According to BBC News, a Bournemouth University student named Emily Shepherd overheard a troubling conversation between a group of guys that prompted her to tweet, “If anyone has a boyfriend called Ben .... he's just told his friends he's cheating on you.”
If anyone has a boyfriend called Ben on the Bournemouth - Manchester train right now, he’s just told his friends he’s cheating on you. Dump his ass x— Emily (@emilyshepss) December 1, 2017
The tweet quickly went viral, garnering over 27,000 retweets, more than 65,000 likes, and 500 comments.
Shepherd, 23, said, “It was a fairly empty carriage and there was a group of boys talking and drinking and swearing as lads do, and they were going through girls' Facebook profiles.”
After he purportedly admitted to cheating on his girlfriend, Shepherd took it upon herself to use the powers of social media to advise whoever the woman is in Ben’s life to give him the boot.
"It's been crazy — I've received so many comments from people supporting me and you get the usual trolls trying to bring you down," she said. "I've had a few people sending me pictures saying 'does he look like this,' 'what does he look like,' but there's no sign yet."
Dear cheating Ben... can you please make yourself known before all the non cheating Bens find out where you live... https://t.co/Q70pefqfEJ— Deborah Meaden (@DeborahMeaden) December 2, 2017
While some condemned Shepherd for sticking her nose in other people's business, others applauded her for hearing something wrong and taking action against it.
Unless he's lying to the friends in an attempt to impress them...best not to get involved in the complicated lives of total strangers... #thelivesofothers— G M McLean (@GMMcLean) December 2, 2017
We live in a society where we turn a blind eye to things which are bad or wrong on basis it has nothing to do with us. This mentality gives breeding ground more wrong to take place.— Wasim Akhtar (@WasimAkhtar786) December 4, 2017
Good on you @emilyshepss for exposing a cheat!
It’s prob cheats who are calling you a snake!
If he sat there loudly bragging, then he deserves every bit of what was coming to him. Ignore the snake talk. Girls have stuck together for hundreds of years, that's not about to change because a few lads are butt hurt that it's easy to get caught out. #goemily— Lisa Bower (@LKpreztoday) December 3, 2017
Here's to hoping that Ben's real girlfriend catches wind of the news and kicks him straight to the curb.
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