Bella Thorne is clearly doing something right on social media, boasting 14.4 million followers on Instagram and 6.51 million on Twitter.
But the teen is still the recipient of constant criticism online regarding everything from the way she dresses to who she chooses to date.
Fortunately for “The DUFF” actress, she has decided to no longer let internet trolls get to her. “If you don’t like it, don’t follow me,” she told Maxim.
“I used to be upset when I would see the comments. But I’ve started to realize that they may be going out of their way to make people feel bad about themselves because they have their own insecurities,” Thorne shared.
Of course, Thorne never said she was perfect. “Sometimes I just want to say, ‘F–k ’em, get off my socials, dawg.”
“There’s always somebody that tells me to change,” Thorne lamented, noting that the reason her fan base connects with her is because she is a regular, teenage girl.
Thorne believes that her blasé attitude toward the criticism comes from her years of trying to please everyone as a Disney Channel star. The actress, who got her start on TV series “Shake It Up,” admitted, “I wanted to be what everyone else wanted me to be: the funniest, the prettiest, the most interesting, the one with the sweetest voice, all that s–t.”
But after three years of falling in line for the kid-friendly network, Thorne is ready to be herself – no matter what anyone else thinks. And it seems to be working. The busy star has an impressive 10 projects lined up for the next few years, including upcoming Freeform series “Famous in Love” and star-studded drama “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.”
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