Actress Jennifer Lawrence is a survivor on screen and off, as a child forced to move repeatedly due to bullies and later in Hollywood where even an Oscar got her bullied by fashion critics when she tripped at the finish over her gorgeous gown, landing in a heap on the stairs during her moment of glory.
Lawrence told an interviewer at The Sun, “I changed schools a lot when I was in elementary school because some girls were mean.”
Apparently, before starring in The Hunger games, Lawrence in school played a target for mean girls.
“They were less mean in middle school, because I was doing all right, although this one girl gave me invitations to hand out to her birthday party that I wasn’t invited to,” Lawrence told The Sun. “But that was fine, I just hocked a loogie on them and threw them in the trash can.”
While Shane Koyczan’s anti-bullying video poem "To This Day", highlights how students with different body types, birth marks, and family issues are targets for abuse, Lawrence’s revelation serves to underscore the fact that bullying is less about the victim and more about the tormentor’s issues.
Koyczan recently told the Monitor that he believes in forgiveness of bullies for two reasons: “The very first e-mail I ever got when e-mail first began was from a tormentor of my youth. A long letter asking for forgiveness and detailing every incident and explaining what was going on in his life and how what he was doing to me really had nothing to do with me at all.”
Lawrence, on the other hand chooses to dismiss those who diss. She developed a life motto: “Don’t worry about [them] — that could be a good motto, because you come across people like that throughout your life.”