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Joanne Barber*, from Swindon, Wilts, was gobsmacked when a man she turned down resorted to a 'creepy and disgusting' insult - so she took matters into her own hands.
The 22-year-old kindly told Ben, 42, that he wasn't her type when he asked her on a date last week via Facebook messenger, after spotting they had mutual friends.
However, when he viciously clapped back at the snub - calling her "fat" and even resorting to making a racist comment - Joanne ended up sharing the interaction online for all to see.
After seeing that his messages had been exposed, Ben offered Joanne a grovelling apology (naturally).
But when that failed, he resorted to tagging the post as abuse, prompting Facebook to remove it.
Undeterred by Ben's attempts to hide all evidence of his creepy behaviour, Joanne went on to tell him that his apology was 'not accepted' - reposting his messages online and stating that she hoped 'every girl around Swindon sees [them].'
And as it proceeded to go viral, they certainly did - but even better, so did his parents.
When contacted, after the incident, Ben's father said that, despite his age, he had now taken away his social media to prevent him acting out again.
"I'm sure it wasn't a pleasant experience [for Joanne]. We have now taken all the media off him," he said.
"He has no defence. It was done in a fit of drunken temper. It was done in a fit of irresponsibility. We realise that. We realise the severity of it.[...]
"We have been in touch with the young lady and told her that we have taken all the social media off Ben even though he is 42 years of age."
Ah, the power of social media.
Looking back on the cruel messages, Joanne said: "It's anyone's right to say no. If a guy got the same message from a girl and she wasn't his type, why should he go on a date with her? It was a constant back and forth.
"After I called him out, he messaged me from a different account he made because he deleted his Facebook saying I had ruined his life and it should be taken down.
"He messaged again saying we could have been great together if you had just not been so stuck up.
"He just wasn't getting it. He wasn't getting the point. He can't do this to girls. It's not okay. It's creepy and disgusting."
She added that since sharing the post, she'd also had a "haunting" amount of messages from other girls who have "had similar experiences".
"It's 2020, you have the right to say no and get very angry about it."
You tell em, girl.
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