As you know, emotions run high on a wedding day – especially when they are fueled by the heat of the summer. Unfortunately, those feelings can turn negative and get turned on an unsuspecting person who doesn’t really deserve it. That’s what happened to Liz Krueger when she showed up to celebrate the joining of two families.
Because the wedding was scheduled in the summer and it was a very hot day. Liz decided to wear a short dress to the wedding. But when she showed up showing off her athletic frame, the other female guests at the celebration targeted and bullied her for the rest of the night.
Liz was surprised by the backlash since the wedding wasn’t about her, but the bride. But the other guests continued to confront her though based on her wardrobe choice. In the end, Krueger felt confused. She turned to Facebook and Instagram to share her side of the story. Since then, she has gotten tons of support from people across the world.
After witnessing what Krueger went through during the wedding, an anonymous friend posted her story on a New Zealand radio station’s Facebook page. This is what was said…
“Can we get some advice from you please? A friend wore this dress to a wedding in the weekend and got targeted big time,” she wrote, Stuff.co.nz reported. “She says she got treated rudely by other women at the wedding who saw her as a target for wearing this dress. A woman came up behind her and slapped her on the bum and said it was on a dare from a group of other women who were watching and snickering. Someone else seemingly purposely spilt a beer on her.”
Krueger also wanted to get her perspective out there. She shared the photo of her in the dress along with the comments on her Instagram page.
“If only I knew that choosing this dress for a wedding on a 90 degree day meant so many women would be outrightly rude to me, and even come up behind me [and] slap my a** as I’m standing alone,” Krueger wrote.
Fortunately, Krueger said she was able to ignore the bullies and still enjoy the wedding.
“Good thing for thick skin, being able to laugh at things and not take it personally, and good friends/hubby by my side #adultsarebullystoo,” she added, according to the Huffington Post.
“Regardless, we had one heck of a fun night and no ‘grown’ women’s comments/glares could bring me down as a wedding guest,” she wrote.
In the wake of the bullying, Krueger launched a campaign called #KreugerKindess, which is “a movement for women, by women” encouraging them to do something positive for each other and post it to Instagram.
“A dress does not warrant being harassed by a group of girls to make me feel like I was in middle school again,” she wrote, according to the New Zealand Herald. “I think everyone in this situation learnt a lesson, myself included. Be nice to each other. It’s what we learn as little kids. Why can’t we do it as adults.”