Jenny McCarthy
Talks Bullies

Jenny McCarthy opens up to Ellen DeGeneres about how mean girls bullied her and tormented her throughout school -- and even set her hair on fire.

Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy is best-selling author, autism activist, actress and mom, but she recently told Ellen DeGeneres that her life wasn't always so rosy. In fact, she was bullied and tormented in school.

"I would have girls wait for me outside of school with pipes, to beat me up," she told DeGeneres on her talk show. "They were picking on me because their boyfriends would look at me on the way home."

She said the bullying got worse, however she didn't want to tell her mom or teachers because she didn't want "anyone to think I was weak."

"Then it got worse," she remembers. "By the time I got to high school, the girls were throwing pies at my face, pulling out my hair, spitting on me. The worst part was when they lit my hair on fire on the bus."

McCarthy definitely has the last laugh against the bullies with a fabulous career -- and body! She recently had fun showing off her bikini bod on Two and a Half Men where she reprised her role as Charlie Sheen's ex-girlfriend who wants to put her claws in Ashton Kutcher.

The actress continued her crusade against bullies today on twitter, writing: "Bullies are everywhere. Love my school, not the girls that beat me up."

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Watch Jenny McCarthy talk to Ellen about bullying here:

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Comments on "Jenny McCarthy says her “hair was lit on fire” by bullies"

Jayne October 28, 2011 | 3:13 AM

If her hair really was lit on fire there would have been intervention by the school. That is an act of crimminal assault. And there would be a public record of it.

Sue October 16, 2011 | 4:32 PM

Oh she has a problem with the truth a severe problem with the truth. There is no city public high school next to or anywhere near her former high school. The suburban school a mile to the east has never taken City of Chicago school kids, so there would be no bus service for them as they all walk to school or are driven. Next, she forgets there are hundreds of ladies she went to school with and they will tell you as I do this harassment never occurred. The school has always been strict and has always had a zero policy for harassment since the 50's. This is why we send our children there. Why won't she name the names of these alleged bullies? Is afraid of a slander/libel suit? She is attacking a great school not an individual or individuals. Her comments about it being an all Catholic girls school then rolling her eyes and laughing is just another slam against Catholics, the Catholic schools and millions of those children who attend these school. Who is the real bully here.

polock October 13, 2011 | 7:50 PM

lady is a dirty liar. typical celebrity trying to get more attention by hugely exaggerating. Pathetic.

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