Drew Carey calls Ice Bucket Challenge bullying case ‘horrendous’, offers $10k donation
BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – Actor Drew Carey expressed outrage and has pledged $10,000 as a reward or donation after a teenager with autism who thought he was doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was instead doused with human waste and trash by teens who thought it would be funny.
The teens reportedly filled a bucket with feces, urine and cigarette butts and dumped it on the head of a teen who has autism who had wanted to participate in the challenge that took the online world by storm. The family made the story public in the hopes it would raise awareness of bullying and the problems it presents.
The story caught the attention of Drew Carey, who is from Cleveland Ohio, and Carey responded on Twitter with “WTF? Just saw this. Horrendous. These kids should be arrested and expelled.” The tweet accompanied a story regarding the bullying incident.
Carey also offered $10,000 toward a reward fund or as a donation to Autism Speaks, see the tweets below for his comments.
FOX 13 News sister station FOX 8 in Cleveland has much more on the story and the community’s reaction to the incident, click here for their coverage.