Published: Fri, February 21, 2020
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Hugh Jackman Posts Message Of Support To Boy Who's Being Bullied

Hugh Jackman Posts Message Of Support To Boy Who's Being Bullied

Latrell Mitchell and the rest of the Indigenous All Star team invited him to lead the team out onto the field on Saturday, when they play the Māori All Stars. "And I said, 'Do you want me to do something about it?' He ran to the auto in hysterics because he doesn't want me to make a scene at the school".

When she tried talking to her son, he cried inconsolably and said he wants to kill himself due to the constant bullying at school.

Relating the incident to Australia's Special Broadcasting Service, Yarraka said one of Quaden's classmates was patting him on the head and making references to his height when they were lining up to get their singlets signed by Brisbane Bullets' basketball players.

"Quaden you are stronger than you know, mate".

In an SBS interview, Yarraka said she had received criticism for sharing the video, but chose to leave it online to continue to raise awareness about the effects of bullying and the struggles children with disabilities face.

Former NRL star Sam Thaiday said he hopes that the Indigenous All Stars" embrace of bullying victim Quaden Bayles brings attention and "starts a conversation' about the effect of bullying on kids.

In tears, he says: "I'm going to die right now. give me a knife, I'm going to kill myself".

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'It's every person's worst nightmare losing their babies and for me, that's my reality every day, ' she said.

"A lot of it comes from the same place where a lot of racism comes from, where it's just a matter of ignorance, where people aren't familiar with people who are different", he said. The video has now received more than 18 million views with thousands of people starting a trend "we stand with you Quaden" including celebrities.

"Your mum's on your side, we're on your side and [we want to] make sure you're thinking the right things, bud, because we want you around".

Designer Josh Yasserie created a moving illustration of Quaden which has been shared by his family as well as Rugby League stars and the wider Indigenous community.

Ms Bayles will also meet with the principal of Carina State School on Monday. Just being contacted non-stop, people turning up at our house and contacting every single person, it's far exceeded anything we could have imagined'.

"I just want people to know, and see the impact, because this could be your child or your child could be the bully that pushes a kid over the edge. So hopefully we can make some changes so that this doesn't happen to another family and hopefully we don't lose another young innocent life to bullying". "It's going to get better, I promise". However, if you or someone else is in danger or endangering others, call 111.

Youthline - 0800 376 633, free text 234, email talk@youthline.co.nz, or find online chat and other support options here.

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