Liam Payne Opens Up About Being Bullied In School

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Liam Payne has spoke out about a bad time in his life, when he was bullied at school.


The One Direction star has made no secret of the fact that he was once a victim of bullying, and has always been very much behind 1D’s anti-bullying campaign.

Now, Liam has opened up about how he was targeted by some of the older people in his school.

He said: “When I was at school I was bullied by a few people who were much older than me. I was in year eight and they were sixth-formers. I went and told my parents and my teachers, but it didn’t stop so I had to sort it out myself.”

Liam can be seen as an inspiration to many people who suffer from bullying, as he took action and did something about it.

Liam continued: “I went to camp to learn how to box, and it gave me the confidence to know that if I needed to, I could fight back and I could stand up to anyone.

“Then I got this guy I knew, who was in his early twenties, to pretend to be my big brother and pick me up from school. And as soon as they saw him it suddenly stopped.”

We think Liam is amazing, to have gone through all that and be where he is today! We’re proud of you Liam!

  • Lauren

    Proud:’) <3

  • Stini2526

    good liam

  • Adriyenni Garrotee

    Nice plan… I’d do that too rather than hurting them back :)) SMART PAYNE

  • ♥♬ One Direction ♬♥

    Im glad in my country there is no such thing as bullying and btw im sooo proud of liam hes been through alot and he is one smart ass. Hes such a good inspiration. Love him so much ♥♥♥

    • Ladeeladerla

      What country do you live in and can I move there? I KNOW there’s bullying here!

      • ♥♬ One Direction ♬♥

        I live in pakistan and youre very welcome to move in haha!

  • i_luv_1D_14

    Smart Boy but who lost at the end them cause Liam got something out Of his life and those. Kids didn’t get anything so who won at the end
    #prouddirectioner #proudofliampayne

    • Lillian Farrell

      Same thing and u should of put #MRSMARTYHOTPANTSPAYNE

  • 5sos+1d=myboys

    You go Liam! it’s incredible how much he has taught me because i was bullied throughout alot of my life, and liam has taught me that i am not alone! so when people call him just a member of a boyband, i just laugh. because he and the rest of the boys are the reason that i’ve stood strong!

  • Lynnie Lucas

    Awww he’s so cute

  • Leeyum’s Gurl <3

    How immature?! Sixth Forms bullying year 8s?!? That just…

  • 1D_harry1

    Liam’s pretty smart!! But the jokes on those bullies because now Liam is famous worldwide!!

    • directioner 4 ever

      Ikr that’s tthe same thing iwas thinkin

  • Summer Love

    I was constantly being bullied, until my brother stood up for me…. fighting is never the answer it makes you seem like a bully too

    • cupcake306

      but sometimes you have to… I used to be bullied, i don’t have older brothers and my cousins hate me for some reason, so i stood up for myself and they started to hurt me more than ever but i took up martial arts and if they started to REALLY hurt me i didn’t have a choice but to fight back. still have a scar on my back from when one of them brought a knife to school…

      • Guest

        true that is true….. I got bullied so bad I took up hurting myself,i finally stopped

        • cupcake306

          i never hurt myself, they did it for me

      • Summer Love

        yes sometimes you have too

  • Vangie

    Awesome plan!!!!!!

  • Nicole Busot <3 1D

    Haha wow i wonder what those stupid bullies are thinking now… Cause Liam turned out to be one of the most famous people in the world

  • arisan

    good.very good.very very good.vary vary vary good.very very very very good.

  • I Love1D

    All the directioners r proud of u Liam!!!

  • kelly <3 louis!!!

    poor liam
    but it’s good you fight back

  • directioner 4 ever

    Wow ur the smartest one of the band liam ur so freakin cute too love ya and you have gotten very far in life just keep up the good work and who knows maybe u will get granted the most famous person in the world if u keep the band together and don’t let it fall apart

  • genesis guevara

    Smart liam that is a really good idea

  • iluvliam

    those bullies don’t know that bullying is wrong btw liam is awesome not stupid!!!!oh he cute too <3

  • Shivi luvs 1d

    They must feel bad now that they used to bully a popstar

    • Shivi luvs 1d

      Well look at him now b*tches

  • 5SecondsOf1D

    lol those boys who bullied him are probably working in a supermarket while Liams making millions and doing so well

  • Tiffanygoesmeow1

    u go liam! And gd thinkin… in my case i wuld hve eaten them. not only r u the smart thinker in the band u were a smart thinker when you were younger XXXX Gd on ya liam :() 😛

  • shannon

    awwwww Liam, we’ll fight them for you :)))

  • mvp_directioner

    Liam good job… Nice plan to the bully…

  • amanda larder

    nice idea liam i may have to nick that one day