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Young Girl Bullied For Cutting Hair Short For Charity

Jetta Fosberg of Ohio stands strong.

Because the haters truly are gonna hate, a 10-year-old girl says that she was bullied after she cut her hair very short -- for charity.

Jetta Fosberg of Dayton, Ohio, told WHIO last week that some of her classmates at Pathway School of Discovery began making fun of her appearance after she donated 14 inches of her hair to Wigs For Kids, an organization that aids children undergoing cancer treatment.

Yet despite comments about her "wanting to be a boy" and "being ugly," Fosberg is staying strong. "It was the right thing to do," she told the news station, "and it makes me feel good."

This is just wrong on so many levels. First of all, girls can short hair, and boys can have long hair. One's gender does not determine their required hair length. Has the world learned nothing from the man-bun?

Plus, Spirit Day -- a day dedicated to raising awareness about bullying -- was literally last week. Once again, HAVE YOU LEARNED NOTHING.

As for Jetta, she has received a huge outpouring of support, both online and off. WHIO reported that her school officials will promote respect as their "value of the month" as they discuss "appropriate behaviors towards other students."

And on the Internet, a Twitter hashtag, #standwithjetta, and a Facebook page have been created for people to show their support. Fosberg's mother, Heidi, has also begun selling "#standwithjetta" T-shirts, the profits from which will be split and donated to Wigs For Kids and an unnamed anti-bullying non-profit, she says.

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