Internet Slams Batman Fan Willing to Miss Birth of His Child to See Movie

The internet has slammed a Batman fan who is prepared to miss the birth his child so he can watch the upcoming superhero movie on opening day.

A pregnant 25-year-old woman took to Reddit's r/AITA [Am I the A**hole] to ask for advice after her 28-year-old husband said he was prepared to miss the birth of their child to see The Batman in cinemas.

Posting under the name u/PsychologicalPut3351, the mother-to-be asked: "AITA for not wanting my husband to go see Batman when our baby is due?"

The woman continued: "As you may know, there is a new Batman movie releasing on early March (sic). My husband is a big fan of that kind of stuff and wants to see it opening day.

"The issue is that our estimated due date is exactly on that day. I know that only a fraction of babies are actually born on the exact due day but I have always been very regular on my periods and I have a feeling that I may be one of those cases."

The woman continued: "He says it is important to see the movie the first day because of spoilers and that, even I end up having the baby that day while he is watching the movie, at worst he would have arrived a few hours late and is not such a big deal (sic).

"He says I am being irrational and emotional because of being pregnant. I am upset because I feel deprioritize by him (sic). Am I the a**hole."

The post has attracted 8,800 upvotes and has been commented on some 2,580 times since it was uploaded on Tuesday.

It also generated a wider discussion about the husband's priorities and his apparent casual attitude towards his child's birth.

One commenter said: "Yeah, fellow nerd here. The whole no big deal if I'm a couple hours late thing is a big honking red flag for me. NTA [not the a**hole] of course, by man your husband is."

Another added: "Oh, right, a grown-up man can't wait a couple of days to see a comics movie because spoilers and you're being irrational and emotional (sic). NTA."

A third posted: "NTA He thinks possibly being spoiled on a superhero movie is a bigger deal than possibly missing the birth of his child. I'm sorry you're having a baby with someone with such messed-up priorities."

According to personal finance company SoFi, many couples in the U.S. are putting their family plans on hold for a number of reasons.

In an April 2020 survey, the company found 75 percent of 400 respondents said childcare costs were a major concern when planning a family.

Another 31 percent said the COVID-19 pandemic had completely changed their plans to start a family.

An estimated 60 percent stated they wanted to have more money in savings before they started a family.

Batman movie poster and ultrasound scan
"Batman" movie poster and stock image of an ultrasound scan. Reddit users slammed the woman's husband over his poor decision making. IMDB/Getty