Whilst regurgitating the hate-speak of what society has taught them, kids, at times, can be unwittingly cruel. That being said, 4-year-old Siahj “Cici” Chase will have none of it, and she’s not afraid to tell you.
After a boy at her school called her ugly, Miss Cici, with her adorable brown eyes, didn’t get upset; instead, she fired back with what might’ve been the best retort ever.
Said by her mother to be “quick on her feet,” the video shows Cici expressively recounting the incident with her lyrical Caribbean accent.
“What happened in school today?” her mom, Sonya, asks.
“A little boy said I looked… ugly,” Cici responded, pausing uncomfortably to get the vile word out.
“And what did you say?” asked Cici’s mom.
“I said, ‘I didn’t come here to make a fashion statement. I came here to learn, not look pretty.'”
He then apparently told her she looked bad, but Cici wasn’t having any more of his snide remarks.
“Did you look in the mirror lately? Buh-bye, see you later, you’re making me mad.”
Many of us as adults wouldn’t have been able to respond without lowering ourselves to the level of our hater, but not Miss Cici — who, by the way, is amazingly articulate for a pre-kindergarten student, or anyone really. Come on, when was the last time you were so poised and quick-witted in an unpleasant confrontation?
“Cici is a gem,” the precocious 4-year-old’s mom told HuffPost, “she’s sharp… very active, talkative.”
She added, “I read lots of the comments that people wrote and I just want to say thanks to everyone that said nice and encouraging things to and about her. I read some of them to Cici and she just smiles and giggles.”
Keep on being you, Miss Cici. Haters are always gonna hate.