Posted by News Express | 23 October 2021 | 735 times
Nollywood star, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, on Friday, October 22, 2021 revealed that her daughter Purity, was being bullied in school by a teacher because of their celebrity status.
The proud mother of four took to her Instagram account to narrate Purity’s ordeal with her school teacher, stating that her child should not be victimised because she’s a celebrity.
She captioned the post, “What do you do when the teacher is actually the bully and your child the constant victim? Enough is enough, I have reported to the school authorities and I will see this to the end.”
The actress then narrated her child’s ordeal, “Since when is it a crime to be Mercy Johnson-Okojie’s daughter? Before I consider myself a public figure, I am FIRST a WIFE and a MOTHER to my four kids, that is my priority in this life, and nobody can make my child feel less than who she is because her mother is a public figure.
“You can say anything about me, you can dislike or even hate me, I will not respond, but DO NOT ATTACK KIDS that did nothing to you and cannot defend themselves.
“The one thing I teach my kids is DISCIPLINE and RESPECT! I insist on POLITENESS AND KINDNESS from them, but I also teach them to SPEAK OUT especially to me WHEN THEY ARE BADLY TREATED!
“I do not honestly care if someone does not like me, I do not expect everyone to, but to take your hate out on my child? Unacceptable!
“A teacher at my child’s school has been bullying my daughter constantly for two whole weeks. She is not her class teacher, yet she shows up at her class everyday to intimidate her! Uses biros to flick her hair.
“She tells her to her face that she does not like her mother, tells her that celebrity kids are badly behaved, and she should not bring her ‘aura’, she should stop feeling proud, she should not bring her online drama to school. An 8-year-old!
“Purity that used to love going to school is terrified of going to her new school because of this teacher. Purity would greet her; she would not respond. Purity would report this to me every day, honestly, I thought she might be worrying too much.” (sic)
The actress promises to handle the matter in due course and has been getting lots of support from her multitude of fans. Overwhelmed by the show of support for the star actress and alleged death threats from some of her fans, the teacher has eaten the humble pie, saying that she was misinformed and apologising while at the same time begging for forgiveness. (Adapted from a PUNCH report)
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