Desperate Housewives, Madi De La Garza victim of cyberbullying
The actress of Desperate Housewives Madi De La Garza has often been the subject of cruel comments online due to its appearance. This cyberbullying it definitely affected his mental health.
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In the note series, Madi plays the daughter of Eva Longoria (interpreter of Gabrielle Solis), or Juanita Solis. The turning point came when she was only six years old and – despite the big occasion – her role in the show caused a strong impact in the life of the actress.
During the podcast episode Heart of the Matter, Madi De La Garza spoke to Elisabeth Vargas about the cyberbullying right from a young age. The people who on web they commented on her appearance and weight contributed to her developing an eating disorder.
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Despite the ban imposed for her young age, the actress secretly viewed the various sites and read the “atrocious” comments against her. “I have read sentences inciting my death because of my appearance. It was just awful: ‘you fat bitch’ and ‘I hope you get cancer and die because you’re so fat’. And that was when I was between six and eight years old.” The words of Madi.
Complicating the situation was also the appearance of Juanita in the series, explicitly described in the script as “The opposite of the model mother, slim and beautiful.” On her side, Eva Longoria he went out of his way to make people feel Madi De La Garza special when they toured. By the way the same Longoria said in 2019 that she was bullied on the set of Desperate Housewives.
Also in the podcast interview, Madi De La Garza he said he first tried to starve himself when he was just seven years old. She has been trying to recover from his eating disorders for two years now. Thanks to the advice of his older half-sister Demi Lovato, Madi she has been sober for eight months from substance abuse.