530 Fatties Facebook Page Intentionally HurtfulBy: Ellisha Rader Mannering - July 23, 2014
Everyone knows that the Internet can be used for cruel and hateful things. While many people use the Internet to find information, shop or stay connected with friends and family members, there are also those who prefer to use it in negative ways instead.
A Facebook page called 530 Fatties was recently created by an unknown Facebook user. The page included photos of people living in the 530 area code who are overweight or obese.
Jessi Lynn Howell, one of the victims of the Facebook page recently spoke out about the embarrassment and hurt it has caused her.
“It’s really hurtful and it’s really embarrassing,” she said.
“I know it’s probably someone from around here and whoever it is they need to stop because that’s ridiculous,” she added.
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Howell believes that the page owner got the photos of her from her own Facebook page. Most of the other photos on the page were likely obtained the same way.
Howell has recently lost over 50 pounds and said that the photos on the website are outdated. The 18-year-old girl claims that the reason she was so heavy is because she was suffering from a medical condition.
She also said that she likes the way she looks now and feels healthier and happier.
“I feel so much better like the way I get dressed, the way my clothes fit,” she said.
Whoever made the 530 Fatties page was clearly out to hurt others. Howell and several other victims of the page refuse to let it make them feel bad about themselves.
The page has since been removed from Facebook and an investigation is underway to determine who was behind it.
Why do you think someone would make such a hurtful and mean page?
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