In her upcoming memoir “Unfinished”, the 38-year-old actress, Priyanka Copra, who was born in India, writes that she decided at age 12 to live with extended family in Newton, Mass., where she experienced such harsh bullying that she returned to India to finish her schooling.
According to an excerpt shared with People, Priyanka Chopra says students hurled insults like, “Brownie, go back to your country!,” and, “Go back on the elephant you came on,” while she walked down the halls. She said that she reached out for help, but even her guidance counselor couldn’t provide relief.
“I don’t even blame the city, honestly,” she writes. “I just think it was girls who, at that age, just want to say something that’ll hurt. Now, at the other side of 35, I can say that it probably comes from a place of them being insecure. But at that time, I took it very personally.”
Priyanka Chopra soon decided to “break up with America” and upon her return to India she was “so blessed … I was surrounded by so much love and admiration for who I was. Going back to India healed me after that experience in high school.”
Source: Page Six