WARNING: This piece contains graphic descriptions of warm, winter clothing and earmuffs.
A 17-year-old girl from Whitechapel was recovering in hospital last night after she tried to take her own life following a public humiliation by her ex-boyfriend who posted a picture of her fully-clothed on the Snapchat social media site in a revenge move following a lover’s tiff.
The girl’s identity is being kept secret but a close female friend said last night.
“She was devastated when the pic went public and it’s hardly surprising. It’s every teen girl’s nightmare to be confronted with online pictures of yourself fully-clothed like that.
“I just can’t imagine what it must be like to be visible to all and sundry without your tits and growler on display. No wonder she tried to do away with herself.
“The amount of ridicule she’s going to be subjected to when she goes back to college doesn’t bear thinking about.”
The young man who shared the picture has asked not to be named but he told us last night: “I feel pretty ashamed now to be honest with you. We’d had a bit of a bust-up and she’d ended it. I was so angry I scarcely realised what I was doing.
“I found an old picture of her I took last winter when she was wearing a long coat, scarf and a woollen hat and just posted it out of spite. If I’d realised she was going to try to kill herself I probably wouldn’t have done it.”
The boy then told us how he was going to try to ‘make it right’ by posting a selfie picture she had sent him a few weeks ago, showing her without a stitch on, bending over the ironing board with her legs apart.
from our warm muff correspondent, Danny Soz