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Teen Posts Ad Selling Her Prom Dress, But Fights Back When Strangers Say She Is ‘Fat’

by Emerald Pellot
Emerald Pellot graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a degree in Writing & Popular Culture. She worked as Senior Editor of College Candy for 2 years, covering feminism, popular culture, and college life before joining LittleThings in 2015. Based in New York City, Emerald covers a wide range of topics from human interest pieces to celebrity news.

Kristen Layne loved her junior prom dress. She said that when she wore it, she felt like a princess. While the stunning purple dress was special to her, she decided to sell it in 2015 and give someone else a chance to feel as good as she did.

She posted an ad for the dress in a Facebook group for thrifting. Instead of a buyer, Kristen was bombarded by hateful comments about her size.

“I was trying to sell my prom dress, and these two men were just saying some very hateful things, just telling me I was fat and that I wasn’t beautiful,” Kristen told KSN.

However, something amazing happened after the flood of hateful comments: Complete strangers came to Kristen’s defense.

“It’s obvious this woman is beautiful, inside and out,” one commenter wrote.

Others reaffirmed that Kristen looked amazing in the dress.

“I don’t know how to say thank you to people and accept the compliments because it doesn’t happen a lot,” Kristen admitted.

If the dress wasn’t special enough, Kristen now feels like it’s lucky. She hopes that the next person who wears it will feel as gorgeous as she did and as invincible toward their bullies and detractors.

“Don’t let anyone break you down,” she said.

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Image via Facebook / KTLA

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