10 of the most notorious ‘am I the a**hole’ debates on Reddit

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Fans of Reddit will be surely be aware of one of its more interesting forums, “Am I the a**hole?”

The forum allows confused people to tell stories about disputes and mishaps they have had and for commenters to decide who involved in each story is to blame.

It’s like some sort of internet-based courtroom and it’s fair to say we’re hooked.

So here are ten of the most heated and most interest debates on the forum.

1. Thanksgiving steak dinner causes heated argument

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A man sparked a debate after he refused to re-cook an expensive steak for his guest who wanted it well done.

The man explained that he hosted a ‘Friendsgiving’ dinner and ended up arguing with his friend’s new girlfriend because she wanted him to recook the meat so it was “brown all the way through”.

The fight resulted in the steak ending up on the floor as he dragged it out of her hand when she tried to put it in the microwave. His dogs ate it instead.

Since the incident, his friend has cut all ties with the man but whether or not he was in the wrong or not is clear as Reddit remained divided.

2. Man swaps his wife’s “aggressive” cat without telling her

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A man shocked the Reddit community when he revealed he swapped his wife’s cat with a new one without her noticing.

He explained: “She had an all black cat that was extremely aggressive. It scratched everyone, hissed at everyone, and didn’t use its litter box half the time. My wife insisted she could get it to behave better.”

When things got too much for him he went to an animal shelter to get a new cat and six years later his wife is none the wiser.

And what did Reddit think? A**hole, we’re afraid.

3. Husband makes his wife “guess” which member of her family had died

A woman explained how her husband played a cruel game to make her guess which member of her family had sadly died.

The woman said she had banned her husband from the funeral after he told her that her sister had rung with news of a death but refused to tell her who had died, asking her to “guess” instead.

He was pretty annoyed about missing the funeral, but Reddit took her side.

4. Purple hair causes party chaos

A mum was confused when another mother invited her daughters to her child’s birthday party on the condition that she dyed their hair a “natural colour”.

The children’s hair had been dyed purple and apparently the host was concerned they would steal the show in any photos of the event.

So, she threw a separate party on the same day and while loads sided with her about the hair, they thought stealing her thunder with a different event was a bit petty.

5. Husband’s “birthday month” behaviour starts a fight

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A woman was a bit miffed when she received her husband’s “ridiculous” list of “expectations” as part of his “birthday month”.

To celebrate turning 30, he said he wanted to do no cooking, no cleaning, pay no rent, and play his Xbox “for hours on end” in the lead up to the big day.

Unsurprisingly, they got into an argument and the internet have taken her side.

6. Man asks babysitter to pay for damage his daughter did

A dad demanded that his babysitter replace the expensive guitar his infant daughter smashed while she was looking after her.

She took a call for 20 minutes during which the $2,200 instrument was smashed and he thought the 19-year-old babysitter should be the one to foot the bill.

Reddit thought he had got it all wrong and they were not afraid to tell him so.

7. Dad leaves his teenage daughter stuck on a roof to prove a point

A man left Reddit divided after he explained that he left his daughter stuck on a roof to prove a point. He explained he had told her in the past not to climb up onto it through her bedroom window so he was just having a ‘told you so moment’ when she got stuck.

In case you are wondering, he said the daughter is fine now.

8. Man leaves his girlfriend in hospital so he doesn’t miss the football

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A woman was upset after her boyfriend left her alone in hospital with appendicitis so he could go and watch England take on Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-final.

She was staying in a hospital a few hours away from home and begged him not to leave her but he did.

And yet: “When I got home in the night he was so angry at me,” she said. “He said I was the most selfish a**hole for constantly ringing and texting him during the game and that I ruined the game for him and embarrassed him in front of his friends.”

When she asked if he had a point, Reddit said she should dump him.

9. Pregnant woman left confused at attempt to turf her out of her bus seat

A pregnant woman refused to give up her seat for an older lady and was upset when she was challenged about it.

Luckily for her, Reddit thought she wasn’t being an a**hole at all.

10. Woman calls teen a “little b****” in plane seat drama

Another seat related turf war kicked off when a teenager refused to give her plane seat to an older woman even though she got to it first.

The woman mutter “little b****” at the teen and Reddit thought it was her who seemed most to blame for escalating the incident.

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