Audrina Patridge’s attempt to recruit her Instagram fans to ‘roast’ a girl who is allegedly impersonating her has resulted in her being slammed by her own fans for promoting ‘bullying.’
The TV personality and actress posted on Monday two photos containing phone numbers of the alleged impersonator, writing, ‘ anyone is in contact with this number 7**-797-9317 or receiving any kind of communication from it… it’s a scumbag impersonating to be me. Call the number, text it, blow it up & roast this piece!!’
She also added, ‘This girl/impersonator is also using these numbers pretending to be me and my family members …. Roast them!!’
Well this did not go down well with Patridge’s fans, most of whom thought they were being hired as ‘minions’ by the star to do her ‘dirty work’ for her.
‘I think it’s really not classy of you to be encouraging other people and especially women to “roast” someone. Unfollowing,’ wrote one angry fan. Another added, ‘Wow bully much….you should have turned it over to police, not tell people to “roast this piece” way to be a good role model and promote bullying I’ve lost all respect.’
‘U r promoting bullying not good!!!!’ screamed another. ‘^ that! Plus it’s illegal, harassment and could get people in trouble. It’s so ignorant. I’ve lost so much respect!’ screeched another.
Despite the backlash, Patridge had people defending her, and some of her fans did call those numbers … but as one of them put it, ‘No answer. Buzz kill.’
Patridge has not yet commented on the backlash