No — this isn’t an article about weight loss. It’s about relationships, and an 18-year-old woman who says she let go of her extra weight after she was insulted by her (now ex) boyfriend. She even provided some before and after pictures.
In a breakup photo tweet gone viral, Miranda Rose Baker (@Mandy_Rose99) says that “after getting called disgusting” she “successfully dropped 200 lbs!!” In the ‘before’ picture, Miranda is cuddled up next to her boyfriend and in the ‘after’ photo, she cut him out of the shot (her boyfriend being the “200 pounds” she successfully dropped.)
The original tweet was deleted, but not before screenshots were taken and shared across the Internet.
Baker’s tweet received more than 65,000 retweets and 450,000 favourites. And although it was deleted, the internet had a lot to say about it.
Your first mistake was dating a frat dude, but we’ve all been there.
— Jennifer Lawrence (@bellasxanax) November 13, 2017
Baker, a student at Iowa State University, told the Daily Mail that she was dating her boyfriend for five weeks before that fateful night. They apparently spent the Saturday afternoon together and ate lunch with her parents before heading back to their dorms to get ready for his college frat formal.
At the formal, he allegedly criticized her behaviour from earlier in the day.
“He said to me, ‘The way you were acting today was disgusting and unattractive,'” she told the Daily Mail — although she didn’t elaborated on the behaviour in question. The teen left the formal with friends as she claimed she was “done with him.”
There could be more to the story. Baker’s ex responded that he found certain behaviour “disgusting” — and his response tweet went viral too, with nearly 3,000 likes and hundreds of retweets.
I just want everyone to know that there’s definitely a difference between saying someone is “disgusting” and saying that “I think it’s disgusting and unattractive when girls try to blackout every weekend and get uncontrollably drunk” don’t take something out of context
— Sammy Pape (@sam_pape) November 13, 2017
Baker admitted that she didn’t expect the post to go viral, but she’s apparently happy that it helped some women/
“I’ve gotten messages from woman telling me they were in awful and abusive relationships. Although mine wasn’t abusive, I felt like I was helping these woman,” she said.
What do you think — should people air their dirty laundry in public after breakups?