Madonna: "Bullying Taught Me To Ignore Gossip"
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It's About 'Who You Are': Pop Stars Who Were Bullied
8. Madonna: "Bullying Taught Me To Ignore Gossip"
Madonna was bullied as youngster because she didn't fit in with the "popular girls", but that the support of the gay community had been invaluable to her. "I wouldn't have a career if it weren't for the gay community," she said. Speaking to Ellen, Madonna said she had used her own experiences being bullied to help her inform her children and urged people to ignore gossip to try and overcome bullies. "I think it would be interesting for everybody to try one simple experiment… Try to get through the day each and every one of us… without gossiping about somebody," she said.