One of the great guilty pleasures of the internet is Reddit’s AITA. Translating to “Am I The *sshole,” this web realm allows posters to share the most intimate details of their life with relative anonymity. So, they spill out family secrets, couples’ quibbles, and jaw-dropping revelations to ask the public: AITA?
Reading and responding to these posts is almost like the web’s version of reality TV. We get to be very caught up in the drama of it all, weigh in intensely with our opinions, always with the lurking awareness it might be fake. Still, there’s a dark joy in channeling your frustrations into joining the conversation. And now AITA is the source of a new Twitter game, courtesy of barrister Tim Byrne, who tweeted this curious challenge:
Byrne’s gotten a slew of responses. Here are some of our favorites. Can you identify the movie?
I (17m) almost broke up my mom (17f) and dad’s (17m) relationship before it even started. In my defense, *she’s* the one who had a crush on *me*. AITA? https://t.co/eNB3gGFRRX— AntiPho (@EvolBrew) July 30, 2020
I (M35) never wanted to be in the family business, but ended up in charge anyway. My older brother resents this, and nearly got me and my wife killed in our home. If I plan to have him killed once our mother dies WIBTA?— Kate (@TheAgentSculder) July 30, 2020
I (M72) spent most of my life savings designing a one of a kind theme park, flew a bunch of people (M40, F35, M38, M40, M8, and F11) in for free to check it out. Things got a little out of hand when some of the animals got loose, but we spared no expense! AITA?— John Gallant (@gamergallant) July 30, 2020
I (M18) faked being sick to get out of school, lied to principal that my girlfriend’s grandpa died to get her (F17) out of school, harassed my best friend (M18) to steal his dad’s Ferrari, then caused BF to have nervous breakdown & got my sister (F18) falsely arrested. AITA?!— Simran Baidwan (@sbaidwan) July 30, 2020
I’m a movie star (40M) in love with a rising actress (19F), but my frequent co-star (30F), an untalented diva with an annoying voice, wants me all to herself. She plans to sabotage my gf’s career so we revealed to the world that my gf has been dubbing her vocals onscreen. AITA? https://t.co/SVHZrZhfYn— Aisha Harris (@craftingmystyle) July 30, 2020
#AITA if I (F31), while dragging this paleontologist (M34) I’m in love with to Connecticut to deliver a leopard to my aunt, lose his bone, even though it was my aunt’s dog who took it and technically my aunt can get him much needed grant money? What if i also lost the leopard? https://t.co/muLyC6Uy4L— kyle 中和 turner (@TyleKurner) July 30, 2020
I (M45) am a thriving businessman in California. I adopted a boy (M10), and I use him to convince people I’m a family man. When a work accident caused him to lose his hearing, I sent him away. AITA? https://t.co/VUlrnglNCf— Josh Spiegel (@mousterpiece) July 30, 2020
I (M25) told my girlfriend (F25) we had true love, then abandoned her after a single kiss to make money. I let her believe for years that I was dead, then put on a mask and harangued her for getting engaged to someone else. Oh, and I’m a pirate. AITA? https://t.co/UW85l9u0MR— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) July 30, 2020
I (M27) just moved to Paris and fell in love with a sex worker (F25) but she keeps coughing up blood and she’s supposed to sleep with this other guy and I’m super jealous about it even though I knew what she had to do in order to get our musical up and running. AITA? https://t.co/IYQ7BwusKN— rachel leishman (@RachelLeishman) July 30, 2020
Try your hand at your own AITA movie puzzle in comments.
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