Have you ever had any nasty FALSE rumor(s) spread about you?

Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I found out a few months ago that there were nasty rumors about me that aren't even true being spread. I also found out that trying to tell people they weren't true, didn't work... No one believes me. The rumors are so embarrassing. I'm not only surprised how low people could be, but I'm very surprised on how gullible people are to believe such lies. Have you ever had any nasty false rumor(s) spread about you? What did you do? Should I just laugh them off?
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No
8  (17%)
Yes
35  (76%)
...other
3  (7%)
Total votes: 46
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spunkmonkey spunkmonkey
Not that I know of, but I am sure there are some.
04/01/2013
married with children married with children
I have not heard of any yet. Why? What have you heard about me?
04/01/2013
Virgingasms Virgingasms
At least none that I know of.
04/01/2013
hillys hillys
Back when I was in high school (feels like a long time ago), I made out with a guy during spring break (terrible life decision since I was dating someone else), but the rumors going around school about the even was that I had sex with this guy (at the time I was still a virgin so this wasn't a so cool rumor). Except I guess I kind of deserved it, but because I heard how bad the rumors were I told my current guy the truth about the situation (he was mad but it would of been much worse if he had heard the fake rumors out there)
04/01/2013
Ryuson Ryuson
In middle school I wore rainbow cheetah print gloves... I took the 'Let's give them a few obvious things to make fun of so that they don't have to find something actually hurtful' route with that hahaha.

But anyways, there were rumors that I was dating about every girl in school. When I asked why they thought that they said lots of 'Well, you sit with her at lunch!' kind of things.

Not that liking the lady folk is bad, it was just really bizarre and I didn't know why people hadn't just asked me!
04/02/2013
bratcat bratcat
Starting in the 4th grade a girl who was a "good friend" started runmors that i "like to take baths with other girls and touch their butts," and would often get teased for being gay - that stuck with me even into high school. In middle school i people would call me a lesbian (as if it were a bad thing) and once i had food thrown at me because of it. At that time i was pretty resentful and did my best to distance myself from the queer community and present as straight. By the time i entered high school i did my best to just not care when people would rudely ask about my sexual orientation.
To my knowledge that was he only rumor spread about me in school, luckily now i'm comfortably queer.
04/02/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Not likely - but I never pay any attention to gossip - about me or anyone else.
04/02/2013
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I had all kind of rumors spread about me when I was in high school I was a whore who slept with everyone even though I was a virgin up until my Senior year, an I wasn't sleeping with anyone from the school at the time. My name was ALL over the bathroom walls and everything else. I just ignored it cause I knew it wasn't true
04/02/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
Quote:
Originally posted by Beautiful-Disaster
I found out a few months ago that there were nasty rumors about me that aren't even true being spread. I also found out that trying to tell people they weren't true, didn't work... No one believes me. The rumors are so embarrassing. ... More
I've had false rumors spread about me on multiple occasions, and I found that the best way to deal with them is to act like they don't exist. If the occasion rises for you to mention something contrary to them, do, but don't outright protest them. I think that it really depends on what kind of person you are as to what you will find best for your situation. If you're able to be nonchalant about it, I found that to work well for me, but if you're not, taking a different approach would be best.
04/02/2013
Eugler Eugler
When I was 22 my ex-ex-girlfriend became pregnant and people were talking I was the father, which was biologically impossible as we parted 2 years before and never talked a single word to each other.

And there were people who hated me but never told me a single reason but it was very burdensome for me because I knew there were a lot of people talking behind my back.

But I didn't know who and even more why. It was very hard that I felt that I can trust nobody, every time I was meeting some aquaintances I was thinking if he / she is the one who started the gossip.

Retrospectively I am very happy that I moved away from this incestuos, stupid, parocial and hypocritical area and moved to a city.
04/02/2013
ImaGodiva ImaGodiva
Yep - right here on EF!! I just more or less ignored them and they went away.
04/02/2013
butts butts
Not that I can think of... but I'm sure there's rumors about me somewhere, just nothing I've heard.
04/02/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
Nope. Well not that I know of. If there was. I would go find them and kick them in the nuts.
04/02/2013
ChubbyNerd ChubbyNerd
My sister convinced my aunt that I'm a lesbian just because she was mad at me. So now my aunt thinks I am one.
04/02/2013
DawnStar DawnStar
There was a few times during High school, but it ended quickly. Now I'm completely free from that kind of BS.
04/02/2013
Lioncub Lioncub
Unfortunately yes I have. Including the newest one about why I left my job. I have learned to just ignore them and they will go away. Yes they can be hurtful but your true friends will know what is true and what isn't.
04/02/2013
js250 js250
Yes I have. My true friends know me and that is pretty much all I care about. It has not affected my business but that is because it is my mother in law doing the rumors....people already know who she is and what she is like.
04/02/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
Oh yes, back in high school by this psychotic jealous girl who hated me because I dated a guy she was obsessed with.
04/02/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Yes I had and I sure did not like it. Wherever the rumor came from I had to prove the people wrong.
04/02/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
Sooo many. I always had for guys friends than girl friends, so of course assumed I was sleeping around with them. I wasn't, but it spread like a wildfire. Anyone who was close to me knew the truth, so I got over it.
04/02/2013
Rory Rory
I don't ever remember hearing that rumors were spread about me.
04/03/2013
jennifur77 jennifur77
All kinds of them in college. It got so bad I switched schools because no one would speak to me. Was hard to get an education when I was being shunned in the dorms.
04/04/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Yep, a whole lot of nasty exaggerations of what happened to make me look evil
04/05/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
Quote:
Originally posted by Beautiful-Disaster
I found out a few months ago that there were nasty rumors about me that aren't even true being spread. I also found out that trying to tell people they weren't true, didn't work... No one believes me. The rumors are so embarrassing. ... More
Everyone's responses are making me feel a little better! Knowing that I'm definitely not the only one who has had nasty rumors going around.... I still don't really know how to handle them, since they're extremely embarrassing & FALSE! I have no idea why, but I'm the type of person that cares what people say or think about me.
04/06/2013
MrsandMrbunnysoffun MrsandMrbunnysoffun
Yes my love, laugh them off. You should not let them get under your skin. If you let them bring you down then they win and you are too stubborn for that <3
04/06/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
There were all kinds of rumours around me when I was younger. The worst one was probably about me having a baby at sixteen. It started when my ex-classmate saw me carrying my baby niece.
04/06/2013
Chastity Darling Chastity Darling
I don't really deal well with others peoples bullshit and drama, as a result those that like to talk negatively behind my back tend to get cut out of my life. I am a grown woman and I prefer to surround myself with adult minded people as well.
04/09/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by married with children
I have not heard of any yet. Why? What have you heard about me?
I'm to embarrassed t look say. ....of course, I KNOW you have heard the latest about me too, right?
04/09/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by SourAppleMartini
There were all kinds of rumours around me when I was younger. The worst one was probably about me having a baby at sixteen. It started when my ex-classmate saw me carrying my baby niece.
Glad you cleared that up! I heard you were only 14!!!!
04/09/2013
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