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20 Celebs Who Were Bullied Before Becoming Famous

As a child and teenager, one of the most difficult aspects of life is having to deal with the relentless and excessive bullying by other kids. Bullying is repeated acts of aggression with the intention to hurt an individual, either mentally, emotionally or physically. This can be done with the use of physical violence, cyber bullying, emotional and verbal abuse. In recent years, there have been many cases of bullying ending very tragically. It’s very common for victims of bullying to become depressed, violent themselves, anxious and suicidal. Bullying can be very traumatic and often can leave long term damage. There are many reasons why a person might become a target for a bully, such as, appearance, personality, gender, race, sexual orientation, behaviour and social class.

Nobody is safe from a bully, even the world's most famous celebrities were bullied. Celebrities have been teased, bullied, picked on and beat up. Some of them had broken bones, stitches and emotional scars. Many of them have endured the same harassment and abuse as kids do today. They too felt alone and scared. They reacted like anyone else and often suffered from depression, anxiety and thoughts of suicide. Here is a look at 20 celebrities who were bullied as kids.

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20 Miley Cyrus

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19 Howard Stern

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18 Megan Fox

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17 Jason Segel

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16 Eva Mendes

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15 Michael Phelps

14 Jessica Alba

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13 Jackie Chan

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12 Eminem

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11 Chris Rock

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10 Christina Hendricks

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9 Victoria Beckham

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8 Demi Lovato

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7 Justin Timberlake

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6 Sandra Bullock

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5 Jennifer Lawrence

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4 Lady Gaga

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3 Rihanna

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2 Christian Bale

1 Winona Ryder

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Winona Ryder has appeared in a number of films, such as, Beetlejuice, Heathers, Edward Scissorhands, Dracula, Reality Bites, Little Women, Mr. Deeds and The Age Of Innocence. In an interview with the Huffington Post, she talked about being bullied. In one incident, she was wearing a salvation army boy suit. As she went to the bathroom, she was attacked by a group of bullies. They slammed her head into the door. She fell to the ground and the bullies perceived to kick and beat her. The beating was so severe that she required stitches. She was kicked out of school instead of the bullies. Later, after Winona had become a huge success and a major Hollywood star, one of the bullies saw her at a coffee shop. The bully asked for her autograph. Winona asked if they remembered beating up a kid in the 7th grade. The bully said, “Kind of” and Winona responded, “That was me. Go F*** Yourself.”

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