I love you and I hope that sharing this can shed a little light in a positive way." Lipnicki said he was experiencing anxiety about sharing the message, but decided to follow through because "being bullied is a universal problem." He also clarified that he did not see himself as a victim, but hoped his post would provide hope for others facing similar difficulties.
"As much as it is easier said than done, overcoming being bullied is a reality and I hope this resonates with all of you," he said.
According to The New York Daily News (headline: “Jonathan Lipnicki, former child star from ‘Jerry Maguire,’ debuts ” [emphasis mine]), Lipnicki stays in shape by competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, in which he is a blue belt.
Although he revealed he is still in treatment for his anxiety and depression struggles, he said that things do get better."It gives me anxiety being this open, but being bullied is a universal problem.
, but the now 26-year-old actor and Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt has revealed he was often the target of bullying in his younger years.
Child star Jonathan Lipnicki detailed his heartbreaking struggle with bullying after his early breakout.
The “Jerry Maguire” and “Stuart Little” star opened up on Instagram about his classmates’ reactions to his success.
Former child actor Jonathan Lipnicki revealed he struggled with bullying in his teen years after starring in Jerry Maguire.
Lipnicki shared a message to Instagram celebrating the fact he has now appeared in more films as an adult than he did as a child and reflected on how he was bullied following his role as Ray Boyd alongside Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger and Cuba Gooding Jr. "As a kid/teen I was made fun of relentlessly by some people who are now even my friends on [Facebook]," Lipnicki wrote.“It gives me anxiety being this open, but being bullied is a universal problem.I am not a victim, but rather empowered because I was able to turn to my art,” Lipnicki captioned his Instagram post.“People are always going to have this image of me as five years old so it's my job to work hard, go into the right rooms and blow them away.” But what does he think of Tom Cruise‘s recent activities?? If you want to perform at your ultimate best, if you want to be the best you can be in sports and in school, mentally, physically - chiropractic is the way, because everything has to do with your nervous system.“I was told I was a has-been and would never book a job again.” Lipnicki said he was “made to feel like garbage every day of middle school to the point I had a panic attack every night before school.” The actor wanted to share his experience to help others.