6 Female Stars Who Were Legitimately Beaten Up by School Bullies

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It shouldn’t be this way, but for far too many people, grades K-12 are kind of traumatizing. School is meant to be a safe and happy place, yet oftentimes it’s instead filled with teasing and torment. If you’ve ever dealt with mean girls, you’re not alone: When they were younger, A-listers including Kendall Jenner, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez all turned to homeschooling in order to escape bullies. Tons of stars have taken a stand against bullying, whether it’s because they experienced it personally or because they’ve seen its effects on others.

Verbal insults and threats are awful enough, but sometimes bullies actually cross the line into real physical abuse. W… T… F??? Some of your favorite actresses and singers were left bruised and bleeding after face-offs with school bullies. But instead of being bummed out, take inspiration from these stars — they survived the pain, rose above all the BS and worked hard to get where they are today. Scroll through to see for yourself: