We are all sensitive about our appearance and it can be devastating to have someone insult your looks, especially publicly. When someone calls you ugly in public it can be so humiliating that you may be at a loss for words. It is even more horrifying when the person making a dig about the way you look is a supposed friend, or even a relative.
When someone insults you, it is about power, not about you. If you chose to use one of the comebacks below, you can take your power back and let them know you are not to be messed with.
I always think you must be a pretty ugly person on the inside to have the nerve to call another person ugly on the outside.
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Jessie J was bullied for her looks in school
If you think you had it bad, Jessie J was bullied when she was a teenager because the medication she took turned her skin green. The singer was diagnosed with a heart defect as a child and suffered a minor stroke when she was 18.
Jessie J’s album called, Who’s Laughing Now is about overcoming the kids who bullied her and made fun of the way she looked as a teen.
In a BBC Radio 1 interview, she shared that her strong heart medication”didn’t work” and gave her an “alien tint”.
I had really big teeth, a big fringe. I was just uncomfortable in my skin. I wasn’t the pretty kid, I was the awkward one that didn’t know who I fitted in with.
The only place where I could escape was my dreams. I would enjoy going to sleep because I could dream about something that I wasn’t living.
I remember when I first became established and I received Facebook messages from girls who used to throw stones at my head as I walked home from school. It just made me go, ‘Who’s laughing now?’
It sparked a real emotion that I know hundreds of thousands of millions of children around the world are going through.
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