Kristen Stewart knows what it’s like to be beaten down by bullies. The megastar was once just a late-blooming tomboy, picked on by peers… and sadly, not much has changed since!
Kristen Stewart‘s Vanity Fair interview is a tale of awkward adolescence shed — though plenty of anger still lingers. She may now be a fawned over actress known foremost as beautiful Bella Swan, but K-Stew’s younger years were not a pretty picture.
Speaking of her experience being bullied as a young teen, Kristen Stewart told Vanity Fair, “Look at a picture of me before I was 15. I am a boy. I wore my brother’s clothes, dude! Not like I cared that much, but I remember being made fun of because I wasn’t wearing Juicy jeans. I didn’t even think about it. I wore my gym clothes.”
That wasn’t the only thing bullies picked on Kristen Stewart for, either. The young woman, now a red carpet regular, continued, “But it’s not like I didn’t care that they made fun of me. It really bothered me. I remember this girl in sixth grade looked at me in gym and was like, ‘Oh my God! That’s disgusting — you don’t shave your legs!”
But before you think this is a tale of ugly duckling turned swan — keep reading. The “bullies” may have a different name and larger megaphone, but Kristen Stewart still feels picked on.
Complaining that she’s “been criticized a lot for not looking perfect in every photograph,” the Snow White and the Huntsmen star ranted:
“I get some serious sh*t about it. I’m not embarrassed about it. I’m proud of it. If I took perfect pictures all the time, the people standing in the room with me, or on the carpet, would think, ‘What an actress! What a faker!’ That thought embarrasses me so much that I look like sh*t in half my photos, and I don’t give a f**k.
What matters to me is that the people in the room leave and say, ‘She was cool. She had a good time. She was honest.’ I don’t care about the voracious, starving sh*t eaters who want to turn truth into sh*t.”
Gee, Kristen, why don’t you tell us how you really feel?