Instagram | @niecewaidhofer

Instagram Model Requests Reddit Roast But Ends Up Deleting Her Entire Account

mason.zimmer 11 Jul 2019

As we grow and learn about the world, we eventually come to realize that some experiences that are supposed to be entertaining can come with a learning curve.

For instance, those who aren't aware that sitting in the front row at a comedy club increases the likelihood that you'll get made fun of tend to learn that quickly and in the most embarrassing way possible.

Some love that experience and some would definitely prefer to sit in the back, but life isn't always as simple as learning that preference once.

It's for that reason that if you're not prepared to hear people say the meanest things they can think of about you, it's probably not a good idea to post your picture on the subreddit r/RoastMe.

Unfortunately, one Instagram model discovered the reality of this community the hard way.

With over 960,000 followers to her name, Niece Waidhofer of Houston Texas enjoys a lot of popularity on Instagram.

Instagram | @niecewaidhofer

Her content there largely consists of selfies in flirtatious poses and her fans are consistently enthusiastic about them.

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One day, however, she decided to take a walk on the wild side and submitted this for the consideration of the roasting community.

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Even after all was said and done, she would later say on Instagram that the majority of the comments she received were funny and that some folks had her back.

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A quick look through the comments, however, revealed that she didn't quite receive the experience she expected.

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Among the fare that you can expect to see if you're brave enough to put yourself on r/RoastMe were some commenters expressing bemusement at what they saw as defensive responses to their roasts.

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Approximately six hours after Waidhofer posted on the subreddit, she deleted her Reddit account.

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Although this wasn't necessarily confirmed by her, this comment was believed to be the one that led her to do this.

Even some other roasters wondered if this person's unusually long response was a case of them projecting some deep-seated bitterness.

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When this person edited their post, however, they apologized for coming off as more vitriolic than they intended.

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They made it clear that their interest was purely to roast Waidhofer as requested and denounced other users for trying to track down her personal information or piling on her after she had already deleted her account.

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For her part, Waidhofer eventually addressed the aftermath of her brush with Reddit in an Instagram post.

Instagram | @niecewaidhofer

In it, she assured her fans that she was OK and acknowledged that she did ask to be roasted and described her decision to delete her account as the result of a freak out.

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She also cleared up any confusion regarding why she had made the post.

Instagram | neicewaidhofer

She said that she wasn't attempting to fish for compliments and wondered how it would make sense to post on r/RoastMe if that was her aim.

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With this is mind, there were two specific issues that she wanted to address.

Instagram | @niecewaidhofer

One — which she partially attributed to the regrettable fact that her Instagram username was similar to her Reddit one — concerned a flood of what she described as "deeply disturbing/visually penisgraphic DMs" that some aggressive Redditors decided to send her.

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The other had to do with a particularly nasty roaster who claimed to be her ex.

Instagram | @niecewaidhofer

He went on about the other subreddits she posted on and essentially told her she's desperate for attention and will die alone.

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But Waidhofer said it sounded unlikely that she had ever even met him.

Instagram | @niecewaidhofer

This was partially due to the fact that his account's username spelled her name wrong, which she expressed with the hashtag #IbeforeEexceptafterC.

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Bottom line, the situation escalated to the point where a lot of misinformation spread.

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In instances like this, it's best to take the word of the main person involved as the best source of information.

h/t: Reddit | [deleted], Instagram | @niecewaidhofer

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