Woman In Cruel Meme Fires Back In Viral Post: 'I Wouldn't Wish It On My Worst Enemy'

December 13, 2016

You've probably seen what might be one of the lamest, most annoying crazes on Facebook already.

A confronting image of someone who's disfigured or overweight is posted with text overlaid asking you to tag someone.

Lizzie Velasquez

Hilarious right?

While getting tagged in one of these may be annoying – and probably a good indicator that you should cull your friends list – spare a thought for those actually featured in the memes.

One of those people, Lizzie Valasquez, has fired back after coming across a meme featuring her image (above).

"I've seen a ton of memes like this all over Facebook recently," she wrote. "I'm writing this post not as someone who is a victim but as someone who is using their voice. Yes, it's very late at night as I type this but I do so as a reminder that the innocent people that are being put in these memes are probably up just as late scrolling through Facebook and feeling something that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. No matter what we look like or what size we are, at the end of the day we are all human. I ask that you keep that in mind the next time you see a viral meme of a random stranger. At the time you might find it hilarious but the human in the photo is probably feeling the exact opposite. Spread love not hurtful words via a screen.

Xoxo Lizzie"

Lizzie was born with a rare genetic disease which prevents the accumulation of fat beneath the skin.

Lizzie Velasquez
Lizzie Velasquez

When she was 17, Velasquez faced an onslaught of cyber-bullying, as strangers on YouTube labeled her the "Ugliest Woman in the World."

But today, Velasquez stands strong as an anti-bullying activist.

"Awful things happened to me, but I am still here smiling and happy. I am so grateful that what I have been through has given me the opportunity to be a voice for so many people."

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