Terrified Teen Crushes Friend's Pet Mantis 😱🦟: Who's to Blame?

Diply Social Team
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Imagine being terrified of bugs, only to have your so-called friends use your fear against you in a cruel prank. That's exactly what happened to a 13-year-old girl who accidentally crushed her friend's pet praying mantis during a sleepover. Now, her friends are demanding she pays $100 for the deceased insect, but is she really the one to blame? 🤔 Read on to find out how this birthday celebration turned into a nightmare. 😰

The Bug Phobia Origins 🪳

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The Sleepover Begins 🎉

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Two Truths and One Lie 🤥

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The Prank Unfolds 😈

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Enter the Praying Mantis 🦟

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Panic Attack Ensues 😱

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The Aftermath 🚑

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The Blame Game Begins 😡

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The $100 Demand 💸

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Seeking Validation 🙏

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The Mantis' Color 🌸

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Mom's Advice 📞

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The Truth About Cassidy and Tia 🚩

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Grateful for Support 🙌

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A Sleepover Gone Wrong: Who's the Real Culprit? 😨🦟

A 13-year-old girl, haunted by a childhood fear of bugs, finds herself in a nightmare when her friends decide to prank her with a pet praying mantis. The prank goes horribly wrong, leaving the mantis crushed and the girl in a panic attack. Now, her so-called friends are demanding she pays $100 for the deceased insect. The girl, however, believes she shouldn't be held responsible for their cruel prank. With her mom's support, she blocks the girls and hopes for the best. But who's really to blame in this tragic turn of events? Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation... 🕵️‍♀️🔍

Generous offer for therapy after cruel prank on terrified friend.

andagainandagain- | andagainandagain-

Friends played cruel prank, NTA for crushing mantis in fear 😱

Sweeper1985 | Sweeper1985

Friend's prank goes wrong, traumatizes and kills pet mantis. NTA.

randa_panda | randa_panda

Teen crushes friend's pet mantis, but not at fault. 🙅‍♂️

Poopsie66 | Poopsie66

Teen not at fault for pet mantis death, friends were cruel.

lightwoodorchestra | lightwoodorchestra

Irresponsible teen crushes pet mantis, commenter says NTA.

i-Ake | i-Ake

Compassionate reply to cruel prank with supportive tone. 👍

penleyhenley | penleyhenley

Respect autonomy. Crushed mantis. No apologies. NTA 👏

FactBearsEatBeetss | FactBearsEatBeetss

Pet prank gone wrong, commenter says NTA and rightfully so.

mekta_satak_oz | mekta_satak_oz

Friend pranks terrified teen with pet mantis, demands payment. NTA wins.

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Exploiting someone's phobia is not a prank. NTA.

OneLuckyLucario | OneLuckyLucario

Friends pull mean prank, commenter not responsible. #NTA 👍

BriaKhalifa | BriaKhalifa

Standing up to bullies and scammers, NTA wins the day! 👏

music_lover273 | music_lover273

Friend put pet in danger as a prank, NTA for crushing. Move on.

kezzarla | kezzarla

Pet mantis crushed, blame game ensues. NTA wins.

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Mantis prank goes wrong, commenter says friend at fault. NTA.

strawberriesnail | strawberriesnail

Bug-phobic teen accidentally kills friend's pet mantis, not at fault.

DaiZzedandConFuZed | DaiZzedandConFuZed

Free praying mantises and a not-the-a**hole verdict 🙌

bondsmith23 | bondsmith23

Exploiting someone's fears is not a prank ❌. NTA.

abrokendefinition | abrokendefinition

Teen not responsible for pet mantis's death, needs better friends 😕

TheRealArrowSlit | TheRealArrowSlit

Spiteful but hilarious suggestion for replacing crushed pet mantis.

dlogos13 | dlogos13

Teen with phobia not at fault, seek help from parents 👍

steamworksandmagic | steamworksandmagic

Don't pay a penny for a friend who crushes your fears 😡

chaoticbards | chaoticbards

Mantis prank gone wrong, but NTA for defending yourself 🦗👊

Trivieum88 | Trivieum88

Teen accidentally kills friend's pet mantis, seeks advice on compensation.

Rogues_Gambit | Rogues_Gambit

Teen crushed friend's pet mantis, commenter advises getting mom involved.

Befub14435 | Befub14435

Win a stupid game, win a stupid prize. Easy NTA 👍

CanDanMaam | CanDanMaam

Friend puts pet in harm's way for a prank, gets mad. NTA 👍

YuleNevaKnow | YuleNevaKnow

Responsible bug owner not at fault for scared friend's mistake 🐛

halobatz | halobatz

Instinctive self-defense or animal cruelty? Bug lovers weigh in 🐜

Krobus7 | Krobus7

Empathetic reply to a victim of bullying. 😢

takingthescenicroute | takingthescenicroute

OP not at fault for crushing friend's pet mantis.

bluecarnallove | bluecarnallove

Teen crushed friend's pet mantis, but not at fault. Get better friends.

WallBreakerIV | WallBreakerIV

Friend's pet mantis crushed by terrified teen, commenter defends teen

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Phobia of bugs, terrified teen crushes friend's pet mantis. NTA.

Yonjuuni | Yonjuuni

Friend's $100 pet mantis crushed in prank gone wrong. NTA.

TheJavamancer | TheJavamancer

Friend's pet mantis killed while instilling fear, NTA Cassidy cut-off.

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Teen accidentally kills friend's pet mantis, but not at fault.

Fatal_S | Fatal_S

Defending oneself against blame for pet mantis death. 👍

PaganMastery | PaganMastery

Mantis pet owner shamed for not disclosing pet's presence 🤔

WhiskTheCouch | WhiskTheCouch

NTA and bad pet ownership. Girls not responsible enough. 👍

angelmr2 | angelmr2

Empathetic comment validates OP's feelings about pet mantis incident.

ViviWannabe | ViviWannabe

NTA, friend's mistake, involve parents to handle situation 👍

Hey-Kristine-Kay | Hey-Kristine-Kay

Is a pet's value a reflection of friendship? 🤔

godzilla619 | godzilla619

Friend puts terrified teen in danger, kills pet mantis. NTA.

Swiftbitches | Swiftbitches

Supportive comment encourages OP to trust their gut and move on.

lesmcqueenlover | lesmcqueenlover

Phobia-induced accident leads to realization of toxic friendship 😱

YdoUNeed2No | YdoUNeed2No

Bug phobia or not, friend should have known better 🤷‍♀️

meekers09 | meekers09

Laughing at someone's phobia is an a**hole move 😒

mathhews95 | mathhews95

Standing up for what's right and ditching toxic friends 💪

Swoon_June | Swoon_June

Fragile pet mantis crushed due to bug phobia. NTA.

thehauntedpianosong | thehauntedpianosong

Friend's pet mantis killed by reflexive swatting: NTA

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Bug squashing friend not at fault, commenter says NTA 🐛

Lrad5007 | Lrad5007

Friend lies, endangers pet for laughs. OP owes nothing. 👍

Reyalta | Reyalta

Phobia of bugs is valid, friend was not being a friend 👍

ArbitraryContrarianX | ArbitraryContrarianX

Pet owner blamed for putting fragile insect in dangerous situation.

Bezejel | Bezejel

Insect lover defends pet mantis, calls out irresponsible friend. 🦗

DaoistMourningWood | DaoistMourningWood

Respectful hobbyist defends fear of insects, supports OP's actions. 🕷️

Makko-Sani | Makko-Sani

Pet owner accused of mistreating pet mantis, commenters agree NTA

knightfrog1248 | knightfrog1248

Stand your ground and cut off toxic friendships. 💪

boredterra | boredterra

Standing up for oneself against insensitive prank with empathy.

Agnus_the_pony | Agnus_the_pony

Friend crushes pet mantis, commenter says NTA for prioritizing safety.

david18426 | david18426

A lucky escape for a praying mantis, but was it worth $100?

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Standing up for yourself is important. NTA, talk to mom 👍

Bookaholicforever | Bookaholicforever

Friends put mantis in hostile environment, NTA for its death. 🐞

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Friend pranks with pets, commenter says NTA and no friend.

Potato4 | Potato4

Standing up for boundaries and bugs 🐛👊 NTA wins!

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