Heartbreaking text messages of a teenage girl about being bullied for wearing a dress has gone viral, leaving many to question how some people can be so cruel.
Bailey, a high school student texted her mom to ask her to bring her a T-shirt and jeans to wear. But, later she realized that people mocked at her for wearing a dress.
Firstly, her mom was a bit confused, and after she asked what her daughter was wearing, Bailey explained: ‘A dress and people are making fun of me and taking pictures of me and I wanna change.’
Heartbreaking: A high school student named Bailey texted her mom to ask her to bring her a T-shirt and jeans after she realized people were mocking her for wearing a dress
Bully: Someone named Dylan took a Snapchat photo of her legs and called her ‘Thicc’
Bailey’s mom didn’t skip a beat when she asked if she needed shoes too, and she promised she would be there in seven minutes.
Just five minutes later, her mom arrived at her school.
A screengrab of their text messages, a selfie of Bailey in her dress, and a Snapchat photo someone had taken of her legs were soon being shared on Facebook and Twitter to raise awareness for bullying.
The Snapchat photo was taken by someone named Dylan who called Bailey ‘Thicc.’
Support system: Bailey asked her mom to bring her jeans and a T-shirt to change into, and she came right away
Retweet: It’s unclear if Bailey was the first to share the photos, but they have since been posted by people all over the world to raise awareness for bullying
Outfit of the day: The teen often snaps selfies in the bathroom to show off her outfits
It’s still unclear whether Bailey was the first to share the photos, but they have since been posted by people all over the world.
Twitter user @IssaInfluencer posted the pictures, writing: ‘While We Are Doing FillUpFNB Let’s Also Put An End To Bullying Retweet For Awareness.’
Many people commented that the teen’s message to her mom made them sad, with one woman calling it ‘pure body shaming.’
‘This isn’t right. My heart is broken. Why are people such morons!?’ another person tweeted.
Hard to handle: Many people commented that the teen’s message to her mom made them sad
Horrified: One person asked why ‘people are such morons,’ while another said it was ‘pure body shaming’
Hero: Others praised Bailey’s mom for the way she responded to her daughter
Some even praised Bailey’s mom for the way she responded to her daughter.
‘As a mom I just loved how her mom responded,’ one person wrote. ‘The world is filled all kind of humans.
‘And the kind that do this … really need to be dealt with. Her text broke my heart.’
In an ironic twist, despite her story being shared to awareness about bullying, Bailey has herself been accused of using racial and homophobic slurs by other social media users.
Some have even gone as far as to say that she doesn’t deserve their support.
Going viral: Screengrabs of Bailey’s text messages with her mom have been shared on Twitter and Facebook, attracting the attention of thousands
Controversy: Despite her story being shared to awareness about bullying, Bailey has herself has been accused of being racist because of some of her previous tweets
Disagreement: Some people insisted Bailey didn’t deserve their support if she was being a bully herself
Many Twitter users shared a screengrab of one of Bailey’s past tweet polls asking: ‘If I say “I hate black people”, am I racist?’
Though, someone pointed out that she had posted similar poll about white people, others shared grabs of her previous tweets that show her using slurs such as ‘n***a’ and f*g.
‘Bullying is trash but so is this girl. “If I say I hate black people then am I racist?” Yep, that’s the kinda crap your victim tweets,’ a woman named Imani wrote.
‘She’s getting picked on coz she picks on people. I’m all for defending people from bullies but we can’t defend bullies.’