A woman who broke up with her boyfriend after he sent her body-shaming text messages has been raking in the love online.
Shelby Johnson posted screenshots of messages she’d received from her unnamed partner on Twitter – and they weren’t nice.
She asked her followers if they thought she was ‘overreacting for feeling hurt’.
I am 120 pounds. I have been for about 5 months.
My partner said this to me. Am I overreacting for feeling hurt by this? I’m at a loss and just can’t even comprehend how someone who claims to love me can say this. pic.twitter.com/JpOrtkSZ4h
— shelbs (@babyyygucci) March 30, 2018
Her post was met with a huge response – 11,000 comments – as well as thousands of likes and retweets.
The day after her post, Shelby updated her followers.
I haven’t been able to see him since I posted this. With the help of my therapist today I have a plan to end things and move on. I will be seeing him tomorrow and dropping a hefty 180 pounds.
The support I got is amazing. I really thought only my few twitter friends would reply!
Seemingly boosted by the response she was getting, Shelby said she was taking care of herself and felt ‘proud’.
My ‘beer gut’ and I are having a night of face masks and Mary J Blige music… breakups suck, but losing yourself sucks more. So I’m taking care of myself Last abusive relationship I was in took two years for me to escape. So this time, I feel proud recognising it in two months.
My “beer gut” and I are having a night of face masks and Mary J Blige music… breakups suck, but losing yourself sucks more. So I’m taking care of myself ? Last abusive relationship I was in took 2 years for me to escape. So this time, I feel proud recognizing it in 2 months. pic.twitter.com/xhkGZjLrhO
— shelbs (@babyyygucci) March 31, 2018
Later, she addressed her followers and thanked them for the messages she’d been receiving.
I have hundreds of messages so I’m gonna go through them tomorrow when I’m hydrated and have had sleep. Because I feel like death. Stress is fuckin whack on your body. Twitter is amazing! I love humans! Ya’ll are so kind and social media is so insanely awesome.
I wish I could reply to all the messages I’m getting… I’m reading every single one and they’re so kind and supportive. My birthday is in May and I wish I could invite you all, damn!!! Hah! [sic]
This tweet going viral helped him see what a jerkoff he was to me. So in actuality I’m so glad this happened. Too little too late, but hopefully losing me helped him learn. pic.twitter.com/QoEpSdjvhT
— shelbs (@babyyygucci) April 2, 2018
Shelby also said she’d broken up with her partner and said he’d been upset by the response and would use this experience as a ‘learning curve’.
I want to update you guys that we are broken up. He was really unhappy and felt like shit, especially after knowing my tweet went viral. He has told me he’ll use this as a learning experience to be a better person. And here I am, single and free.
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Breakups really suck. Even when someone really hurts you, you can still miss them when laying alone in bed at night. Just gotta remind myself I’m okay, I was okay before him, I’ll be okay after him. Breakups dont get easier even after the millionth one.
I have never had an eating disorder. My entire life I've been unable to hold a high weight. I had test after test run and the doctors never figured out why. In 2014 I was 90 pounds. Since then, I have gained and lost. But for the last 2 years I have kept a steady weight of 110. Sometimes going up to 115. I used to be so self conscious about my body and how thin I was. I still have my days where I feel incredibly thin and wish I was bigger- but I am overall the happiest I've ever been with my body. For all the women out there who struggle with body image issues, I understand and I hope you find peace like I did. It was a long journey but it was so fulfilling.
Hopefully Shelby can find somebody – if she wants to that is – who respects her, and loves her properly.
And for anybody else being shamed, remember, it’s not ok. Love yourself.
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