Kylie Jenner got very deep with her fans in an Instagram post on Sept. 4. Sharing a pic of bullying activist Lizzie Velasquez, the reality star opened up about her personal struggles with bullying and how she sometimes ‘can’t take it.’ See her emotional message here.
Kylie Jenner, 18, may seem like she has it all, but even the reality star has been bogged down by bullies. When sharing her admiration for Lizzie Velasquez on Instagram, who became a bullying activist after someone called her the “world’s ugliest woman,” Kylie revealed that when dealing with negativity she will sometimes “breakdown, hide and cry.”
Kylie is really pulling at our heartstrings over here. She first detailed the incredible woman Lizzie is in a lengthy Instagram caption. Lizzie, who became a motivational speaker after criticism of her looks, suffers a rare syndrome that stops her from gaining weight and has sadly been a victim of bullying. “It is is so unacceptable to treat people like this,” Kylie wrote.
Then, she opened up about her own struggles. “People are so quick to say horrible things about me everyday over and over and sometimes I can’t take it,” she wrote. “Even I at times get affected by it, I breakdown, I hide, I cry. It’s resulted in a lot of anxiety for me that I’ve never had to deal with before ever. My every move has been documented for the whole world and its been a nightmare trying to find myself through all of this. And I’ve absolutely lost apart of myself.”
This is so wonderful for Kylie to share something like this. The KUWTK star has revealed in the past that she began being bullied by the world at age nine. Kylie has made it clear though that when she shares her struggles, she’s not engaging in a “pity party.” She’s instead letting people know that they are not alone and can overcome the negativity — just like Lizzie! Kylie ended her emotional post with Lizzie’s wise words: “Let the negative build you up instead of knocking you down. You are enough no matter what; you were put on this earth for a reason.'”
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#Day4 – I'm getting a little more personal… When Lizzie Velasquez (@LittleLizzieV) was 17 years old, someone posted a video of her on YouTube calling her the world’s ugliest woman. “By the time I saw the video, it had 4 million views.” Now 26 years old, Lizzie’s condition was diagnosed last summer. Lizzie suffers from a rare congenital disease that less than 10 people in the world are known to have. The disease impedes her from accumulating body fat; she literally has zero percent body fat and has never weighed more than 64 pounds, however though it is not terminal. Throughout her entire life, this condition has resulted in a lot of #bullying. It is so unacceptable to treat people like this. People are so quick to say horrible things about me everyday over and over and sometimes I can't take it. Even I at times get affected by it, I breakdown, I hide, I cry. It's resulted in a lot of anxiety for me that I've never had to deal with before ever. My every move has been documented for the whole world and its been a nightmare trying to find myself through all of this. And I've absolutely lost apart of myself. Lizzie, you are so strong and I admire you so so much. Lizzie has taken that negative energy and has turned it around by traveling around the world doing motivational speeches. When I asked her what the key messages were of her speeches, she told me that “Most importantly I try to convey that all you need to have is a brave heart to accomplish whatever you want to achieve. Let the negative build you up instead of knocking you down. You are enough no matter what; you were put on this earth for a reason” Soon you’ll be able to see her story on the big screen in the documentary film @ABraveHeartFilm in theaters on September 25th. Check out Lizzie’s Instagram @LittleLizzieV – she’s taking a lifetime full of bullying to help teach the world #IAmMoreThan the names they call me. #ImWithLizzie and Lizzie taught me #IAmMoreThan who I think I am. For me, this is expected it comes with the territory. But Lizzie, you should of not had to go through that. Let's change this together. I love you Lizzie! I'll see you soon.
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— Julianne Ishler