A disgusting story.

10-Year-Old Forced To Apologise For Comments About Minecraft And Keanu Reeves

A 10-year-old boy has been forced to apologise for derogatory comments about Minecraft and Keanu Reeves after receiving hundreds of messages telling him to “go kill himself.”

Young actor Jake McDermott who regularly appears on FBE’s YouTube series, Kids React, said that Reeves looked like a “weird guy trying to look cool by adjusting his glasses.”

Credit: CD Projekt Red

He also said that Minecraft was a dead game.

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After receiving a slew of hate messages on social media – including comments telling him to “kill himself,” McDermott was forced to issue a statement via Instagram, where he wrote: “Hey guys, thanks for visiting my Instagram.

“I didn’t say anything bad about Keanu Reeves in my latest kids react video. I said he didn’t look like a legend because he looked young and legends are usually old.

“And I didn’t think people played Minecraft anymore, but I guess the internet is pretty mad about that. Sorry if that was offensive to a video game.

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“I hope you can forgive me for this huge mistake. If you could stop leaving mean comments on my pictures that would be great. Bye!”

Credit: Instagram/JakeMcDermott

Can I just reiterate here that McDermott is a ten-year-old child?!

The sad story caught the attention of God of War director, Cory Barlog, who shared a tweet about the bullying and added: “We have to be better than this.”

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Here’s hoping Keanu Reeves, who’s known for his charity work and general nice-guy behaviour, goes all John Wick about it all.

Responding to the tweet, one user commented: “Look, I don’t mind when people make memes about stuff like this, but internet bullying is a totally different subject. I swear, people miss simple social cues and forget saying kys to a 10 year old kid is not an intellectual thing to do. Like cmon…”

At a time when bullying and mental health have never been more important, it really goes without saying that this is toxic and seriously damaging behaviour.

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Hopefully Jake won’t take the trolls to heart.

For help and information on cyberbullying, visit Childline.

Featured Image Credit: Mojang

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