Cruel Bullies Use 10-Year-Old’s Photo In ‘Ugly Or Not’ Instagram Poll And She Fires Back On TV

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

Corrinia Bennett and her husband John received a troubling piece of information. They learned an Instagram account had been set up under their 10-year-old daughter’s name.

Corrinia went online to discover her daughter Mia-Lili’s photo had been used in an “Ugly or Not” poll on Instagram. Under her face was a gut-wrenching question: “Who thinks she is ugly?” — a question other children had already voted on.

The parents were absolutely horrified and immediately reported the poll to Instagram. It was swiftly taken down, but the worried mother knew she needed more information from Mia-Lili, since her photos had somehow found their way onto the internet.

The next day, Corrinia asked Mia-Lili if she knew anything about the mysterious Instagram account. That’s when Mia-Lili confessed she’d set up her own account without her mom’s permission. It took mere hours for someone to find her profile picture and steal it for the cruel prank.

Mia-Lili saw the Instagram poll and was so affected by it that her parents placed her on a suicide watch.

Weeks later, the brave little girl decided to fire back at her online trolls in a TV interview. Now, her response is going viral.

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