‘Ugliest girl’s’ response to cyberbullying goes viral

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(December 8, 2015) – A high school student who was voted by her classmates as one of the “ugliest girl in their class” is firing back at her cyberbullies! She wrote a very powerful message on Facebook that has since gone viral.

According to CBC News, Lynelle Cantwell was in math class Monday at Holy Trinity High School when she learned she and other students had been ranked in an anonymous online "straw poll" called "Ugliest girls at hth," which was posted on the social media site ask.fm.

She told CBC News, “It outraged me ... all of these girls are hurt because of this one person who has no heart or sympathy for anything. 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."

Cantwell composed a powerful Facebook post in response to the poll.

In the post she says, “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.”

Her response has been shared over 7,000 times.