Jersey Shore stars Snooki and JWOWW are no strangers to online hate, but that doesn't mean they aren't aware that in many ways, they're lucky. Wetpaint Entertainment recently had a chance to chat with the stars at TrevorLIVE event in New York on Monday, June 17, where they shared some supportive words for LGBT teens who find themselves being bullied.
JWOWW explained that she and Snooki turned out for the event "to support the LGBT community, explaining, “We're huge fans, our friends are gay, we can only imagine what adolescence go through in this day and age of social media and bullying. I didn't — thank god I did not grow up with it."
Snooki agreed, adding that sure, the Jersey Shore stars experience online bullying now, but they're adults, so it's different.
"I can't imagine having what we have now as a kid," JWOWW said.
"Oh no," Snooki agreed. "I would have cried."
That said, JWOWW had some advice for teens facing tough times.
"We just want to support them, and be there for them," she said. "And let them know that we get it now, we get bullied, we know what it's like to be bullied. And just, the best thing for everyone, I feel like, is being yourself. When you can judge me all you want, but at least I'm not being fake."
That seems like pretty good advice for everybody if you ask us.
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Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaDMartin.