This guy recently took to Reddit to ask if he was wrong for not removing his earring which resulted in his father not attending his graduation. Here’s the full story.
He Got His Ear Pierced
The Original Poster (OP) is an 18-year-old who recently attended his college graduation. He shared that he got his ear pierced when he was 16. He did it himself with an Amazon kit, and it worked great.
His Religious Father Is Against It
OP’s single father, who is extremely religious, believes that OP has committed a major sin and is going to hell because of it. He even kicked OP out of the house for having it.
His Father Kicked Him Out
He only let OP back in after his school social worker called the police.
OP decided to only wear his earring when his father couldn’t see it, and not wear it at home. He’s been doing that for the past two years.
His College Graduation
Fast forward to OP’s college graduation. His father insisted that OP not wear the earring so that he could be present.
His Father Didn’t Come To His Previous Graduations
OP said his father didn’t attend any of his high school or middle school graduations because of work commitments.
OP’s father would pick him up and drop him off at middle school, but OP had to drive himself to high school since his father didn’t want to miss work.
His Father Wanted to Come To His College Graduation
OP says though his father was not able to come to his high school and middle school graduations, he decided to come to his college graduation.
He Will Be Wearing the Earrings
OP informed him that he would wear the earring since, as an adult, he wanted to display himself in the way he saw fit.
Things Took a Turn
However, things didn’t go as expected. OP’s father got mad and said that if OP wears them, OP would be messing up everything, and he won’t show up.
OP told his father that he would be wearing it at the ceremony but would remove it at home and then they can snap pictures and show it to their family.
His Father Lashed Out
However, OP’s father believes he will be shunned by his family in the Middle East because of how he brought up a gay kid who would burn in hell because only women wear earrings.
OP mentioned he is not gay and doesn’t understand how his father comes to these conclusions.
Plus OP says his father works in a liquor store which is also a sin according to his religion, but his father says that because it’s good money, there’s no problem.
His father went on to claim that OP is shameful and selfish for not letting him witness OP get on the stage, especially because OP is graduating with such high honors and is the youngest in the class.
As a result, OP replied that they can get pictures after he gets home again, but his father didn’t agree.
He Asked Readers for Advice
OP took to Reddit to ask if he was wrong for what he did. He says he believes that his father shouldn’t be choosy and should accept his request since he missed OP’s past two graduations.
Redditors supported OP saying that he is not wrong and that his father is being completely irrational.
So what do you think? Is OP in the wrong here?
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