Reality star Kylie Jenner took some time to reach out to her fans and share her thoughts about bullying on Wednesday night. Posting videos on her Snapchat account, Jenner spoke about how she’s been bullied for nearly half her life. She then used the opportunity to give her fans some advice and encouragement.
“I've been bullied since I've been 9. From the whole world, it feels like sometimes and I think that I've done a really great job in handling all this," said Kylie as she spoke into the camera. She reached out to her multitude of followers through a series of posts that seemed to reflect her current mood. She spoke about some of the struggles she went through and the things that she’s learned from them.
Huffington Post shared some quotes from the videos which she knew would be seen by millions of people. "It's kind of crazy, I have four million people watch my Snapchats. Half of you guys think I'm weird, and the other half think I'm funny," she said.
Posting late on Wednesday, she was feeling serious and not the least bit funny as she decided to speak out. Bullying both online and in person has become big problem for young kids and teenagers around the world. The dawn of social media has also made public shaming and anonymous bullying more rampant than it was just a decade ago.
After talking about her own experience with bullies, Kylie moves to encourage her fans and to reassure them that they are not alone. "There are bullies everywhere. So, this was just a little, like, Snapchat, to tell whoever with their own bullies that the only opinion that ever really matters is yours and to never change," she said.
Kylie said that she isn’t having a “pity party” but instead, just wanted to reach out to others who might feel that they are being bullied. Jenner grew up in the public eye and has been the subject of tabloid scrutiny since she was about 9 years old. Her family’s reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” premiered in 2007. Now 17, Jenner feels that she has done a good job at handling the public scrutiny and encourages her fans to stay true to themselves.