On Friday, a Fox News anchor broke down and cried while covering the story of Quaden Bayles, a 9-year-old Australian boy with dwarfism who was bullied in school. The boy's story generated headlines around the world.
The sobbing Fox News anchor played a video clip of Quaden crying and saying he was suicidal. But something about the boy's fake tears didn't add up. Like 50 Cent, he seemed to be faking his emotions.
Thanks to comedian Brad Williams, who also has dwarfism, $370,000 in donations poured into a GoFundMe page he created to send Quaden to Disneyland.
It wasn't long before Internet sleuths uncovered the truth: Quaden and his mother have pulled a similar stunt in the past.
The Internet found Quaden's Instagram page, filled with photos of the kid flashing money, wearing hundreds of dollars worth of designer gear, and waving a gun around. There is even a rumor that Quaden is 18, not 9.
Remember the boy who was bullied in school? Thousands of dollars in donations later, he turned out be a white supremacist.
There are so many sad stories on social media that turn out to be scams and cash grabs. When will social media ever learn that throwing money at viral stories is not the answer?
Well damn #QuadenBayles .
— Tariq Nasheed ?? (@tariqnasheed) February 22, 2020
The Internet has taught us the perfect recipe to scam liberals into donating thousands of dollars. Just mix children, a bottle of Visine, and a sob story about bullying, and watch the money roll in!
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