. They just say crazy stuff. People are like, ‘Look at him, he puts helium in his voice before he sings.’ You just have to laugh at yourself. It’s funny.” Often referred to as a lesbian, Justin has had his sexuality questioned, and is frequently made fun of for his soft singing voice. After signing on to be a spokesperson for Calvin Klein underwear, the Girlfriend singer was accused of stuffing his briefs to appear to have a bigger bulge than he really does, and was subsequently butchered by haters online.
3. Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardshian has always been vocal about the amount of teasing she faced as a child in comparison to her older sisters. Since becoming famous, Khloe has had to face cruel comments from the entire world, often referring to her as a beast because of her tall and larger than usual stature for a woman. Khloe addressed bullying in British Cosmopolitan back in 2013, saying, “I’m confident in who I am. I’ve always known that I’m not Kim and I’m not Kourtney. I’ve always been okay with that. I probably thought I was prettier before I entered the spotlight, because being compared to somebody else every day does sort of beat up your spirit and soul.” These days however, Khloe has received a lot more praise for her physical appearance than she has in the past, likely due to a few cosmetic enhancements. The reality TV star has admitted to responding to haters on Twitter in the past, “When people are so stupid, you just have to have fun with it. Someone [without a profile photo] will say I’m fat, or a hairy Armenian, and I’ll write back, ‘Oh, that egg picture of yours is so gorgeous.’”
2. Bruce Jenner
Jenner Patriarch, Bruce Jenner, has been taunted and teased incessantly by the media for years. Much of the jokes made about him stem from the very obvious plastic surgery he’s had since the 1980s. The former Olympian who recently confirmed to Diane Sawyer that he is in fact transitioning to female, admitted that he began this transition back in the 1980s, even taking hormone replacement therapy for a shocking 5 years, which was why his appearance was drastically changing back then. Bruce ended the transition after meeting now ex-wife Kris Jenner, in 1990, and the fluctuation in hormones was so harsh on his body causing a botched appearance for all those years. Since 2014, when reports surfaced that he was removing his adam’s apple, the jokes about his sexuality were harsh and constant. The KUWTK star’s interview with Diane Sawyer was a moment that helped to win over millions of fans after getting the chance to share his truly moving story.
56 year old pop legend Madonna, has been facing ageism for what seems like 100 years now. Several naysayers litter her Instagram photos with discouraging comments reminding the singer that she’s been old for quiet some time. Recently, 24 year old Rita Ora defended Madonna’s controversial impromptu kiss with 28 year old rapper Drake, during a performance at this year’s Coachella festival. Rita said, “Thank you for fighting all these ageist battles, and paving a way, that just maybe one day, all of us “Younger”Artists won’t have too in the future! @madonna“. The Like A Virgin singer responded by saying, “Thanks Rita! Good to know you appreciate the beating I’m taking so all you ladies don’t have to endure this kind of discrimination! #unapolgeticbitches unite! #rebelheart“. The Coachella performance was much talked about due to Drake’s seemingly disgusted reaction, but Drake later claimed that his face was only contorted after the kiss because of the strange taste of Madonna’s lipstick.
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