A TEENAGER has revealed how her social media pictures were “catfished” and then photoshopped to make her look fat.
Jodie Thorpe, 16, was shocked to find her Instagram snaps being used by someone else on a teenage “befriending” app called Yubo.
Things were made even worse when Jodie, from Glasgow, found out she had been “fatboothed” to make her look overweight in all the pictures.
She was alerted to the profile by a male friend who recognised the stolen images that had been edited.
Jodie’s friend, Jenna Morrison took to Twitter on Wednesday to share what happened.
She said: “Someone has taken Jodie’s pictures and is pretending to be her on a dating app, but they’ve also photoshopped them so she’s fat in them all.
“What’s that all about hahahaha buckled.”
She also added that her friend had been “catfished and fatboothed”.
The video she shared which shows the slideshow of pictures has more than 230,000 views.
It shows the message Jodie received from a boy at her school who spotted the catfish.
I found it hilarious and bizarre that someone had took time out of their day to edit these photos of me, but I’ve seen the funny side as I’m not sure if they were trying to make fun of me or make me feel bad, but I see it as a laugh.
He said: “Hi, don’t know if you know this or not but you’re on this app called Yubo and it looks like someone has just took screenshots and used them, just in case you didn’t know.”
One picture shows how her stomach and bottom have been made to look larger.
A third picture of Jodie in a black dress shows how her arms and stomach are made bigger.
Other pictures show how even her hand was made to look huge.
Although it is unknown who the mystery “catfish” was, the profile name is “Alex”.
One friend noted how the catfish even edited one of Jodie’s friends.
She said: “Omg I’m howling ahahaha they even made Jamie really skinny.”
Thankfully though, Jodie said she found the whole incident both “hilarious and bizarre”.
She said: “I had never seen anything like this. I was trying to figure out who it could be but I am still unsure.
“I had seen people use some of my friends’ Instagram accounts for other Instagram accounts pretending to be them but never something like this.
“I had never even heard of the app and the only reason I found out about it is through a person at my school messaging me.
“I found it hilarious and bizarre that someone had took time out of their day to edit these photos of me, but I’ve seen the funny side as I’m not sure if they were trying to make fun of me or make me feel bad, but I see it as a laugh.”
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Friend Jenna also saw the humour in the situation.
She said: “I thought it was bizarre, cat fishing is so common these days, but the fact they edited her weight was so random. I found it hilarious.”
Yubo, which has 15 million users, is a social media app that encourages teenagers to find new friends by swiping left or right to connect with one another.
Jodie found it ‘hilarious and bizarre’ that someone would use her photos to ‘catfish’ someone on the befriending app Yobo[/caption]
Friend Jenna took to Twitter to share the humour in the whole incident[/caption]
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