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what is this and how can i never see it again
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So let me tell you about the shittiest parent on the motherfucking planet.
I work at a grocery store and this man comes in with his 11 year old son. He buys a pack a cigarettes and a two cases of beer. The son was holding a two dollar drawing pad and placed it on the belt and I guess the dad didn’t notice it at first but when I was about to scan the pad he asked where’d it have come from and turned towards the kid and asked “Did you put that shit up there?”. He told me to put it back and then told his 11 year old child that he “ain’t paying for that gay ass notebook.”. So I looked at the kid, who was close to tears and saying how he ran out of paper at home and my heart broke. So I gave the pad to him, for free, and told the dad I would take care of it. I gave the kid some tokens for a game outside and said I would look forward to buying some of his drawings and paintings when he’s all famous. He kids face was so priceless and I thought everything was good. But then, about 10 ten minutes after giving the kid his notebook, I walked outside and saw this. The drawing pad all ripped up and tossed on the pavement. I could only imagine what happened in the parking lot, but I know that that poor kid heart is fucking ripped apart, just like this pad.
I’m fucking horrified that there are parents like this, who, just because it’s not masculine or gender specificthey won’t let their children follow their true passions or explore interests that lead to their happiness. Even more so, I’m horrified that parents don’t care about the fine arts anymore because it doesn’t have job security. Since when did it ever matter to a child if their passion makes them money or not? Parenting is about supporting whatever makes your child happy. Have some fucking consideration for your child’s wants not your homophobic and anti-art ideals.
what the actual fuck is going on these days
Sharing because people want to forget that this sort of shit still happens in the 21st century. Will it does. And it’s FUCKED. UP.
This makes me really angry, because it’s fucked up.
I hope that that child grows up and becomes a famous artist despite what his father thinks. I hope that that kid works hard and does really well and becomes talked about in art circles.
Don’t ever discourage art out of homophobia, and don’t EVER discourage your kid from loving something. Unless it’s murder.
When I read this it hit me hard because I when I first started drawing my first thought was that ‘cool I can learn to draw all these epic scenes’ but reading that the dad said that it was gay just punched me because I was made fun of before I started drawing for hanging out with girls more than guys. The kid was pretty much called gay for just drawing. Something that honestly shouldn’t be sexuality based considering THAT FUCKING LEONARDO DE FUCKING CAPTION DREW A GIRL NAKED. Anyways it’s just fucked up in general