Two weeks ago, Liz Krueger went viral after posting a picture of herself in a bodycon dress on Instagram. In the caption of the post, Krueger claims that when she wore the dress to a wedding, she was harassed by other women who slapped her on the butt and spilled beer on her.
Krueger, a 31-year-old fitness instructor who lives in Minneapolis, told US Weekly that she wanted to speak out about the incident so she could fight adult bullying. She created the hashtag #KruegerKindness and says the outpouring of support has been overwhelming. "People have been saying, ‘I’m in!’ and ‘I love this!'" she told US Weekly.However, the response on the hashtag has been mixed. Some are supportive.
Some lashed out at Krueger for trying to upstage the bride. Even the Minneapolis City Pages pondered, "How sexy one should look at someone else's wedding is a quandary that merits some debate."
And still others were skeptical of Krueger's story.The skepticism over Kreuger's claims raises an even more important question about what actually constitutes bullying in our internet culture.