Jordan Steffy, the 16-year-old LaPorte, Indiana high school student who went viral on Twitter last week, after defending himself against a bully, said kids had been calling him “faggot” for years. This kid was new and was spreading a screenshot calling him a faggot with eggplant emojis in front of his mouth.
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Steffy talked to Tamron Hall on her epynomous daytime talk show this week where he explained in detail what led to the fight.
Hall and Jordan noted that his bully is now getting attacked on social media, and Jordan told Hall he wants it to stop: “I want all the negative comments going towards him to stop.”
I just want to say that people out there that are bullying the kid who call me the slur , it needs to stop all bullying needs to stop regardless people calling him things is no better than what he said to me I want all the hatred and negative comments to stop 🛑 please love All!!
— Jordan Steffy (@JordanSteffy1) November 11, 2019
“I have no idea what’s going on in his life, as he has no idea what’s going on in mine. I can’t hold what he said accountable against him, because I don’t know how he was raised. … I don’t know if it was a heat-of-the-moment thing. I don’t know if it was what he truly believes in. But I can’t hold him accountable for being bullied against hundreds if not thousands of people.”
Jordan is leaving LaPorte High School to be home schooled after the incident.
You can follow Jordan on Insta.