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.
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— InStyle (@InStyle) June 8, 2015
“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.
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— Just Jared Jr. (@justjaredjr) June 11, 2015
“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.