Woman Praised for Feeding Laxative-Laced Brownies to Allegedly Abusive Ex

A viral video of a woman who recently recalled getting back at her ex-boyfriend by feeding him laxatives has drawn a lot of praise and little criticism.

In a six-second TikTok video posted by a user named Andi, Patsy Cline's "Crazy" plays in the background, with overlay text: "Thinking about the time my ex hit me so I convinced him to hike a mountain with me but gave him laxative laced brownies a few hours before and he cried the entire hike down because he pooped himself and then I packed my dorm room and left without telling him and disappeared off the face of the earth."

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A TikTok video about feeding laxative-laced brownies to an ex-boyfriend has garnered over 1 million views. iStock/Getty Images

The video has been viewed over 1 million times and "liked" nearly 225,000 times. Two days after it was posted, the original poster commented and said her ex-boyfriend saw her video and reportedly got her phone number from someone.

She then said she posted another update today that was ultimately removed by the platform "for harassment and bullying." When users inquired as to what she posted that had to be removed, the poster said, "Basically that his lawyer will be contacting me, but [the] statute of limitations has passed so I'm not worried."

While one user said, "What you did was wrong, two wrongs don't make a right," the majority of respondents praised the poster for getting back at her ex in what many would consider a nontraditional method.

One user said that "comments sympathetic to the ex that this is 'illegal' but overlooking the fact that he hit you first" are red flags.

"I love this trend," another user said. "Its giving girls so many unique ideas to deal with useless men."

"A girl bullied me in high school (17 years ago) and I did this to her," said another user who was suspended for one day.

"The real conversation is that women don't feel like they can get conventional justice so we resort to unconventional, morally questionable methods," one user said.

Feeding someone items laced with laxatives does often constitute a crime. In 2019, a couple allegedly fed laxative-tainted cookies to striking workers, due to frustration over the prevalence of honking cars.

Laxatives are also used as somewhat of an emergency resort in potential criminal cases. Such was the case in 2018 when customs officials in Bali fed laxatives to a Russian man who allegedly consumed 63 cannabis pills in an attempt to smuggle them onto the island.

In Buffalo, New York, a man was charged with a felony in 2019 for allegedly spiking his family members' food and even their Keurig coffee maker with sprinkled laxatives and Epsom salt.