This Couple’s Photo Has the Internet Talking…for All the Wrong Reasons
Written by Project Inspired | July 8, 2015
When Ashley posted a photo of herself and her boyfriend, Christopher, online, she had no idea what was soon to follow. Somehow, the image ended up on Reddit and went viral! Why? The reason may shock you.
You see, Ashley’s boyfriend is significantly bigger than she is. That, of course, shouldn’t matter AT ALL when it comes to love. However, in the cold world of social media, simple and beautiful things tend to get spun into complicated and ugly things in the blink of an eye.
Just how ugly did this get for Ashley? Here are just a few of the comments that were left under her photo:
- “Is her boyfriend somewhere behind the fat… gentleman?”
- “…she looks way out of his league.”
- “The fatty should be jumping up and down that this girl is even with him, let alone him possibly getting that much closer to marrying her.”
Can you believe this? Why are people so mean? Not only were these comments cruel, but they were absolutely unnecessary. It would not have surprised anyone if Ashley went into the conversation and sent equally mean comments back to these people, in defense of her relationship. However, she decided to take a higher road, the Godly road! In response to all of the negative comments, Ashley had this to say:
“If you have seen the comments on our photo that went viral, they are pretty shallow and rude. I would advise you not to look at them. It surprises me how many people are so quick to judge when they don’t even know you.
“Well, let me just tell you, I won the jackpot with Christopher. He may not have rock-hard abs like the world tells girls to want in a guy, but really, why does that even matter when you are trying to really find someone you want to spend the rest of your life with?
“He is so thoughtful and patient. He always shows me how he loves me in little ways. He is my best friend. I love him for who he is and he loves me for who I am. Understanding, loving and hilarious, which is so rare to find these days!!
“Since I was young, (like many other little girls) I dreamed about who I would end up with. Once I gave my life to Christ and saw examples of Godly marriages and relationships, I wanted that. God saw the desires of my heart and gave me Christopher. He brings me closer to God through prayer, and his love. I know God will use us both for awesome things because we make a great team!
“So, as [to] us and those rude comments, we know the truth and we will block out the haters. Enjoy our picture, though. LOL.”
Yesssss Ashley! Yessssss! Now that’s how you shut down the haters! A little love and a lot of God goes a long way. We wish these two all the best in their beautiful relationship.