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Disney Teen Queen Demi Lovato Opens Up About Being Bullied

October 02, 2008 01:34:48 GMT

Having experienced of being bullied during her school years, she said she wants to use her fame to help other girls who are in the same situation.


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Becoming one of the Disney starlets, Demi Lovato shares her past experience of being bullied that led her to leave school a few years ago in favor of home-schooling. In an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Wednesday, October 1, she opened up about being bullied as a seventh grader that she then wants to help other young girls who are harassed by their peers.

Demi told Ellen DeGeneres, "I never really understood why it was at the moment until looking back" when making reference to the painful bullying she has experienced during her school years. "I had a different lifestyle than everyone else. Whether it was because of my hair color or what ever the reason was, I pinned it on myself."

Already a working artist, Demi has expressed her hope to use her fame to help other girls who are in the same situation, telling Ellen "I guess the way that I want to impact girls as a ... role model - It's not me not making mistakes because I'm going to make mistakes but one day I want to help with bullying. Because there are girls who can't just up and home school and focus on their career."

Hearing Demi's revelation, Ellen said bullying is "just so horrible. And somebody has to stop it. It goes on in schools for a lot of different reasons. That's really a shame."

Demi's Wednesday appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" was to promote her debut LP "Don't Forget" which was at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 200 this week. Besides sitting down for an interview, she also gave a live performance, singing her hit single "Get Back". Her interview and performance on the talk show can be watched in the video below.



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posted by Paul on Jan 30, 2010
She's hot
posted by Bratz-Cloe@hotmail.c on Nov 05, 2009
heyy demi, if you are reading this, then i just want to say you and selena are my role models and you two are the prettiest.. I wish I was pretty like you two and had an awesome life.. I've been bullied since 7th grade as well and it is still carrying on, now i am in 9th grade.. love you! .. xoxoxoxox P.S. please tell me what I should do if you have the time! Here is my e-mail.. (on the top)
posted by miss fit on Oct 26, 2009
i was bashed then throwing in the toilet as they stole my lunch and graffeti on my bag all because i got a hair cut and my cousin was jealous by two big girls and the next day at school everyone was signing petitions on evryone hates (misfit)and they came up to me and told me it was for maths and i signed it and they started laughing and saying you even hate yourself than they threw me against the wall and took my stuff and threw me in the janitors closet and locked and the whole time i sat crying and blaming myself the janitor let me out and i went home so i know how it feels like but the fact was i was once popular and they were my friends
posted by uyl on Sep 06, 2009
demi is really a great person and i hope to be just like her oneday.
posted by cc on Sep 01, 2009
nice people who really want to express there talent are being bullied. its not fair, but it makes us stronger,cuz this world is hard, and actually they prepare us, haha i dont want to sound like a religious saint, but its a sort of meant to be, i believe that there's a faith sometimes, and bullieying after all when we feel good again, makes us stronger, to care more about ourselfs than bad people. faith doesnt only come, you have to go on, and try, and with the confidence you get of the makin stronger, you can have the confidence to try.... one day... maybe one day... the beauty can be showed...
posted by HI on Jun 16, 2009
DEMI IS TO CUTE
posted by eSTEFAMIA on Jun 14, 2009
DEMO LA MEJOR!!!
posted by Ta_nz_ii on Dec 04, 2008
Demi Lovato is damn pretty and who ever bullied her is pretty stupid and sad. who would want to bully someone that nice? Luckily demi lovato showed them that more to her than just a shy girl that can't stand up to anyone. Be Jelous of demi lovato everybody who bullied her and i so thank selena gomez for standing by demi in her hard times. DON'T WORRY DEMI I THINK YOU'RE PROBABLY EVERY GIRLS ROLE MODEL BECAUSE YOU ARE DEFINATELY MINE, I WANT TO JUST LIKE YOU! WE LOVE YOU DEMI!
posted by Ta_nz_ii on Dec 04, 2008
Demi Lovato is damn pretty and who ever bullied her is pretty stupid and sad. who would want to bully someone that nice? Luckily demi lovato showed them that more to her than just a shy girl that can't stand up to anyone. Be Jelous of demi lovato everybody who bullied her and i so thank selena gomez for standing by demi in her hard times. DON'T WORRY DEMI I THINK YOU'RE PROBABLY EVERY GIRLS ROLE MODEL BECAUSE YOU ARE DEFINATELY MINE, I WANT TO JUST LIKE YOU! WE LOVE YOU DEMI!
posted by Ta_nz_ii on Dec 04, 2008
Demi Lovato is damn pretty and who ever bullied her is pretty stupid and sad. who would want to bully someone that nice? Luckily demi lovato showed them that more to her than just a shy girl that can't stand up to anyone. Be Jelous of demi lovato everybody who bullied her and i so thank selena gomez for standing by demi in her hard times. DON'T WORRY DEMI I THINK YOU'RE PROBABLY EVERY GIRLS ROLE MODEL BECAUSE YOU ARE DEFINATELY MINE, I WANT TO JUST LIKE YOU! WE LOVE YOU DEMI!
posted by Ta_nz_ii on Dec 04, 2008
Demi Lovato is damn pretty and who ever bullied her is pretty stupid and sad. who would want to bully someone that nice? Luckily demi lovato showed them that more to her than just a shy girl that can't stand up to anyone. Be Jelous of demi lovato everybody who bullied her and i so thank selena gomez for standing by demi in her hard times. DON'T WORRY DEMI I THINK YOU'RE PROBABLY EVERY GIRLS ROLE MODEL BECAUSE YOU ARE DEFINATELY MINE, I WANT TO JUST LIKE YOU! WE LOVE YOU DEMI!
posted by Ta_nz_ii on Dec 04, 2008
Demi Lovato is damn pretty and who ever bullied her is pretty stupid and sad. who would want to bully someone that nice? Luckily demi lovato showed them that more to her than just a shy girl that can't stand up to anyone. Be Jelous of demi lovato everybody who bullied her and i so thank selena gomez for standing by demi in her hard times. DON'T WORRY DEMI I THINK YOU'RE PROBABLY EVERY GIRLS ROLE MODEL BECAUSE YOU ARE DEFINATELY MINE, I WANT TO JUST LIKE YOU! WE LOVE YOU DEMI!
posted by Ta_nz_ii on Dec 04, 2008
Demi Lovato is damn pretty and who ever bullied her is pretty stupid and sad. who would want to bully someone that nice? Luckily demi lovato showed them that more to her than just a shy girl that can't stand up to anyone. Be Jelous of demi lovato everybody who bullied her and i so thank selena gomez for standing by demi in her hard times. DON'T WORRY DEMI I THINK YOU'RE PROBABLY EVERY GIRLS ROLE MODEL BECAUSE YOU ARE DEFINATELY MINE, I WANT TO JUST LIKE YOU! WE LOVE YOU DEMI!
posted by Ta_nz_ii on Dec 04, 2008
Demi Lovato is damn pretty and who ever bullied her is pretty stupid and sad. who would want to bully someone that nice? Luckily demi lovato showed them that more to her than just a shy girl that can't stand up to anyone. Be Jelous of demi lovato everybody who bullied her and i so thank selena gomez for standing by demi in her hard times. DON'T WORRY DEMI I THINK YOU'RE PROBABLY EVERY GIRLS ROLE MODEL BECAUSE YOU ARE DEFINATELY MINE, I WANT TO JUST LIKE YOU! WE LOVE YOU DEMI!
posted by Ta_nz_ii on Dec 04, 2008
Demi Lovato is damn pretty and who ever bullied her is pretty stupid and sad. who would want to bully someone that nice? Luckily demi lovato showed them that more to her than just a shy girl that can't stand up to anyone. Be Jelous of demi lovato everybody who bullied her and i so thank selena gomez for standing by demi in her hard times. DON'T WORRY DEMI I THINK YOU'RE PROBABLY EVERY GIRLS ROLE MODEL BECAUSE YOU ARE DEFINATELY MINE, I WANT TO JUST LIKE YOU! WE LOVE YOU DEMI!
posted by Ta_nz_ii on Dec 04, 2008
Demi Lovato is damn pretty and who ever bullied her is pretty stupid and sad. who would want to bully someone that nice? Luckily demi lovato showed them that more to her than just a shy girl that can't stand up to anyone. Be Jelous of demi lovato everybody who bullied her and i so thank selena gomez for standing by demi in her hard times. DON'T WORRY DEMI I THINK YOU'RE PROBABLY EVERY GIRLS ROLE MODEL BECAUSE YOU ARE DEFINATELY MINE, I WANT TO JUST LIKE YOU! WE LOVE YOU DEMI!
posted by Ta_nz_ii on Dec 04, 2008
Demi Lovato is damn pretty and who ever bullied her is pretty stupid and sad. who would want to bully someone that nice? Luckily demi lovato showed them that more to her than just a shy girl that can't stand up to anyone. Be Jelous of demi lovato everybody who bullied her and i so thank selena gomez for standing by demi in her hard times. DON'T WORRY DEMI I THINK YOU'RE PROBABLY EVERY GIRLS ROLE MODEL BECAUSE YOU ARE DEFINATELY MINE, I WANT TO JUST LIKE YOU! WE LOVE YOU DEMI!
posted by Ta_nz_ii on Dec 04, 2008
Demi Lovato is damn pretty and who ever bullied her is pretty stupid and sad. who would want to bully someone that nice? Luckily demi lovato showed them that more to her than just a shy girl that can't stand up to anyone. Be Jelous of demi lovato everybody who bullied her and i so thank selena gomez for standing by demi in her hard times. DON'T WORRY DEMI I THINK YOU'RE PROBABLY EVERY GIRLS ROLE MODEL BECAUSE YOU ARE DEFINATELY MINE, I WANT TO JUST LIKE YOU! WE LOVE YOU DEMI!
posted by Ta_nz_ii on Dec 04, 2008
Demi Lovato is damn pretty and who ever bullied her is pretty stupid and sad. who would want to bully someone that nice? Luckily demi lovato showed them that more to her than just a shy girl that can't stand up to anyone. Be Jelous of demi lovato everybody who bullied her and i so thank selena gomez for standing by demi in her hard times. DON'T WORRY DEMI I THINK YOU'RE PROBABLY EVERY GIRLS ROLE MODEL BECAUSE YOU ATRE DEFINATELY MINE, I WANT TO JUST LIKE YOU! WE LOVE YOU DEMI!
posted by totally-me on Oct 30, 2008
i like her more than Miley she has a great voice and her and Selena are really pretty
posted by patrice on Oct 20, 2008
yah!!!!she's better than miley cyrus...demi doesn't have any scandal...does she?????
posted by summer(: on Oct 18, 2008
I love demi.. shes such a good role model.. and i dont want her to ever chhange.. shes so sweet..(:
posted by demilover on Oct 05, 2008
she rocked on` our cd loved dont forgrt love you Demi
posted by happy-go-girly on Oct 04, 2008
Demi is sweet. I love her CD. and I think she's an AWESOME role model! (:
posted by buffy on Oct 02, 2008
hey i am buffy
posted by Ingried* on Oct 02, 2008
Demi is sooo nice! I truly think she's an amazing singer and actress. Personally, I love her CD 'Don't Forget'! I hope she keeps on doing great, she deserves it!

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