Man calls cousin's social media presence 'pretentious' and 'weird'

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A man criticizes his cousin's social media presence after feeling alienated from her. However, his comment deeply upsets her, and she leaves the gathering. The man realizes his mistake and seeks help from the internet, asking if he's the a**hole. After receiving feedback, he apologizes to his cousin and tries to make amends. Read on to find out if he's able to make things right with his cousin.

Redemption story: Man admits fault after social media criticism 👍

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Redemption and reflection after cousin's social media criticism.

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Reconciliation after social media feud. 💻🤝

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Working on reconciliation after hurting cousin's feelings 💔

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To comment or not to comment? Cousin's Reddit dilemma 🤔

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To reveal or not to reveal? The struggle is real 😕

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Ph.D. student cousin judged for 'pretentious' social media presence 🤔

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College changes people, but has it changed her for worse?

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Navigating the blurred lines of social media etiquette 👀

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Is she sharing too much about her grad school life? 🤔

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Academic updates on social media? 🤔 Is it pretentious or inspiring?

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When social media turns into a bragging platform 😒

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Academic flex or pretentious? 🤔

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Cousin's 'pretentious' post about presenting at MLA conference 🤔

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Cousin's 'pretentious' social media alienating family, causing distance 😕

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Is social media ruining our real-life relationships? 🤔

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Cousins defend phone usage amidst social media criticism 📱👍

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When small talk leads to the ultimate meme exchange 🤣

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Cousin's social media presence criticized for being 'pretentious' and 'weird'.

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Misunderstanding leads to accusation of pretentiousness 😕

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Criticism of cousin's social media use as pretentious and weird.

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Cousins divided over criticism of social media presence 😒

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Mysterious exit or introverted behavior? 🤔

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When teasing goes too far: cousin labeled pretentious on social 🤳

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When teasing goes too far: Cousin calls out man's pretentious behavior

What happens when teasing crosses the line? A man's comment about his cousin's academic social media presence leads to hurt feelings and a rift in their relationship. The cousin, a Ph.D. student, is accused of being pretentious and obsessed with academics, causing tension among their family. The man's comment exposes his lack of understanding of his cousin's academic pursuits and the impact of his words on her. The situation escalates, and the cousin is hurt enough to leave the gathering. The aftermath of the incident leads to a reflection on the man's part and an apology. The post reveals the dangers of passing judgment on someone's social media presence without understanding the context. The incident underscores the importance of understanding and supporting one another's passions, even if they differ from our own. The comments and reactions to the post provide insight into how people handle criticism and the importance of respectful communication in relationships.

Jealousy and insecurity lead OP to call her cousin pretentious YTA.

princessofperky | princessofperky

Don't be a social media hater, let her share her passions 🙌

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OP is the a**hole for putting down their cousin's social media presence 🤨

9okm | 9okm

Man criticized cousin's intelligence, called out for bullying. YTA 🤦‍🏻

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Don't dim someone else's light to make yours brighter 💡

KingsRansom79 | KingsRansom79

Commenter calls out OP for being rude about cousin's social media.

caro1007 | caro1007

Don't be a dick. Your cousin is building her professional network.

dm_me_parrot_pix | dm_me_parrot_pix

Don't be bitter, broaden your mind and ask questions. 🤔

Honest_Atmosphere_53 | Honest_Atmosphere_53

OP accused cousin of being pretentious for sharing academic interests.

Stabbmaster | Stabbmaster

Don't be a hater, celebrate your cousin's achievements 🎉

CupofCursedTea | CupofCursedTea

OP criticized cousin's social media presence, called YTA by replies

Dimirosch | Dimirosch

Insecurity at its finest. Apologize to your cousin. YTA 😒

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Engage with your cousin instead of dragging her down 👍

sappho26 | sappho26

Don't be a bitter a**hole 🙄 Ask her instead 🤔

fakemonalisa | fakemonalisa

Don't hate, appreciate! Social media is a great tool for networking 🤝

hamsterfella | hamsterfella

Don't be the a**hole on social media! 🤦‍♂️

dillwilldoodledee | dillwilldoodledee

Commenter throws shade at OP's fashion and calls them the a**hole. 💅

AmazingDoomslug | AmazingDoomslug

Don't be a social media bully 🚫👎 Let people post what they want.

janewilson90 | janewilson90

Don't be a rude cousin, just hide the posts 😒

lihzee | lihzee

Don't hate, appreciate! 😍 YTA, apologize to your cousin.

Dark_Queen9476 | Dark_Queen9476

Don't mock what you don't understand 🤔 Ask instead 💬

Catfish-dfw | Catfish-dfw

Negative comment gets shut down, cousin can breathe easy 🌬️

treenetee | treenetee

Don't be a crab in a bucket 🦀 Let your cousin live.

ScroungingMonkey | ScroungingMonkey

Defending cousin's social media presence, calling out jealous commenters. 🙄

Euneirophrennia | Euneirophrennia

Grad school is lonely, YTA. Learn about her passions. 👍

thicktiddie | thicktiddie

Insulting her academic achievements makes you the a**hole 💩

Camillionaire94 | Camillionaire94

Don't be a joy thief. Stop insulting people's interests 😒🙄

CuriousOrange22 | CuriousOrange22

Calling someone pretentious without evidence? YTA for sure 😒

kakikat | kakikat

Don't rain on her parade! 🌧️ YTA, let her be happy.

poke-kk | poke-kk

Don't shame someone for their social media presence. YTA.

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Don't hate, appreciate. YTA comes across as jealous and ignorant.

ollyator | ollyator

Confused reader calls out OP for pretentious behavior. 🤔

Connect-Breakfast849 | Connect-Breakfast849

Don't hate, appreciate her social media game 📱👀

AbbyBirb | AbbyBirb

Don't be a social media bully! Let people post what they want 😒

Agreeable-Asparagus | Agreeable-Asparagus

Envy detected! A**hole alert! 🚨

rudolph_ransom | rudolph_ransom

Don't be a crab in the bucket 🦀👀

sgh616 | sgh616

Support your cousin's passion and be happy for her! 🤗

mymycojourney | mymycojourney

Don't be a bully online. Spread kindness instead! 🌟

Loktan425 | Loktan425

Apologize, YTA. 🙏

clearlycupid | clearlycupid

Don't be a social media hater, support your cousin's success! 🎓

Royal_Stray | Royal_Stray

Supportive friend schools 'pretentious' cousin on jealousy and bitterness 🙌

Gigi-lily | Gigi-lily

Jealousy is an ugly color on you 😜

Crazyhowthatworks304 | Crazyhowthatworks304

Don't police her social media, support her passion instead 🤗

No-Policy-4095 | No-Policy-4095

Support your cousin's achievements, don't call her social media pretentious. ❤

blanktom9 | blanktom9

Don't like your cousin's SM? Unfollow her and move on 🙄

Candid-Ear-4840 | Candid-Ear-4840

Don't like their social media? Just scroll on by 👍

AimMick | AimMick

College cousin called 'pretentious' by jealous family member. YTA.

King_GroverII | King_GroverII

Support your cousin's passion! 🙌 Don't be a meanie. 😔

Cactus_x | Cactus_x

Cousin's academic jokes go over man's head, deemed 'YTA'

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Commenter calls out mean behavior, gives judgement of YTA.

Kellybluebitch69 | Kellybluebitch69

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