A student who posed for an innocent photo holding her new clutch bag above her head saw it cause chaos after her friends mistook it for a baby scan.
Siobhan Mulvey took a selfie before heading out for a bottomless brunch to celebrate her sister’s 30th birthday, posing with her black New Look clutch.
She shared it on Snapchat and Twitter with the unfortunate caption ‘Let’s get drunk’, without noticing the reflection from the window had changed the bag’s appearance.
She was quickly inundated with messages from friends asking if she was announcing a pregnancy by holding what they thought was an ultrasound above her head.
The 19-year-old from Manchester was even forced to deleted the image from Twitter where cruel trolls accused her of “faking the pregnancy for attention” and slamming her for going drinking while ‘pregnant’.
Siobhan said: “I’ve actually chucked the bag out because of all the drama it gave me.
“Me and my family were going out for a bottomless brunch at Dirty Martini for my sister’s 30th.
“I posted it originally just before going out thinking it would just be my friends that saw it. I then put it on Twitter because I thought I looked pretty. I have quite a few followers and thought it would be nice. Then it just went completely weird.
“When people were thinking it was a baby scan it did make me giggle seeing as I put the caption ‘Let’s get drunk’.
“Some people genuinely thought I was announcing my pregnancy.
“I decided to take it down because it was just getting too weird. People kept asking if I thought it was wise to be drinking while holding a scan.
“Then I had some trolls accusing me of attention seeking and faking it for the fun of it.
“The bag was made from this shiny material and obviously I didn’t realise or see it looking like anything else.
“I’ve lost count how many times I’ve had to explain myself especially now it’s gone viral again.
“People have messaged me asking how old my baby is and whether it’s a boy or girl. It’s funnier this time round though.”
The photo was taken last year but the infamous snap appeared as a ‘memory’ notification on her phone and she re-shared the image with the caption: “A year since everyone thought i was holding a baby scan <3”.
It’s gone viral racking up more than 186,000 likes and Siobhan has once again been forced to deny she was pregnant to friends and followers.
She’s received messages from confused well-wishers asking about her ‘baby’ – and it’s left others in stitches.
One said: “Actually cried laughing at this, the ‘lets get drunk’ killed me.”
Another wrote: “Sorry can we just think for a second how much abuse this girl must have got.”
Siobhan added: “Someone suggested when I do get pregnant I should announce it like this. That’s a pretty good idea to be honest.
“I only bought it for £12 and now it’s brought me all this!”