Charice admits to being a victim of cyber-bullying

By Reyma Buan-Deveza, abs-cbnNEWS.com

Posted at Jun 21 2011 12:06 PM | Updated as of Jun 22 2011 06:19 PM

Charice admits to being a victim of cyber-bullying 1MANILA, Philippines - International singing sensation Charice admitted that she is a victim of cyber-bullying.

In an interview with Celebuzz.com, Charice said she is getting a lot of negative comments on social networking site Facebook and microblogging site Twitter.

"Oh, I mean, boy, oh my God. I’ve experienced that a lot, especially now. I get a lot of negative messages on Twitter and Facebook, stuff like that. It is just part of [using social media]," said Charice in reply to the question "What kind of message do you have for young girls who might be the victims of cyberbullying through Twitter, etc.?"

She added: "Sometimes the worst part is that some people can’t take [the negativity]. They are too weak to handle that kind of stuff. You just have to be strong about it. It’s just words coming out of other people. If they say ‘you’re ugly,’ it's just a word – it’s never gonna kill you."

Charice said that her only advice to victims of cyber-bullying is to look at the situation in another way.

"I just want to tell other girls that if you hear a person telling you negative stuff, just remember that they’re not talking about you, they’re talking about themselves," she said.

Just last Tuesday, Charice turned to Twitter to express her disappointment on the negative things being said about her on social networking sites.

Charice, obviously hurt by the harsh comments of some people, decided to delete her personal account on Facebook.

Last month, after performing an original song on the season finale of "Glee," Charice was talked about, but a lot of comments were about the way she looked.

Fans noticed that Charice, who plays the character Sunshine Corazon, really gained weight.

Coming back to 'Glee'

Meanwhile, Charice also admitted that she still wants to be part of "Glee" Season 3.

In the interview, Charice said that her experience and the friendships she has made with the show's cast are some of the reasons why she wants to be part of the newest season of the hit musical show.

"Actually… [laughs], it all depends on them. Of course, I would love to come back. Of course – it’s 'Glee'! Not only because it’s a big TV show, it’s also because of the relationship I had with everyone. I got really close with them, so I would love to be a part of it again," Charice said.