A mother sent a letter to the popular Ask Amy advice column seeing if she should press her conservative brother for cash after he was forbidden from his liberal niece’s wedding. Twitter mocked the request with one user responding, “Yup. That’s a progressive gen z for you. By the way, they want you to pay off their loans too.”
“Four months before my daughter’s wedding, she told me that her uncle (my brother, “Dave”) would make her feel unsafe if he was a guest. She asked me not to invite him,” a mother wrote to the advice columnist. “My daughter is very politically progressive, as are many of her friends, and although she and Dave have always had a good relationship (I thought), he is a conservative voter and has supported candidates we all abhor.”
The mother went on to write that Dave has “always been very nice, so my daughter’s request surprised me” and then explained that she “wrote Dave a very nice note, telling him that we would not be comfortable with him at the wedding and that he would not be invited.”
She went on to say that “Dave did not respond and did not attend.”
The mother said that while her husband has told her to drop the issue, she does not feel inclined to do so, as “Dave’s behavior is upsetting and embarrassing to me.”
After noting how the mother had “[rubbed] the excluded guest’s nose in this wedding by sending him photos of the event to which he has pointedly not been invited,” Advice columnist Amy Dickinson noted that while a bride is within her rights to decide who attended, the conduct afterward is shockingly improper.
The columnist recounted, “Let’s recap: Your delicate daughter is too frightened to be near a conservative voter to allow her uncle ‘Dave’ to attend her wedding. She then asks you to do her dirty work for her, and (of course) you do!”
“So far, your silent brother is the only family member who is behaving appropriately. He’s steering clear, which is exactly what you have asked him to do,” Dickinson wrote.
On Twitter, user Jayhawkjenn responded to the situation this way: “This sums up the entitled Leftists perfectly…”