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11 Year Old Male Cheerleader Has His Arm Broken By Bullies, Refuses To Give Up Cheering!

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We're so proud of this young man's perseverance, but it makes us ill that things like this STILL continue to happen!

Check out (above) 11-year-old male cheerleader Tyler Wilson, who is making headlines for being bullied so badly by his classmates that they broke his arm!

His mother, Kristy Wilson, explains:

"The first thing I wanted to make sure of, when he said he was going to join cheerleading, that he understood the possibility was there that he would get teased and made fun of and he was ok dealing with it. I knew that some of the kids where teasing him, and we talked about ways to deal with that. His first reaction was the tell them to shut up and get verbally combative, and I told him you have to let them know it doesn't bother you… I didn't find out until we went to the school after he was injured that things were starting to get aggressive before that fight even occurred. When I went to the school, about two days after it happened to discuss Tyler's story, the principal said there was an incident Monday and the Friday before, that the boy who started the fight had jumped on Tyler's back and tried to start a fight. I really wish the school would have let me know a lot sooner, so I could have dealt with it sooner."

The boys responsible for breaking his arm have been charged with assault.


Completely unacceptable! Those kids - and their parents - should be absolutely ashamed of themselves!

And Tyler, you keep doing EXACTLY what you're doing!

We know how hard it must be right now, but we PROMISE that in a few years, you'll be surrounded by peers and friends who support you regardless of what kind of sports you want to be involved in!

You've got the right, mature attitude! Don't lose that just because of a few ignorant bullies!

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59 comments to “11 Year Old Male Cheerleader Has His Arm Broken By Bullies, Refuses To Give Up Cheering!”

  1. fiona says – reply to this


    Children who are violent bullies deserve the harshest punishment, and hopefully resocialization through public service. Bullies are vile.

  2. 2

    Good for you Tyler!!!

    God Bless!

    Shame on the other boys, the other families for not raising their children with respect!

  3. 3

    Whoever did this to this little boy should have to make a genuine public apology to Tyler. In addition, I think they should have to dress up and cheer on the sidelines too.

  4. 4

    A MAle Cheerleader? ONE DOLLAR!! *Bangs Gavel*

  5. 5

    See! your stories like this are so much better than trashing lindsay lohan's reputation and talking about gaga's new album for the millionth time - this one's an eye-opener. i'm proud that you're encouraging this kid to be himself, because more kids need that these days. schools are a hostile environment.

  6. 6

    That sucks.

  7. 7

    Good for him!!! Amazing!

  8. 8

    charge 'em as adults -they're old enough to know better……….oh and great parents they must have……..

  9. KKL says – reply to this


    Last week in Houston, TX - A 13 year old classmate of my daughter SHOT AND KILLED himself because of bullying. The parents had been to the school, emailed and spoken to the counselors and asst. principal - now the school is saying they knew nothing about it. There were 4 boys that teased and mocked him with gay sex positions. Pushed him down the stairs and kicked him and his books. The morning he killed himself he told his Dad he thought he might be gay. The father was supportive and said they loved him no matter what. SAD and so unnecessary.

  10. 10

    My son did the competative cheerleading during his junior and senior year of high school. The harassing stopped after he brought one or two of the girl cheerleaders as dates to events at the school. The other guys were drooling. He has gone on to do the college cheer thing. Having a blast. Hopefully this young man can continue to do what he enjoys. Unfortunately these bullies do not go away until after high school

  11. 11


  12. 12

    When he's in Highschool they will break both arms….

  13. 13

    Re: MarioMonjack – OH!!!!

  14. 14

    You're an ass Perez. I can't stand when a topical gay story comes along and you put your precious little stamp all over it as if you're speaking directly to the people involved. You're like that friggin' cat hanging from a tree with the words 'hang in there' or 'you can do it'. You are no spokeswoman for the gay community. Well, none of my gay family anyway. I'm sure your 'promise' was heard loud and clear by these people. Doesn't this little boy have gayface? I mean, the story doesn't state that he's gay - and he is after all, a cheerleader… so according to your beliefs - wouldn't he at least have 'gayface'? No cum dripping from his lips? I'm surprised.

  15. 15

    I'm just so angry that this has happened because my brother was being bullied. I really think those bullied should get the harshest punishment and get expelled because I know that they aren't going to stop bullying him. I know from experience from my brother.

  16. 16

    Re: KKL – That is so sad.

    And I agree with some of the other comments, should be charged as adults.

    Vile and sick! Wonder what the parents are like.

    Go tyler. Keep doing what you love.

  17. 17

    No excuse or toleration for bullying, BUT, let me guess, a single mother who has mental health issues. No boy, raised in a healthy environment (and free of sexual abuse), is going to want to be a cheerleader!

    The mother needs a good ass-whoopin for being stupid!

  18. 18

    Re: MarioMonjack – What I can't stand more is these fat-ass excuses for parents who've created unhealthy atmoshpere for their offspring to live in!!!!!!!!! And, SCHOOLS need to take a stand an disallow BOYS and GIRLS to join opposite sex teams! It's getting effing ridiculous!

  19. 19

    kids are so freakin mean today. Each of those little pigs who were present should have both arms broken for good measure and parents slapped around for being retarded douchebags who are not capable of raising a child.

  20. 20

    Re: alafan – Well, your son is an exception because most male cheerleaders are queer to the bone (no pun intended)!

  21. 21

    Re: Keineg – True, the article doesn't say he's gay, BUT, if he isn't now, he's well on his way, thanks to his stupid, fat-ass excuse for a mother. And, yeah, PEREZ is a sick mo-fo! LOVES to see little boys turn into lowlife, sewerscums - like himself. Mothers, don't let your sons around Mz. Hilton!

  22. 22

    I grew up in an area that was heavily into white supremacy - it was scary b/c it's a damn good neighborhood on paper, but in reality the kids were rotten, horrid, abusive asswads who took special pleasure in attacking anyone remotely different than they. I hated it is so much the day I turned 18 I moved away. When I was in my late 20's my mom was ill, so we (my hubby, kids and I) moved home. My daughter joined cheerleading - we've a male cheerleader and he's damn good. But what shocked me, after I talked to her about it and how to help him if anyone picks on him is that it's like a totally different world now. No one teased him, except for the cheerleaders in fun. Now, my daughter is in high school and in the school band. She told me we have 4 openly bi boys, 2 lesbians and a gay boy in band alone. That's not just in school…just band. No one picks on them. No one bullies them. They are as accepted as my daughter is. It blows my mind how the world has changed. So while things like this happen, and it's horrid when it does, it gives me hope if my bo-dunk town can change, so can the rest of the US!

  23. 23

    Re: A Voice of Sanity – More like "A voice of idiocy".

  24. 24

    Bullying - and kids dealing with it - is an inescapable part of life. You can't, and shouldn't try to shelter children from this. It is a crucible and is not fun but it shapes the people we eventually become.
    All these people sqauwking about "banning" bullying and "protecting" the poor victims are just chasing ghosts of their own childhood. Don't live vicariously through your kids, just because you didn't have the courage to stand up to a bully ( the ONLY way to deal with bullies) it doesn't mean your children will be cursed with the same weakness and cowardice as you. Don't mitigate THEIR lives because YOU don't have the guts to live YOURS.

  25. 25

    For all you people flaming this poor kid for being gay, you need to stop. IF he is or isn't isn't the issue at hand! He was beat up for being involved in something that like it or not is a very challenging and competitive sport!Like someone else posted, (if he's not gay, again not the issue) he'll probably be dating those cheerleaders in HS.

    And yes Perezis putting his "motivational" stamp all over it because he's assuming the boy is gay

  26. 26

    Oh yeah - Cheerleader? Eleven year old boy? I would have beat the kid up myself…

  27. 27

    Tyler is a hero, love him! It's refreshing to see a child of his age do his own thing and not give into peer pressure. His family should be very proud of him.

  28. 28

    Bullies are such little assholes but so are the parents for allowing their bad ass kids to act like a bunch of juvenile delinquents!!

  29. 29

    This story is absolutely disgusting to me. I was bullied badly all during middle school and high school and wanted to die everyday. I feel for him. I hope those kids get what they deserve.

  30. 30

    FYI… anyone who automatically thinks this kid is gay because he is a cheerleader is wrong. I'm not saying he isn't gay, however I know MANY male cheerleaders who are perfectly straight. The funny thing is, is that these guys are much more fit and in shape than most of the football players. It's not fair for this kid to be bullied over something so petty.

  31. 31

    Re: A Voice of Sanity – You're a moron. I hope you NEVER have children and if you do, God help them…

  32. 32

    why are people assuming this kid is gay? just because you want to be a male cheerleader does not mean you are gay. this kid was hurt by other children because of this stereotype. i see by a couple of these comments these kids weren't alone in their ignorance…

  33. 33

    Re: ba-buttons – think you're a bit cruel at times but I understand where you're coming from with comment 24. bullying is something that just is and always will be and to make some type of silly law to "protect" children against it sounds ludicrous, however, what these little punks did to this young man is not bullying, it's abuse. if they want to call him all sorts of names, whatever, it's life (grow a set) but once someone puts their hands on another person (esp breaking bones), it's a different story.

  34. 34

    you want equality, you want people to be open-minded, yet you disagree with the fact that this boy is a MALE cheerleader. the president of the usa was a male cheerleader. just because he likes cheering, doesn't mean he's gay and cheerleading is not only for girls. it's like saying basketball or football (soccer) is only for guys. you want discrimination? fine, then women/girls get NOTHING. gender equality is a 2 way street. you can't just have it the way you want to. it's either you take it all or nothing.
    and this kid is very brave and i can't believe there's people who actually are supportive of violence. well, they're probably bullies themselves.

  35. 35

    A voice of SANITY? REALLY?

    I am a married mother with ZERO mental health issues who weighs 120 lbs. My husband and I are both college-educated. In fact, I have a doctorate. We attend church every Sunday and my six year old son wants to be a cheerleader. Not because he does not live in a healthy environment or is sexually abused, but because his parents have taught him he can do anything he wants to if he is committed and works hard AND that people should not be judged by petty things like the color of their skin, the amount of money in their bank accounts, or the sports they participate in.

  36. 36

    Re: A Voice of Sanity – What the hell is wrong with you? You are so misinformed it's insane. I can't believe you would criticize his mother, knowing absolutely nothing about her, because she raised a son with that amazing level of maturity. The fact that he still wants to do what he wants after something like that really says something about him. And that crap about not letting kids join activities meant for the opposite sex is ridiculous and completely archaic. Please, for everyone's sake, develop a more progressive way of thinking and stop making such small minded assumptions about people.

  37. 37

    Hang in there Tyler! You are brave and always be proud.

  38. 38

    Im so thankful that i didnt go to a school with bullies…. i had a classmate that was gay and everyone encouraged him to try out for the cheerleading squad… never did you hear anything being said about… all we did was cheer and support him and all the other cheerleader…. we were raised to respect others in my west texas small town!

  39. 39

    hey are we all sure the boys gay cuz he dont seem like it just saying

  40. 40

    there needs to be a law against bullying. seriously.
    the is the united states of fucking america.
    that's right "AMERICA, FUCK YEAH!"
    this harassment and physical abuse on people who are innocent children trying to just 'be' has to fucking stop.
    us parents should write to the board of education in our towns and cities as well as state legistlation and press upon this.
    enough is a fucking ’nuff! :-(

  41. 41

    Yup…this story is from my hometown. Now we've got Big Ben, the "Christian" school that banned dancing, and this poor little boy. Lovely!

  42. 42

    Re: MarioMonjack
    riiiight. i suppose girls should be flogged in the street & stoned for wanting to play football too, huh?

    how enlightening.

  43. rsvp says – reply to this


    FYI male cheerleaders are nothing new. In fact, all cheerleaders were men when football, et al first became competitive. In fact, a cheerleader position was considered very elite stuff back then and very macho. So, all this ignorance about "gay" bashing is even more reprehensible when you look at things from an historical context. Not that these bullies read all that much anyway.

  44. 44

    Re: ba-buttons

    The kid got his arm broken. They could kill him next time. If a parent can't "shelter" their kid from bullying, why should other people's kids be sheltered from the wrath of the victims family and friends? That's also a part of life. You fuck with someone and there are consequences.

  45. 45

    OMG–what the hell, this is the second story about gay bullying I've read in your blog today, and probably the fourth or fifth I've heard this week. What do we live in the stone age? I live in San Francisco, so I'm just naturally blessed with gay pride, but, jimminy crickets peoples, do we have our headz up our asses so far, we think it's acceptable to have children getting their arms broken, because, they're comfortable enough to be out, okay okay, cheerleader, doesn't necessarily lead to homosexuality, but, what ev/the point is, WTF is with the adults who are leading these schools, isn't education about furthering yourselves, about learning historical tolerance, Thank God, my kids are being educated in this city! I have two teens, both straight, both teens, if I thought either of them would harrass someone because of their sexuality, I might break one of their arms, j/k it wouldn't happen at my house, because we love all kinds of folks–PEREZ you rule to let kids know that they'll get beyond it someday, I just wish they didn't have to look for that kind of support, it should be a born right!

  46. 46

    This story and that of the poor boy who committed suicide are unbelievable sad! But that kid is a great example for everyone else facing bullies. Just keep on truckin, hold your head up and be proud of who you are!
    And the bullies must not realize that male cheerleaders are extremely strong, excellent athletes and get to hang out with gorgeous girls and toss them up in the air. Nothing wrong with that! This kid is already more of a man than his bullies will ever be!! You rock homeboy!!!!

  47. 47

    Write him a letter, I doubt her reads your website.

  48. 48

    Amazing kid.
    I'm so glad he's not letting those assholes keep him down.

    The sad part is since those bullies are underaged they'll just get a slap on the wrist.

  49. 49

    Everyone should know that Tyler is no little innocent cheerleader. He has been a bully himself. I am not saying it's okay that those other boys broke his arm. It is never okay to hurt another person. I am just saying that this is not all just because he's a cheerleader–the media has run with that story. It is just typical 11 year old boy fighting stuff. It just so happened that when he got thrown down to the ground his arm broke. Yes, those kids should be punished, but don't throw it to the media and make it some "hate crime". Did the media tell you that Tyler made one of the other kids "tap out" before this broken arm incident? Didn't think so.

  50. 50

    Take your own advice Perez.. You are the biggest bully on the planet.. You are worse than these kids because they are ignorant, young and do not know any better. You are grown and have a forum for the orld to see and bully people like Lindsey daily.. Look in the mirror before you judge others about bullying..

  51. 51

    Tyler is my HERO! Keep going buddy!

  52. 52

    President George Bush was a cheerleader, while BO was a community abuser.

  53. 53

    Well I know that this isn't the right thing to say but oh well. I feel that this is a good case for "an eye for an eye". Take these bullies that did this to this child and do exactly the same thing to each and every one of them, and then send them to juvy center and lock their butts up.

  54. 54

    Re: MarioMonjack – hey buddy how about i kick the shit out of you. people can do what THEY want! you narrow minded piece of shit. stop hiding behind a computer and step up. i will make an example of you and your ignorance.

  55. 55

    Re: A Voice of Sanity – not true you dumb bitch. open your eyes to the world in front of you. explain gymnastics.

  56. Ayiio says – reply to this


    That so freaking stupid , he like's to cheer , let him cheer .
    He will porbably end up with more chicks than the 2 bully anyway .

  57. 57

    I think the kid should get a walk-on role on Hellcats!

  58. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: tb1023 – I agree. Well said.

  59. @v@ says – reply to this


    He looks like a pretty fit kid. Some of the male college cheerleaders kick serious gymnastic butt. If he's straight, it's a shoe-in way to meet hot girls.