Rumer Willis Opens Up About Ongoing Cyberbullying That Continues Despite 'DWTS' Win

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Rumer Willis says she continues to struggle with on-line bullying despite winning Dancing with the Stars last season.

However, the 26-year-old actress says she is learning to cope with the haters out there.

Bullying is not a new thing for Rumer Willis, however, one would think her big win on DWTS would have curtailed the attacks. Not so much, according to Willis.

"Just because I was celebrated on Dancing With the Stars doesn't mean the bullying has stopped," she told Glamour for the magazine's July issue. "After the show started, I had to block almost 10 people every day on social media because they wouldn't leave me alone."

Rumer took the high road, however, and gained self-confidence from her experience on the show, which helped her glean an new perspective on internet bullies.

"When it happens now, I remind myself that focusing on people's negative opinions will only make me feel like crap," said Rumer Willis. "If I start to get discouraged, I take a step back and go, 'All right, I don't feel great today, but what can I do to shift how I'm thinking?' It's difficult, but the moment you stop saying, 'I'm really fat,' or 'I'm ugly,' and just say, 'Wow, I have this,' then you'll see a change."

Rumer Willis said it has always been a challenge to grow up as the daughter of mom Demi Moore and dad Bruce Willis and was constantly called out because of her looks.

"When you grow up in the public eye the way that I did, everyone's looking at you and waiting for you to do something crazy or say something wrong or have a meltdown. I was constantly bullied because of my looks, so I struggled a lot with my body image. I wanted to have no butt; I wanted to have no boobs. For a long time I just wanted to look tiny and androgynous," admitted Rumer Willis.

Pam Wright