PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE: Scandal and controversy has ripped through a small group of close friends in Sydney’s east.

While scrolling Instagram this evening, Amber Ripoli saw a photo of her three best friends out for dinner.

“It hurt a lot,” she told DBT. “I immediately rang my sister to vent about it.”

After 4 hours of critical analysis and role plays, Amber Ripoli decided to like the photo.

“It was a bold and strategic move, but once I liked it, I felt so much better,” she says.

DBT then contacted the woman who organised the dinner.

“Actually I wanted Amber to see the photo,” says Jenny Halls. “To be honest, I organised the dinner with the sole intention of making her feel discluded.”

This is a developing news story. We’ll bring you more updates as they come to hand.