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LA Roux's Elly Jackson reveals she was bullied

 La Roux frontwoman Elly Jackson was bullied for being a “lesbian boy”. 

 The chart-topping pop star was almost taken out of school because of taunts she received about her appearance.  

She explained, “There was an especially dark period where I nearly had to leave my primary school after this one girl relentlessly told everyone I was a lesbian and/or a boy. Which, when you’re eight and a mixed-up tomboy, is really upsetting and confusing. I got asked out for a joke quite regularly. I just grew to hate everything about the way I looked.” 

Despite the torment she endured, the ‘Bulletproof’ star admits she understands why she was singled out by some of her peers. She said: “I was big, fat, ginger, had size nine feet and looked like a boy. Nothing was really working in my favour was it?"

Watch an interview with Elly Jackson at a Scala, London gig below: