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If you’re not familiar with the AITA subreddit, you should be. It’s a place where people can post situations and genuinely ask strangers, “Am I the asshole?”. Redditors then (mostly) comment with YTA or NTA, meaning You’re The Asshole or Not The Asshole.
Usually people get a mix of comments, but the following thread, “AITA for cutting my sister out of my life for getting engaged to my worst highschool bully?” gave user /MightBeAnAsshole overwhelming support in the form of over 5,000 comments.
Here’s the set up…
So yeah, the bully is borderline psychotic.
Maybe one isolated incident of somebody getting hurt, but breaking an arm and a detached retina?
Nahhhh, that guy is no good.
Unfortunately, the guy’s sister fancied the bully.
And the parents don’t seem to be much help either.
As mentioned, reddit users were quick to swoop in and assure /MightBeAnAsshole that he was not, in any way, an asshole.
Because really, how could somebody’s family be okay with that past violence?
One user rightly pointed out again that the bully isn’t even sorry… which is nuts.
Yeah, remember… the sister IS A TWIN.
Some saw the sister’s point of view, but that still doesn’t make the guy an asshole
Some wanted the guy to remind the bully of their past deeds
As you can probably tell, I completely agree with the sentiments the other reddit users shared. There’s no reason why you have to keep somebody in your life who condones somebody who was physically or emotionally abusive to you. Or, in this case, both!!!
If people do reprehensible shit, they should pay some kind of consequence. And sometimes the best way to get back at them is completely deny them your time or attention.