Spice Scandal: Mel C Says She Was Bullied By The Girl Group
In today’s (November 16) breaking ’90s girl group news, Melanie C reveals that she was bullied by the Spice Girls. In fact, her new album was shaped by the negative experience. “Version of Me is about being bullied,” the former Sporty Spice told Attitude. “About being in a situation as a young adult where I felt bullied and how that has affected me, and molded me in a way. Unfortunately, being bullied can really damage people and even when you are stronger and over it, it can still be in the background — undermining you.”
When asked if the bullying occurred during her stint in the Spice Girls, Mel C answered in the affirmative: “Yes. I’m not going to name names. But yes.” Has it all been resolved? “It’s been addressed, they were aware of what they’d done. They apologized.” However, it sounds like serious scars remain. “Now I’m older, I’m a lot more confident and I will not be shat upon,” she says somewhat cryptically. “But when I was younger I let people shit on me. What’s done is done but I’d have liked to have been a bit stronger.”
It all sounds a bit grim, but the 42-year-old has rationalized it. “When we were kids we were so hard on each other and so determined to succeed that if anybody fell out of line they were quickly brought back in,” she explains. “That was quite a lot of pressure to live under.” I’m gutted. How are we supposed to enjoy warm and fuzzy friendship ballads like “Viva Forever” and “Goodbye” now?