Bride Says Groom’s Wedding Song Was Effort to ‘Enforce Ethnicity’

This was…not the ending one would expect to this kind of story.

In Reddit’s Am I The A–hole subreddit, a user posted a story about his wedding that garnered some eyebrow raises in reaction.

“I just got married last week (my wife and I are both in our thirties). I am Mexican, she is American, but we both grew up in the US and both our families know both languages,” the Redditor said.

He went on to describe his wife as a “very controlling and nervous bride” but that he understood “she was stressed.”

However, that may have been a red flag for what came later.

Unbeknownst to the bride, the groom planned a surprise song performance for the reception.

“During the reception I went to the band and asked them to play a song for me to sing to my new wife. It was ‘Te Amare’ by Miguel Bose,” he explained.

The song had special meaning to the couple.

He said, “It was the song from out first date in a really bad Mexican restaurant, so it became a long-standing joke between us.”

“The guests really loved the song, my [mother-in-law] cried and told me it was beautiful,” he continued.

Yet, the surprise wasn’t received by the bride as well as he thought it would be.

“My bride seemed upset. I asked her what’s wrong and she said I am an [a–hole] for taking the spotlight to enforce my ethnicity and not just let the band sing our song for us,” he said.

A commenter spoke for everyone by saying, “What a weird way to view what happened…” which collected over 28 thousand upvotes.

“Agreed. Her accusation is bizarre. I’m not sure what ‘enforce your ethnicity’ actually entails,” another replied to the comment.

Another person added, “I feel like a lunatic laughing out loud, but her take on it was just so freaking weird! The bride has some issues.”

Others noted the plot twist of the post: “Yeah, I didn’t see that coming. I was thinking maybe she was shy and did not like such public romantic gestures, or the fact that it was a surprise and not on her itinerary, or that he couldn’t sing.”

Meanwhile, many commenters called the bride out for being racist and called her behavior a red flag.

“It sounds like she is racist, TBH,” one said.

Overall, commenters seemed to agree that the groom was definitely not the a–hole in this situation.

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