Did I cross the line? My friend's gf asked me if I thought she was fat

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A man's honesty with his friend's girlfriend is causing some controversy. When asked if she was fat, he gave his candid opinion, prefacing it with a disclaimer that weight doesn't define a person. However, his opinion upset the girlfriend and caused a rift in their friendship. The man is now turning to Reddit to ask if he was in the wrong for being honest. Some impartial friends are split on the issue, but what do you think? Click to read more.

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Did he cross the line? 😬

When is it okay to be honest with a friend's partner? In a recent incident, a guy who prides himself on being candid was asked by his friend's girlfriend if he thought she was fat. Without hesitation, he gave his honest opinion, but was it too much? Read on to find out what happened and decide for yourself. The situation has caused a rift between the friends and the girlfriend is upset. Some say he was justified in answering honestly while others think he should have kept his opinion to himself. Let's delve into the debate and see what Redditors have to say about the matter.

Is 'radical honesty' always the best policy? ESH.

Left-Car6520 | Left-Car6520

When honesty isn't the best policy 30 Helens agree 😬

Wodan11 | Wodan11

Being truthful doesn't mean being tactless 👍

Observerette | Observerette

British commenter defends answering honestly to weight questions, cultural differences.

UselessUnderscore | UselessUnderscore

Honesty is the best policy 👍. OP tried to be gentle but she insisted 🤷‍♂️. NTA

Layli2020 | Layli2020

Don't comment on people's bodies - but she asked.

Typical-Vast-7106 | Typical-Vast-7106

Don't be a fishing friend 🎣🚫 Compliments should be genuine.

Fun_Bed_3538 | Fun_Bed_3538

She asked for an honest answer, OP gave her one 🤷‍♂️

AriesDog82 | AriesDog82

Honesty isn't always the best policy 🤷‍♂️. Navigating tricky questions.

Spetznazx | Spetznazx

Being honest when asked about appearance is justified. 😂

TranscendantSandwich | TranscendantSandwich

Honesty is the best policy 🤷‍♀️

Past-Fisherman3228 | Past-Fisherman3228

Honesty is the best policy? ESH but AH could have been more tactful 🤔

Ok-Writer-774 | Ok-Writer-774

Honesty isn't always easy, but it's better than lies 🤥

Darthkhydaeus | Darthkhydaeus

Honesty is the best policy, but not everyone can handle it 😕

yuyunori | yuyunori

Honesty is the best policy. NTA 👍

WetMonkeyTalk | WetMonkeyTalk

When someone asks if they look fat, they want reassurance 💁

akaioi | akaioi

Honesty is the best policy 👍

hijabikababi | hijabikababi

Commenter defends OP with a witty response 🙌

dam11214 | dam11214

NTA for giving an honest answer and encouraging self-confidence 💪

Consistent_Judge7163 | Consistent_Judge7163

Honesty is the best policy 👍, but not everyone can handle it.

Similar_Corner8081 | Similar_Corner8081

Is it okay to ask your boyfriend's friend if you're fat? ESH

sometimesnowing | sometimesnowing

Honesty is the best policy 🤔👍

cesarpanda | cesarpanda

Don't judge too quickly. We don't know the full story 😕

XXuanthecat | XXuanthecat

Honesty is the best policy 🤷‍♀️ NTA

birblender | birblender

Navigating social subtleties can be tough, but honesty is appreciated 🤝

Wilted_Peony | Wilted_Peony

When you ask for honesty, be ready to hear it 🤷‍♂️

oj_denni | oj_denni

NTA for being honest when asked. BF needs to be honest too.

4fxsakes | 4fxsakes

Using "my truth" was a mistake. YTA.

SeaOk7514 | SeaOk7514

Body positivity wins - NTA encourages self-love 💕

DandelionSpell | DandelionSpell

NTA for not giving in to Marta's manipulative trap 👌

A_Drunken_Panda | A_Drunken_Panda

Responding to a tricky question about weight, NTA handled it well 😌

Snowconetypebanana | Snowconetypebanana

Being blunt or brutally honest can make you come off as a jerk 💁‍♂️

stalefuzzball85 | stalefuzzball85

Honesty is the best policy, even if it's uncomfortable 😬

StraightAd7930 | StraightAd7930

Being honest isn't always easy but NTA for being candid 🤷

cgf13 | cgf13

When honesty backfires 😬

Sharp_Connection_377 | Sharp_Connection_377

Honesty is the best policy, even if it's not what's expected. 🤷‍♀️

Yandoji | Yandoji

Direct question, wild responses. NTA for OP's honest answer.

Medusa_55 | Medusa_55

NTA. OP was honest when asked, Marta should have been prepared.

papercrowns- | papercrowns-

Navigating tricky questions about body image with grace and tact 💪

Tall_Tyrion68 | Tall_Tyrion68

OP is not the a-hole for not respecting immature behavior 🙅

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When honesty isn't the best policy... 🤭

velonaut | velonaut

Honesty is the best policy, but not everyone wants to hear it 🤷‍♀️

No-Let1428 | No-Let1428

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