A TEENAGER has revealed how her social media snaps were “catfished” and then photoshopped to make her look fat.
Jodie Thorpe, from Glasgow, was appalled to discover her Instagram snaps had been used by someone else on a teenage “befriending” app called Yubo.
Even worse, Jodie, 16, had been “fatboothed” to make her look overweight in all six images.
Jodie was alerted by a pal who spotted the stolen and manipulated images on Yubo.
A friend of Jodie’s, Jenna Morrison, also 16 and from Glasgow, took to Twitter on Wednesday to share what had happened.
She captioned the post: “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 commented below the post with a phrase summarising the incident “catfished and fatboothed.’
The video which shows the slideshow of pictures has racked up more than 230,000 views.
It initially shows the message Jodie received from the boy from her school who spotted the catfish.
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.”
The first picture shows how her stomach and bottom have been made to look larger than in reality.
Another picture, which the original proves how much its been altered, shows how the exact same thing has happened.
A third picture of Jodie in a black dress shows how she her arms were deliberately bigger as well as her stomach.
Other pictures show how even her hand was made to look massive.
Although it is unknown who the ‘catfish’ was, the profile seems to go by the name of ‘Alex.’
@mazlynas said: “What the f*** ahahaha.”
Referring to the boy included in the set of pictures, Zoe Bennett said: “Omg I’m howling ahahaha they even made Jamie really skinny.”
Kaite Conroy commented: “What the f***.”
@kate57015003 said: “Wish I could say me too, but I’m a lil piggie.”
@chlo_nicholson commented: “Someone did this to me too, but used my actual profile.
Speaking today, ‘catfished and fatboothed’ victim Jodie said she found the incident both “hilarious and bizarre.”
She said: “I had never seen anything like this before I thought it was all a bit bizarre. 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 letting me know he had found it.
“I found it hilarious and bizarre that someone had took time out of their day to edit these photos of me, but I 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 seen it as a laugh.”
Pal Jenna, also said she found the photos hilarious.
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.