Do you remember your prom? Do you remember how much you loved your dress? I know I loved mine. If I had social media back then, I would have shared it with the world, just like teen girls today do.
It makes me mad when I see bullying online. This situation is no exception, but it did give one teenager's community an opportunity to restore my faith in humanity.
A couple guys were making fun of Kristin Layne's weight after she posted a photo of her in her gorgeous junior prom dress to Facebook. She posted the photo in order to try and sell last year's dress in order to make money for this year's dress. However, it didn't exactly go according to plan. She started to get bullied.
Kristen told her local news channel, "These two men were just saying some very hateful things, just telling me I was fat and that I wasn't beautiful." At first, Kristin asked the bullies to stop: "Can you please stop with the comments? Sorry that I'm not pleasing to your eye."
When they didn't stop, her community came to her defense.
The comments read:
I heard your story and you are beautiful!!!!! People just don't understand that they are being brainwashed by unreasonable standards of beauty!!!!! You are a lovely girl!!!
You look freaking gorgeous !!!!!
Girl, you are so beautiful!!!! Rock those curves!! I myself am curvy and people r mean but I love my curves!! Keep being u!
Your dress is gorgeous and so are you. You look like a princess.
Is that enough to restore your faith in humanity or what? But it gets even better. Kristin's community has also raised $400 for her to buy a new prom dress for 2015.