“Play pretend straight”
A huge wave of social media criticism is targeting a bride-to-be because she openly asked her gay sister, who is also a bridesmaid, to be paired with one of the groomsmen.
The woman whose identity hasn’t been revealed is being called “homophobic” for trying to organize the wedding festivities that way.
What are the details?
According to a Newsweek report, the bridesmaid was shocked that her sister did not allow her to come to the special event with her girlfriend of three years.
The bride reportedly did not offer a plus-one option to her sister, even though she would be taking part in group activities at the wedding and would also be included in wedding photos.
“I would have to walk down the aisle beside one of the groomsmen, stand beside him in pictures, and sit at a table with him and other bridesmaids and groomsmen,” the upset sister revealed.
She was baffled because her girlfriend was not a part of the nuptials, and she wasn’t permitted to bring a guest.
The bridesmaid also tried to talk things out with her sister, and she told her that she didn’t understand why her girlfriend couldn’t be there for the wedding, as The Blaze points out.
“When I brought it to my sister’s attention, she said that the groomsmen (I’ll call him John) is my date. She told me John is single, so being each other’s date made sense,” she added.
She feels that this decision had nothing to do with costs because the wedding would cost over $75,000. To top it all, she said other groomsmen and bridesmaids were allowed a plus-one invitation.
“I’ve been out for 15 years. I took a girl to prom, and my parents and sister took me to pride parades. Everyone knows I’m gay, and it’s never been a problem, but now I feel like it is,” she said.
Unable to solve the issue with her sister, the bridesmaid decided to try talking to her parents. Unfortunately, she was accused of being “self-centered” and told that the bride “can do as she pleases” since she’s the one getting married.
“I feel it’s homophobia no matter what my sister and parents say,” the shocked bridesmaid wrote.
Her post on Reddit rounded up over 12,000 upvotes.
How did online users take it?
Most of the commenters felt the bride was not being fair to her sister.
“Even if she’s completely accepting of your girlfriend, and she doesn’t want her there because of the groom’s family, she’s still being homophobic, but that doesn’t mean you have to tolerate it,” one user wrote about it.
“I would cut the dress and mail it to my sister along with an RSVP card checked ‘We regretfully cannot attend,’” was another reaction.
“If I’m dropping $75k on my child’s wedding, the very least that child can do is not subject my other child to homophobia. If the sister cares about potential homophobes on the in-laws’ side, she should get them to pay for the wedding then,” was how a different user felt about it.
“I will say, though, that after the wedding, my girlfriend and I will no longer be around. We will not be coming to visit for family events or holidays any longer. I have been shown that I, and by extension, my partner, have just been tolerated up until now. That being asked to play pretend straight is a slap in the face I never expected from my family, but it has been made clear where everyone stands. I will give in this one time,” was a conclusive comment.
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