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Tennessee Town Supports Local Teen Who Was Harassed Online

| by Kendal Mitchell

Tennessee community members donated more than $2,000 to a local teen who received hurtful comments online due to her weight after attempting to sell a junior prom dress online.

Kristen Layne, an 18-year-old resident of Sumner County, Tennessee, posed in her purple, crystal-embroidered junior prom dress with the intention of selling it online for $350.

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After posting the photos with the caption: "Selling my prom dress. I don’t remember the size, but it’s in the 20s," anonymous users began to torment Layne. Posts included one user stating, "Hell I bet it’s a 29 cause she didn’t wanna say 30."

Layne said she responded to those who wrote the malicious comments by posting: "Can you stop with the comments? Sorry that I’m not pleasing to your eye."

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Hundred of users rushed to defend Layne, some by ‘liking’ the photos and others commenting, "you looked absolutely gorgeous."

Community members and strangers donated about $2,000 to a gofundme page created by Layne to buy a new dress for her senior prom.

Layne said she wants to thank all the people who supported, defended and complimented her and hopes other girls will recognize their own self-worth.

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

Source/Photo Credit: Daily Mail