From the son of Donald Trump to Billy Dib: how the world reacted to the heartbreaking video of Quaden Bayles
Famous names from the world of politics, sports and entertainment have gathered around a nine-year-old boy with dwarfism after a video of him being teased in tears about being virally bullied.
The young Quaden Bayles from Brisbane received international attention on Wednesday after his mother Yarraka filmed her son and said he wanted to commit suicide.
A worldwide stream of support followed Mrs. Bayles’ Facebook post, including Quaden who was invited to train the teams for Saturday’s native All Stars rugby league practice game.
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A video of nine-year-old Brisbane boy Quaden Bayles telling his mother in tears that he wanted to commit suicide has prompted famous names from around the world to show their support for the youngster
Eric Trump (photo), the son of the American president Donald Trump, was one of those people who supported Quaden
Eric Trump tweeted his support for Quaden after the video went viral and called the video “heartbreaking”
The son of US President Donald Trump, Eric, also talked about the video when an online fundraiser raised more than $ 466,000 to take the young boy to Disneyland.
“This is absolutely heartbreaking. God bless this little boy … Quaden – we are all with you! Stay strong! ”Wrote Eric Trump on Twitter on Friday.
Australian world champion boxer Billy Dib, meanwhile, revealed that he had spoken to Quaden via FaceTime video call and offered him some free training sessions.
Dib shared a photo of the youngster who was wearing a Boston Celtics basketball shirt on Instagram next to the words “we are with Quaden.”
The nine-year-old’s tear-eyed video has also caught the attention of NBA player and Celtics star Enes Kanter.
“This is one of the hardest videos I’ve watched,” he wrote.
Harry Potter actor Warwick Davis said he was “deeply saddened” by Quaden’s heartbreaking reaction to being bullied
The nine-year-old’s tear-eyed video has also caught the attention of NBA player and Celtics star Enes Kanter
Kanter told his followers that Quaden’s video was “one of the hardest videos I’ve watched”
Australian boxing champion Billy Dib shared his support, as well as offering free training sessions for the younger ones
Australian actor Hugh Jackman delivered a powerful message to Quaden’s bullies and said “life is hard enough already” without people making an effort to upset others.
“Quaden, you’re stronger than you know, mate,” Hugh said in a video shared with his 14 million Twitter followers.
Comedian Brad Williams and Harry Potter actor Warwick Davis, who both have dwarfism, have also expressed their support.
Williams organized the GoFundMe fundraising to send Bayles to Disneyland, while Davis said the video was “deeply sad.”
Online trolls have accused Quaden of being an 18-year-old man. In this photo they claimed that he drank wine – but the Appletiser had subtly cut out on the table next to him
One account retorts fake messages claiming that Quaden was actually an 18-year-old man and not a nine-year-old elementary school student
Quaden (photo on the far left) was actually present on the 18th birthday of a friend named Garlen
‘Wow. This is heartbreaking, “said British broadcaster Piers Morgan. “Poor little fellow. I hope he gets all the support he needs and deserves. “
However, the worldwide praise for Quaden has been applauded by hurtful online rumors that the Brisbane boy is already an adult.
A message circulating on Twitter said his controversial Instagram page and lucrative modeling career were proof that he “scammed everyone.”
The prosecutor also pointed to a photo of Quaden at an 18th birthday party and said the celebrations were for him.
Quaden also played with toys when he appeared on television in 2015 as a four-year-old
Looking back, Yarraka Bayles celebrated Quaden becoming 16 days old in December 2010
Yarraka Bayles hit the claims when they came up on social media and shared a message from someone who said they knew Quaden before his viral video.
“He’s nine! Dwarf growth is not a joke, is he a model or actor? ‘read the Facebook message.
“There are many children like that … That doesn’t mean they are there!”
Why Quaden IS is a nine year old
1. He was on his friend’s 18th birthday – not his own – in January
2. His model profile, which may not have been updated, says he is eight years old
3. He appeared on TV without teeth and played with toys when he was four years old
4. A photo of him drinking alcohol is cropped to remove the Appletiser next to him
5. A baby photo from 2010 shows him at 16 days old
Others also jumped in Quaden’s defense over the birthday post and said he actually attended a friend’s 18th birthday.
A photo of Quaden posing with his friends in an Instagram post on January 18, which he has called “happy 18th ma bah,” appears to support this claim.
An Instagram photo of the nine-year-old had meanwhile been subtly trimmed by his accusers and showed him that he seemed to be drinking wine with his mother.
In fact, there was a bottle of Appletiser on a table next to him – proof that his drink was sparkling apple juice.
The young boy’s modeling success and the strong Instagram followers have also raised doubts about his age.
On Saturday the profiles of both him and his mother were removed from the platform.
His profile on Star Now, however, says he is eight years old, with experience in modeling beginners.
Quaden also appeared on television as a four-year-old, sitting on his mother’s lap and playing with toys in an interview with Studio 10.
Looking further, Yarraka Bayles shared a photo of her son’s sixth birthday cake in December 2016 and celebrated Quaden in 2010 who was 16 days old.
A fundraiser to send Quaden Bayles to Disneyland has reached $ 460,000 after being founded by comedian Brad Williams – who also has dwarf growth
On Saturday, Quaden’s Instagram account “Quadosss” warned his 226,000 followers that fake social media accounts (links) claimed he was him and tried to take advantage of his situation were created
Quaden Bayles’ Instagram account ‘Quadosss’ warned its 226,000 followers that fake accounts were created on Saturday morning
The rumors about his age have been accompanied in recent days by trolls who have created social media accounts in an attempt to take advantage of his bullying.
On Saturday, Quaden’s Instagram account “Quadosss” warned his 226,000 followers who claimed to be fake social media accounts and trying to take advantage of his situation.
‘WARNING!!!! FALSE ACCOUNTS! REPORT ASAP! ‘Quaden’s account on Instagram, along with a screenshot of one fake Twitter account with his name.
While trolls continue to spread rumors, Quaden (photo) has received an abundance of international support, including from Hugh Jackman and comedian Brad Williams
One of the fake accounts has pictures of Quaden and encourages followers to ‘pay my GoFundMe’ and has a link to donate.
Brad Williams created a fundraising for Quaden after the disturbing news that he was being bullied at school.
Collected money will be used to bring Quaden and his mother for a vacation in Disneyland California, while all the surplus is given to charities against bullying.
Joel Thompson, the native All-Stars captain, leads the team on the field with the nine-year-old Quaden in the CBUS stadium on the Gold Coast
Quaden’s mother Yarraka shared the disturbing video that provided enormous support after she had picked up her son from school on Wednesday.
The schoolboy, who has achondroplasia – the most common type of dwarfism – said to his mother, “Give me a rope, I want to commit suicide.”
In the video, which has been viewed more than three million times, Quaden also said: “I just want to put myself in the heart … I want someone to kill me.”
Quaden also scratched his neck and said, “I want to die … I want to scratch myself.”