Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. This one is worth about two: “f*ck that”.
George Takei posted this photo over on his Facebook page about four hours ago. Now I realize George had nothing to do with the creation of this photo and has no real emotional attachment to it, so I’m taking it to the 8BD. He usually shares some really silly, funny and sometimes poignant photos. Being the sensitive, tight butthole that I am – I didn’t find this one funny at all.
First of all, this ain’t my house. It reminds me of that Hyundai Azera commercial with the dad that couldn’t control his sh*t, only this time it’s mom. Take that, moms!
“5 years ago, I was disowned via letter when I came out to my father. This is how hate sounds,” reads the title of RecBarc’s posting on Reddit. Readers get just that – a pencil-written letter from RegBarc’s (James’) dad, where he disowns his son simply for being gay.
This has gone viral, and picked up by news outlets, and even other dad bloggers. It’s such a powerful topic, and everyone’s got an opinion on it, including me. It got me thinking – what would I be writing to my embarrassed son the night that he came out to my wife and I?