Results for - Teen Bullied Over Prom Dress

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Kristen Lane, 18, had a super-savvy idea when it came to buying a prom dress. First she would try to sell her junior prom dress (which had made her feel like a

1. Kristen Lane, 18, had a super-savvy idea when it came to buying a prom dress. First she would try to sell her junior prom dress (which had made her feel like a "princess") by posting a photo of herself in it on Facebook, then buy a new one with the money she earned, which would be supplemented by donations to a Go Fund Me page she set up. Have you ever set up a Go Fund Me page?

Yes
6%
93 votes
No
83%
1,314 votes
Not Applicable
11%
170 votes

2. Unfortunately, Layne became the target of some vicious online trolls — two men who relentlessly attacked her weight and looks on Facebook. Her reply was, "Can you please stop with the comments? Sorry that I'm not pleasing to your eye." Do you feel she handled this maturely?

Yes
73%
1,148 votes
No
7%
108 votes
Undecided
9%
137 votes
Not Applicable
12%
184 votes

3. Within 10 minutes, hundreds of strangers jumped to her defense, calling her "stunning" and "beautiful on the inside and out" on the post. "The uplifting comments made me feel so much better about myself," says Layne, who added that she's not used to hearing such praise about her appearance. Along with the emotional rewards came financial ones. While she'd hoped to raise around $350 on Go Fund Me, Layne, thanks to media attention, has so far raised $5,000 from strangers who wanted to avenge the cyberbullies. Though she's not yet sure what she'll do with all the money, she's so far used some of it to buy a friend the prom dress of her dreams. "I paid it forward and she will look beautiful on her prom day. I'm also doing her hair and make up that day. Thank you guys so much for y'alls support," she wrote on the Go Fund Me page. In addition, Layne donated the dress she had intended to sell to another student who couldn't afford to buy it. Have you ever paid it forward?

Yes
45%
715 votes
No
31%
493 votes
Not Applicable
23%
369 votes
12/30/2015 Living 1577 52 By: sarahzahm

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