Violinist’s school bully asks her to play at wedding — she has perfect response

An acclaimed violinist with about twenty years of experience recently shut down her childhood bully after receiving an unexpected request from her.

The former bully, who had relentlessly tormented her in middle school for her passion for music, contacted her with a surprising proposition: to perform at her wedding. For free!

In screenshots posted on social media, Tiffany Moore exposed the audacity of the request. Keep reading to find out what happened!

The former bully’s message began: “Hey girl!!! It’s been forever. I’m getting married, and I totally want you to play violin for my ceremony in October. It would be the perfect gift, PLUS you could use the photos and videos to build your performance portfolio! Win-win!”

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However, Tiffany, whose resume includes extensive experience in violin, piano, ukulele, guitar, viola, cello, voice coaching, music theory, and songwriting, did not need help building her portfolio. She even said that she has been recognized multiple times by The Knot, an online wedding vendor marketplace connecting couples with local wedding professionals.

Tiffany’s response was swift and direct. “Hello. It’s 1. Rather bold of you to assume that I’d gift you a $2,500 service. 2. You bullied me relentlessly in middle school for being in [the] orchestra. 3. Build my portfolio? You may not realize I’ve been recognized by The Knot and Wedding Wire 6 years in a row,” the Chicago-based violinist replied. “My ‘portfolio’ dates back to age 12. I’ve been in the wedding industry for 19 years.”

The bride-to-be was not pleased with Tiffany’s response and labeled her services as “overpriced,” asking her to “help a girl out” with a special discount. “I really want violin music for my big day and it’s not difficult music I want, either. I want to be friends with you and leave the past behind us,” she insisted.

Unconvinced by the sudden change of heart, Tiffany declined the proposal. “I already have friends, thanks. I don’t have time to entertain your ignorance,” she retorted. “What I offer is labeled as a luxury service. Clients prefer to invest in their wedding day entertainment with a seasoned professional who provides exemplary skills, high-quality instruments and equipment, and someone who is well-versed in how weddings are run efficiently. That, my dear, is why people choose me.”

Surprisingly, the bride persisted, asking: “So, are you available on October 3rd? It’s a Thursday. I can pay you $1,000, but that’s all I can afford, and for less than an hour of playing, that’s not too shabby! AND you’ll get major exposure because my guest list is 300 people!”

Tiffany, referencing the famous film about high school bullies, Mean Girls (during which Lindsay Lohan’s character responds to her crush, Aaron Samuels, asking her the date with: “It’s October 3rd”) replies: “WAIT! My former bully is getting married on Mean Girls Day?? This is too much.”

She continued, “I have to decline your $1,000 offer and also refuse to work for ‘exposure.’ Charge your 300 guests a $5 entertainment fee, and you’ll have my music services covered. Assuming you realize the entertainment suggestion is a joke, the answer is obviously still no. In the words of Phoebe Buffay, ‘I wish I could, but I don’t want to.’”

The bride’s tone shifted drastically. “Well well well, who’s the mean girl now, b**ch?! Go cry about not being able to pay your bills because you’re too greedy. Besides, you’re not even worth it and you suck!” she lashed out.

Tiffany’s reply was calm and collected. “Ugh, I’m devastated,” she said sarcastically. “But I’m out of tissues so I have to wipe my tears with the tip money I got from my clients this weekend.”

The conversation quickly gained attention on social media, with many people congratulating Tiffany for standing up for herself. In an update, Tiffany revealed that the bully had threatened legal action after seeing the screenshots online. However, Tiffany clarified she was not worried about any legal consequences because she never mentioned the woman’s name in the posts.

“Clearly, 7 million of you care about the bully situation,” Tiffany wrote on her Instagram stories. “Thank you for the kind comments and show of support. When one person stands up to a bully, we all feel vindicated.” One user commented, “As someone who was also bullied, this feels like a win for all of us.”

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