Well, this is a weird one…
I don’t know why anybody would give another person a hard time about this, but we live i a strange world…
And that’s a big understatement!
Check out this story and see if you think this person acted like an a**hole.
AITA for shaving my head and “cancer-fishing”?
“Okay. So. I used to have very long hair. Like, past my hips.
I think the total length was 2.5 ft? Everyone around me absolutely adored it, and I used to get so many compliments. About a week ago, I decided I was completely sick of it. I went to the salon, got it cut short, and donated that chunk. Then I went home, and the next day, I just shaved it. Idk why, I just felt like shaving it off, even though my plan was to just have v short hair.
It was completely bald, no hair at all on my head, and I absolutely adored it. Besides the fact that my head was so cold 24/7, my head felt lighter, and I felt so much freer, if that makes any sense.
Anyway, I went to the supermarket, where I saw my friend’s girlfriend. I waved to her as soon as I noticed her, excited to catch up since it had been forever (~4 months) since we last talked. As soon as she saw me, her face dropped.
She quickly ran over, hugged me, and started apologizing and talking about how brave I was and how she was going to pray for me. I was just standing there, very confused.
After a moment, I asked what she was talking about, and she said that I was so brave for facing cancer. I don’t have cancer. I’ve never had cancer, and I was bewildered on why she thought I did. I wondered if my friend had said anything strange, and then realized that my bald head probably made her think I was going through chemo.
I explained that I didn’t have cancer, and I had just shaved my head because I felt like it. She accused me of “cancer-fishing,” and said that I was trying to make people pity me. I told her that I was absolutely not trying to do that, and she stormed away in a huff.
I was kind of shocked, but I was hoping she got it and we could move past the little misunderstanding Boy, was I wrong, I woke up to HUNDREDS of angry texts from our friend group, talking about how gross what I did was.
My friend, the one dating the supermarket girl, was defending my right to literally cut my hair, and he and his gf got in a huge argument and ended up breaking up.
His gf and her friends, and a couple of my friends, are blaming me for this breakup and also “cancer-fishing.”
AITA for accidentally making people think I have cancer and causing my friend+his gf to break up?”
Hmmmm…now see what Reddit users said about this.
This reader said they’re NTA and that cancer fishing isn’t real.
But this person disagreed…with the cancer fishing part.
And this person who is bald from cancer treatment said this person is NTA.
What do you think?
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