Growing up in the spotlight isn’t all glitz and glam.
Just ask Kylie Jenner.
The 17-year-old became a pop culture sensation when she was in elementary school due to her family’s hit show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which premiered in 2007.
While the reality TV program propelled the youngest family member into stardom, it also left her vulnerable to the judgment and criticism of trolls, both on the internet and in print.
In a revealing Snapchat filmed on Wednesday night, Jenner shared that she’s been harassed ever since she was a little girl.
“I’ve been bullied since I’ve been nine, from the whole world, it feels like sometimes├óΓé¼┬ª and I think that I’ve done a really great job in handling all this.”
As we reported, the fashion designer admitted to getting temporary lip fillers as she was always insecure of her thin pout.
She was hesitant to tell the truth as her and her family are constantly subject to intense scrutiny.
However, the television personality has a message for her millions of followers:
Never compromise who you are for anyone.
“There are bullies everywhere so, this was just a little like Snapchat, to tell whoever with their own bullies, that the only opinion that ever really matters is yours and to never change.”
And don’t think Jenner is asking for sympathy├óΓé¼┬ª she isn’t.
“This isn’t a pity party though, don’t get it twisted├óΓé¼┬ª This is for those with bullies out there to know that you’re not alone.”
She ends her video on a positive note:
“Spread love. Love y’all.”
We applaud Kylie for opening up about such a traumatic period in her life, and we hope those who are bullied will never lose sight of who they are.
[Image via WENN.]