Over the last few weeks, millions of people watched as a girl named Sharkeisha brutally attacked a girl that was supposed to be her friend. Now, Sharkeisha’s victim, ShaMichael Manuel is speaking out and what she has to say might be surprising. “I forgive every last one of [them],” she told HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill.
But just because ShaMichael says she forgives Sharkeisha, the girls who lured her to the apartment complex and the girl who videotaped everything for World Star Hip Hop doesn’t mean she isn’t hurt. And ShaMichael’s mother, Olevia Henderson was initially angry at the girls and the way the Internet turned the fight into memes. “They’re glorifying Sharkeisha like she did something great,” Henderson said. Still, she wants to move past the incident in a constructive way. “I’m not angry at them because as a mother we want our kids to do right. But I would hope this would be a learning experience to let them know that bullying needs to stop and videotaping assaults need to stop.”
Could you forgive something like this? Watch the video and let us know what you think.