The mother of bullied 9-year-old boy Quaden Bayles has been forced to react to the rumours being spread that about her son’s age.
Quaden Bayles mother, Yarraka Bayles reacted to her 9-year-old son being called scam after a video she filmed of him crying and wanting to take his life after being bullied went viral.
Yarraka Bayles shared a heartbreaking video of her nine-year-old son crying this week after he was bullied at school for having dwarfism. In tears, Quaden can be heard telling his mum,
“Give me a knife – I want to kill myself”
“I just want to die right now”.
With millions of views since it was shared on Wednesday, it has gotten several celebrities and strangers showing their support to him. A fundraiser was started in his name which has raised over $US392,000 ($A593,000) in donations so far.
In response to rumours that sprung up after the video was shared claiming he is 18 year old and not 9, Ms Bayles has shared two posts on Facebook that shut down the reports, one a video from rapper Cardi B who is defending the schoolboy.
“Thanks @iamcardiB, I love you! FACTS,” Ms Bayles wrote, posting on the dwarfism advocacy group Ms Bayles has run since 2014, Stand Tall 4 Dwarfism. She accompanied the post with an Instagram Live video of Cardi B along with the hashtag #CardiBKnowsWassup and a hooray emoji.
Cardi B said in the video;
“I really don’t think that he’s lying on his age. And just because there’s video of him flossing money and acting all gangster and acting all cool, it doesn’t mean that kids do not pick on him,” she said. “Come on now.”
His mother also shared another post earlier today written by a writer, who lives in Denver Colorado who said she has “known Quaden since before this s**t blew up”.
“Ima (sic) say this once and that’s that. I’ve know about Quaden since before this s**t blew up. Yes, he’s 9! Dwarfism is not a joke, is he a model or actor?
“ … so are a lot of kids … That doesn’t mean s**t!”
“His mother made the post because she was overwhelmed and enraged with the bullying. I understand her to the fullest …
“Never did she ask for money … That being said, another Fellow Little Person did reach out to them, which is a famous comedian. He wanted to turn Quaden’s frown upside down and created the GoFund me account to take the Australian boy to Disneyland. Now that was his doing. That came from his heart … Never did they say they were broke. Never did they ask for this.”
“I’m vouching for the kid. If ignorance blinds yall from the real issue than that’s a damm shame!”
First, an Australian show called “Living Black” did a story on Bayles in 2015, posting it to Youtube in 2015, where they mention that Quaden is 4-years-old in the first few minutes.
— Robin (@5corpio5iv3) February 21, 2020
“Don’t believe everything you read on the internet” says the people who believe #QuadenBayles is 18 because of some Facebook post with no actual proof. Just search a bit deeper and you’ll find the truth. Stop spreading lies. He’s 9. pic.twitter.com/ovQezLvv4t
— ً (@Trashnaldo) February 21, 2020