by Sierra Marlee | July 11, 2015 10:30 pm
Anyone who has been on the internet for more than five seconds knows that it is a terrible place where people say any and everything simply because they can. There is little to no regard for the feelings of others, and this was shown in the case of Ashley Stevens and Christopher Reed, who had their relationship torn to shreds on Reddit.
From The Daily Mail:
After commenters on Reddit called her boyfriend ‘fat’ and ‘disgusting,’ one young woman hit back at online bullies, calling them ‘shallow and rude’ and adding that she has, in fact, ‘won the jackpot’ when it comes to her beau.
The hurtful comments came after Ashley Stevens, 21, from Georgia, snapped an adorable and hilarious moment with her boyfriend Christopher Reed, also 21, after she caught the bouquet at a friend’s wedding.
In the selfie, a grinning Ashley can be seen holding the flowers while sitting next to Christopher who is putting on a stunned expression as her father shoots him a stern look. The sweet set up was silly enough that Ashley’s friend thought she’d post it on Reddit so others could share in the joke.
But it wasn’t the funny expressions or story that the readers were interested in. Instead, hateful comments began to pour onto the thread.
‘That fatty would be lucky to marry that hot b***h,’ wrote one, with another adding: ‘If I looked like him…and l was dating her… l wouId wife her up real quick.’
‘Hey Tubbo… marry that girl… you’re never going to find better!’ advised another.
One cruel joker wrote: ‘Do you know why she’s with him? Gravitational pull.’
One user even suggested that Ashley’s dad was making the stern face because ‘as a good father he wouldn’t want his daughter to be saddled with the crippling medical debt that enormous boyfriend of hers would no doubt accrue in his life’.
The cruel taunts were mainly aimed at Christopher’s size but some also suggested that his appearance made him look like he was ‘missing a chromosome’.
‘Is her boyfriend somewhere behind the fat and mildly retarded gentleman?’ asked one user, while others just asked if Christopher had Down Syndrome.
The awful comments were not taken lightly by Ashley, who has been with her boyfriend for more than two and a half years.
Horrified, she took to Facebook to defend Christopher, writing that she was surprised at how quickly he was judged by absolute strangers.
‘Well let me just tell you, I won the jackpot with Christopher,’ said Ashley. ‘He may not have rock hard abs like the world tells girls to want in a guy, but really, why does that even matter when you are trying to really find someone to spend the rest of your life with?
‘He is so thoughtful and patient, he always shows me how he loves me in little ways, he is my best friend. I love him for who he is and he loves me for who I am. Understanding, loving, and hilarious, which is so rare to find these days!!’
She goes on to say how she felt that: ‘God saw the desires of my heart and blessed me with Christopher.’
It’s an absolute shame how quick people are to judge others based on their looks. Good for this young woman for standing up for her boyfriend. Though we should never have to justify our relationships to anyway, Ashley did so in a way that was heartfelt and beautiful. Here’s to hoping they have a long, happy relationship.
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