Brooke Blurton has broken down on her Instagram Story after it was revealed that 15-year-old Cassius Turvey died following an attack on October 13.
The Indigenous teenager and his friends had just hopped off a bus in Middle Swan, Western Australia, when they were approached by a group of men in a black ute, according to police.
After fleeing towards a nearby TAFE, Cassius’ friends realised he was no longer with them.
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Authorities say the teen was beaten with a metal pole that caused injuries so horrific Cassius suffered two strokes and brain bleeds. He died in the hospital on October 23 while in an induced coma.
Now, Brooke — Australia’s first Indigenous Bachelorette — has taken to social media to ask when the “senseless” displays of “violence and racism” will end.
“I’m just gonna be real with you guys because I’m over it,” the teary 27-year-old said.
Noting she was preparing for her Not So PG podcast, Brooke explained she and her co-host Matty Mills “really want to talk about things that really affect us and what we see every day”.
“Recently, a poor 15-year-old called Cassius Turvey passed away because of the injuries he sustained walking home from school from a white man who just bashed [and] hit him with a metal pole because of mistaken identity or whatever the reason.
“F*ck knows why. He’s a 15-year-old kid, for f*ck sake.”
Brooke Blurton Says She’s ‘Tired” of Seeing Young Indigenous People Dying
The upcoming The Challenge Australia contestant added that she and Matty are “so tired” of these events occurring.
“We’re just so tired of seeing these senseless acts of violence and racism, that stereotype, happen every day to the result of our young people dying,” Brooke expressed.
“When does it stop?”
In subsequent Stories, the reality star shared clips of others highlighting the brutal murder of Indigenous children. She also shared a link to a GoFundMe page started in honour of Cassius.
At the time of writing, over $267,000 has been raised for the teenager’s family.
Police allege that one of the assailants is 21-year-old Jack Brearly, who has since been charged with Cassius’ murder.
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