A teenager has sparked outrage on Reddit after revealing she was snubbed from her aunt’s wedding because she was disabled.
The Reddit user, using the name ‘Zinogirl’, upset fellow users when she posted a heartbreaking message detailing the reason why she hadn’t been invited to the nuptials.
‘I’m just very upset now because my aunt’s wedding is soon and I learned that I can’t go to the wedding because she didn’t invite me,’ she said.
‘I have a physical disability and I need crutches but I can handle myself. The invitation to our family says my parents and my brothers.’
After her dad spoke to the aunt, she found out it was because the bride thought that the venue wasn’t ‘friendly and comfortable’.
However, Zinogirl made it clear that despite her disability, she can handle herself and pointed out that whether the venue was suitable to attend should have been her decision.
Summing up how she felt about the situation, she said: ‘She excluded me because I have a disability’, and reached out to fellow Reddit users for their own take on the matter, ending her post: ‘Do I have a right to be upset and not wanting to talk to her again?’
Reddit users have been quick to slam the aunt and even criticise her parents’ response to the wedding snub, after they told their child to ‘respect her decision’ and ‘understand that it’s her wedding and she gets to decide who comes’.
One user responded saying: ‘Seriously…this! My parents would never go to something that specifically excluded ONE of their children’
Another was equally angry, saying: ‘Your parents are being really sh***y here. I know if one sibling in my family was excluded, my parents would refuse to go.’
In a later post, Zinogirl said the bride made the decision out of ‘genuine concern for my well-being. She doesn’t want me [to] see other
girls my age do the things I can’t do and feel jealous and inadequate.’