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 the adoption of his son, did not hold back in sharing what recently went down at the boy’s school. Louis’ son is 11-year and is in fifth grade. The boy endured a horrible incident before the Thanksgiving break and Louis felt the need to share on social media.
“The substitute teacher asked all the kids what they’re thankful for, which is sweet right? Well, and I got choked up when he said it, is thankful that he’s finally being adopted his two dads. The substitute teacher was giving her very clear opinion about two men is wrong, homosexuality is wrong and yeah so you can imagine that set us off. We are not letting this go,” he began his video.
Louis went on to praise the way the school handled the situation, as well as three of his son’s classmates, who stood up to the substitute teacher.
“Not only did they let go of the teacher, but they also said this woman is never going to teach in this school ever again. Three girls asked her multiple times to stop. When she didn’t, they went to complain. I’m proud of the three girls and school for standing up for our family against this bully. I’m disgusted that the bully is the teacher in a public school. She also tried to blame our son and told him that it was his fault that she went off. It’s absolutely ridiculous and horrible what she did. We were livid. It’s 2019 and this is a public school,” he continued.
The incident shook up his son, whom Louis is adopting with his husband Joshua Lancaster. In his video message, Louis explains the boy became afraid he would no longer be adopted.
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| PLEASE READ THIS | this story is too important and hits too close to home not to write about. When our son Daniel answered the substitute teachers question ‘What are you thankful for with: I’m thankful for finally being adopted by my two dads’. The teacher went onto sharing her own views on Homosexuality and that it’s wrong. three girls asked her multiple times to stop. When she didn’t they went to the principles office to complain. I’m proud of the three girls and school for standing up for our family against this bully. Im disgusted that the bully is the teacher in a public school #equalrights #allfamilies #allfamiliesmatter
“He was so fearful that this could make us think that we don’t want to adopt him. That’s definitely not going to happen. But this situation really hurt him. This person really hurt us,” Louis said.
DWTS pro-Louis van Amstel is sharing a heartbreaking story about his son being bullied by a substitute teacher for having gay fathers. There is a silver lining though, not only did the school step in but some of the boy’s classmates stood up for him. Even in the direst situations, people can find kindness.