Little Zangief: Casey Heynes Unloads on Bully
'Little Zangief' Video Takes off Via Reddit
A video was posted to Reddit as "Child finally snaps after being bullied". As advertised, it captures a fight between two kids. The smaller kid is harassing the huskier kid, punching him in the face and stomach. The bigger kid just stands there and takes it... until he doesn't. The bigger kid then picks up the bully and slams him into the ground. The bully then has trouble getting up as the heavier kid walks away.
A Facebook page identifies the bigger kid as Casey Heynes, who goes to Chifley College Dunheved Campus in St. Marys North, NSW, Australia. According to the Facebook page, Heynes is 16, though he looks younger in the video.
Viewers have started calling Casey Heynes "Little Zangief", after the character from the Street Fighter series. The original video keeps appearing and disappearing from Youtube, but a remix, using Street Fighter sound effects, has inevitably appeared. You can see the remix below, as well as a version of the original and a reaction video.
Bullying is a hot-button topic these days (Lance Lundsten's suicide is only one example), but PSAs mainly talk about either reporting bullying to teachers, or keeping in mind that it won't last forever. While we can't expect anyone to go on TV and tell kids to punch bullies in the face, many young people find that they have to lay down the law early to avoid several years of bullying. This video has proven popular simply because it captures the moment when a tormented kid just snaps.
Right or wrong, the option of hitting back actually exists, though there will likely be administrative (and possibly legal) repercussions. Bullies, take note: this could happen to you. In the case of the "Little Zangief" video, Casey Heynes was suspended for injuring the bully, but that bully sure seemed to have trouble walking. Bullying can be a hazardous occupation.