Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has taken aim at celebrity blogger Perez Hilton after he personally asked her to address bullying on her website.
The socialite sister of Kim Kardashian was initially astounded when Perez asked her to film an It Gets Better viral video and post it on her website - because the blogger has been her chief tormentor for years.
As a result, she spent weeks considering what to say about Hilton and bullies in general before posting a stirring seven-minute message online, in which she targets the blogger for ruining her life and making her feel insecure about her looks.
She says, "Perez Hilton asked me himself to do this video and he's doing such an amazing thing by getting all these celebrities to speak up to people but, for me, Perez has been my personal bully.
"I've been bullied, basically, my entire life. I've been compared to my sisters since the day I was born. I don't look exactly like them... I'm bigger than them, but I'm me... I'm just always told how big I am... It's always something.
"I've always struggled with my weight, I've always struggled with my height, with my hair colour, with my skin colour... and Perez is a major factor (of bullying) in my adult life... I thought bullying would be done, but, in my world, it's not done because I live in a world where there's magazines and blogs and people feel like they're allowed to criticise me in the meanest way.
"Perez has given me the nickname of a transvestite... writing 'fugly' on my face - things that are very hurtful to me. I believe in freedom of speech and I believe in doing your own thing, but I also believe you should treat others how you wanna be treated.
"Perez definitely has made my self esteem lower at times; he's definitely made me very insecure... He's made me not wanna go out because I knew the next day, if I took one bad picture, he would have something written about me on his website.
"It lets everybody else open to that analysis of me and that's not fun; to be analysed by millions and millions of people and 60 per cent of that is very negative."
But, in signing up for Hilton's challenge following a string of U.S. high school suicides related to bullying, Kardashian is hoping to send out a positive message to kids that are struggling with mean tormentors.
She adds, "No matter what, you can always work out of it, you can always move past it... I don't think anybody should ever take their life for being bullied... I don't think anything gets that bad.
"But if it wasn't for my family... and my circle of friends, I could definitely see why someone would see it doesn't get any better than this... but it does. Life is so beautiful."
Hilton has promised to stop poking fun at celebrities on his website after he was outed as a leading source of torment by young stars and their fans.
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