A woman turned to r/AmIthe A–hole when it seemed like her relationship was ending over something totally ridiculous—who knows the Marvel Cinematic Universe better. The OP has since deleted her account and post, possibly because she was getting so much attention over her story, or maybe because she decided to return to “gatekeeping” boyfriend.
But her post was originally titled, “AITA for calling my bf a gatekeeper?”
She said the fight started right after they finished watching the new Black Widow movie, and the OP admitted she hadn’t enjoyed the middle action sequences because they seemed “a bit messy and convoluted.” In response, her boyfriend told her she didn’t understand the “Easter eggs” and references because she hasn’t seen half the MCU films. Except that’s not true:
The thing is, I have watched them, and I’m only missing Infinity War. He proceeds to call me a liar and changed his narrative saying that I haven’t REALLY watched them because I didn’t sit down and watched them in order, and because I haven’t talked to him about the other movies.
I explained to him that I had a life before him, that he can’t tell me that I haven’t watched something I watched BEFORE i even met him, and that it is annoying that he keeps insisting that I haven’t watched something and calling me a liar.
He even wanted to go through every Marvel movie for me to tell him what they were about and prove to him that I have watched them and that I remember them, because even if I have watched them, if I don’t remember small details it means that I haven’t REALLY watched them.
Anyway, I told him he sounds like a gatekeeper by telling me that I can’t comment or something or that I don’t like something because I dont meet his standards of what it means to REALLY watch a marvel movie, and that the timeline and the character relationships are not difficult to understand, I can connect the dots when watching the movies, it’s not rocket science.
In response to that, her boyfriend went to sleep on the couch. It’s kind of crazy how a small thing can suddenly blow up like that, but it seems like the argument tanked their relationship, based on an update where she said her boyfriend was not letting it go and they were breaking up:
The story got to Twitter, and people really did seem to know folks like the boyfriend in real life and have experienced how frustrating it is when someone is tooooo obsessed with pop culture stuff and other things they like:
I hope all the MCU DVDs keep him warm at night.