Zooey Deschanel in Marie Claire: I'm Intelligent! Stop Online Bullying!

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Zooey Deschanel covers the new issue of Marie Claire, looking as beautiful as always. Just the same, the 33-year-old star has her share of detractors.

The actress reveals she also has also contended with a sea of online naysayers in recent years, slamming everything from her wardrobe to her diction:

Zooey Deschanel Marie Claire Cover

"I became aware that people were criticizing the way I speak, which seems weird to me. I speak the way I speak, and I am an intelligent person."

"Sometimes I lean into California-speak more for entertainment value. It's not that I can't live in a world without the word 'like,'" says the New Girl star.

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Abby Elliott memorably parodied Deschanel in a recurring sketch, "Bein' Quirky with Zooey Deschanel."

Sometimes the criticism isn't in good fun like that, though, which is why she created her website, Hello Giggles, as a forum for other young women.

"I just felt it's important to teach young girls to be strong people, to not think, 'I can't do this because I'm worried about what people will say,'" she explains.

"There are worse consequences, but online negativity stops people from being creative, part of which is having bad ideas as well as good ideas."

"When somebody says, 'That idea's stupid,' you stop your flow of ideas. We can't have the next generation be afraid because they have been attacked."

Zooey Deschanel Marie Claire Photo

Zooey says she wants people to be kinder and less critical, though she concedes it will take time before people take her seriously as an artist.

"My theory is that people in this day and age want to dismiss things," she adds.

"So they want to be able to dismiss you. They say, 'You don't belong, you don't deserve this because here's why, and let me find an intellectual argument."

"'Everything you've done doesn't matter because you wore the wrong thing or you speak in a way that's feminine or you identify yourself as feminine.'"

"And I just think that's bullsh-t, and smart people are doing it, and that's surprising to me. I'll give them being smart, but they're being very shortsighted."

"It's just attacking who I am. A lot of times it doesn't have to do with what I get paid to do. It has to do with, 'Oh, you stupid person.' Even I get slammed."

"It's overwhelming how negative the internet can get, and I'm an adult. I don't pay any mind to it, but it's pretty shocking how when you give people anonymity."

"It's like the worst of human nature."

Do you agree with Zooey?

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tu é um a outa e tarada ta dando em cima do meu namorado, cadela!

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Isn't telling someone to stop online bullying considered "online bullying"?
Look, there are so many idiots on the internet that online bullies are a necessity. Without the trolls the internet would turn into a smorgus bourge of nonsense with exceptionally bad grammar. In other words, the bullies are the online police.

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please emigrate.
she was john f.'s the second shooter.

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She is getting really fat.

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@ Toby Weymiller

Hurray Zooey! Young women do need ladies like you to speak out & encourage them to do and speak as they wish, to take no notice of (INSECURE NAMBI PAMBIS') otherwise known as Bullies.These SAD beings try to bring young women down with Insults because they are afraid of Female Intelligence & Power.
Is that ALL you have to ADD, Toby?How LAME are You????

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@ Toby Weymiller

looks good to me. But Im a straight guy.

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@ big+daddy

She is cute to me