People get bashed on social media for the stupidest things. A mom on Instagram giving her kid a packet of crisps can easily be accused of giving her kid poison by random people. There are other examples, of course, because social media has made it too easy for us to pass judgment without showing our face.
Teens, especially, have been bashed for the most random things. From exposing their body a little too much to over sharing things that are personal. But it seems there is something far worse teens can do on social media — saying they own real estate when they don’t.
If they weren’t too busy before, they might be busy now. Yes, busy fending off trolls on Twitter who are calling them out for saying that they are home owners when they aren’t. Really, people need to loosen up.
It all started when Natalia Kaiser and her boyfriend, Joe were standing near his aunt’s house. The two were wearing matching shirts for some unknown reason. This should have been the trolls’ first clue that these kids were clearly joking because no serious home owner would wear hideously-looking matching shirts.
Maybe it was Joe or maybe it was Natalia, whoever it was, someone there thought it would be a great idea to take a photo in front of the aunt’s home. Look at them, they mastered the standard couple shot.
But Natalia did more than that. She thought it would be funny to add a caption to the photo by saying they were happy home owners. This girl has a sense of humor which is good because she will need to make fun of those shirts in a year or two.
Things turned brutal pretty quickly after posting the tweet. It seems that people on Twitter don’t appreciate smart-ass teens trying to make fun of how hard adult life is. They don’t know how hard life’s going to get soon enough.
There were the formal trolls — ones who quickly informed Natalia that no one can buy a house until the age of 18. There were also the informal trolls. Like this guy, who wrote, “Naahhh they may have been trusted with the home but mommy and daddy are definitely somewhere on the Note.”
This silly post went so wrong, so fast, Natalia was being contacted by reports to talk about what happened. She told Mashable, “Within two hours all the responses were just people being shocked by our ages and how we bought a house. By the next day, people started posting negatively whether knowing it was an all a joke or not.”
The teens aren’t really bothered by the backlash. “I find most of the responses humorous, both negative ones and the ones meant to be funny,” Natalia said, “because I know everyone now is just trying to get attention. Some of the negative ones do take it a little too far with their humor where it just annoys me and my boyfriend.”
This thing has been blown up way out of proportion. So, Natalia has had to do the only reasonable thing she can do. The girl changed her Twitter bio to: “I am not a home owner.” Look what she has been reduced to.