Supporters of a nine-year-old boy with dwarfism are in a hurry to claim that he is actually an 18-year-old man after the young person’s heartbreaking reaction to being bullied went viral.
A fundraising campaign to send Quaden Bayles to Disneyland has reached $ 460,000 after his mother Yarraka shared a video of him in tears due to the abuse.
But in the aftermath of the post – which gave rise to a flood of support and encouraging reports from celebrities, including actor Hugh Jackman – hurtful rumors have gone online claiming that the Brisbane boy is already an adult.
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Online trolls have accused nine-year-old Quaden Bayles 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
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.
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 it’s **!”
Others also jumped in Quaden’s defense over the birthday post and said he actually attended a friend’s 18th birthday.
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
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.
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 who drinks so-called alcohol actually shows him Appletiser drinking
5. A baby photo from 2010 shows him at 16 days old
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
Quaden Bayles’ Instagram account ‘Quadosss’ warned its 226,000 followers that fake accounts were created on Saturday morning
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
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.
One of the fake accounts has pictures of Quaden and encourages followers to ‘pay my GoFundMe’ and has a link to donate.
While trolls continue to spread rumors, Quaden (photo) has received an abundance of international support, including from Hugh Jackman and comedian Brad Williams
While trolls continue to spread rumors, Quaden has received an abundance of international support, including from Hugh Jackman and comedian Brad Williams.
Williams, who also has dwarfism, created a fundraiser 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.”
Since then, he has brought the native All-Stars to the field on Saturday in their rugby competition with the Maori All Stars in Queensland.