Outspoken one-eyed truck driver Trevor Vale has urged people to raise online bullying awareness following the suicide of Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett.
The heartbroken truckie encouraged people across the globe ‘to have a crack’ for Dolly by turning their lights on next Friday.
Mr Vale said it doesn’t matter if it’s a porch light, car headlights or even a torch – but wants switches everywhere to be flicked on.
He took to social media Friday night, saying: ‘What I’d like to try and do is to get the word out there to everybody, next Friday, the 19th of January, to turn your lights on.
‘I don’t care where you live, but on the 19th of January I want you to turn your lights on to raise awareness and to tell bullies “we’ve had enough and we’re not going to put up with it any longer”.’
Mr Vale said he was deeply saddened after learning of Dolly’s tragic death while making a cup of coffee.
He added: ‘The pain and the hurt Dolly’s family are going through would be unbelievable.
‘If they see that people cared, it might make it a little bit easier.’
Overwhelmed by social media bullies, the young girl from south-west of Katherine in the Northern Territory took her own life on January 3, aged 14.
She was laid to rest on Friday, where she was remembered by loved ones as a ‘beautiful little china doll’.
Mr Vale’s message comes just two days after he took to social media to blast a Sudanese mother who blamed Australia’s ‘failing’ social support system on her son’s involvement in gang crime.
In an open video addressed to immigrant families, the disgruntled truckie encouraged those who had a problem with the Australian way to ‘go home’.
‘If it’s so bad in this country, go home, it’s as simple as that. But you won’t go home because you know how damn good it is in this country,’ he said.
Mr Vale’s stern message followed Asha Awur’s appearance on A Current Affair Monday night, after her son was imprisoned for his involvement in gang activity.
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