“My son was bullied at school today because he had an unhealthy snack. (Homemade chic chip cookie [sic]. 1.) School. Has. Changed,” she began writing.
“I wish that “bully” could go back in time to my primary school in Toowoomba in the early 80’s for just one little lunch. Cookies were biscuits, shoes were optional, and bullies were not known for their health food programs.”
Laurie went on to say she was conflicted about how she should teach her eight-year-old son about resilience and fighting back.
“I really, really want to advise my son to tell that kid to f*ck off. Just nice and simple. Right in his smug little face. Old school. Ugh. I know I can’t though. That kid is hiding behind the niceness of the school. It’s hard being a bogan parent sometimes.”
Followers of Laurie were quick to agree with her, with celebrity chef Julie Goodwn jumping in to commend Laurie on simply putting in effort in her children’s lunches.
“HEY! Your son is lucky to get homemade food. Not many kids are that lucky,” she wrote.
It’s certainly not the first time the radio presenter and comedian has been public and open about bullying. In 2016, after naming and shaming two strange men who inboxed her with vile abuse, Laurie took the posts down after hearing about her trolls’ story.
“I’ve deleted the posts in which I publicly shamed two men who sent me abusive messages over the weekend because I’ve been informed that one of them is “in a bad way” as a result of the backlash. I can’t say I feel sorry for him, but I’m hoping to speak to him personally later today,” she wrote on Facebook at the time.
“It’s a strange space we’ve created for ourselves isn’t it? This lawless place called social media that we try to tame with public shaming. Inevitably we make outlaws of some pretty marginalised and lonely people,” Laurie wrote.
“I launched an attack against strangers who attacked me. I did it to prove I wasn’t disempowered by their abuse, but in so doing, wielded power over them. They were abused by thousands of strangers, they were scorned by friends and family, which was my hope when I made their messages public. Having achieved my aim though, and having had the opportunity to hear how successful I’d been in causing these men humiliation and scorn, I’m just left feeling like I missed the point.”