I’ve donated my hair to Locks of Love twice. It’s a wonderful thing to do, and it’s also pretty freaking easy. You see, the thing about hair is that it grows back. So if I–someone who is able to grow out my hair–can do it, then why shouldn’t I?
That’s exactly what little Jetta Fosberg, a 10-year-old girl from Dayton, Ohio, thought, too. She decided to cut 14 inches from her hair in order to donate it to Wigs for Kids, an organization that provides wigs for children with cancer. Unfortunately for Jetta, however, what should have been a great thing turned into a nightmare.
Rather than get high-fived for being a charitable mini-human, she was completely chastised and bullied by her peers. Seriously, she got made fun of because she cut her hair short for charity.
Here’s what Jetta used to look like:
And here’s what she looks like now:
Adorable, right? Literally, this girl has the same haircut that Emma Watson, Miley Cyrus, Halle Berry, and Jennifer Lawrence have all rocked. It’s chic, fashionable, easy, and, oh yeah, her choice. But rather than get some “ooh! I like your hair” comments, Jetta began getting mocked. When children started telling her that she obviously wanted to be a boy and that she was now “ugly,” Jetta’s mom got involved and spoke to the principal. It was at this point when she was told to deal with it, because “he didn’t know of any child that had ever died from words,” and that Jetta needed to grow thicker skin. Oh, okay, so now we’re blaming the victim. Got it.
The situation got so bad that Jetta had to be pulled from school, and the family is now looking into alternative schooling methods. You can show your support by joining Jetta’s Facebook page, which speaks out against bullying. .