Man…just the title of this article by itself makes me sad.
But that’s why the “Am I the *sshole?” forum on Reddit gives us interesting human stories to contemplate.
A woman asked if she was an *sshole for not wanting her father, who is in a wheelchair, to walk her down the aisle on her wedding day.
Let’s see what she had to say.
AITA for not wanting my dad to “walk” me down the aisle because he’s in a wheelchair?
“About three years ago my dad was injured in a really bad hit and run car accident.
He broke just about every bone in his body, and left him paralysed from the waist down. Our relationship has always been really good, but I hate seeing him in pain and admittedly try to avoid seeing him because it just makes me uncomfortable.
In November I’m getting married. I’ve been with my fiancé for 4 years and he and my dad get on really well. Naturally the discussion of who was going to give me away came up in the family group chat, and I kept silent after I realised my dad would be in a wheelchair.
We always talked about him giving me away and having a dance at my wedding and I don’t want to be reminded of what could’ve been at my wedding. I messaged my mom privately and told her I want my uncle to walk me down the aisle as we’re incredibly close.
She naturally asked why and I told her that my dad being in a wheelchair would add complications to the wedding. The walkway would have to be widened to accommodate his wheelchair and he wouldn’t be able to hold my arm or give me a proper hug.
She was outraged, called me an ableist POS and removed me from the group chat. My aunt has since called me telling me my dad is absolutely devastated. AITA?”
And here’s how folks on Reddit responded.
This person, who can relate to the woman’s story, said that she is definitely wrong in this case and the had a hard time believing that anyone could act this way.
Another reader called the woman out in a huge way.
This person made it clear: a wheelchair doesn’t make anyone less of a person.
Another person, who is disabled, also thinks that the woman is a major *sshole in this situation.
And finally, another woman talked about the role her disabled father played at her wedding. And yes, they also think this woman is an *sshole. I concur!
Wow…what do you think about what this woman did?
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