(PCM) Holy Trinity high school senior Lynelle Cantwell recently discovered that she and several other female students were victims of an “ugliest” girl in school poll online. Despite being hurt and angered by the poll, Cantwell responded in the most appropriate way possible putting the bullies who started the poll in their rightful place. Her incredibly sincere and mature response has now gone viral and she is completely overwhelmed by the amount of support and compassion she has since received.
In the horrible online poll, Cantwell was voted “fourth ugliest” in her school and after some careful time and consideration she crafted the perfect response, which she then posted on Facebook and it reads:
“To the person that made the ‘ugliest girls in grade 12 at hth’ straw poll: I’m sorry that your life is so miserable that you have to try to bring others down.
‘To the 12 people that voted for me to bring me to 4th place. I’m sorry for you too. I’m sorry that you don’t get to know me as a person. I know that i’m not the prettiest thing to look at. I know i have a double chin and i fit in XL clothes. I know i don’t have the perfect smile or the perfect face. But i’m sorry for you. Not myself.
‘I’m sorry that you get amusement out of making people feel like s**t. I’m sorry that you’ll never get the chance to know the kind of person i am. I may not look okay on the outside.
‘But i’m funny, nice, kind, down to earth, not judgemental [sic], accepting, helpful, and i’m super easy to talk to. Thats the same for every other girl on that list that you all put down. Just because we don’t look perfect on the outside does not mean we are ugly. If that’s your idea of ugly then i feel sorry for you. Like seriously? Get a life.'”
Since her response, Cantwell’s Facebook posting has been shared over 5,000 times and she has received numerous comments in support and encouragement. It some times pays to take the high road, as Cantwell has managed to squash the negativity that goes along with bullying with an outpouring of positivity and love.
Cantwell is a gorgeous young lady and we are so pleased to share her story and that she took the higher road in regards to the other student’s disgusting behavior.