Kylie Jenner opened up about her struggles with bullying in a touching Instagram post. The 18-year-old “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star, who usually dedicates her popular social media page to makeup tips and flawless selfies, took some time to share a story about how she cries and suffers anxiety from getting picked on.
Jenner, who announced earlier this week she was launching an anti-bullying Instagram campaign called “#IAmMoreThan,” shared Lizzie Velasquez’s story on Friday. Velasquez is a motivational speaker who has said she's had to deal with bullying for most of her life. The 26-year-old suffers from a rare congenital disease that prohibits her from having body fat and gaining weight. Velasquez’s story first became public a few years ago when someone made a YouTube video calling Velasquez the world’s ugliest woman.
“It is so unacceptable to treat people like this,” Jenner wrote. “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.”
She continued, “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.” The reality star said she knows the criticism she receives “comes with the territory” of being famous, but she doesn’t think Velasquez should have to go through that.
“Let's change this together,” Jenner posted. “I love you Lizzie!” As previously reported, Jenner also opened up about getting bullied in Snapchat videos she posted in June. The teen told her fans she’s been picked on since she was 9 years old and she wanted to let others who had been bullied know that “the only opinion that ever really matters is yours and to never change.”