If love is a battlefield, then toxic boyfriends and girlfriends are landmines. In the search for love, you sure as hell hope you don't step on one.
But have you ever loathed your ex so much that you created a TikTok account just to expose how terrible they are? One woman did, and now her TikTok videos have gone viral.
Being with the right person can make you feel like you're on top of the world. A couple should consider the other person to be their best friend, and together, they bring out the best parts of their partner and support each other when they need help.
It's fair to say that any person who has found their perfect match is very lucky.
But for every healthy relationship, there is an unhealthy one too. From controlling, sexist, manipulative, or degrading behavior, it can take people a while to recognize and escape toxic significant others.
Then there are the people who not only succeed at getting out of toxic relationships, but they get their revenge too — and revenge is a dish best served petty.
Lily, also known as @xlily.brown8x on TikTok, has recently gone viral for a series of TikTok videos for the sole purpose of exposing her "toxic EX boyfriend". The four videos have so far amassed nearly 4.5 million views.
She captions her first post with, "I am shaking, I feel violently ill and I could be sick any minute".
TikTok #1 - Going To The Pub
In the first video, Lily shares a text conversation with her then-boyfriend regarding a night out on the town. When Lily asks her ex if he had any plans that night, he replied he was going out to the pub with his guy friends. When she asked if any female friends were attending, he responded with, "Babeee don't start, I dunno".
He then changes tune and says that some of his friends are bringing their girlfriends.
What Not To Say To A Woman 101
And then that's where things take a nosedive. Lily's ex confesses that a woman named Emma might be attending and therefore didn't want Lily to attend because things might get "awkward". So then who exactly is Emma? Well, it's his ex-girlfriend.
His final text to Lily reads, "Babe why are you being like this, I didn't invite her or anything can you just calm down".
TikTok #2 - Date Night
In her second video, Lily shares the conversation with her ex one night when they were going out. He asks if she is ready to leave, and when she replies back that she is, he then asks to see how she looks. Thinking it's casual, Lily replies she isn't wearing any makeup.
Because is Lily's first time meeting his friends, her ex then asks her to put on a bit of makeup.
He then texts her, "Don't want them thinking I've pulled a clapped one". For reference, "clapped" is British slang that means "ugly" (the more you know). He then clarifies that he doesn't think Lily is "clapped" but that first impressions are important.
"Now I don't want to go because you've made me feel bad about it," Lily writes.
Don't Bother Showing Up
In response, her ex then says that if Lily is going to act this way, that she shouldn't "bother" attending the get-together anymore, adding "either put something on your face or don't turn up because I cba [can't be arsed/bothered]".
Lily ends this video by writing, "Why do I always end up with toxic men?"
TikTok #3 - "Attention Seeking"
In Lily's third TikTok, she shares a short text conversation with her ex-boyfriend which occurred after the breakup. He asks why she's posting "attention-seeking" TikTok videos, but it's fair to say that Lily's response is indifference.
In response to a user who said if this controlling behavior had happened to her, she would have immediately blocked him, Lily wrote that when it comes to her ex, "it's a hate-hate relationship".
TikTok #4 - Halloween Costumes
In the fourth and final TikTok video, Lily sends her ex a photo of a woman wearing a sexy nurse Halloween costume and asks for his opinion. He says he's not spending Halloween with Lily and is instead staying in with another friend.
"U all wanted to see more…This is what he said to me on Halloween," she captioned the post.
Cover Up Or Stay Home
Lily then replies that she is aware of her exes Halloween plans, and clarifies that she was considering this costume for her and her friends so they could all match. Her ex, however, thinks that Lily is joking, and then his tone shifts.
"You can't wear that, you know this babe, pick something more covered up or you can stay in lol," he writes.
Criticizing And Controlling
"You think all the guys just disappear on Halloween night? I said no I'm not joking Lily," his final texts read. "A drop of drink in you and I can't trust you FFS, don't Lily, it's not funny".
So what is the moral of the story here? Don't be a controlling and condescending dude or else you might wind up the subject of a viral TikTok!