Is Quaden Bayles Actually 18 And His Bullying Story A Scam, The Truth Finally Comes Out
Recently the internet was abuzz with another bullying video, this time of a child suffering from dwarfism. Quaden Bayles was videotaped by his mother crying and venting about his experience with bullies even to the extent to asking for a rope to do something rash to himself. It brings to mind a similar video of Keaton Jones which turned out nothing but an attempt to gain sympathy and money by the mother.
1The Quaden Bayles story received a backlash
The aftermath of the video related to the Quaden Bales incident also got its fair share of a backlash with several people claiming that they have seen now-deleted Instagram accounts of the so-called child who is allegedly 18 and scamming people to make money. To make matters worse, several scam crowdfunding accounts have surfaced in Quadens name to cash in on the video, the original which was since deleted including the social media accounts by the mother Yarraka Bayles.
2Several celebrities responded with support and donations
There were several celebrities and netizens who donated or went out of their way to show solidarity and donate for Quaden but then many felt cheated and expressed anger at falling into another scam. Many claimed that the viral video was staged. Some twitter and Instagrammers did their own investigation and said that the boy was actually 18. They discovered several Instagram photos showing the boy holding bundles of cash celebrating what seemed his 18th birthday. Quaden is officially 9 years old and now many are having mixed reactions over the whole incident.
3Is he 18 or 9?
The thing is, is Quaden Bales really who he claims to be or is he actually an adult 18-year-old actor staging a viral story worthy of raking in a huge amount of cash. There are some FB posts of people who claim to know the family and indeed the boy is nine years old but they aren’t how they have projected themselves to be on the video and do not even like the country they live in.
One of the first people to respond to the video was stand-up Comedian Brad Williams who started a GoFundMe page to bring Quaden to Disneyland. The funds would also be used by an organization that combated bullying. Williams ended up raising over $400,000 imagine that.