The great thing about the internet is that nothing ever dies. Everything comes back to confuse a new generation of netizens. Such is the case of Lydia Dupra, aka Amanda Drago, whose tribute to her former Sugar Daddy has gone viral again.
I feel this is yet another reminder that reality is stranger than fiction, because unlike fiction reality isn't burdened with having to be believable.— Liam X Fawks (@LiamXFawks) June 28, 2019
Posting to her now-deleted Instagram on the anniversary of his death, Dupra detailed the good and the bad of their relationship in an attempt to find closure and, also, to make his unquiet ghost go away. Struggling to find positive things to say about a man who once attacked her while high on whippets—that’s nitrous oxide or laughing gas—she eventually settled on thanking him for buying her her first racehorse and understanding the value of her time.
And they say romance is dead— Dale Skalba (@dskalba) June 28, 2019
Admitting she had a secret boyfriend throughout their relationship, who was posing as her gay bodyguard no less, Dupra asks him to call it even between them and stop haunting her. Apparently, he knew she was terrified of ghosts and some unexplained phenomenon in her house is his ghost attempting to “troll” her.
Gay bodyguard Shyamalan twist.— Cian (@nscrutables) June 28, 2019
Obviously, this raised a hell of a lot of questions.
By wtf you mean absolutely amazing? Brad, if you read this, can you buy me a ghost horse? Daddy, please!— Dokwart (@dokwart) June 28, 2019
I … um… am I going to hell if I just laughed out loud?— E.G. Deaile (On a Business Trip) (@egdeaile_writer) June 29, 2019
Though some don’t want them answered.
It was a learning experience for some people as they discovered that whippets aren’t just a breed of dog (bless their innocent hearts).
I have questions about the whippets. Are they OK?— Chris Meadows (@CroakerBC) June 28, 2019
Even sci-fi author Charlie Stross found this whole thing stranger than fiction.
The man who imagines extra dimensional tentacled beings before breakfast has been out-Strossed.— Sam (@PerryWadeSam) June 28, 2019
I, for one, am shook. pic.twitter.com/IOHifQzBIn
And really if this situation did turn up in a novel, people would slam it for being way too over the top.
Is it just me or does “Demanda” feel like the perfect name for someone who remembers their first Sugar Daddy purchased racehorse?— Andrew (@TheTeacher26) June 28, 2019
Although the original post is gone, the screengrabs have even made it to Facebook, so prepare to field questions about this from your mom sometime soon.
Update 12:00pm CT, July 2: This article has been updated to reflect Amanda Drago’s preferred name, Lydia Dupra, and her current Instagram handle.