Kylie Jenner Takes a Stand Against Bullying in Emotional Post (PHOTO)

kylie jennerIt might seem as if Kylie Jenner is sitting on top of the world (behind the wheel of her Ferrari, of course), but just because the 18-year-old star is the picture of confidence doesn't mean she feels that way inside. In fact, Kylie's recent Instagram post about bullying indicates the exact opposite.

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Kylie posted her long, passionate message along with a pic of anti-bullying activist Lizzie Velasquez. (Velazquez, who suffers from a rare syndrome which prevents her from gaining weight, was inspired to become a motivational speaker after someone posted a video calling her the "world's ugliest woman.")

In her post, Kylie wrote:

It is so unacceptable to treat people like this. People are so quick to say horrible things about me everyday over and over and sometimes I can't take it. Even I at times get affected by it, I breakdown, I hide, I cry. It's resulted in a lot of anxiety for me that I've never had to deal with before ever. My every move has been documented for the whole world and its been a nightmare trying to find myself through all of this. And I've absolutely lost apart of myself. Lizzie, you are so strong and I admire you so so much.

Awww. Sort of heartbreaking, right? On the one hand, Kylie has everything any 18-year-old (or any age person) could dream of -- it's easy to dismiss her "problems" as being incredibly tiny potatoes compared to what some people go through. On the other hand, though, she is only 18, and has spent practically her entire childhood (including those painfully awkward teen years) under a microscope, which has got to be incredibly difficult. And even though she and her dad seem to have a great relationship, the whole Caitlyn thing has to have been pretty traumatic for her, too.

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Still, I think it's a good sign that instead of outwardly self-destructing, Kylie seems to be taking a proactive stance, and trying to help others out in the process:

#Day4 - I'm getting a little more personal... When Lizzie Velasquez (@LittleLizzieV) was 17 years old, someone posted a video of her on YouTube calling her the world’s ugliest woman. “By the time I saw the video, it had 4 million views.” Now 26 years old, Lizzie’s condition was diagnosed last summer. Lizzie suffers from a rare congenital disease that less than 10 people in the world are known to have. The disease impedes her from accumulating body fat; she literally has zero percent body fat and has never weighed more than 64 pounds, however though it is not terminal. Throughout her entire life, this condition has resulted in a lot of #bullying. It is so unacceptable to treat people like this. People are so quick to say horrible things about me everyday over and over and sometimes I can't take it. Even I at times get affected by it, I breakdown, I hide, I cry. It's resulted in a lot of anxiety for me that I've never had to deal with before ever. My every move has been documented for the whole world and its been a nightmare trying to find myself through all of this. And I've absolutely lost apart of myself. Lizzie, you are so strong and I admire you so so much. Lizzie has taken that negative energy and has turned it around by traveling around the world doing motivational speeches. When I asked her what the key messages were of her speeches, she told me that “Most importantly I try to convey that all you need to have is a brave heart to accomplish whatever you want to achieve. Let the negative build you up instead of knocking you down. You are enough no matter what; you were put on this earth for a reason” Soon you’ll be able to see her story on the big screen in the documentary film @ABraveHeartFilm in theaters on September 25th. Check out Lizzie’s Instagram @LittleLizzieV - she’s taking a lifetime full of bullying to help teach the world #IAmMoreThan the names they call me. #ImWithLizzie and Lizzie taught me #IAmMoreThan who I think I am. For me, this is expected it comes with the territory. But Lizzie, you should of not had to go through that. Let's change this together. I love you Lizzie! I'll see you soon.

A photo posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

Eye-opening, to be sure. And I'm hoping we see more real talk like this from Kylie in the future: She's proving herself to be thoughtful, sensitive, and kindhearted, which are all qualities we need more of in the world. 

 

Image via kyliejenner/Instagram

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