A WOMAN has left her vegetarian boyfriend fuming after forcing him to eat turkey at her mum's Christmas dinner rather than causing a scene.
The anonymous poster took to Reddit's popular Am I the Asshole forum to question whether or not she was in the wrong following the awkward situation.
"My boyfriend (24) and I (28) have been together for two years," she began her post.
"Yesterday, we were visiting my family because we won't be able to be with them on Christmas, so we wanted to drop off some presents.
"It was also the first time that my boyfriend met my entire family, so it was kinda important."
However, she admitted that she "forgot" to tell her family that her boyfriend is vegetarian, so her mum had made a turkey and "there wasn't really anything else to eat, beside some snacks".
"When I realised that, I quietly asked my boyfriend to please not cause a scene, and just eat the food and compliment my mom on it," she continued.
"He tried to argue back, saying that he doesn't wants to lie to my mom but I told him he would come across as rude if he didn't at least tried it, and I didn't wanted him to make a bad impression.
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"So he sucked it up, ate an entire plate and told my mom that it was delicious, which obviously made her happy."
While they had a good evening and "everyone seemed to like" her boyfriend, he brought up the subject again on the way home, telling his girlfriend he thinks "it was kinda f**ked up of me to expect him to eat meat, when I know how much it disgusts him".
"I get his point and I apologised to him, but I still don't think that it's that bad to eat a bit of turkey once, to not make a weird first impression on my family."
Despite the woman questioning whether or not she was the asshole by making her boyfriend eat the turkey, the comments section was flooded with remarks overwhelming in the boyfriend's favour.
"Respecting your boyfriend's feelings, beliefs, and personal decisions should be more important than avoiding a slightly awkward situation, especially one that would have been your fault for not mentioning he was vegetarian in the first place," one person wrote.
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And another added: "Not only is there the issue that you coerced our boyfriend into going against his morals, but you could have also made him sick by coercing him to eat meat.
"When people don't eat meat for a long time, they often get sick when they resume."
Another person pointed out that, if the couple stays together, the family will at some point find out that he's vegetarian.
"Also at some point her family will learn he is a vegetarian and ask how long he's been one and why (people always ask) and be like…but when we met…the turkey…. and then everyone will know how much of an asshole OP (original poster) was here."
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