When Dannie McMillan discovered a vicious social media account mocking her for her size, she bravely faced the cruel joke by one-upping her bullies, Texas news station KCEN reported. It began when friends of McMillan, a high school junior in Lampasas, Texas, sent her screenshots of a Twitter account whose handle was "fatwhaledee" and had a listed name of "Dee's a fat whale." The fellow student and creator of the account had photoshopped a whale onto a picture of McMillan, taken from her powerlifting team. Ugh, why?
"I just started crying," McMillan told KCEN. "I was just really upset." McMillan reached out on Facebook to Laura Lee, a plus-size model.
Lee responded. McMillan described their exchange:
I jokingly told her: part of me wants to cry all day. And, the other part of me wants to get a t-shirt with a whale on it and wear it to school to show that they can't get to me. And, she was like 'oh, we should.'