Walk away and watch out: a person who gossips to you has more than likely already, (or will soon be) tearing you down as well!!! I want nothing to do with the ones who aim to tear others down or the ones ignorant enough to listen.
everyone was born with a unique set of traits and qualities. let them shine with what they have, and you shine with what you have. don't bring others down. its not worth your time, and it just shows the type of person you are when you try to hurt someone else.