Millions of people have been touched by the story of Whitney Kropp, the Michigan high school student picked by some of her classmates as homecoming queen as a cruel joke. Many of these supporters are celebrities - and the teen appeared on Katie Couric's new talk show on Tuesday to talk about her experience.
Lindsay Lohan was one of the people who tuned in to see Kropp tell her story. The "Liz & Dick" actress then took to Twitter to tell Couric her bullying story.
"I think what you did today on your show for #WhitneyKropp was lovely. It had me crying. I'd love to meet her. #stopbullying," the actress wrote to Couric.
"I was actually bullied @ my public school when i would leave to film. Whenever I came back... girls & boys would call me names," she added in a series of tweets. "They would also mock me because of my home situation, when people found out that my father was in jail.. they would yell things, try to trip me & more...I moved to home-schooling instead. In 11th grade. I stuck it out for a while."
"So I can relate to the girls that you spoke with on your show today. I appreciate you reaching out to them," Lohan closed.
Every celebrity seems to be coming forward with his or her story on bullying. Is it another way to get attention, or are they sincerely trying to help others?
LeAnn Rimes went to inpatient treatment in September to deal with anxiety issues stemming from her cyberbullying experience on social media. The singer completely treatment a couple of weeks ago and is now speaking out on her side of the story.
"I think it's really hard to deal with Twitter and Facebook and all these social media outlets," the 30-year-old told The Boston Globe, adding that it's hard to ignore the mean messages because she's human, too.
"It's hard to take it day after day of reading and seeing things that someone you don't even know says about you."
It's important to note that it hasn't stopped her from frequently updating her Twitter account.
"The X Factor" judge Demi Lovato has been outspoken about her experience with bullying growing up. The actress and singer said the taunts influenced her problems with bulimia and self-harm.
"People would write 'hate petitions' [about me] and send them around to be signed. They'd have CD-bashing parties of my demos," Lovato revealed, adding that the bullies would even come to her house to taunt her.
"Gossip Girl" actress Michelle Trachtenberg might seem like she has it all - looks, talent, money - but, she told Complex magazine that she was bullied as a teen.
"This one girl threw me down a flight of stairs, fractured my ribs, punched and fractured my nose, and told the principal I used the word 'b***h' and got me detention," she said.
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