Bullying has to be the most horrific thing someone can do to another person but when your bullying a disabled child it takes it to a whole new level.
Today on This Morning Amy Willerton appeared on the show to talk about the horrific bullying her brother Ross Willerton has endured his whole life sadly.
Ross has autism and Amy was appearing on the show to talk about how the bully has affected her and the rest of her family as she wanted to raise awareness on the ITV show as a part of their ‘Be Kind Campaign’.
Talking to show presenters Phillip Schofield and Sarah Greene, Amy said:
“He was in a playground and a mum dragged her son away from him, and said, ‘Don’t play with that child, he’s got a disease.’
“It’s not a disease. With autism, their brains are wired differently, you can’t catch anything.”
Amy then talked about how thankful Ross is as he is unable to know that he is being bullied as she continued to say:
“If someone made a comment, he wouldn’t acknowledge it, because he wouldn’t understand.
“People who bully someone who can’t defend themselves are horrible.”
Amy’s interview has really touched the viewers of the show and we just hope that it will help more people.