Woman Praised for Shutting Down Married Men's 'Pathetic' Jokes at Wedding

Weddings are often referred to as the happiest day of your life. But one guest has been backed online after having to yell at fellow attendees for their negative behavior.

On Sunday, Reddit user u/Reasonable_Egg_1536, who is from Slovenia, shared the story on the forum r/TwoXChromosomes, where it has garnered more than 9,900 upvotes and hundreds of comments.

In the post, the guest said: "I told off a bunch of assholes yelling pathetic 'marriage is prison' jokes at a wedding yesterday."

She continued: "So one of my girlfriends got married yesterday, and after the ceremony, while they were taking the wedding photos, a bunch of married guys (who were guests at the wedding), were yelling stupid 'marriage is horrible' jokes and comments."

The men continued to shout at the couple, saying things like: "Oh you really screwed up now! Now the suffering begins! You're done for."

"These kinds of idiotic jokes and comments p*** me off as it is, but to yell them at a wedding, of your loved one, right after the freaking ceremony? I was just livid," said the Redditor.

Furious at the guests' comments, the Reddit user shared how they responded: "I just went all out and talked super loudly over them: 'Yes, really you poor poor things! Living in a country where divorce is illegal so you have to stay married and suffer unhappy marriages. Your wives must treat you so poorly, probably beating you up and cheating on you day-in-day-out! Too bad you can't just leave if you're so unhappy.'" They continued to clarify that getting a divorce where they live is no issue at all.

'Toxic Masculinity'

Later in the evening, the groom approached the guest's table and thanked the Redditor for telling off the unruly guests.

"[It] kind of gave me a new perspective as well on how toxic masculinity can be really awkward to navigate for men who aren't toxic," explained the poster.

According to the latest information from Statista, in 2019 around 1.98 million women in the U.S. between the ages of 50 and 54 were divorced. This is compared to 1.63 million men of the same age.

Meanwhile, other statistics show that the number of marriages in the U.S. has dropped dramatically since 1990, when the marriage rate was 9.8 marriages per 1,000 people. In 2020, the marriage rate was reported at 5.1 marriages for every 1,000 people.

After reading the story, Redditors headed to the comments to praise the guest for their actions and thank them for being supportive.

Many commenters shared their experiences of similar situations. One user wrote: "Before I got married I had a coworker telling me how he regretted getting married because according to his story his wife is the worst person on Earth... after about five minutes of him speaking bad about her I just said 'man I'm so sorry for you, have you thought about divorce?' He never spoke of her again."

"Way to go! I hate the ball and chain jokes at weddings," said another commenter.

"You are the daily hero so many women need," said another Redditor: "Thank you for your inspiration."

Another user wrote: "Great job. People are so willing to share their loathing, even at the most inopportune timing."

Newsweek has reached out to u/Reasonable_Egg_1536 for comment.

Wedding cake and angry guests
A file photo of a wedding cake, left, and a stock picture of a woman looking angrily at a man, right. The internet has praised a wedding guest after she yelled at guests for making "idiotic jokes." Martin Poole/Motortion/Getty Images