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EXCLUSIVE: Kylie Jenner answers fan questions about bullying
I’ve noticed that you haven’t posted anything on social media today. “Today, I said that I’m not going to Instagram and I’m not going to Snapchat because I don’t even want to hear it, you know?”
I can understand that. I was actually taken aback by all the negative comments that were said about you when we did our live cover shoot. How do you deal with these types of remarks? “I mean…I’m still human; I can’t come across something so hurtful and just brush it off and go on with my day. It’s really hard, and I’m still growing up. Surprisingly, it wasn’t as hard for me when I was younger. When I was 15 or 16, I never looked at the comments; I never Googled myself—I wouldn’t go there. I didn’t even know about any of these mean blogs. I know that if you don’t read it, it doesn’t affect you, but it’s still hard.”
So why keep sharing? “I always try to remind myself that it comes with the lifestyle. If you look at other celebrities who get the same sort of attention as I do, they are barely on Instagram or they don’t even Snapchat—but I love to share! And I can’t live my life reading all the negative comments because there is still so much positive stuff out there. There’s good and bad with everything.”
All of this prompted Jenner to start her anti-bullying social media campaign #IAmMoreThan. The hashtag has more than 12,000 posts and Jenner showcases stories on her own Instagram account that have inspired her. To celebrate the launch of this campaign, ELLE Canada collaborated with Jenner to answer your questions about bullying. A big thank you to everyone who sent in their questions! See Jenner’s responses below in this exclusive video. And to read the full story, click here.