Whether it's issues of body confidence, rumors, or negative comments, celebrities constantly face the brunt of harsh opinions. Here, how they stay grounded
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Taylor Swift charmingly stood her ground in an interview with ABC News: “People will find anything about you and twist it to where it’s weird or wrong or annoying or strange. You have to not only live your life in spite of people who don’t understand you—you have to have more fun then they do.”
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In an interview with Pychologies Magazine discussing her role as Maleficent, Angelina Jolie draws a beautiful comparison between the our lives and the lessons we learn from childhood stories: "We have a choice about how we take what happens to us in our life and whether or not we allow it to turn us. We can become consumed by hate and darkness, or we're able to regain our humanity somehow, or come to terms with things and learn something about ourselves."
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“You just have to be positive and truly ignore it. Never change who you are. Be happy for others, and be happy for yourself if you accomplished something you are proud of!” advises Kim Kardashian in an interview with Mobio INsider.
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On the Ellen DeGerneres Show, Anne Hathaway openly discusses how she finally learned to let go: "If you don’t love yourself when someone else says horrible things to you, part of you is always going to believe them ... I feel like I've arrived in a place where maybe not every minute of every day, but way more than I used to, I have a tremendous amount of love and compassion for everyone else—and best of all, I have it for myself."
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Madonna took to Instagram to respond to her haters, responding to negative comments with a selfie laughing with the caption: "Laughing at all the haters out there who spend their energy trying to limit and label me with their prejudices and fears! Take your evil tongue and eye and turn them into birds that fly! Don't waste precious time. Spend it on things you love! #rebelheart #artforfreedom." Don't miss these 26 Sexy Celeb Selfies!
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“Of course just like any human being I've made mistakes and unwittingly or carelessly spoken or acted but I always try to make any wrong right. That doesn't mean I won't stand up for myself by drawing boundaries and asking to be treated kindly and respectfully, but I don't do that with any rude or unkind intention—just with the same strength and honesty I think every one of us is entitled to,” responded Katherine Heigl via a Facebook Q&A chain.
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Jennifer Lopez told Glamour she takes haters with a grain of salt, saying, "I always joke about letting the haters motivate you. Everybody has that in their life, people who doubt them or make them feel less than they are. It just takes faith and belief in yourself, and you’ve got to dig deep into that. That has to come from you—nobody’s going to give you that." (Lopez is just one of our 10 Latina Women Who Inspire Greatness!)
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Kristen Stewart acknowledges to the Daily Beast that "I'm sure there are a ton of people out there who would hate [all] my movies; just as I'm sure there are people out there who are obsessed with Twilight and say, 'I watched the series, and she completely let me down, and then I watched every one of her other movies, and I f–––ing hate her!' And that's cool! Just don't watch my movies."
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Gwenyth Paltrow addressed online attackers prior to a surprise appearance at the Code Conference, stating that “You come across [online comments] about yourself and about your friends, and it’s a very dehumanizing thing. It’s almost like how, in war, you go through this bloody, dehumanizing thing, and then something is defined out of it. My hope is, as we get out of it, we’ll reach the next level of conscience.”
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