Body-shaming is one of the awful equalizers of our time. Its trollery knows no bounds; celebrities, reporters, athletes, and every mom ever are a few of the folks who are subject to it every day. Actress Tara Reid is just one example from the former category, and she’s out to address that bullying head-on with her new thriller, Worthless.
Earlier this week, Reid told E! News, “In my life, I’ve had a lot of bullying, and I know what that feels like and how much it hurt… What people don’t realize is that there’s so many kinds of bullying: social media bullying, cyber bullying, physical bullying, mental bullying. There’s different kinds, and today it’s so bad.”
Bullying, body-shaming, and other forms of harassment are never okay, and they’re always hurtful — even to someone famous like Reid, who probably also gets her fair share of “you’re cool!” comments on social media. Know who doesn’t get a lot of supportive comments from friendly internet strangers? Teenagers. And with one in 5 girls in the U.S. experiencing online bullying in the past year, it’s high time we took this issue seriously. As for how much Reid’s time-traveling high school horror movie will help the cause, only time will tell.
Click HERE to read more from Refinery29.