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9-year-old bullied at school for having fake Stanley tumbler
Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@dayna_motycka

9-year-old bullied at school for having fake Stanley tumbler

"I'm not going to Target and fighting other women or moms to try and get the new Valentine's Day Stanley."

A mom has spoken out saying her nine-year-old daughter has been bullied over her fake Stanley cup.

You couldn't pay me to transport myself back to school and the days where if you didn't have the latest toy, gadget or fashion accessory, you'd get picked on.

And sadly, one nine-year-old girl has allegedly been targeted by bullies after bringing her fake Stanley cup to class.

See just how popular the cups have become here:

Dayna Motycka - who goes by @dayna_motychka on the platform - took to her TikTok page earlier this month to speak out after her daughter allegedly became a victim of some nasty bullying.

In the video, the mom explains she opted for a cheaper version of the Stanley cup to gift to her daughter for Christmas.

An actual Stanley cup will set you back at least $35 - unless you're trying to get your hands on one of the limited edition cups that is, many of which are selling for a flabbergasting $400+ online.

Instead, Dayna bought her daughter a Walmart Cup - costing a much more affordable $9.98 - which her daughter had spotted and said was 'cute'.

However, sadly, some other pupils at the nine-year-old's school didn't feel the same.

Limited edition Stanley cups are being resold for eye-watering amounts online.

The mom explains on just the second day of her daughter returning to school after the Christmas period, she came home 'not crying' but still 'upset'.

"All the other girls in her grade - I'm not saying all, maybe she said nine or 10 of them - all got Stanley's for Christmas," Dayna says.

"And they made sure to let her know that this is not a real Stanley, that this is fake and it's not as cool."

Dayna's daughter was left so 'upset,' she asked her mom if she could 'have a real Stanley'.

Dayna questions why a nine-year-old needs a Stanley, noting while she herself does have one, she doesn't have '50 Stanleys in all different colors'.

Dayna gave her daughter a fake Stanley for Christmas because she said it was 'cute'.
TikTok/ @dayna_motycka

"I'm not going to Target and fighting other women or moms to try and get the new Valentine's Day Stanley," she adds.

The mom then calls on other parents, questioning whether they'd 'do something to keep your child from getting made fun of to help fit in' before revealing she did, in fact, go and then buy her daughter a '30 ounce Stanley cup' for a total of $35.

Rather than attacking the kids who 'upset' her daughter, Dayna notes the real problem starts with 'parents' and with 'moms'.

The mom has spoken out about children bullying others over what items are considered cool.
TikTok/ @dayna_motycka

Dayna questions what people are 'teaching our kids,' noting if she knew her daughter had done what the other kids had, she'd be calling up the other parents and getting her child to apologise.

The mom resolves: "If you want to have main brand things and you can afford name brand nice things, that's great. We are fortunate enough that we can afford name brand things, but once again, we're trying to teach our kids they don't necessarily need that. Things are earned. You have to work for things in your life, things aren't just going to get handed to you.

"But do I also not want to see my daughter being left out and made fun of because she doesn't have the main brand things?

"[...] We have got to teach our kids to not make other kids feel inferior for not having the things that they have. That's it, that's where it starts and it starts with us as parents."

So, what do you think?

UNILAD has reached out to Stanley for comment.

If you’ve been affected by bullying and want to speak to someone in confidence, contact Bullying UK (part of Family Lives) on 0808 800 2222. The helpline service is open 9am–9pm Monday to Friday and 10am–3pm Saturday and Sunday

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