Social media star with 3m followers forced to leave school by bullies – 247 news


An social media star with 3million followers has been force to leave high school after being targeted by bullies Zoe Laverne Pemberton used to attend Greenwood Community High School in Indianapolis but will now be home schooled by her parents Douglas Wright, 51, and Debbe Pemberton, 66 The 17-year-old, who has 245,000 Instagram followers and 3million on video-sharing app Musical ly, said the sudden boom in her online audience led to other students making fun of her and calling her out for fights   ‘I couldn’t walk down the halls without people making fun of me,’ she told The Indianapolis Star ‘It’s simple; it was jealousy. But it hurt. ‘People threatened to fight me all the time I’d go to the counselor crying. But when I got home, I’d get online and it all felt easier ‘ Share this article Share Zoe, who goes by the name Zoe Laverne online, started out by offering makeup tutorials on Musical ly before branching out onto Instagram posts and YouTube videos with her boyfriend, 16-year-old Cody Orlove A recent video, in which Zoe pretended to break up with Cody,  got more than 2,500,000 Mr Wright, who owns Doug’s Franklin Auto Care Center, said he felt the experience of going through high school had been ‘robbed’ from his daughter because of the jealousy her success had provoked ‘Back when Debbe and I grew up, high school was the best time of our lives,’ he said  ‘You hung out with friends every day after school. In a way, that’s been robbed from Zoe She won’t have those same experiences we had.’. She had never met any of them in person Musical.ly allows followers to send gifts to their favorite social media stars, which equate to actual cash Zoe has already made thousands this way, and could soon make much more from sponsorship after being contacted by leading firms like Nike She wants to eventually move to California to try and make it as an actor. But as Zoe pursues these dreams, her mother is focused on protecting her ‘It all does scare me, to be honest,’ she said.’We do designate no-phone time in the evening so we can sit at dinner and communicate together  ‘But she’s ready to get back on that phone. She’s got friends and fans — and she’s got to keep it going ‘