Lynelle Cantwell, a 12th-grade student of Holy Trinity High School in Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, slammed cyber bullies with her response on Facebook and is praised for being bold about it.
On November 30, while sitting in her math class, Cantwell discovered that she was listed at number four in an anonymous poll for ‘ugliest girls at tht’ on the social media website Ask.Fm. Instead of ignoring it and staying mum, she posted the incident on her Facebook page and told the bullies, “I’m sorry that your life is so miserable that you have to try to bring others down”.
Next thing she knows, her post has garnered massive support on social media as a brave act to stop cyber-bullying.
“I know i have a double chin and i fit in XL clothes. I know i don’t have the perfect smile or the perfect face. But i’m sorry for you. Not myself. I’m sorry that you get amusement out of making people feel like shit. I’m sorry that you’ll never get the chance to know the kind of person i am,” she wrote.
“It outraged me … all of these girls are hurt because of this one person who has no heart or sympathy for anything,” she told CBC News on Wednesday
The post has been shared over 3,500 times at the time of writing this story and carries several comments from Facebook users applauding Cantwell’s courage.