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Woman Suffering From Marfan syndrome Lizzie Velasquez Speaks Out After Finding Out Her Photo Was Used For A Horrible Meme

Woman Suffering From Marfan syndrome Lizzie Velasquez Speaks Out After Finding Out Her Photo Was Used For A Horrible Meme

The latest meme ‘trend’ is as brutal as they come. It requires you to tag a friend of someone who doesn’t necessarily fit with society’s view of ‘beauty’ on an image. Sadly, the people who engage themselves in this mean act, think it’s a harmless way of having fun. One of the victims of this horrible meme trend is Lizzie Velasquez, 27, a motivational speaker and author who was born with a rare congenital disease that prevents her from accumulating body fat.

Lizzie only recently found out a really mean meme of her was circulating across the internet. It had the brutal words:

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‘Michael said he would meet me behind this tree for a bit of fun.
‘He’s running late, would someone please tag him and tell him I’m still waiting?’ sprawled across it.

Ofcourse this hurt the motivational speaker’s feelings so she decided to take to social media to address the issue. She wrote on Instagram:

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“I’ve seen a ton of memes like this all over @facebook recently. I’m writing this post not as someone who is a victim but as someone who is using their voice. Yes, it’s very late at night as I type this but I do so as a reminder that the innocent people that are being put in these memes are probably up just as late scrolling through Facebook and feeling something that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. No matter what we look like or what size we are, at the end of the day we are all human. I ask that you keep that in mind the next time you see a viral meme of a random stranger. At the time you might find it hilarious but the human in the photo is probably feeling the exact opposite. Spread love not hurtful words via a screen. Xoxo Lizzie”

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Lizzie is right in her words. At the end of the day, it’s bullying and someone is getting hurt and low in confidence.

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