A story about Winona Ryder’s experience with bullies as a preteen has surfaced, and it’s badass. In the now viral anecdote, Ryder recalls getting revenge on a tormenter. That little girl with her own unique style went on to become a famous actress, who’s at a high point right now thanks to the Netflix hit Stranger Things. That in itself is revenge enough — yet it gets better.
“I was wearing an old Salvation Army shop boy’s suit,” the actress recalls. “As I went to the bathroom I heard people saying, ‘Hey, f***** [a homophobic slur].’ They slammed my head into a locker. I fell to the ground and they started to kick the s*** out of me. I had to have stitches.” Sickeningly, Ryder was the one who got punished for the horrific act. “The school kicked me out, not the bullies.”
That little girl with her own unique style went on to become a famous actress, who’s at a high point right now thanks to the Netflix hit “Stranger Things.” That in itself is revenge enough — yet it gets better.
“Years later, I went to a coffee shop and I ran into one of the girls who’d kicked me, and she said, ‘Winona, Winona, can I have your autograph?’ And I said, ‘Do you remember me? Remember in seventh grade you beat up that kid?’ And she said, ‘Kind of.’ And I said, ‘That was me. Go f*** yourself.’”
winona ryder is that bitch. pic.twitter.com/F8Qkh2C9MI
— ź (@bleuvaIentine) November 5, 2017
Ryder was just 17 when she starred in “Beetlejuice” as the iconic character of Lydia. “I remember thinking, ‘Ooh, [“Beetlejuice”] is like the number-one movie. This is going to make things great at school,’” she told Marie Claire UK in October 2017. “But it made things worse. They called me a witch.”
We bet those bullies feel pretty stupid now.