The internet is already a pretty cruel place with trolls popping up left, right, and center across all platforms. It doesn't matter what you post; it could be a picture of nice home-cooked pasta, a cute boomerang of your dog, or a standard selfie - people will still have something nasty to say.
However, it's a little different when you invite internet users to "roast" you.
That's exactly what this Instagram model did, and you wouldn't believe the responses that she got. It got so bad that she was forced to delete her Reddit account, just to catch a little break.
Is it her own fault? Or does this expose just how nasty people on the internet can be? You decide.
We know that the internet is a cruel place.From online trolls to people "exposing" others, things can get pretty messy if you're not careful.
In general, people try to avoid the nastiness, but this is not always the case...In one weird subreddit group, conveniently titled, "Roast Me," people ask to be trolled.
You didn't read that wrong, it's actually true.People post photos of themselves, typically holding a sign with the words "Roast Me" on it, hoping that people will leave mean comments on the post.
"Roasting" or "to roast:" Verb.According to Urbandictionary, "to roast" someone can be defined as: "to humorously mock or humiliate someone with a well-timed joke, diss or comeback."
There are some rules if you want to be roasted.First, you must be aged eighteen or over.
Recently, moderators of the subgroup were contacted by Reddit admins...They were notified that some people in the group just used this post as a way to direct hate towards, primarily young, children.
It seemed as if people were purposefully targetting minors.It did get out of hand, but according to Reddit rules and regulations, it was not enough to take the subgroup down. There just had to be a formal set of rules outlined so that participants weren't subjected to tactful bullying.
I've had a little look at the "Roastees..."And they seem to be a bunch of average or good-looking humans. It seems to be a place for people to fish for compliments.
I mean, come on, who actually wants to be roasted?It's not on the list of things that I wish to endure in my lifetime, but these particular losers on the internet clearly have nothing better to do than this. If you're asking to be roasted, you're going to get roasted.
It doesn't matter how thick-skinned you think you are, someone's bound to get you where it hurts.And that's what tends to happen on this post. Have a look at some of these brave participants who have been roasted in the group.
This guy was "feeling himself" after his haircut.
via: RedditBut the internet wasn't. This post got over two thousand comments!
This user on Reddit wasn't having any of it.
via: Reddit"When the surfer dude style didn't bring in the ladies, he settled for the serial killer vibe instead."
And these two comments actually made me giggle...
via: RedditOuch. But, you asked for it.
This nineteen-year-old wanted her soul to be destroyed...And Reddit users did exactly that.
"Dora the Explorer" seemed to be a reoccurring theme...
via: RedditOver ten others replied to this comment with further, more crude "Dora" jokes.
I have no idea why people would put themselves through this!If you're as confused as me, you're only going to get more confused with this next roast.
This Instagram model decided that she also wanted to throw her name into the hat.
So, with all that positive attention, why would you want more?These comments were probably a lot different than the comments that she gets regularly on her Instagram posts, which each get thousands of likes.
Nevertheless, she decided that she wanted to be roasted.
via: boredpandaAfter taking the perfect "Roast Me" photo and posting it to the group, the comments instantly flooded in.
But one comment, in particular, stood out amongst the rest...Most people get roasted on their appearance, some people even go as far as being racist or homophobic. This comment was nothing like that at all, but it still hit a little too close to home...
I'm going to break it up into three separate parts for you, because it's pretty long... and detailed.
via: boredpandaHere's the first part, which focuses mainly on her appearance... Yikes.
It gets more hurtful...
via: boredpandaHe even went as far as to compare her personality to a handbag. Ouch.
It's not over.
via: boredpandaI bet that she prepared herself for comments calling her names and critiquing her appearance; I'm sure as hell that she didn't expect anything as punishing as this. As this comment gained more and more attention, the model was forced to delete her Reddit account.