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Aussie boy who went viral for bullying video scores role in a massive Hollywood movie

Stewart Perrie

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Aussie boy who went viral for bullying video scores role in a massive Hollywood movie

Quaden Bayles went viral on social media when his mother uploaded a video of him crying because he had been viciously bullied at school.

His mum begged people to be kinder as kids made fun of him for being born with dwarfism.

Yarraka explained to NITV that people were teasing the Murri boy for his height and said Quaden had no 'escape' from the torment.

She could be heard saying in the video: "I used to tell him just ignore it; well no, f***ing ignoring it doesn't solve the problem.

"How does that address bullying if you choose to ignore it?

"It needs to be addressed straight away and that's exactly what I'm doing now.

"Every time it happens, I'll be doing a live video so that people know.

Credit: Supplied/NRL
Credit: Supplied/NRL

"So hopefully we can make some changes so that this doesn't happen to another family and hopefully we don't lose another young innocent life to bullying."

But the young lad has had the last laugh as he's now scored a role in a major Hollywood film.

George Miller is directing Mad Max: Furiosa and has selected Quaden to play a character in the movie.

Bayles had already been handpicked by Miller to appear in another one of his films, Three Thousand Years of Longing, which stars the likes of Idris Elba and Tilda Swindon.

The legendary director told the Sydney Morning Herald: "It was good for us and it was good for him. And he did such a good job that he’s got a small role in Furiosa.”

Miller felt the need to give Quaden a reason to smile after some people criticised his mother Yarraka for uploading the video of him crying. Some critics even suggested the mum coached him on how to cry.

However, Miller, knows a thing or two about when someone is acting and when they're not. He was fuming when people tried to attack the Bayles family after the video went viral.

“That really fired me up," he explained.

Furoisa will star the likes of Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth and is set for release in May 2024.

It will dive into the titular character before the events of Fury Road take places.

We can't wait to see Quaden on the big screen and it will serve as a message to all the bullies out there to keep your bad comments to yourself.

Featured Image Credit: Supplied/NRL. Village Roadshow Pictures

Topics: TV and Film, Australia

Stewart Perrie
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