Liz Krueger is a fitness instructor who works hard to keep herself healthy and in shape. So when she wore a short, form-fitting dress to a friend's summer wedding--which happened to fall on a 90-degree day--she was surprised at the reaction of her fellow wedding guests, some of whom were deliberately offensive and insulting right to her face.
"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," Krueger wrote in a now-viral Instagram post. Some women even slapped her bottom as she walked by; another intentionally spilled a beer down her arm, explaining it was "on a dare."
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 slap my ass as I'm standing alone. As quote " it was a dare from her friends, bc I was a target." And then proceed to spill a full beer down my arm👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Just one of maaaaany acts of kindness of the night! Yup. That happened. Good thing for thick skin, being able to laugh at things and not take it personally, and good friends/hubby by my side 👭👬👫👯 #adultsarebullystoo Regardless, we had one heck of s fun night and no "grown" women's comments/glares could bring me down as a wedding guest:)
But somehow, the confident mom and wife was somehow able to keep her cool.
"Good thing for thick skin, being able to laugh at things and not take it personally, and good friends/hubby by my side!" she wrote in her post. Since the incident, she's also announced that she's starting a movement called #KruegerKindness to challenge women to support one another through volunteering and random acts of kindness, pointing out that everyone can and should learn from what she faced.
"If you want to join me in this movement, share your stories on social media with #KruegerKindness and let's kill all the mean girls with kindness," she wrote. "We live in a world that needs more women willing to put themselves out there for a good cause!"
While we're sorry she suffered through derogatory behavior from other women, her inspiring message has staying power: Be good to each other, ladies.