In an interview with the (not failing) New York Times, actor and pop star Selena Gomez opened up about being bullied in high school. The 24-year-old and her mother (Mandy Teefy) are doing promotion for upcoming Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. The show is based on a book of the same name by Jay Asher, and both Gomez and her mother are executive producers on the series.
The book is about a teenager trying to figure out why his classmate killed hereself. It deals with the subject of bullying, so yeah, not a super light-hearted discussion. When asked about optioning the rights to the book, Selena Gomez told the New York Times,
I think [Jay Asher] understood that I knew what it meant to be bullied. I went to the biggest high school in the world, which is the Disney Channel. And my mom had a lot of history dealing with [bullying]. I heard her stories growing up. She’s very open about it.