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r/AmItheAsshole

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r/AmItheAsshole
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Logo of the Subreddit
Type of site
Subreddit
Available inEnglish
Founder(s)u/flignir[1]
Websitereddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/
LaunchedJune 8, 2013; 7 years ago (2013-06-08)

r/AmItheAsshole, also known as r/AITA or AITA, is a subreddit on Reddit where participants post conflicts they were in and other participants tell them if they are in the wrong, or an asshole. Initially created in June 2013, the community has grown to more than 1,500,000 subscribers as of November 2019 and is ranked as one of the most active communities on Reddit.[2][3]

The subreddit works by having a person "Tell us about any non-violent conflict you have experienced; give us both sides of the story, and find out if you're right, or you're the asshole. [...] This is the sub to lay out your actions and conflicts and get impartial judgment rendered against you. Were you the asshole in that situation or not? Post should be truthful and reflect real situations." Participants that comment give an explanation for their reasoning and choose one of five different votes: YTA (You're the Asshole), NTA (Not the Asshole), ESH (Everyone Sucks Here), NAH (No Assholes Here), or INFO (Not Enough Info).[3][4]

In a November 2018 feature from Mashable, they wrote "at its core it's a place for people to reckon with social norms and mores, and get vital third party opinions."[5] In May 2019, the subreddit was named by Mashable as one of the best places to find drama.[6] In September 2019, the subreddit was covered by Vice about how it was crowdsourcing emotional intelligence.[7]

Media reception of posts[edit]

In April 2019, a post from a person asking if they were the asshole for not wanting to get up and feed their twin babies at night received coverage from publications including PopSugar.[8]

In May 2019, a post from a person asking if they were the asshole for wanting a salary as a stay-at-home parent received coverage from publications including PopSugar.[9]

In June 2019, a post from a person asking if they were the asshole for spoiling the show Game of Thrones for their girlfriend and received coverage from publications including The New Zealand Herald.[10]

In July 2019, a post from a person asking if they were the asshole for not supporting their sister's coming out as straight party and received coverage from publications including The Daily Dot.[11]

In October 2019, a post from a person asking if they were the asshole for having their wedding early in the morning received coverage from publications including the Daily Mirror.[12]

In October 2019, a post from a person asking if they were the asshole by asking their neighbor to cook for them received coverage from publications including Vice and The A.V. Club.[13][14]

In October 2019, a post from a vegan asking if they were the asshole for calling the police on friends who fed them chicken nuggets received coverage from publications including The Daily Dot.[15]

References[edit]

  1. "How 'Am I the Asshole?' became the internet's most profound query". The Daily Dot. 2019-08-09. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  2. "r/AmItheAsshole stats". Subreddit Stats. Retrieved November 23, 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Am I the Asshole?". Reddit. Retrieved November 23, 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. Castrodale, Jelisa (June 18, 2019). "Man Sues Brewery After Pink Beer Promotion Made Him Feel 'Forced to Identify as Female'". Vice. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  5. Santiago, Amanda Luz Henning (November 8, 2018). "Are you the assh*le? This community will give you an honest answer". Mashable. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  6. Sung, Morgan (May 6, 2019). "7 best places to get your drama fix on the internet". Mashable. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  7. Bellan, Rebecca (September 12, 2019). "how reddit's 'am I the asshole' forum is crowdsourcing emotional intelligence". Vice. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  8. Moroney, Murphy (April 11, 2019). "1 Dad Asked Whether or Not He Should Be Required to Get Up to Feed His Twin Babies, and What a Clusterf*ck". PopSugar. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  9. Moroney, Murphy (May 22, 2019). "Why 1 Woman Wants Her Husband to Pay Her a Salary For Being a Stay-at-Home Mom". PopSugar. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  10. "Man spoiled Game of Thrones finale for his girlfriend after she ignored his birthday". The New Zealand Herald. June 2, 2019. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  11. Ball, Siobhan (July 27, 2019). "Redditor wants to know if she's the a**hole for not supporting her sister's straight coming-out party". The Daily Dot. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  12. Shadwell, Talia (October 27, 2019). "Engaged couple can't understand why family isn't happy they want 5.30am wedding". Daily Mirror. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  13. Makalintal, Bettina (October 30, 2019). "Man Asks Reddit: Is Asking Your Neighbor to Cook for You a Dick Move?". Vice. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  14. Hayes, Britt (October 30, 2019). "Guy on Reddit asks if he's the asshole, receives overwhelming confirmation of asshole status". The A.V. Club. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  15. Ball, Siobhan (October 9, 2019). "Vegan reports friends who fed her real chicken nuggets to police". The Daily Dot. Retrieved November 23, 2019.

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