Simpson, Alba and Mendes ‘too were bullied at school’

Last Updated: Oct 06, 2010, 16:10 PM IST

Washington: If you thought you were the only victim of bullies back in school, you are wrong – even stars like Jessica Alba, Jessica Simpson and Eva Mendes were teased and tormented when they were younger.

Chris Colfer, who is an often-bullied geek on ‘Glee’ doesn’t have to try too hard to act his role, because he was more or less "a walking punching bag," and was "teased everyday from elementary school until high school," reports a magazine.

Gossip Girl’s Michelle Trachtenberg has also been physically harassed.

"This one girl threw me down a flight of stairs, fractured my ribs, punched and fractured my nose," she told a magazine.

Alba to a UK tabloid said , "I was bullied so badly my dad used to have to walk me into school so I didn’t get attacked."

"When I finally stood up to my bully, that’s when things changed for me," said Mendes.

Some celebrities are taking their negative teen experiences and turning them into a way to help others.

"People say sticks and stones may break your bones, but names can never hurt you, but that’s not true," said Demi Lovato, who is involved with PACER’s Teens Against Bullying organization, on PACER`s Web site.

"Words can hurt. They hurt me. Things were said to me that I still haven’t forgotten," she wrote.

"I know what it’s like to feel alone and outcast," said Brittany Snow, who started her own organization last week, in the wake of recent teen suicides.

Ashley Tisdale told People, "I just hope and I really want to stress to kids that after high school, it’s so much better."

ANI