'Delete': Internet Slams Teen's Rude Text Disinviting Friend From Party

The internet has slammed a teenager for sending a text informing their friend they are not invited to their party.

In a now-viral post on Reddit's popular r/midlyinfurating forum, the text message screenshot has now surpassed 72,000 upvotes and received thousands of comments.

Shared by user Bone_Her_Sauce with the caption: "I think I should reconsider my friends," the text message read. "I'm going to have a birthday party on Saturday and I can't invite a lot of people so I won't be able to invite you this time because there's a lot of people coming already, and don't spam me with texts and calling my friends I'm trying to have a good time"

The poster had simply replied "Ok."

Shocked by the message, Reddit users flooded to the comments to side with the poster. One user pointed out the irony in the text message and wrote: "I can't invite a lot of people because there are already a lot of people coming!"

Feeling lonely and isolated can have some very real impacts on health. Mental health news website Psych Central, citing a 2015 study compiled by researchers at Brigham Young University, said loneliness and social isolation (actual or perceived) were twice as harmful to physical and mental health as obesity.

While feelings of loneliness are often attributed to older people, a recent study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences worked with 46,000 participants aged 16–99 years old and actually found a steady decrease in loneliness as people got older.

In the study, researchers hypothesized that loneliness in younger people could be due to higher social expectations and feeling less comfortable and relaxed when alone.

But another study from 2012 actually suggested that social rejection can have some positive impacts too. In three studies, the researchers found evidence that individuals who hold an independent self-concept were more creative after social rejection relative to inclusion.

Another commenter said: "You call this a friend? Man f*** these kind of friends." Another Redditor wrote: "Delete that contact and never look back."

"You're better off without these type of people in your life," wrote one commenter.

In later comments, the poster revealed that both parties were almost 18 years old, and clarified: "I've never spam texted or spam called her or her friends. I don't do that so I don't know why she said that."

One commenter wrote: "I wouldn't even expect this from someone that hates me... This is such an unnecessarily offensive text." Another said: "I'm not sure I would consider someone like this a friend."

Newsweek reached out to Bone_Her_Sauce for comment.

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A picture of red cups at a party (L) and a picture of a hand holding a mobile phone (R). A teen's text message has been slammed online after they told a friend they would not be invited to their party. Anastasiia Korotkova/iprogressman/Getty Images