Imagine being gay and having a homophobic uncle turn his back on you, keep his kids physically away from you at family gatherings, and refuse to show up to your wedding…only to later come over unannounced to try and dump his kid on you for the day.
That’s exactly what happened to this Redditor, who shared his story via this thread on Reddit’s r/AmITheA**hole subreddit. Thankfully, as the title of this post suggests, the original poster turned what could have been a traumatizing experience into a triumphant one when he slammed the door in his uncle’s face.
While the uncle’s behavior here was nothing new, what was a bit more surprising here was the response from the Redditor’s parents. His parents, who have historically always been supportive, voiced their concern that family is family and the Redditor should apologize for doing that, blah blah blah. Ok, here’s the thing: when it comes to homophobic comments, it’s simply not the responsibility of the VICTIM in this situation to shake it off, suck it up, and forgive hateful comments for the sake of the family. We know better in 2022: if these parents were truly supportive, they would fiercely defend their son. As for the uncle, let’s be real here: anyone that performative with their homophobia most likely has a secret Grindr profile.
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