When a girl was trolled on Tinder over an ASOS dress, the fashion brand decided to make her one of their models.
Thea Chippendale used a picture of herself posing in the pink patterned dress as one of her profile pictures on the dating app, and although literally no one asked, one Tinder user decided to share his unwarranted opinions of the outfit.
Towards the end of April, Thea matched with George, presumably under the impression he was a nice guy. But the following morning, the Tinder user posted a picture on Twitter which proved George was, in fact, ‘trash’.
Men are trash. (Included the pic he’s on about 🙃) pic.twitter.com/3pi6NHl0Oy
— Thea Lauryn Chippendale 🌹 (@theachippendale) April 28, 2019
After the pair matched, George popped up in Thea’s messages without even so much as a hello, and wrote:
Not gonna lie you’re a bit of a joke but that dress in the last photo is not doing any favours. Hope this helps.
‘Hope this helps’. He even included a thumbs up emoji, as if he was genuinely doing his match a favour by insulting her. I know very little about George, but that message alone is enough to paint him as an incredibly self-righteous person.
Thea called him out on the unnecessary comments, responding:
Why did you feel like you needed to comment on it? Is your head that far up your own arse that you thought your opinion mattered?
Needless to say, George didn’t come up with the most mature – or literate, for that matter – response.
The Tinder user wrote:
Literally had to tell you else I woudn’t of slept. It’s awful you not reckon?
Charity shop job! I tell you what… GROW UP! And shop somewhere decent !
Thanks. Hope this helps.[sic]
Thea thankfully didn’t give her match the satisfaction of a response, and instead shared the ridiculous interaction with thousands of people on Twitter, writing ‘men are trash’.
ASOS caught wind of the viral post, and responded to Thea’s tweet, writing ‘Here’s to finding our perfect match. Thea babe, let’s talk. Check your DMs…’
Soon after, the clothing company tweeted a link to the dress, saying ‘Swipe right to see who had the last laugh…’.
The post revealed Thea had been added to their website as one of the models used to advertise the fashion item:
— ASOS (@ASOS) May 2, 2019
Thea spoke to Insider about the brilliant outcome, saying:
I’m honestly still in a state of shock. I am so so grateful for ASOS, they’ve managed to turn something that was so negative into something so positive.
I’m also so amazed by how positive the response has been from everyone commenting on the posts, it’s been absolutely incredible!
Hopefully George will have seen exactly how many people disagreed with his opinion, and will be deterred from ‘helping’ any of his future matches.
As for Thea; she makes a perfect model for the dress!
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.