Bride’s Mom Pens Offensive Letter About ‘Unsightly’ Maid Of Honor. Twitter Is Horrified.

We know of Newspaper sections where people write letters to a therapist or psychological expert and explain their problems to them. “Dear Prudence” by Slate is such an advice column that gets published every week.

People from all backgrounds and with all sorts of problems write to Slate with their problems but no prior letter has ever been this horrifying. We are talking about a mother who wrote a letter to Slate with the problem that her daughter’s wedding is approaching and she has stopped talking to her because of a suggestion that she made. Was it wrong of her to do that?

“My 27-year-old daughter and her best friend, Katie, have been best friends since they were 4. Katie practically grew up in our house and is like a daughter to me. My daughter recently got engaged to her fiancé and announced that Katie would be the maid of honor (Katie’s boyfriend is also a good friend of my future son-in-law). The problem is that Katie walks with a pretty severe limp due to a birth defect (not an underlying medical issue). She has no problem wearing high heels and has already been fitted for the dress, but I still think it will look unsightly if she’s in the wedding procession limping ahead of my daughter. I mentioned this to my daughter and suggested that maybe Katie could take video or hand out programs (while sitting) so she doesn’t ruin the aesthetic aspect of the wedding. My daughter is no longer speaking to me (we were never that close), but this is her big wedding and I want it to be perfect. All of the other bridesmaids will look gorgeous walking down the aisle with my daughter. Is it wrong to have her friend sit out?”

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