Lindsay Lohan has revealed that she was targeted by her classmates for landing successful acting roles as a teenager, and was laughed at for her dysfunctional family situation.
The 26-year-old actress was so moved by chat show host Katie Couric’s interview with bullied 16-year-old Whitney Kropp, who was elected as a prom queen by her peers as a joke, that she took to Twitter to take a stand against bullying
“@katiecouric I think what you did today on your show for #WhitneyKropp was lovely. It had me crying. I’d love to meet her.#stopbullying,” the Daily Mail quoted her, as tweeting. “I was actually bullied @ my public school when i would leave to film. Whenever I came back girls and boys would call me names.
“They would also mock me because of my home situation, when people found out that my father was in jail,” she wrote.
In fact the tormenting got so bad for the actress, who famously played a school misfit turned bully in teen comedy ‘Mean Girls,’ that she decided to drop out of school in favour of being tutored at home.
“They would yell things, try to trip me and more. I moved to home-schooling instead. In 11th grade. I stuck it out for a while,” she wrote.