12/03/2015 02:04 EST | Updated 12/03/2016 05:12 EST

Lynelle Cantwell, Teen Who Was Bullied In Newfoundland, Is Fighting Back

TORBAY, N.L. — A teenager in Newfoundland and Labrador is garnering a lot of support after pushing back against online bullies.

Lynelle Cantwell of Torbay says she discovered her name on a poll posted on the website called 'Ugliest Girls in Grade 12.'

The anonymous poll sought to rank the girls based on their appearance and allowed people to leave anonymous comments.

The Grade 12 student took to Facebook to say she feels sorry for the people who created the poll, adding that she was sorry they are so miserable that they to try and bring others down.

To the person that made the "ugliest girls in grade 12 at hth" ask.FM straw poll. I'm sorry that your life is so...

Posted by Lynelle Cantwell on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

She says in her message that because people don't look perfect on the outside, doesn't mean they are ugly.

The post has generated more than 2,500 shares on Facebook with people calling Cantwell an inspiration for speaking out against the bullies.



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