Man's Friends Make Fun Of Wife's Heavy Makeup: AITA For Admitting She Overreacted?

Girl in clown makeup looking sad.
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When friends make fun of spouse's makeup, where should loyalty lie? 🤔

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Birthday celebration turns into a teasing session with guy friends.

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Wife asked how she looked, friend's cruel joke backfires.

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Wife overreacts to friends' insult, chaos ensues 😬

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Navigating difficult social situations with spouse, 🤔 how to respond?

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Husband's friends mock wife's makeup, leads to argument, AITA?

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Dealing with a spouse's overreaction, navigating emotional intelligence 🤔

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👩‍🎨💄 Wife's heavy makeup causes a rift between husband and friends

In this story, a man's birthday celebration turned sour when his friends made fun of his wife's heavy makeup, causing her to become upset and argue with them. Despite the man's attempts to calm her down, she took an Uber home, and the party ended early. The man later admitted that he thought his wife overreacted to the joke, but she felt humiliated and dismissed.

In this situation, was the wife overreacting, or should the husband have defended her? Read on to explore the perspectives of different commenters on Reddit.

OP's friend was needlessly cruel to wife. YTA for not defending.

Consistent-Leopard71 | Consistent-Leopard71

YTA for letting your friends bully your wife. 😢

awkward-velociraptor | awkward-velociraptor

Don't let anyone dim your wife's passion, YTA and so are your friends 😒

L1_Sa | L1_Sa

Commenter calls out lack of humor and meanness in joke.

wronngsea | wronngsea

YTA for letting your friends bully your wife about her appearance 💄

Odd-Ad-9472 | Odd-Ad-9472

OP's friends insult his wife's makeup, and he blames her reaction.

ruby_dancer | ruby_dancer

Commenters agree the 'joke' was nonsensical and hurtful 💄

Relative_Dimensions | Relative_Dimensions

OP's wife is a makeup artist, YTA for not supporting her.

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Defend your spouse, not your friends. 🤝 YTA

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Insensitive joke about cancer patient's appearance, commenters call out OP

unusualamountofloam | unusualamountofloam

Man's friends insult wife's makeup, he admits fault, YTA 🤦‍♂️

janewilson90 | janewilson90

Insensitive comment about cancer ward, YTA for not defending wife.

Bumble19298 | Bumble19298

Commenter calls out insensitivity and supports wife, YTA confirmed 😒

eaticx | eaticx

Calling out someone's heavy makeup in public is rude, YTA 😕

Soiree1999 | Soiree1999

Defending your partner is important, YTA for not doing so.

FDWoolridge | FDWoolridge

Friend makes cancer joke about wife's makeup, YTA for not defending her.

readshannontierney | readshannontierney

Defend your wife! YTA for not standing up to your friend 😡

Long_Ad_8563 | Long_Ad_8563

Defend your wife and call out toxic behavior, not validate it. 💪

ApartLocksmith1 | ApartLocksmith1

Insensitive cancer joke insults both OP's wife and cancer survivors. YTA.

ColdstreamCapple | ColdstreamCapple

Defend your wife and stand up to your disrespectful friend 💪

halfpricedcabbage | halfpricedcabbage

Commenter calls out disrespectful behavior, gets snarky reply. 😒

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Insensitive joking about wife's makeup and cancer, YTA and friend.

MolassesFragrant342 | MolassesFragrant342

Stand up for your spouse, YTA. 💔

talibob | talibob

Commenter called out for triple disrespect, cancer joke condemned 🤔

xclord | xclord

Stand up for your spouse! YTA needs to learn boundaries 😠

LookAtNarnia | LookAtNarnia

Defending your wife is basic decency 🙌 YTA for not doing so.


Calling out 'jokes' that are actually insults, YTA.

happybanana134 | happybanana134

Don't be an a**hole, stand up for your wife 😒

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Commenter calls out friend's thinly veiled attack, YTA confirmed 👎

AdderWibble | AdderWibble

Insensitive comment about cancer, YTA for insulting wife's career.

Zestyclose-Pineapple | Zestyclose-Pineapple

Supportive reply calls out husband's lack of empathy, YTA 😒

blackwidowe | blackwidowe

Defend your spouse, not your friends. YTA for gaslighting her. 😡

IXSunshineXI | IXSunshineXI

Commenter calls out OP for not defending his wife. 💔 YTA

TheSuperTiger | TheSuperTiger

OP gets called out for insensitive joke, YTA backfires

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OP dismisses wife's feelings after friends mock her appearance. YTA 💄

CommercialUnit2 | CommercialUnit2

Spineless husband invites friends who constantly attack wife's makeup, YTA.

HopefulFold1 | HopefulFold1

Confused Redditor seeks joke explanation, can you help? 🤔

Akoncz | Akoncz

Man's friends make fun of wife's makeup, but he defends them. YTA.

McLovin12345671 | McLovin12345671

Definitely YTA. Insulting your wife in public? Not cool 👎

PilotEnvironmental46 | PilotEnvironmental46

Insulting wife's makeup isn't a joke, YTA for accepting it 😒

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Don't let your friends disrespect your wife, YTA. 🙅

notrapunzel | notrapunzel

Don't let your friends disrespect your wife's boundaries 💄🚫 YTA

Introvextroverted | Introvextroverted