Nigerian actress, Mercy Johnson on Friday reacted after a teacher bullied her daughter Purity, over the celebrity status they posses.
The bullying did not only make Nollywood star react, but went as far as sharing the incident on her Instagram account, stressing that her child should not be victimised because she’s a celebrity.
In a post that she captioned, “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.”
Johnson who was upset with the whole scenario emphasized on her status as a mother and celebrity, stressing that her child should not be treated less because her mother is a public figure.
In the words of Johnson, “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.”