A 14 -year-old girl who was the aspect of Australia’s iconic hat corporation Akubra killed herself after accepting online bullying, her family said Sunday.
Amy “Dolly” Everett, who began the ad blitz when she was 8, succumbed last week to “escape the immorality in this world-wide, ” her papa Tick Everett wrote in a Facebook post.
“This week has been an example of how social media should be used, it has also been an example of how it shouldn’t be, ” Everett wrote.
The family secreted a separate affirmation on Wednesday to Australia’s ABC Network saying their daughter’s death was “the worlds” “crashing down” on them, but thanked the public for the “overwhelming” support.
“This is all we are capable of at the moment and ask for your respect to give us is high time to mourn, ” the family said. “Our daughter Dolly was the kindest, helping, beautiful soul, and she was always attending for animals, small children, other children at boarding school who were less fortunate than herself.”
Akubra also affixed a tribute to Dolly Everett on Tuesday, saying the company was “shocked and distressed” to hear about the girl’s death.
“We are sickened and distressed to hear of the surpas of ‘Dolly’ — the young girl many of you will recognize from our past Christmas adverts, ” the company wrote on Instagram while sharing a photo of the girl, made when she was 6 for its ad.
The messaged persisted: “Dolly chose to end their own lives to escape the bullying she was being subjected to. “Shes not” even 15 years old. To think that anyone could feel so overwhelmed and that suicide was their only option is unfathomable. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable.”
“Our mettles go out to Dolly’s family and friends. Amy’ Dolly’ Everett 1.5.2003 -3. 1.2018, ” the company wrote.
Hundreds of parties shown their condolences on social media. The kinfolk launched a campaign to raise awareness on bullying and hassle. Everett’s father too called for the people who bullied their daughter to participate in the funeral.
“If by some probability the people who belief this was a farce and compiled themselves experience superior by the constant bully and persecution see this upright, please come to our service and witness the complete ruin you have created, ” he said.