Now playing: A woman gets a $2,000 fine for making a joke on Instagram article A woman who used the social media site Instagram to make a joke about her weight gained more than a million followers on Wednesday, becoming the first person to have her profile and profile photo made into an internet meme.
Lily Bongard, 33, who is from Bolivia, was caught by Instagram user Julep on Tuesday.
Julep posted the photograph on Instagram, captioning it “my life with the flint and stone”.
Bongard wrote: “My life with oil and salt flats and flint & steel”.
The caption has since been deleted, but a picture of the woman has since gone viral on Twitter.
Bongards mother, Patricia, tweeted the picture, which was retweeted more than 200,000 times.
Lydia Bongards son, Anthony, tweeted that his mother had a heart attack and was in hospital.
He posted a picture from the hospital on Twitter of his mother and the word “heart”.
“I’m not a fat person but this is not good for my heart,” he wrote.
Lloyd Bongart, who works for the oil company Texaco, said he had no comment on the incident.
He said the company had no plans to remove the image from its website.
“We’ll look at what we can do,” he said.
The photo has been viewed more than 300,000 time.
Liz Tuckerman, an Australian who lives in Bolivia, has shared the photograph with her family on Facebook and Twitter.
“My mother died of a heart problem.
The photo is just the icing on the cake.
It’s not a joke,” she said.
Linda D’Orazio, a spokeswoman for Texaco’s operations in Bolivia said it would remove the picture if it became public knowledge.
“If a person makes a joke, that’s not ok.
We respect the freedom of expression,” she told AFP news agency.