Just when we thought Quaden Bayles had found the peace he deserves…
The youngster who went viral for being bullied at school caused a lot of controversy with rumors surrounding his age and financial situation – which led him to address these rumors himself.
And even numerous famous faces reached out to him to try and make him feel better after years of relentless bullying.
Because his mom has confirmed he still gets “relentlessly trolled” by people online.
Yarraka Bayles, who is from Brisbane, Australia, posted a video where she showed the aftermath of a bullying incident that took place at her son’s school.
In the 6-minute clip, you can see 9-year-old Quaden, who has dwarfism, crying and talking about his school experiences, saying he’s considered “the dumbest kid in class.”
In the distressing video, he says: “Give me a rope, I want to kill myself” and ‘I just want to stab myself in the heart… I want someone to kill me.”
Apparently, other children have been calling him “midget” and tapping his head and pointing out his differences.
“We try to be as strong as positive as possible and only share the highlights… but this is how bullying affects a […] kid… I just picked my son up from school, witnessed a bullying episode, rang the principal and I want people to know this is the effect bullying has. This is what bullying does. So can you please educate your children, your families, your friends because all it takes is one more instance… and you wonder why kids are killing themselves.”
“So is there any advice or support or anything that other parents have done? I’ve got some good advice but I need more, I want people to know how much it is hurting us as a family.”
His distraught mom recalled that the first time he tried to kill himself.
It’s heartbreaking to think of anyone suffering like this, never mind a child.
This heartbreaking story raised some very important questions…
The video has since been viewed over twenty million times, and the surge of support has been overwhelming for the family.
His mother is out for answers.
As she continues being an activist for these kinds of issues, she plans on raising more awareness for other people, especially children who have dwarfism.
The response to her post was huge…
And many celebrities and sports stars alike were amongst those offering their support.
And incredibly, invited Quaden to walk them onto the pitch at one of their upcoming games.
Comedian, Brad Williams, who suffers from dwarfism himself, got wind of the heartbreaking story and decided to do something about it.
Writing on the Go Fund Me page that he created, Williams explained…
“I’m setting up this GoFundMe to let Quaden know that bullying will not be tolerated and that he is a wonderful human being who deserves joy.”
The generosity was astounding.
The youngster wanted to give some helpful advice to anyone else who might be sharing the same experiences as he did when the video was taken and he began speaking to local media.
“If you get bullied, just stand up for yourself and don’t listen to what they say. The parents should make their kids be nice to people with disabilities.”
For some reason, people started claiming that Quaden was actually a rich and famous eighteen-year-old, who was just doing this for even more fame and money.
Many believed that the family was trying to exploit the kind hearts of the public – and “He’s eighteen” even became the most top trending search on Twitter, along with some suspicious photographs of the youngster wearing designer clothes and posing with wads of cash… which are questionable, we must say.
Because we certainly don’t! And it did pose the question as to whether Quaden is as young as his family has made out.
And that proof is a picture of Quaden standing in front of a large “18” decoration.
But Quaden’s mom spoke out saying the 18th decoration was for Quaden’s older brother… Obviously.
“My boy recently turned eighteen and my other children are in this pic, so now we know where people have gotten the idea that Quaden Bayles is eighteen WHEN HE IS 9 YRS OLD SAME AGE AS MY SON. Get ur facts right before making your opinions public.”
Which slammed anyone for questioning his age in the first place.
Just because it’s trending on Twitter doesn’t mean it’s real.
On Quaden’s (supposed) Instagram account, a video was posted that showed the youngster flashing his passport.
Quaden’s date of birth – 13th December 2010.
He even flashed a look at the passport photo, just to prove that it is indeed his own.
And they have been keeping things fairly low-key on social media during the pandemic.
But it seems that sadly, this isn’t enough to stop the trolls.
And she decided to explain how Quaden and her family are still the targets of vicious trolls online.
She then stated that there are still people online out who “think it’s their business to make comments… lots of death threats… physical harm against my children, my granddaughter.”
“I honestly feel like it took for a viral video for us to be able to get the support we need. It just felt like there was not enough being done, so I just stopped complaining,” Yarraka said.
“I felt like I was being more of a burden or, you know, they’re looking at us like we’re a couple of sooks, and we should just get on with it, and not complain, or report any of these incidents.”
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