Heading out for her sister’ s 30th birthday, Siobhann Mulvey took a quick snap of herself holding a silver clutch bag in the air.
The 19-year-old captioned the picture ‘ Let’ s get drunk’.
But the reflection of light from the window made the bag change colour and she faced lots of questions about if she was holding up an ultrasound.
The student uploaded the picture to Twitter but ended up deleting it after people started posting nasty comments.
She was accused of ‘ faking the pregnancy for attention’ and branded irresponsible for deciding to drink while carrying a baby.
Siobhann, from Manchester, 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. ’
She added that she didn’ t realise what it looked like and soon the comments she got were ‘ completely weird’.
She said: ‘ 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.
‘ Then there were some who thought I took a scan of an empty uterus.
‘ One person thought it was a picture of a man’ s downstairs but I really can’ t see that.
‘ 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 picture was actually taken last year but she posted it again when it came up in her smartphone memories.
She reupload it with the caption ‘ a year since everyone thought i was holding a baby scan < 3’.
But once again Siobhann was forced to once again deny she was pregnant to friends and followers.
She also got tons of messages from confused well-wishers asking how old her baby is and its gender.
She said: ‘ 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. ’
Someone said that when she does get pregnant, she should announce it in the same way and reference the joke.
She laughed: ‘ That’ s a pretty good idea to be honest.
‘ I only bought for £12 and now it’ s brought me all this! ’
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