This breaks my damn heart. Eleven-year-old Michael Morones of North Carolina tried to hang himself a couple of weeks ago, after other kids repeatedly teased and bullied him. As of the 2nd, he was in the intensive care unit with damage to his brain, his heart, and his lungs and had not yet awoken.
What reason would anyone have for teasing a kid in the fifth or sixth grade? Was he weird? Did he pick his nose in class? Did he smell bad, or talk too much, or was he too short? No. They teased and bullied him because he loves My Little Pony. Because of a (well-written) television show about ponies that speaks to the value of friendship. Because Morones probably didn’t have a lot of friends, and so he sought comfort in a cartoon.
So they teased him, because he loved a show “meant for girls,” that — according to his classmates — must have meant that Morones was gay. According to his step-dad, “He said to us that the other kids were telling him he was gay for loving Pinkie Pie and they were trying to make him feel ashamed for being gay. We said that we didn’t care if he was gay or straight; he was our son and we would love him.”
Nevertheless, after a hard day of bullying taunts, instead of going to the Boys and Girls Club as he usually did, Morones went home and tried to hang himself.
An 11 year old shouldn’t even understand what suicide is! He shouldn’t know how to hang himself. He should be playing in the yard, and watching whatever the hell it is he wants to watch on the television, and he should never feel so bad about himself that he would want to leave this world.
Damnit, what is wrong with people that they have to tear down someone else to make themselves feel better? What the hell does a bully gain by treating someone else like that? He just wanted to play his violin and read his Bible and watch his cartoons, and some little assholes had to give him sh*t for it, and now the poor kid looks like this:
People are terrible.
Source: Chicago Now