Boy Bullied For Having An Insta Account Reviewing Books Gains Over 300K Followers

Published 4 years ago

Callum Manning is a 13-year-old boy from South Shields, United Kingdom, who not only likes books – he loves them. In fact, he loves them so much, he even started his own Instagram account where he reviews them. Sadly, after his classmates found out about it, they started teasing the boy and even created a group chat where they made fun of him. The boy’s sister, Ellis Landreth, couldn’t believe how awful his classmates were being and posted a screenshot of Callum’s Instagram account to Twitter. Her post ended up going viral and people from all over the world started showing support for the boy, increasing the number of followers on his Instagram account from forty to over 350 thousand in just a few days!

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Callum Manning is a 13-year-old boy from South Shields, United Kingdom, who was recently bullied for his love of books

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Carla Landreth, Callum’s mother, read some of the messages the boy’s classmates had sent and felt devastated. It turns out someone added Callum to the group chat and blocked him from responding while proceeding to call him a “sad weirdo”.

After his sister shared Callum’s Instagram account where he reviews books, the boy quickly gained thousands of followers

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In an interview with BBC, Carla said the support made Callum feel “so good” and that it sends a really strong anti-bullying message.

“It’s just bonkers but in a really good way that we’ve been able to turn a negative into a positive,” said Callum’s mother.

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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