Dancing with the stars alum, Louis van Amstel revealed in an emotional Instagram video that his son was bullied by an anti-gay substitute teacher.
The professional dancer, who is finalizing her son's adoption, did not hold back by sharing what happened recently at the child's school. Louis's son is 11 years old and in fifth grade. The boy suffered a horrible incident before the Thanksgiving break and Louis felt the need to share on social networks.
“The substitute teacher asked all the children why they are grateful, which is sweet, right? Well, and I suffocated when he said it, I am grateful that he has finally been adopted by his two parents. The substitute teacher was giving her a very clear opinion that two men are wrong, homosexuality is wrong and yes, so you can imagine that discouraged us. We will not let it go, ”began his video.
Louis praised the way the school handled the situation, as well as three of his son's classmates, who confronted the substitute teacher.
“Not only did they let the teacher go, but they also said that this woman will never teach again at this school. Three girls asked him to stop several times. When he didn't, they went to complain. I am proud of the three girls and the school for defending our family against this stalker. I dislike the stalker being the teacher in a public school. He also tried to blame our son and told him it was his fault he left. It is absolutely ridiculous and horrible what he did. We were livid. It's 2019 and this is a public school, "he continued.
The incident shook her son, whom Louis is adopting with her husband Joshua Lancaster. In his video message, Louis explains that the boy was afraid that he would no longer be adopted.
“I was so afraid that this could make us think we don't want to adopt it. That is definitely not going to happen. But this situation really hurt him. This person really hurt us, ”said Louis.
DWTS pro-Louis van Amstel is sharing a heartbreaking story about his son being bullied by a substitute teacher for having gay parents. However, there is a positive side, not only did the school intervene, but some of the boy's classmates defended him. Even in the most difficult situations, people can find kindness.