The Keeping Up With The Kardashians brood have always been at the center of media attention since they first appeared on television. The day the Jenner-Kardashian clan stepped foot in the limelight marked the same day the public granted them entry into their homes and lives. Consequently, the names of Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Kendall Jenner have become household terms. In fact, even the youngest member of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians brood - Kylie Jenner - has become a widely known figure in the world today.
However, the fame and fortune reaped by the reality stars from their constant exposure to the media and the public also have its dark side. In an interview with a magazine, Kylie shared how she deals with the pain and suffering from the negative comments generated by her family's popularity. Moreover, the youngest daughter of momager Kris revealed how she fought back against her critics and how she managed to remain strong amid the insults hurled at her.
"Yeah, pretty much ever since I was 9, since the show started, there's been so much bullying towards me," revealed Kylie with Interview Magazine. She added, "Like, 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 shared that she experienced bullying not only online but also in the hands of the people around her. While the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star could have easily told her family and friends about her woes, she initially felt that no one would bother to console her. That is, Kylie felt that people will just advise her to shrug off the comments of the haters and move on. However, the reality star eventually had the urge to share her struggles in the hopes of helping other victims.
"I feel like if I came out and just told my story about bullying, people wouldn't have sympathy-and I'm totally okay with that because people don't need to understand; they just think I'm not a normal person and live this magical life," said Kylie. She went on to state, "But I wanted to give other people who have been bullied, and who overcame it to do something amazing, the opportunity to use my platform to bring awareness, to inspire people."
Kylie repeated the same sentiments in her guest appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show. She shared that her current motto in life is this: "The more people love you, the more there's gonna be people who hate you."
"I've been bullied my whole life," she shared with the host. She then went on to state, "Whether it was about my peers or comments on Instagram or Twitter, whatever. And I never talked about my story really. I feel like I've kind of accepted it because I realized that just comes with the territory. So I was online and just finding other girls and boys my age who have been bullied and have overcome it and just done something amazing with it who inspire me. So I wanted them just to use my platform and post their stories on Instagram to inspire my followers hopefully too because they inspire me so much."
According to the American Psychological Association, bullying is defined as a kind of "aggressive behavior." A bully is described as someone who "intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort." Bullying can also come in different forms such as physical contract, verbal attacks or even just subtle actions.