Tayja Jones Prom Photos
A Pennsylvania teen went viral this week after she proudly posted pictures from her high school prom and got blasted.
Tayja Jones, 17, took to Facebook to post a photo of herself leaving for prom in a sparkly black and pink gown.
Later she returned to see that her page had been flooded with negative comments about her appearance.
FOX 29 reports:
A local teen couldn’t wait for prom night. She had the perfect dress; however, when she posted the pictures the haters came out.
After a magical prom night some comments on social media had one Pottsgrove High School junior wishing she never went. Those comments may have ruined the night, but thankfully, others are chiming in to save the day.
When she got home she posted a beautiful picture of herself.
“I made a status when I came home from the prom that night and it said I enjoyed myself and I’m happy. I had fun.”
The next morning her friends called to say the picture had gone viral. But not for the reason Tayja thought.
“There were just like so many rude remarks and negative comments about how I looked. People I didn’t know just like that dress is not for her, she looks like a fat something,” Tayja recalls.
Most of the comments are so demeaning they’re hard to read. Tayja updated her status to say she shouldn’t have gone to prom or posted the picture.
“It was just really hurtful because I was so confident the day before and it just changed my view of myself,” she said.
But as the negative comments spread, others began to stand with Tayja.
People nationwide are now changing their statuses to #TeamTayja and offering words of encouragement to the teen.
Most recently Kelly Rowland chimed in and left a sweet message for Tayja.
Take THAT haters!
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