Bella Thorne Clarifies Her Mean Girl Comment
"It's not necessarily just about one person," the Duff star told Huff Post Live. It's just letting girls know that what they're going through in life — because you know there's always a mean girl in school — it's in Hollywood, too. It doesn't change like that. Our life is not so overly glamorous. It's exactly what you're going through, but there's photos taken of it and that's kind of the difference. It's about bullying."
Last month, Bella got people talking when she told Seventeen, "I have a mean girl." She added, "She's in the business, and she's very, very mean. I stay away from her at all costs. I never say hello to her. Her siblings are not mean like she is. It's just her. One of the reasons I don't like her is because she's been a billionaire since she was very little, and she's never had to work for anything in her life."
While she didn't say who that mean girl was exactly, it did sound like she was talking about one person at the time. Nevertheless, Bella said the wealthy background of the anonymous mean girl wasn't what she finds offensive. It is how she belittles others with it.
"If somebody wasn't flaunting [their wealth] in a mean way, to make other people feel bad about themselves, then I would not mind it," she said. "It would be, 'Go girl! You do you. Good for you -- I'm happy that you have a great life!' It's when people do it in certain types of ways that make you not really appreciate them as much."
When asked if someone had ever done that to her, she said, "I think I've had that all the time...no matter what I've done. I think everybody goes through that at some point in their lives and that's why I'm so open about it.
It's not something you should be ashamed of. You should be like 'hell ya,' I worked for what I have and that's how I'm here now, and I'm proud of who I am and that's always good to let any girl know.
While people speculated that the mean girl is Kylie Jenner, Bella said it it not her, that they are friends and she's "super sweet." The actress still didn't reveal who she was referring to specifically though...and it doesn't look like she ever will.