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.
However, the response on the hashtag has been mixed. Some are supportive.
#KruegerKindness kudos to you for coming up with that. I know how it feels. Lots of women suffer due to that. Kill hate with kindness!— Lopah MudrAA (@LopahMudrAA) July 5, 2016
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.”
#KruegerKindness seems to me you were the meanest of all,,upstaging a bride. Learn some etiquette and manners.— kate petersen (@vcusmano) July 6, 2016
And still others were skeptical of Krueger’s story.
I think we’re misconstruing “bullying” https://t.co/EPQ2OsoXbH— melena (@melenanaise) July 6, 2016
The skepticism over Kreuger’s claims raises an even more important question about what actually constitutes bullying in our internet culture.