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11-Year-Old London Chef and Entrepreneur Omari McQueen Speaks Out Against Bullying

The entrepreneur behind Caribbean restaurant Dipalicious says “never let a bully change what you do”

Omari McQueen poses in his kitchen Leah McQueen

“Just remember, never let a bully change what you do”

11-year-old chef, restaurateur, and entrepreneur Omari McQueen has spoken out against bullying after a classmate attacked him at school, according to Metro. McQueen, whose business Dipalicious serves vegan Caribbean cuisine, and opened for a week at Boxpark Croydon earlier this year, said in a video:

“Yesterday was the worst day ever, I got physically attacked by an older kid at school. I’m not telling you this for you guys to feel sorry for me, I’m telling you this to work hard at what you’re doing because if you’re being happy, being yourself, and you’re following your passion, there’s always going to be someone who hates what you do. Just remember, never let a bully change what you do.”

McQueen has run Dipalicious with support from his family since he was 8, and plans to deliver a book in the new year. It’s clear that he’s going places, and doing so with a mindset anyone would do well to follow. [Metro]

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