Artists' Selfie Project 'Anonymous' Shines Light on Abusive Internet Comments

Maryland College of Art senior Lindsay Bottos turned anonymous hate messages into a feminist art project.
3:00 | 02/03/14

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Moving on now to a project using selfies to turn internet hate on its head. So many people are subjected to negative comments from anonymous people when they post pictures online. Now a young woman is confronting the issue and Claire shipman has her story. Reporter: 21-year-old photography student Lindsey is turning cyber bullying on its head. Really perm and so hateful. Reporter: She was so sick of the cruel anonymous comments posted online about her selfies, she decided to fight back. In a compelling and artistic plea for change, she has layers imannals of herself with words devastating to read. Ew, oath something, seriously. You're honestly one of the ugliest people I have seen in my whole life. It's funny, because you think you're cute but it's sad. The truth hurts. I've been skreep capping them and saving them. Decided to do a project. Reporter: A stark illustration of the contrast between cowardice and bravery. You can say the rude es, most horrible things, you don't have to pay the price. You have the cloak of invisibility. Reporter: Her decision to put a spot light on the ugly comments, even at risk of humiliation, has generated a rush of positive commentary. That's awesome. I'll bell you inspire a lot more people. Thank you for taking the time to shed light on a topic that has hurt many people. If this can help anyone with self-esteem, that's amazing. Reporter: Cruelty transformed into power. And a modern crusade for a very gutty young woman. For "Good morning America," Claire shipman, ABC news, Washington.

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