A feud between two East Sparta, OH, families has gone viral, thanks to home video that captures a father and son bullying 10-year-old Hope Holcomb, who suffers from cerebral palsy.
The video, captured by Hope's grandmother, shows William Bailey and his 9-year-old son mocking Hope's distinctive limp. Bailey claims his limp is due to a work related accident -- still no explanation for Bailey The Younger's limp -- and that the Holcombs have been equally ruthless, teasing his son about his seizures and ADHD.
Nobody is buying the excuses, and no decision has been made on whether charges will be filed, so Mr. Bailey's public shaming will have to suffice for now.
To the person who wrote me that letter — do you think I don't know that? That your cruel words are pointing out something that I don't see?...
Livingston went on to point out that October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and that she hopes the incident will raise awareness of bullying behavior, which is "passed down from people like the man who wrote me that email."
If you are at home and talking about the fat news lady, guess what? Your children are probably going to go to school and call someone fat.
If you can get past the fact that this is a clip from The X Factor, and that Britney Spears is in it, and that it's 11 minutes long, press play.
On Wednesday night's show, 19-year-old contestant Jillian Jensen was so overcome with pain from a lifetime of being bullied that she barely made it through her audition -- and her triumph brought the audience and the judges to tears.
UPDATE: Online donations to send Karen Huff Klein on "the vacation of a lifetime" have nearly reached $40,000. Click here to contribute.(Also -- looks legit. The kid who started the fundraiser says he is working on transferring control of the donations to Klein.)
Read this and weep -- Karen Huff Klein, a 68-year-old bus monitor for the Greece Central School District in Rochester, NY, recently was harassed to tears by a group of teens, who captured their abuse on video and gleefully shared it on Facebook.
Their bullying is tough to stomach, but here are a few choice excerpts:
"You f**kin' fat-ass, look at all this flab right here."
"What size bra are you? Triple sag?"
"She's gonna pick out which kid she's gonna rape next."
"You touched her arm flab. It's all stinky and smelly."
"She probably eats deodorant because she can't afford real food."
No one deserves to be driven to tears by juvenile delinquents with big mouths and no shame. Help send these kids to prison here (though this link contains some offensive content, itself).