Help 'Stuff Curry' Celebrate His First Birthday by Joining the Fight Against Online Bullying
The adorable little boy nicknamed Stuff Curry has teamed up with GoFundMe to raise money for Cybersmile.
Remember Landon Lee?
The nickname started as the punchline of a cruel joke, after a keyboard warrior swiped one of Landon's photos off Instagram and posted it to his own feed in order to fat-shame him. But instead of becoming immobilized by the appalling episode of online bullying, Landon's mom Jessica decided to embrace the Stuff Curry moniker, in order to change the tone and brilliantly shut down all the haters.
"I was really shocked and hurt by the fat-shaming and parent-shaming that I was experiencing," she explains. "To counteract the conversations mocking my son and my parenting, I decided to take ownership of his new nickname."
How awesome is THAT?! And now, to mark her little guy's first birthday, Jessica is at it again. The proud mama told us she's started a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign in order to raise money for Cybersmile, a nonprofit organization that works to combat online bullying through awareness and education by providing resources to both parents and kids.
"I'm not sure the cyberbullies and fat-shamers realize that their words are painful for others to read," she explained to Parents.com. "I would love for them to understand that just the same way you filter what you allow yourself to say, you need to filter what you type about others online."
Amen! Words hurt. We live in a very sad world when that hurt is directed towards an innocent child, and it takes some serious guts to step up to the platform in such a major way and become the voice for correction in order to turn something so painful into something that's actually kind of beautiful.
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"I have learned that I have more power to change a situation than I ever believed," Jessica told us.
And now, of course, little Landon has become a bonafide superstar in his own right, with more than 80,000 followers on Instagram and frequent guest spots on "Jimmy Kimmel Live", including one with another adorable tot who looks like a baby LeBron!
All of which just begs the question: Has the NBA all-star reached out to Landon yet?
"I haven't heard from the Currys," Jessica told us, adding that a visit from the MVP's two daughters would be welcome. "I would love for Ryan and Riley to get to have a play date with Landon," she said.
Hey Kimmel, let's see you make THAT happen!