Trolls apologize to Australian Influencer over vile comments

Now this is something you don’t hear everyday! An Australian Insta star was shocked when a group of trolls apologized to her for their comments. Rebecca Lee, who was being threatened by these trolls, apparently told them to apologize. And to her surprise, they did.

Rebecca is a rising travel influencer in Australia. According to her bio, she’s already been to 25 countries. With the handle @fromsydneywithlove, Rebecca has amassed more than 43,000 followers. She also has her own blog, fromsydwithlove, where she shares her travels and experiences.

So when Lee was informed about a group of trolls who had ‘strange plans’ for her, she was shocked!

Apparently, this page on Reddit was formed to ‘expose Instagram users for editing their pictures’. And someway somehow, Rebecca was the subject of interest on their recent thread. In fact, her selfie had attracted vile comments like “kill it with fire”, “she must burn”, and the like.

 

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And what did Rebecca do? She killed them…with kindness!

In response to their actions, Rebecca created her own Reddit account to fight back.

“I’m a strong person, I have been through a lot in my life, but imagine if I wasn’t,” Rebecca said, explaining her motive for confronting them.

She wrote an elaborate query for the leader of the troll page– Stephanie, saying that her “malicious and nasty act spoke a lot about her character”.

“Imagine if I was some vulnerable girl who hated herself and she saw that someone had done that.”

Rebecca wrote a lengthy message to the troll leader, scolding her for her behavior. Source: Yahoo AU
Trolls apologize to Australian Influencer over vile comments

Yet, to everyone’s surprise, Stephanie said sorry! Within an hour of Rebecca’s message, the leader of the pack came through apologizing for all their actions.

“I apologise for hurting you, I have removed the post,” she responded.

“Please understand that my intent was not to make fun of you, and I am truly sorry for hurting you,” she added.

It even got to a point where Rebecca herself started to feel bad.
“Determined Rebecca said she was surprised to receive an apology, and even felt sorry for the person –who she believes must have been struggling in her own life to resort to lashing out at someone else”, Yahoo AU wrote.

 

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The influencer admits this is not her only online confrontation with bullies. She referenced an experience when she first lost weight– this toughened her up to face cyber bullies.

“There’s so much badness in the world, we don’t need more bitterness and hostility.”

“I hope I’ve made people stop and think about their actions,” she said. “There’s always people watching, the internet is like your digital footprint.”

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Amanda Lucy

AMANDA IS A 25 YEAR OLD COLLEGE GRADUATE. LOVES MUSIC,DANCE AND IS AN ARDENT USER OF THE INTERNET. YOU CAN FOLLOW HER INSTAGRAM @nana_yaba. SHE STARTED WRITING FOR INFLEUR IN NOVEMBER 2017

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