Each time I read about a young boy or girl getting bullied at school, it really gets under my skin. You would think that with all the hatred breeding around this world, potty-mouthed pre-teens and teens would be classified as some of the most dangerous people in the world but nope, that hasn’t happened yet.
According to Yahoo Parenting, Lynelle Cantwell is hitting back at her haters after being voted “Most Ugliest” by her school peers in an online poll. My gosh, doesn’t that sound awful? Are kids really that bored and so full of hate that they would publicly shame someone like that? Apparently yes, and it’s been happening for decades but luckily for Lynelle, she decided to take matters into her own hands.
In a Facebook post
that has gotten more than 6,200 shares since it was posted on Dec. 1, the 17-year-old wrote, “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 s***. 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 judgmental, accepting, helpful, and I’m super easy to talk to. That’s 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 that’s your idea of ugly then I feel sorry for you. Like seriously? Get a life.”
What’s more, Lynelle admits that while she was hurt by the poll at first, she was mostly angry about it. “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 of the person who started the poll. “I wanted to be the bigger person, and instead of fighting fire with fire, I decided to fight it a different way and make something that was really negative into something really positive.”
To be honest with you, I don’t even see a reason why Lynelle would even be involved in such a despicable poll in the first place. She’s beautiful! And on top of that, she’s full of positive energy and radiating self-confidence as well. Here’s hoping that her message resonates with a lot of people her age and that for once, we can stop or at least minimize bullying once and for all.