This week, shortly after moving into her new crib with JWOWW, Jersey Shore‘s Nicole Polizzi turns to MTV Act to share some of her experiences getting bullied in high school and beyond. She’s come a loooong way since first dealing with the name-calling, and has quite a bit to say about it.
In high school, Snooki was teased by some of the upperclassmen. Years later (including 5 seasons spent Snookin’ around), the bullying continues. With so much of our lives online these days, it’s no surprise the bulk of the hate is sent her way on the web. Snooki certainly isn’t the only one who has dealt or is dealing with bullying, but no one deserves to be bullied–online or offline.
She’s spoken out before, but she’s going a step further to draw the line between digital use and abuse. Nicole has teamed up with MTV’s A Thin Line campaign to share a message encouraging her fans (and haters alike) to make a positive impact. “I honestly ignored it…Then I broke down probably in 10th grade,” she shares in an MTV Act exclusive clip. “You definitely need to say something, because if you don’t it all builds up inside of you, and then you start to have other problems.” Check out the two exclusive clips and her PSA below:
+ WATCH: Snooki’s anti-bullying PSA.
+ EXCLUSIVE: Watch Snooki explain how she deals with bullying on the MTV Act Facebook page.
If you’re getting bullied or see anyone getting harassed online, there are ways to get help — start by speaking up. It only takes one person to make a difference. Take action below to start drawing your line!
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