Cassie Scerbo never lets internet hate get to her and she does not tolerate the trolls at all! The actress gave a phone interview to ET and she opened up about how she deals with such things in the era of the new media!
She discussed her Boo2Bullying campaign as well, of course!
After all, it seeks to end bullying and all forms of intolerance and discrimination via free education and she is the vice president of the organization!
Since Cassie has been a public personality for over a decade, it makes sense that she’s had to deal with hate and criticism quite a lot!
For instance, not too long ago, she made headlines over her romance with Gleb Savchenko after split from wife Elena Samodanova.
The two were seen hanging out in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, earlier this month and the trolls and their hateful messages were not absent from her comment section under such posts!
‘I must say, I do not know that I get that much hate, considering I have seen other people getting way worse. So I do not want to play this victim, but of course, bullying does not discriminate. We all have some form of it. For me, I know who I am and pride myself on my integrity. No one knows who you are besides yourself, so that’s how you have to look at it,’ she told the news outlet.
She went on to explain how she deals with the online hate, saying that ‘I think social media is what you make of it – I choose to make it positive. I follow accounts that are uplifting and I delete anything negative. I don’t care, I do not even leave it up. It goes in one ear and then out the other. I know who I am, I know how I was raised, and I know the person that I am, so no one else can really affect me in that way.’
One very wise thing she also told ET is that ‘what other people think of you is none of your business.’
She stressed that it’s human nature to judge and while that’s pretty horrible, she made it very clear that every person has the power to let things affect them either positively or negatively.
But, of course, not everyone has thick skin like her so she stressed that this is the main reason why it’s important to advocate for others, especially the young ones and those who don’t have a voice.
For more on what she had to say, check out the full interview!