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Queen Latifah is the latest celebrity speaking out against bullying. The 40-year-old rapper-actress is supporting the anti-bullying campaign by opening up about her own experience with teasing.

The Covergirl star tells Express.co.uk that she was picked on at school because of her large breasts. “Later I found that having big breasts was a really good thing, and people were paying for this.”

The New Jersey starlet says, “I think a lot of times kids who are bullies get away with it because no one confronts their parents. Parents have to step up to other parents and say, ‘Listen, your son or daughter, is texting my son or daughter, or emailing, or tweeting, or Facebook-ing or talking about my child or pressuring them in some sort of way.'”

Queen continues stating we’ve got to fight for our children. “They’ve gotta step in for these kids . . . we’ve gotta fight for our kids.”

Were you ever teased about your looks? Share your experiences with us!

–Geneva S. Thomas

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  • Bronze

    I was tall and very skinny w/very bad acne. On top of that I dressed like madonna/Cyndi Lauper while attending a very country/conservative/behind the times highschool in the 80s.

  • binks

    I think everybody was teased about their looks even to the people who others describe as highly beautiful was teased. I was teased about everything from my skin, hair, height, boobs/butt, etc. Sure at the time I was hurt and mad but now not so much because with time comes self acceptance coupled with people who think you are beautiful just the way you are. So if others don’t like it oh well don’t look at me…lol

  • DebDeb70

    I was one of very few black kids in a predominantly white private school. There the kids teased me about my hair texture, the fact that I used Vaseline, and my big lips…MERCILESSLY!! To the point where I was reduced to tears, and forced my poor mom to take me to a plastic surgeon (at age 12) to reduce my lip size. Thankfully he told me, I’m too young for plastic surgery, & if I feel the same at 18, then come see him. Well as luck would have it, a week later I purchased a copy of Ebony. In it was an editorial showcasing a sistah with big lips (bigger than mine), rocking bright purple lipstick. Right then and there I told my mother…”You know what? There will be a day when white people will pay to have my lips, I don’t want my lips reduced anymore.” It was then that I found my voice and was able to tell them to “SHUT THE F#@K UP!!!” It took a couple of weeks, but they left me alone. To this day, my lips are bigger and better than ever. LOL