Anti-Bullying Quotes To Slay The Haters
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The internet is clearly amazing.
We can stay connected.
Watch cat videos.
Get pizza delivery at the click of a button.
Yet, on the flip side, being online can often expose us to trolls and bullying. Which, at best, sucks — and, at worst, can be devastating to our mental health and wellbeing.
So what do we do when we’re faced with bullies trying to bring us down? Let’s take some anti-bullying advice from the hate-slayers we look up to, and learn from the anti-bullying strategies that have worked for them...
Get inspired by these anti-bullying quotes from folks who know only too well how it feels to get hate online.
“Face your front” — Ncuti Gatwa
Ncuti shared that, “‘Face your front’ is a saying in my parents’ culture. ‘Face your front, don’t look left and don’t look right.’ Don’t be comparing yourself to everybody else, yeah? Follow your own journey.”
So if those trolls start piping up, remember this anti-bullying quote from Ncuti.
Face your front my friend, face your front.
“People are going to bring you down because of your drive. Ultimately it makes you a stronger person to turn your cheek and go the other way” — Selena Gomez
Selena. The goddess. The giver of life lessons (check out this blog for more). The anti-bullying hero. The wisdom of this anti-bullying quote is the refusal to give the bullies your energy. Because they want you to react — that’s what they thrive on.
But if you can manage to turn the other cheek, and not give them even an ounce of your energy, then Selena would be proud!
“If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?” — RuPaul
Can we get an amen up in here!
This anti-bullying quote from RuPaul is probably one of the most famous quotes, and for good reason. It’s just true. Loving yourself fully can sometimes be a pretty tough thing to do. But it’s important to try, so:
- Shower yourself with good thoughts.
- Practice plenty of self-care.
At the end of the day, you’ll hang out with yourself for your whole life, so it’s a good idea to be kind to yourself.
“The haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate... I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake... shake it off, I shake it off” — Taylor Swift
Yep, the haters are always gonna hate (hate hate hate hate), but do Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce even notice?
Let’s be honest, for us mere mortals it can often be difficult to turn the other cheek or simply shake it off. Especially if the trolls or bullies go to the same school as you, or bombard you with cruel and spiteful DMs.
So maybe it’s time for some anti-bullying strategies that you can put into action...
These are some of the best anti-bullying strategies from celebrities who know exactly what it feels like to be trolled.
Funnel your emotions into something positive. — Sam Fender
Back when Sam was in school, he was one of the only kids with long hair and he was regularly bullied and called a hippy — but all of that hate inspired him to write.
He’s a Brits Critics’ Choice Award winner, sold out the O2 Academy Brixton in just two hours, and regularly has his old bullies ask him to play their weddings. His response? “I’d rather play your funeral”.
Bit harsh Sam, but we get it...
It’s important to not let sadness, fear, or shame fester in you. Instead, let it out — whether that’s talking to someone, or letting it out in a creative way:
- Write all the hate into your own songs.
- Scribble about it in your journal or diary.
- Let the anger out in the gym.
Flip your perspective and see haters as a positive influence. — Kim Petras
If you want to learn from the best, here’s Kim's anti-bullying strategy for not letting haters bring you down:
- Focus on yourself and what you’re doing.
- See the haters as a positive influence. “Flip your perspective on them and be like ‘oh, I’m going to prove these people wrong’.”
- Remember that there’s a fine line between love and hate. “If somebody hates on you, that’s so close to loving you and being obsessed with you, so I feel like just flip your perspective on it and make it push you forward.”
We hope that these anti-bullying quotes and strategies will help you and your friends to deal with the bullies. It might not always be easy. But try your best to focus on yourself, be kind to yourself, and not give the bullies your energy. For now, let’s let Kim have the final word:
“Find the people who get you and who support you and focus on that. I still get called a man every single day… I know how like horrible that situation can be. Know that like there’s amazing people out there who have all got your back and think you’re really beautiful and you deserve everything. Don’t settle for anything less; I’ve done it, it sucks.” — Kim Petras.
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