When Shelby Johnson’s boyfriend criticised her weight in a series of messages she turned to Twitter for advice and the post has since gone viral with thousands slamming his body shaming comments.
Over the weekend, Shelby posted the exchange with her now ex along with a caption wondering if she was “overreacting” to his comments.
“I am 54 kilograms. I have been for about 5 months," she wrote. "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.”
He apparently took issue with the fact that she didn’t look like her Instagram pictures and that it was “weird” that her “gut might stick out more than” his. He claimed he’d already pointed out that she’d gained weight and needed to lose it. When she asked if he was still attracted to her he responded by saying that if it “keeps going” he wouldn’t be.
Yep, seriously. The Internet was understandably shocked.
Shelby then shared a post saying that she decided to break it off with the guy.
"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."
And hopefully he has learned his lesson...