Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Bullying Survivor
Male | Los Angeles, CA   United States
Bullied for dancing
Bullying Type: Physical / Emotional
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8/20/12 11:52 AM
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ABC’s hunkiest Dancing With The Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy revealed recently to In Touch that he was bullied as a child for dancing as he tells the magazine he encountered bullying when I came to the U.S. I was not popular at all, he solemnly reveals.There was the usual sexuality-related stuff, people calling me gay. When Id say I danced, people would act like I was diseased. I was be*ten up. It hurt and was very upsetting.

Growing up in the USSR, Maks says they didn’t have much so when he discovered his gift for dance, he refused to give up on it and luckily had a great support system in his family. Maks went on to tell In Touch he had an amazing support system. My parents told me that if you believe in what you do, you can prove people wrong with your success. Ironically for all those who bullied Maks, look who has the last laugh now. For more on this story and Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s never before seen personal photos as well as his advice on how to rise above bullies, check out the latest issue of In Touch.

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Posted By: Camels | 8/23/12 2:05 PM
He was bullied for dancing as a kid but now as an adult he gets to dance with some of the most beautiful women so I think he is doing alright now.
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