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17-Year-Old Is Shook To Receive So Many Hateful Comments After Her Boyfriend’s Mom Posted Their Homecoming Pics On Facebook
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17-Year-Old Is Shook To Receive So Many Hateful Comments After Her Boyfriend’s Mom Posted Their Homecoming Pics On Facebook

17-year-old Grace Brumfield, a junior at a high school in Alabama, recently went to homecoming with her boyfriend Zach, with whom she had a photoshoot in a field of sunflowers before the dance. Grace looked gorgeous in her Princess Diana-inspired dress and she said “I loved how my pics for homecoming came out,” in her TikTok video.

But shockingly, Grace’s look has become a target of very harsh commentary from some adults online. It turns out that her boyfriend’s mom posted the photos on an open Facebook group called “Sunflowers and Daisies,” and this is where, unknowingly, Grace received a lot of hate. From adult women calling her ‘trashy’ to even stating that by wearing that dress the teen was ‘asking for it,’ it’s hard to imagine what was going through Grace’s mind while reading it.

So the teen shared the video about her homecoming dress and all the nasty comments she received on TikTok, amassing over 10 million views. And more importantly, sparking a much-needed conversation on boomer hate on the internet, which often remains invisible.

Image credits: _gracebrumfield_

Imagine feeling that homecoming was a huge success and you had the time of your life dancing with your boyfriend, only to read all those harsh comments about yourself when you get back. It must be absolutely heart-wrenching!

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Grace recounted: “Homecoming was AMAZING! I had so many compliments on my dress, and it was our first homecoming since COVID, so they made it really nice and very special for all of the students! I made so many great memories, and the environment was just out-of-this-world amazing,” she told the press.

Although Grace felt confident in this gorgeous dress, she was shocked to find out adult women in a Facebook group were harshly shaming her dress in the pictures

@mgracebrumfield##greenscreen I hate my town…##homecoming##karen##happierthanever##facebook♬ Happier than ever – Spam = bl🚫ck

Image credits: mgracebrumfield

Moreover, she and her boyfriend Zach had taken some beautiful pictures in a sunflower field that was planted in memorial for their fellow peer Dalton Defilipi. Dalton passed away last year, so the place has a special meaning for the couple.

Image credits: mgracebrumfield

Image credits: mgracebrumfield

However, Grace’s high spirits were soon smashed after finding all the nasty comments from adults surfing on a Facebook group. “My boyfriend’s mom started telling me how the pictures had somewhere around 32,000 likes. She was talking about all the nice comments, and then she said, ‘And of course, there are the negative ones as well.’ My heart kind of immediately sank because I felt so confident about my appearance and attire that night, and I didn’t want that confidence I had to be in a way stolen from me. I have been picked on my entire life—my freshman year, I moved schools because it got so bad.”

Image credits: mgracebrumfield

Image credits: mgracebrumfield

What shocked Grace in particular was that most of these online bullies were women. More so, “they were all mothers and grandmothers. The only question I had was, Why? I didn’t see anything wrong with my photos, so why were there negative comments?”

Image credits: mgracebrumfield

Image credits: mgracebrumfield

One comment struck Grace in particular after a lady named Rhonda said “that based on the way I was dressed, I was asking to be raped.” The teen commented: “As a victim of sexual assault, it just made my blood boil because clothes are not the reasons that men and women are assaulted.”

Image credits: mgracebrumfield

After sharing the ordeal on her TikTok, Grace has fortunately received a lot of support from people calling out ‘boomer hate.’ Adult boomers sharing hateful and toxic comments is an often overlooked problem since much of the blame goes to the younger generation that is inseparable from their online presence.

Image credits: _gracebrumfield_

Image credits: _gracebrumfield_

Many people found this whole situation an opportunity to call out boomer hate online and this is what they had to comment

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Caro Caro
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I sincerely hope this beautiful young woman gave no fu*ks to what those cows posted. It's a little black dress and she looks lovely. And to Rhonda: how dare you say that's the reason girls get raped: may you burn in hell you hypocrite.

Monday
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well said. That dress was lovely and it looked great on her and more importantly, she looked perfectly comfortable in it.

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old fart
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was more upset by her date's mullet. That hair style needs to stay in the 80's.

Remi Flynne
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't like his hairstyle at all but I think he looks a very sweet young man - as much as you can tell from appearances!

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Hans
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No one is "asking for it", i.e. being victim of a crime. I wonder how people can be so slow-brained. Would they assume that someone who does not cover his home in barbed wirse is asking for it to be broken into? Or someone leaving the house without wielding a machine gun is asking to be robbed? Victims are never a fault for being victims because they were no victims without criminals.

Hans
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe a second aspect to being slow-brained: in this case the absurd idea is that women showing "too much flesh" would provoke rape. This in turn means that men would be mindless, genitale-driven automatons that are activated in their raping procedure when a certain threshold of sexyness is witnessed by them. People should really think before they make ridiculous statements based on their crooked morals.

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Caro Caro
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I sincerely hope this beautiful young woman gave no fu*ks to what those cows posted. It's a little black dress and she looks lovely. And to Rhonda: how dare you say that's the reason girls get raped: may you burn in hell you hypocrite.

Monday
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well said. That dress was lovely and it looked great on her and more importantly, she looked perfectly comfortable in it.

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old fart
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was more upset by her date's mullet. That hair style needs to stay in the 80's.

Remi Flynne
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't like his hairstyle at all but I think he looks a very sweet young man - as much as you can tell from appearances!

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Hans
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No one is "asking for it", i.e. being victim of a crime. I wonder how people can be so slow-brained. Would they assume that someone who does not cover his home in barbed wirse is asking for it to be broken into? Or someone leaving the house without wielding a machine gun is asking to be robbed? Victims are never a fault for being victims because they were no victims without criminals.

Hans
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe a second aspect to being slow-brained: in this case the absurd idea is that women showing "too much flesh" would provoke rape. This in turn means that men would be mindless, genitale-driven automatons that are activated in their raping procedure when a certain threshold of sexyness is witnessed by them. People should really think before they make ridiculous statements based on their crooked morals.

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