A Reddit post within the well-liked subreddit r/Am I the Asshole? group is starting to go viral after it ignited a fierce debate: Ought to concertgoers at a clearly stoner-friendly live performance chorus from smoking if a pregnant lady is within the crowd, or ought to the pregnant lady not be there within the first place if secondhand smoke is inevitable? The responses and opinions about acceptable conduct could shock you.
“Yesterday I went out to see a live performance,” Redditor u/Vegetable_River_255 posted on Sunday. “The band I used to be seeing has a really heavy drug scene related to it. I used to be in an assigned seat part and made small discuss with the couple subsequent to me whereas ready.”
The consumer continued, “About 10 minutes into the primary set I gentle up a joint, and about 5 minutes after the husband complains to me about his spouse being pregnant. I advised them each it’s a present. You got here right here, you’ll be able to select to go away. He tried to trigger a scene however nothing occurred since I simply ignored them each and danced.”
Apparently, the consumer’s roommates took the aspect of the pregnant lady. “I advised my roommates this earlier at the moment they usually stated I used to be being an asshole for smoking subsequent to the pregnant girl.”
“AITA [Am I the asshole] right here?” the Redditor requested.
She Is aware of reported in regards to the Redditor’s “brazen admission” to smoking close to a pregnant lady “with no regard for her well being or consent.” In any case, the Surgeon General advises against cannabis use among mothers. Plus, they’ve to fret about toxicology screenings.
Most moms within the thread agreed, and appeared surprised to even be offered with such a loaded query. Nonetheless, even some pregnant girls within the subreddit took the aspect of the Redditor who wrote the unique put up, saying the mom ought to’ve recognized higher than to go to that kind of live performance.
Chaos Ensues on Reddit
The consumer’s responses have been fairly totally different, highlighting how in another way individuals view our duties as people who smoke.
“YES YTA [you’re the asshole],” WaywardPrincess1025 replied, gaining over 35,000 upvotes on the time of writing. “You shouldn’t be smoking in your seat like that. … Double YTA for doing it subsequent to a pregnant lady. Nonetheless, if I have been her, I might have left or referred to as safety to maneuver you. Her and her child’s well being is extra essential than the live performance.”
Others recommended merely strolling away from the lady first earlier than lighting up, so there’s no problem.
“I smoke weed and cigarettes and I truthfully don’t care what the principles are, it’s about consent,” replied Non permanent-Tie-233. “Secondhand smoke is dangerous and noxious. The first rate factor to do is stroll away from everybody if you smoke something. Individuals who select to show themselves can comply with.”
Nonetheless, others took the aspect of the unique poster.
“I’m going to be down voted however no matter,” semmama, who’s pregnant, replied. “As a pregnant lady I do know higher than to go to a live performance and count on individuals to not be blazing up on stuff. There hasn’t been a live performance I’ve been to the place that wasn’t a factor, even shitty music. She made the selection to go there. She may have moved some place else if she didn’t prefer it however the place do you go at a live performance that doesn’t have pot or worse? You have been requested, you refused, that’s the top of it.” In different phrases, is it OK for a pregnant lady to attend a live performance strongly related to pot (suppose Phish)?
Others appeared to agree with semmama.
“NTA [Not the Asshole] I’m assuming it’s like a Phish/Grateful Useless form of band. It’s mainly a assure individuals might be smoking throughout the venue so if the lady was involved about smoke, she shouldn’t be going to that form of present,” portalsoflight replied.
Others took a impartial stance and recommended consuming edibles or vaping within the car parking zone beforehand. This, they are saying, is pretty straightforward and lets you be stoned on the present with out bothering anybody. That approach—everybody’s comfortable.
“Take an edible, smoke earlier than you are available in, convey a vape and hit it exterior in the event you should. So many choices lately in addition to forcing another person and their unborn fetus to inhale it too.”
The controversy rages on.