A Boy Teased For Wearing Fila Shoes Drops Knowledge In Response
by TeachThought Staff
If 10-year-old Nyeeam Hudson of New Jersey doesn’t end up as President of the United States, he certainly has the potential for a career as an educator.
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The quick version is that Hudson was teased about his choice in shoes at a local playground, where apparently Filas aren’t considered as cool as LL Cool J made us think they were in the late 1980s. (This happened back in August 2016, but because we’re not mashable and on top of every viral video as it breaks, we missed it. Better late than never.)
The video, originally published by the boy on Instagram, abruptly cuts off at the one-minute mark due to Instagram’s maximum video length. The transcription appears below if you’re bandwidth-challenged and can’t play the video.
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‘I just came from the park and this kid was teasing me because I had FILAs on. Now, mind you, I am not a material person. I just wear FILAs because I like the color and I think they are cool. They might not be what’s popular today, but that’s what I like. So I told the kid, it’s not about what I have on my feet, it’s about what I have inside my head. No matter what I’m wearing, no matter what I have on, it’s about my information, the knowledgeable things in life. These sneakers are not even going to fit you in 20 years from now. So it’s about what you have in your mind. Your wisdom. Your knowledge. The power to inspire others. And parents, please don’t raise your children like the materialistic type cuz once they don’t have Jordans on or cool clothes, they are going to feel like they are not important. They are going to feel like they need the gold or the Jordans or the cool stuff, the popular stuff, to make them feel important….’
Hudson has 125k followers on the image and video-driven social channel. If you want to support the young man–who started public speaking at 8 years-old and is now a motivational speaker–you can find his account here.
Boy Teased For Wearing Fila Shoes Drops Knowledge In Response