For better or worse, adults and youth alike often pay a great deal of attention to what celebrities say. So we’ve gathered some quotes from celebrities related to the topic of bullying that you might find helpful. You can relate these quotes to kids or use them for other bully-education purposes.
* Please note that we also have a printable publication for teens on celebrities and their their own bullying experiences. Download & Print: Loosers-Like-Them-Teen-Handout
A celebrity bullying quote by Snookie: “I hate cyberbullying. Just the amount of gay people that commit suicide because of something someone put on Facebook is disgusting and horrible. I’m trying to do my own anti-bullying campaign.” (quoted in Rolling Stone, Dec. 22, 2011, p. 53)
A celebrity bullying quote by rock legend Ozzy Ozbourne, speaking about the wisdom of the often-given parental advice to stand up to bullies: “If the older kid is bigger, heavier and meaner, what do you think your son’s going to be able to do? Disable him with a Vulcan death grip? Tell a few jokes until the bully falls over laughing? Get real, man. It’s all very well saying ‘handle it yourself’ when it ain’t your head being flushed down the toilet 18 times a f***ing day. My advice: Tell the teachers – and tell ’em now – before your son flips out and harms himself, or turns up to school one morning with a bagful of Uzis.” (quoted in Rolling Stone, Sept. 15, 2011, p. 24)
A celebrity bullying quote by singer Josh Groban: “I was bullied. I had ADD and I switched schools a few times because I lacked confidence. I was hopeless. But that’s how wit is invented.”
A celebrity bullying quote by Kylie Jenner: “Every single day I see something negative about me. And it’s just completely torn me apart. I feel like I’ve lost so many amazing traits because I’ve listened to stupid people, ignorant people who are bullies.” – Kylie Jenner, quoted in Interview Magazine.