Mom flooded with 'creepy' messages from men after trying to sell a dress on Facebook

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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A new mom from Australia has taken to TikTok to vent her frustrations after being sent a slew of crude messages from Facebook users when she tried to use the platform's marketplace feature to sell items of clothing.

After posting an image of herself in an orange two-piece set while cradling her baby bump to demonstrate to potential buyers how the clothing items looked, 24-year-old April was bombarded with suggestive and inappropriate messages from random men on Facebook who had absolutely no intention of purchasing the clothing items she had put up for sale on the app.

Posting on TikTok, April - who has since welcomed a baby boy into the world - uploaded the image of herself that she used for the marketplace advert, followed by just a few of the many private messages she received soon after it went live.

Going by the TikTok handle @djaprillia, the 18-second video has close to 200,000 views and 2,900 likes. The new mom captioned it: "These men are just too much [...] I am literally pregnant here hahahaha."

One of the messages read: "Do you come with the dress?"

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While another man simply messaged: "Nice dress to impress."

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"Hi," April received in another message, followed by a series of heart eye emojis.

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In her viral video, April also added a screenshot of her marketplace listing, revealing that it had received over 15,000 clicks since it was first published.

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Many women sympathized with April's experience - one even commented underneath her TikTok: "I remember listing something and someone asking if I would sell my underwear I was selling plushies like omg."

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"Omggg this happen to me! I posted my Depop clothes on marketplace and it was insane [...]," someone else added.

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A third user chimed in: "People did this to me and I literally was completely covered modestly and looked like 💩. The creeps are the problem!"

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Though, as always, not everyone was in agreement. In fact, many people commented underneath April's TikTok that her marketplace listing was not as innocent as she had made it out to be, and seemed to imply that she should have known what sort of messages she would be receiving.

"Nah you knew what you were doing," one comment read.

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"Innocently? I mean [come on]," another said.

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April has since defended herself in the comments section, writing: "To y'all getting nasty: I am 100% certain that when you online shop… you look at models wearing the clothes… to show you WHAT THE OUTFIT LOOKS LIKE."

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"Uploading a picture of myself does not mean that I'm 'asking for it.' I am a new mum… in a healthy relationship, simply trying to sell an outfit [...]," she continued.

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The young mom also addressed several nasty comments that alluded to the size of her breasts, writing: "The listing had 9 other pictures, including ones on the table [...] but Thankyou for pointing out 'mega cannons' that I cannot CONTROL nor ASKED FOR."

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What do you think of the situation? Let us know in the comments!

Featured image credit: Stephen Frost / Alamy

Mom flooded with 'creepy' messages from men after trying to sell a dress on Facebook

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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A new mom from Australia has taken to TikTok to vent her frustrations after being sent a slew of crude messages from Facebook users when she tried to use the platform's marketplace feature to sell items of clothing.

After posting an image of herself in an orange two-piece set while cradling her baby bump to demonstrate to potential buyers how the clothing items looked, 24-year-old April was bombarded with suggestive and inappropriate messages from random men on Facebook who had absolutely no intention of purchasing the clothing items she had put up for sale on the app.

Posting on TikTok, April - who has since welcomed a baby boy into the world - uploaded the image of herself that she used for the marketplace advert, followed by just a few of the many private messages she received soon after it went live.

Going by the TikTok handle @djaprillia, the 18-second video has close to 200,000 views and 2,900 likes. The new mom captioned it: "These men are just too much [...] I am literally pregnant here hahahaha."

One of the messages read: "Do you come with the dress?"

wp-image-1263176956 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

While another man simply messaged: "Nice dress to impress."

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Credit: TikTok.com

"Hi," April received in another message, followed by a series of heart eye emojis.

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Credit: TikTok.com

In her viral video, April also added a screenshot of her marketplace listing, revealing that it had received over 15,000 clicks since it was first published.

wp-image-1263176961 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

Many women sympathized with April's experience - one even commented underneath her TikTok: "I remember listing something and someone asking if I would sell my underwear I was selling plushies like omg."

wp-image-1263176962 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

"Omggg this happen to me! I posted my Depop clothes on marketplace and it was insane [...]," someone else added.

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Credit: TikTok.com

A third user chimed in: "People did this to me and I literally was completely covered modestly and looked like 💩. The creeps are the problem!"

wp-image-1263176964 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

Though, as always, not everyone was in agreement. In fact, many people commented underneath April's TikTok that her marketplace listing was not as innocent as she had made it out to be, and seemed to imply that she should have known what sort of messages she would be receiving.

"Nah you knew what you were doing," one comment read.

wp-image-1263176968 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

"Innocently? I mean [come on]," another said.

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Credit: TikTok.com

April has since defended herself in the comments section, writing: "To y'all getting nasty: I am 100% certain that when you online shop… you look at models wearing the clothes… to show you WHAT THE OUTFIT LOOKS LIKE."

wp-image-1263176973 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

"Uploading a picture of myself does not mean that I'm 'asking for it.' I am a new mum… in a healthy relationship, simply trying to sell an outfit [...]," she continued.

wp-image-1263176974 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

The young mom also addressed several nasty comments that alluded to the size of her breasts, writing: "The listing had 9 other pictures, including ones on the table [...] but Thankyou for pointing out 'mega cannons' that I cannot CONTROL nor ASKED FOR."

wp-image-1263176975 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

What do you think of the situation? Let us know in the comments!

Featured image credit: Stephen Frost / Alamy