Bullying Facebook Page Targets Dozens Of Young Tulsans

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 9:53 pm
By: Tess Maune

A case of cyber bullying hit home with dozens in Green Country this week.

It was a Facebook page, playing on the emotions of complete strangers

"It's beyond me why someone would even think it's okay to even make these sort of websites," said Tulsa resident Lindsey Pinney.

At age 29, Pinney thought her days of being bullied were long gone. And she certainly never expected that her picture would pop up on a cruel Facebook page.

"It's like a year-old picture," Pinney said. "It's just my face, up close, bangs."

The page was created Tuesday.

The administrator wasn't listed, but on the page it said it was created to call out promiscuous Tulsans.

"[It's] very disrespectful, and I'm just like, ‘Who would put that on there?' Because I never felt like I was a bad person to deserve this," Pinney said.

She was one of dozens of girls - and even a few guys - targeted by the site. With each picture or post came a vulgar headline. Pinney was the first to be singled out.

"I want people to know that it's not appropriate and it's not funny, by any means," Pinney said.

Pinney said she's confident enough with herself not to let cyber bullying get her down, but her concern is with some of the other girls, some of which appear to be very young.

"I know who I am, but there are girls who don't have high self-esteem, who don't know who they are yet and it could impact them and how they see themselves," Pinney said.

The page pulled in more than 3,000 likes in a matter of days. It went as far as asking its fans to send in pictures to put others on blast, but some jumped in to support the innocent victims.

"I have friends going on there defending me," Pinney said. "That's my reputation."

The page has now been taken down, but an officer with the Tulsa Police Cyber Crimes unit said these sites are a lot like roaches—as soon as you get rid of one, a few more pop up.