For billions of people, growing up in the United States is one of life’s greatest blessings. But for actress Rose McGowan, growing up in America was more traumatizing than growing up in a cult.
According to a Daily Mall interview, McGowan explained that she moved to the U.S. from Tuscany, Italy at the age of 10. She shared how coming to the greatest country on earth was very difficult for her.
“I’ve found America absolutely harrowing,” McGowan said. “America was a lot more traumatizing to me. … I found America much, much more hardcore than the cult.”
That’s quite the statement considering that McGowan was reportedly raised in the Children of God cult, which encouraged sex with children among it’s doctrines.
McGowan claimed that she “had things thrown at me every day,” and bullies would hurl insults like, “you’re the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen.”
It must have been very difficult, so difficult that it’s hard to believe McGowan was able to rise above it to become an influential actress with a net worth in the millions.
Maybe she can go back to the cult?