Teen bride Courtney Stodden says she's living "like a princess" these days, but it wasn't always that way -- and she has a message for teens.
"You need to realize that it's not [you]," she told TheFABlife this week. "It's the bully who's picking on them, it's their problem."
The 17-year-old Stodden tells TheFABlife that she was once victim to bullying, and before she married 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison, she had posted a video to YouTube that criticizes cyberbullying.
"Jealousy goes so far to the extent where threaten you. They say, we're going to kill you or you should be killed," she says in the YouTube video. "I'm actually scared for their mental being. It's just sad what jealousy pushes them to say and do."
In an interview with ABC's Nightline in July, Stodden said she was bullied so badly by other girls because of her mature looks that her mother pulled the teen out of school for home schooling.
She continues her message on TheFablife: "There's nothing wrong with the victim. They're perfect, they're beautiful, and they need to stay true to themselves."
Stodden is one of many in the public eye who have spoken out against bullying by discussing their own pasts.
Proof of Story
No proof images submitted yet.
No proof audio submitted yet.
No proof video submitted yet.
Posted By: Bunker |
7/15/13 2:00 PM
It almost seems more safe to homeschool since barely any schools are protecting the students when there is actual bullying taking place. They just lawyer up and try to deny any admission of guilt
Posted By: BeeHive8 |
7/17/13 1:08 PM
Sharing the personal stories helps kids relate today