English pop star Cheryl Cole says she has been targeted by online bullies. The singer, aged 29, said she had been subjected to vicious attacks on Twitter and Facebook for more than a year. Cheryl spoke out about her experience with cyber bullying with hopes that she could relate to the teenagers helped by her charity, The Cheryl Cole Foundation.
“I get what these kids have gone through because I had a tough upbringing and I understand what it feels like to get bullied like some of them,” she said of growing up while living on a tough Newcastle council estate. “People judge my appearance and hair, and say that I look fat.” Speaking while meeting some of the teenagers that her Foundation has worked with, she stated: “I want to help these young people because I know how it feels to come out on the other side and be someone who achieves.”
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