A woman tweeted about how she put an end to being bullied when she was in elementary school—and Twitter users loved it.
Nobody loves a bully. Every day kids (and their parents) come up with a myriad of tactics to confront, thwart, and circumnavigate their mean and often relentless behavior. While some methods are straightforward (a pop to the nose), others take a more covert approach.
In this case, the bullies didn’t even know what hit them.
On Monday, Tina, a Vietnamese Marxist according to her Twitter profile, told the story of how she ingeniously stopped the bullies in their tracks.
Here it is:
I remember when i was bullied a lot in elementary school for not rlly speaking english i lied for a week abt how i was actually royalty from vietnam and used this picture for show and tell. got these american hoes to shut up real quick and asked if i rlly came from famous ppl pic.twitter.com/nN5vey2ryL
— ⚔️ (@babyvietcong) September 4, 2018
Twitter users were taken with Tina’s royal lie:
Shame you had to do it, but this is still dope
— B Dave (@Lions_fan313) September 4, 2018
— incarcerated people are striking (@queersocialism) September 4, 2018
LOL. From royalty to royalty, I approve this message. pic.twitter.com/svkG1JERCs
— Lizamelody (@supremeleadr01) September 5, 2018
— NeevieNirvana (@ShadowSlutt) September 4, 2018
As it turns out, Tina was not alone in her method:
dw i was the prince of china pic.twitter.com/onOh2qjzAi
— jason wong (@EggrolI) September 4, 2018
Tell me why I did the same thing pic.twitter.com/7RNbh0HPle
— ronny (@rxniia) September 5, 2018
Well I could’ve said I was the queen of chicken but that doesn’t sound as good pic.twitter.com/b6XRsBiQrd
— leny (@MYGSUPER) September 5, 2018
One commenter was angered for Tina:
Welcome to America, where we make people feel like shit for not being from here but we don't even know enough of our own history to create real change.
We learned an enormous amount from Asian cultures.
Unfortunately we don't know how to value the people beyond what they offer.
— QuadGod217 (@Numba4outof5) September 5, 2018
Others shared their own stories:
When I was in elementary school this kid made fun of my sister and I speaking Vietnamese. So I punched him in the face.
— Hoe Chi Minh (@Theodore_Cao) September 5, 2018
My last name is Barnhisel. I didnt get the same energy. pic.twitter.com/fF66AUghPd
— SpaceCultureJordi (@Jordifreezone) September 5, 2018
Awe I was really shy in elementary school & my parents came to my class for a presentation on our culture & at the end my dad told my class that I was a ‘Native American princess & everyone believed it for a whole week. I forgot about that! Thanks for reminding me ♥️
— нαуℓєу єvє ☺︎ (@_hayleyeve) September 5, 2018
When people learned about the Gupta Empire in my 94% white school, I told them my last name meant Super Gupta. Rode that shit out for months.
— Rohini Sengupta (@arrghSengupta) September 5, 2018
Is your child being bullied? This piece from Parents Magazine discusses how bullying has trickled down to even the youngest grades and offers tactics for making your kid “bully-proof.”