An open letter to the Northfield bullies
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Feel sick after watching yourselves on the internet? Did someone hurt you like you hurt those 14-year-olds? More than six million people online watched your video in disgust because in our life we’ve all came across messed up people like you. Which is why ‘shocking’ is not really how I would describe this video, just difficult and revolting to watch. It is no reflection on Birmingham but a reflection on a small fraction of our generation. The outrage behind this video that has led so many people to watch what you did is because we all want to know (and now they’ll always be more of us than you): why would you really do this? Your attack on those girls isn’t exactly unique. You’re a cult of sad, attention hungry kids that are so cold you think growing up works along the lines of ‘bully or be bullied’ except now your actions will forever-as long as the internet lasts for-be known as the enemy, when once I’m sure you were the victim. Perhaps not to the degree of being made to kneel down or take your shoes off, but what happened to you to turn you this evil? Wouldn’t it have been better to want to prevent the hurt you went through instead of pushing it onto girls 2 years younger than yourselves? I say ‘people’ but to me, you aren’t. How could anyone hurt another person for no reason and feel its ok? Or find it FUNNY? But let’s not forget there were other people there that Saturday night. The lad who filmed the whole thing and the girl who sat on the wall giggling. Whether she was giggling because you were attacking a 14-year-old or giggling because she was scared to go against you, is another thing.
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