The Internet Is Going HAM Over This Teen Standing Up To Her Homophobic Aunt
5 April 2016, 11:50 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
How to take down your homophobic relatives 101
So, we all have one of those relatives. A grandma, uncle, or aunt whose views on sex and sexuality are totally stuck in the dark ages. You can usually avoid their nasty opinions but, on occasion, you may be forced to go face to face with them on all things LGBTQ. That's what happened to 18 year old bisexual British teenager, Charlie, whose tweets to her homophobic aunt have gone viral.
Charlie came out as bisexual to her friends and family two years ago but it seems that Aunt Marie really isn't taking it well.
I got into a fight w my auntie and she said "at least I don't have to worry about my kid being a f*ggot like your mum does"— heterophobe charlie (@maggiegIenn) April 2, 2016
Well, that's...not nice.
then everyone starting screaming at me because I told her to fuck herself— heterophobe charlie (@maggiegIenn) April 2, 2016
my cousin rang me and she was like "I'm sorry but you can't expect everyone to support your lifestyle"— heterophobe charlie (@maggiegIenn) April 2, 2016
my lifestyle????? my life is the same as a straight persons???? being gay does not change my lifestyle???— heterophobe charlie (@maggiegIenn) April 2, 2016
let me just brush my gay teeth with my gay toothbrush that I got at the gay supermarket made only for gays— heterophobe charlie (@maggiegIenn) April 2, 2016
And then things REALLY ESCALATED between Charlie and Aunt Marie.
oh my god is she fucking SERIOUS I'm about to lose my shit pic.twitter.com/R0RnbGYy2f— heterophobe charlie (@maggiegIenn) April 2, 2016
I'm going to hell pic.twitter.com/K6vba8oWGL— heterophobe charlie (@maggiegIenn) April 2, 2016
gif via vomzi
Can we all just acknowledge that Charlie is a treasure and an inspiration to us all? Somebody call the Queen and get this girl a knighthood or something.
As you can guess, Twitter is utterly DELIGHTED at Charlie and Aunt Marie's exchange.
DRAG AUNT MARIE FOR FILTH YASSSSSSSS SLAY pic.twitter.com/bDFILZUkBw— Common Gay Boy (@CGBPosts) April 3, 2016
guys lets take a moment to pray for aunt marie, she ain't dead but the internet want her to be— alondra (@risecohan) April 3, 2016
Charlie vs aunt Marie is the highlight of my year so far— ☾lauren soz ily (@xAnnaRobertson) April 3, 2016
If you're ever in a situation where you might need to confront a family member for being racist, sexist, or homophobic, just follow Charlie's example. Sure, her extended family may never speak to her again but anyone who thinks being gay or bi is a "lifestyle choice" is probably a bit of a waste anyhow, right?