High school can be one of the toughest times for some teenagers as they are subject to bullying.
Lynelle Cantwell found herself the victim of a cruel taunt when a classmate alerted her to an online “poll” posted by other students ranking the “ugliest girls” in school.
Instead of letting the hurtful social media post bring her down, the willful teen took to her Facebook page and wrote a powerful response…
“To the person that made the “ugliest girls in grade 12 at hth” ask.FM straw poll. I’m sorry that your life is so miserable that you have to try to bring others down. To the 12 people that voted for me to bring me to 4th place. I’m sorry for you too. I’m sorry that you don’t get to know me as a person.”
“I know that i’m not the prettiest thing to look at. 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 sh*t. I’m sorry that you’ll never get the chance to know the kind of person i am.”
“I may not look okay on the outside.. But i’m funny, nice, kind, down to earth, not judgemental, accepting, helpful, and i’m super easy to talk to. Thats the same for every other girl on that list that you all put down. Just because we don’t look perfect on the outside does not mean we are ugly. If thats your idea of ugly then i feel sorry for you. Like seriously? Get a life.”
Cantwell spoke with CBS News, expressing her dismay that “all of these girls are hurt because of this one person who has no heart or sympathy for anything.”