With the world following her every move and little girls everywhere looking up to her, princess- and bride-to-be Kate Middleton seems to have it all, and it's difficult to imagine her as an object of Mean Girls-style teasing and name-calling. But a book coming out next month is reportedly going to expose Kate Middleton's bullied past at prestigious public school Downe House (possibly a reason why she's supporting an antibullying organization). Bullying has become a major issue lately, and it's something almost everyone can relate to, even celebrities. To see some of the stars who've been bullied and what they have to say about it, click through my slideshow.
"I'd come back (to school) from Europe and I looked like a clown compared to the cool way the other students looked and dressed. So I got my ass whooped a little bit. Kids are mean, and the sad thing is that I can still remember the first and last names of every one of those kids who were mean to me!"
"If you didn't play play football, you were a sissy. I got slurs all the time because I was in music and art . . . I was an outcast in a lot of ways . . . everything that you get picked on or you feel makes you weird is essentially what's going to make you sexy as an adult."
— The Ellen Show
"So many times the big bully comes up, pushes me. Your heart's pounding, you sweat, and you feel like you're going to vomit. I'm not the biggest guy, I never liked hitting someone, but I know if I don't hit that guy hard he's going to pick on me all year. I go, 'You better fight.' I just laid it down. I don't like bullies."
"I personally was never physically bullied or tossed into dumpsters, but I definitely was verbally and socially bullied . . . I remember one time someone screamed 'fag' at me in the hallway, and I screamed back, 'Yeah, but can you spell it?' Everyone in the hallway laughed at the other kid; it was nice to reverse the abuse."
"She said that there was a group of girls that called her names and they stole her books and stuff — little things like that . . . When she used to go to lunch she would sit down with people and they all used to get up and sit on another table."
— Kate's former friend Jessica Hay in Daily Mail