The 'Shake It Up' alum reveals she received death threats following accusations she was cheating on the 'Teen Wolf' star with the 'We Don't Talk Anymore' singer.
Bella Thorne reveals she's been the target of cyberbullying over her love live. In a latest interview with PEOPLE, the "Shake It Up" alum says she even received death threats following accusations she was cheating on "Teen Wolf" star Tyler Posey with singer Charlie Puth late last year.
"I was getting death threats for a hot minute because they thought I had cheated on my ex, which is a total lie," Thorne tells the publication. "When I woke up that morning - it f**king sucks," she recalls. "It doesn't feel good to think that everybody in the world just thinks you're an absolutely disgusting person and just because I'm somebody where people know my name, it's so much worse for me."
"And people think that, like, we don't get bullied in Hollywood - but we do! We get bullied by the public eye and fans and it's really, let me tell you, it f**king hurts," she shares. "I'm letting kids know like, 'If somebody's being rude to you, you have the right to stick up for yourself!' When I see [bullying] on other people's pages, I respond because it irks me to my core."
The former Disney starlet also reveals she has deeply affected by the negative attention she's received from online trolls. "I went through a breakup and that was kind of tough," she says. "You know, fans, if you're just seen with somebody, they think you're immediately, you gotta be in a relationship with them, which is not true."
"I hang out all the time with different people that I'm not dating, that I'm just friends with," Thorne continues. "I hang out with a lot of guys because I'm a total tomboy," the 19-year-old redhead goes on explaining. "So a lot of my friends end up being guys because a lot of girls are like kind of too girly for me sometimes."
"People take social media as such a big thing," she adds. "And they all think they know what they're talking about. And they think they know your life and they get their friends to trash you. And they get all these people to hate on you and call you whatever names in the book. It's kind of like one person says it and then everybody jumps on it."