I Don't Really Like My Parents Because They Don't Accept Me For Who I Am

  • katma 13 Kas 2018
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    Buddy never really liked his parents, and they never truly got along. They argued and disagreed and butted heads over almost everything. They didn't see eye-to-eye on politics, to religion, to lifestyle and how to raise good healthy happy kids.
    Buddy is an atheist, while his parents are very devout Muslims. Buddy is very liberal, while his parents are very conservative. And, Buddy is also unapologetically gay, while his parents, not surprisingly, are extremely homophobic.
    But, even though on the inside it was really clear that he didn't get along with his parents, he was never very public or vocal about his disagreements with his parents.He still needed a roof over his head, and food to eat, and money in his pocket, and he was afraid that if he shared who he really was and what he really believed too strongly they would kick him out of the house, maybe even disown him.
    Because of that, he formed what looked like a good relationship with his parents, but it was totally fake and artificial - on the inside, he just didn't get along with them. They saw him as being practically perfect, a good and trustworthy kid, but Buddy saw that his parents were really flawed.
    His mom liked to hold grudges, was very quick to judge people, and liked to enforce really old fashioned gender roles, like boys should do yard work and take out the trash and that girls only belonged in the kitchen and were destined to become subservient housewives. And his father was so invested and distracted by his work that he never formed and real bonds with his children.
    He was also upset at the way his four sisters were treated. His parents wouldn't allow his sisters to have any friends over. They weren't allowed to have phones, or do any extra curricular activities, or drive once they reached the age where they could legally get their licenses.
    And it was even worse with Buddy, especially when he tried to come out to them and tell them he was gay - twice. The first time, his parents begged him to date girls because they saw his coming out as a real threat to them. The second time he tried they just threw out a slew of insults and homophobic falsehoods ranging from the idea that gay people were in fact mentally ill, to the idea that it was a simple choice and he was just making the wrong one. They threatened to disown him and told him he would be a failure in life unless he "fixed himself."
    This all made him so unhappy and he imagined that he would be under the control of his parents for the rest of his life. So, he felt he had to continue to pretend to be the perfect little straight Muslim boy in the house, dating girls and praying and the rest. He didn't think much of it, had been doing it pretty much his whole life, but when he finally confided in his friends they saw it for what it was, miserable and very, very unhealthy. They asked him to imagine what he would be and how he would feel if he was far enough away from them that they couldn't watch his every move, and judge and control him.
    That was a turning point for him and, realizing his parents were more like prison guards than anything else, he thought of the farthest place he could go without them having a negative impact on him and still be successful and thrive as a young gay man.
    After doing a little bit of research he concluded that California would be the best place for him -- a thriving LGBT community, a ton of diversity and acceptance, and on the other side of the country from his toxic family life and parents. So, he applied to a few schools in California and, was accepted to attend UCLA! It was one of the happiest moments of his life.
    His parents were hesitant about it at first, because of how far away it was, but they were happy to have him go to such a highly acclaimed school - that's mostly what they cared about.
    Since moving to Los Angeles Buddy has never been happier. He is part of a really diverse community with amazing friends, endless support, and a great education. Even though he returns home on Holidays and has to pretend, just like he used to, he is so happy to be out of that toxic house and on his own.
    His next wish is for his sisters, that they will recognize the truth about their parents, follow in his footsteps, and escape!
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  • Tessa Compton
    Tessa Compton 6 saatler önce


  • Gacha Ocelot
    Gacha Ocelot 6 saatler önce

    I am Muslim as well and that flag is the Pakistani flag where my dad is from but my mom is from Puerto Rico

  • Sml Character Jr Jeffy Josehp Toad Cody Partck

    ewwwwwwww your gay

  • Gabriel Natinga
    Gabriel Natinga 6 saatler önce

    I love family!!! They accept me for anything

  • # CJ_3ntertainment
    # CJ_3ntertainment 6 saatler önce

    I hope this kid kills him self

  • Mr NopeRope
    Mr NopeRope 6 saatler önce

    Now California is burning into the ocean YAY, no lqtag garbo and no more retarded feminists

  • Marissa Rivera
    Marissa Rivera 6 saatler önce

    Wow I love your story !!!!! ❤💜❤💜

  • J.C.S Swede
    J.C.S Swede 6 saatler önce


  • Grace Gonzalez
    Grace Gonzalez 6 saatler önce

    Who else is from California!!

  • faggot maggot
    faggot maggot 6 saatler önce

    pfft no wonder your parents always disagree with you. fucking libtard

  • Ozge Gunaydin
    Ozge Gunaydin 6 saatler önce

    Im kinda offended because im a 12 year old Muslim girl and my parents aren’t that harsh and stuff but I understand

  • Jessica Miranda
    Jessica Miranda 6 saatler önce

    The one thing I look forward to in life is going to college and leave my homd from my mom whome doesnt love me and hates me

  • Transgender Donut
    Transgender Donut 6 saatler önce

    I'm a transgender guy and I'm gay and his parents just make me mad

  • Isaiah Buchanan
    Isaiah Buchanan 6 saatler önce

    You have to let them know that it is not a choice

  • passion fruit
    passion fruit 6 saatler önce

    uhh... basically you animating this story literally makes all muslims look bad..

  • amal rami
    amal rami 6 saatler önce

    same but just one family of Muslims doesn't mean every Muslim is the same way a lot of us are very kind hearted.

  • Panda Productions
    Panda Productions 6 saatler önce

    We will always have CALIFORNIA LOVE for you!

    [ most old people or people who lisen to rappers know that joke]

  • Elizabeth Franco
    Elizabeth Franco 6 saatler önce

    To be honest, I see that a lot of you think that the video portrays islam in a negative way, but that idea did not even cross my mind while watching the video.

    I felt like he was adding the muslim part so that the viewers can get the whole picture of his household.

  • Griffy Griffin
    Griffy Griffin 6 saatler önce

    NO! He should not have to fake a relationship! Let him be gay, and of his parents don't except it, the THEY CAN BURN IN HELL! they will learn to love him, but he needs to be open and himself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Luna_does_Makeup_ 22
    Luna_does_Makeup_ 22 6 saatler önce

    Man I hate it when people hide behind Religion to justify their actions. Like, come on! My entire family is Muslim too but we don’t belittle our children or people who are different then us or act like (for lack of better words) monsters. Thank goodness he’s out of there, hopefully his sisters get out soon.

  • My Crazy Life
    My Crazy Life 6 saatler önce

    Bro im also from a Muslim family, your parents are just extremists. Muslims don't really act like this (against gays and the sexist behaviour etc). You should talk to a family therapist like oh god I feel sorry for tou and ur sisters 😕😕

  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson 6 saatler önce

    is it worst for trans people?..

  • Krayz-T Gacha
    Krayz-T Gacha 6 saatler önce

    My mom doesn't want me to wear Nike clothes I usually wear *cough* pink *cough* *cough*

  • Matt Mcginnis
    Matt Mcginnis 6 saatler önce

    I don’t like forcing my opinions on people, but I’m a very religious man but I support the LGBTQ community. But I also support strict parenting.

  • Jacqueline Nassiri
    Jacqueline Nassiri 6 saatler önce

    So you are basically using your parents for money and you don't really love them? I understand if you don't like them for not accepting who you are, but at least be honest with them instead of using them for cash.

  • Royalty family Fan and army
    Royalty family Fan and army 6 saatler önce


  • Puddin Bass
    Puddin Bass 6 saatler önce

    Maaaaan omgawd its ok to be GAY like sum ppl don’t like gay people when i was 8 i use too thank gay people weren’t ok to be gay. Now im 9 yrs old

  • Derpy DeviantXxCupcakGametEX

    “Fix yourself” OH HELL NAH they did not just say that they should fix THEMSELVES no offense but that’s just rude

  • Ashyrah Tittle
    Ashyrah Tittle 6 saatler önce

    IM BI

  • thatone gachatuber
    thatone gachatuber 6 saatler önce

    Can somebody help me i found a cookie should I eat it or no ? :(

  • Xpert Bunny 69
    Xpert Bunny 69 6 saatler önce

    In my own opinion...
    I don't really care if you're a lesbian, gay, transsexual, bisexual or any of their allies. I just don't want anyone hurting ANYONE at the point where they would become depressed or even think of killing themselves. It just hurts me alot that people just don't accept people just because they are different 😥

  • Akbar Latifou
    Akbar Latifou 6 saatler önce

    I know and I am african american to

  • Comerade E.B
    Comerade E.B 6 saatler önce

    I don’t blame your parents. I would drown my kid if they became a liberal.

  • Tatey Totz
    Tatey Totz 6 saatler önce

    I’m starting to become an atheist

    UL_GAMING _GIRL 6 saatler önce

    At first I felt and for this dude but at the end I was like *YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSS* (BTW I support gay love and lesbian love but I am not lesbian)

  • Bruno Munoz
    Bruno Munoz 6 saatler önce

    His parents are right

  • Lukas Jednacak
    Lukas Jednacak 6 saatler önce

    You are the most retarded liberal ever

  • Cookie Monster
    Cookie Monster 6 saatler önce

    I'm a Muslim and I'm not gay nor an atheist but my parents are VERY homophobic. I couldn't care less if my friend was gay. But my dad would. My mom always told me that to not accept someone because of they are gay or an atheist is not being a good muslim.

  • Nhat-Ha Nguyen
    Nhat-Ha Nguyen 6 saatler önce

    Good job buddy. That's sweet that you think of your sisters too. My older sister is an atheist too. Although, my parents are slightly different. I'm not les srry but really, that was a good idea and totally something to talk about.

  • I’m a fake Cod
    I’m a fake Cod 6 saatler önce

    Your parents will go to heaven since they are muslim but their only mistake was to let you have a girlfriend because in muslim religion you should never have a girlfriend

  • Zoey Kathun
    Zoey Kathun 6 saatler önce

    I am actually muslim love 💗 your I Videos

  • Akbar Latifou
    Akbar Latifou 6 saatler önce

    I am a muslim to!

  • Captain Anime Girl
    Captain Anime Girl 6 saatler önce

    Parents are very supportive... but then there are those who thinks of only themselves and what they wanted (or choose) for their child. I live in California my whole life and we are a very diverse in race, gender, sexuality, etc. We always support others no matter what in mostly towards the coast and the Bay Area. I'm a Pansexual, but I never told my mom this. However, I will come out this coming summer so that I can't hide my true self to others.
    Having to live here gives a lot of us opportunities to show our real selves and accept of who you are.
    No matter what, you are loved by people who really cares and accepts you. I'm pretty sure your sisters will see that you are really a good person and I hope they will soon listen and know the truths.... ☺️👍🏼

  • GamerGirl OfDaGalaxyPlayZ
    GamerGirl OfDaGalaxyPlayZ 6 saatler önce

    Im actually bisexual or lesbian. But my mother doesn’t accept me for who I am. My dad does.

  • Another Person
    Another Person 6 saatler önce

    Wow. It terrible this isn't how Muslims really are.

    Yt_ItsAWESOMEBLOSSOM 22 6 saatler önce

    Tbh I wouldn’t even except you, your parents have a reason to not except you
    And you are. Atheists

  • Apple Juice Slimes
    Apple Juice Slimes 6 saatler önce +1

    That was just sad and wrong like you shouldn't have a fake relationship with your parents straight or gay a different religion or not that was just sad

  • Jordan 7908
    Jordan 7908 6 saatler önce

    My friend hates gays XD

  • Kaniz Hossain
    Kaniz Hossain 6 saatler önce

    Allah know what is best for you Allah knows everything Allah means God in my language

  • Akbar Latifou
    Akbar Latifou 6 saatler önce


  • Cutie MZM
    Cutie MZM 6 saatler önce

    I can relate but my parent aren't like that much ... uhhh...(I don't know the word and I don't wanna say religious)
    Edit: I'm also Muslim

  • Mayo _
    Mayo _ 6 saatler önce

    Wait but that sexist?? Cause she says Boys take the trash out and girls stay in the house

  • Melody Jones
    Melody Jones 6 saatler önce +1

    I hope your sisters do the same as you and I hate your parents stereotypes and hate them those jerks 😊😤😢

  • ★ MυѕιcαllуAηтнσηу ★

    I, myself, am a Muslim in a very similar situation you were once in. I’m a transgender boy that’s pansexual. My entire family is homophobic and transphobic. When I tried to express my opinion about LGBT, my mom said that I was a danger to myself because I thought positively of LGBT. During the time, my mom was in Florida, and threatened to force me to come to Florida and transfer schools because she didn’t feel like I was safe with this mind set. She was gonna rip me away from my home and the school I love so much, along with my friends because I had an opinion. Both my parents seem to want to bring religion into everything. In general, I live in toxicity, and it truly stresses me out and puts a heavy load on my back. Right now, I am a freshman in a private Islamic high school, also surrounded by homophobic and transphobic people. Despite that, I try to embrace myself a bit more because I have a little more freedom at school than I do at home. I actually plan on moving out of my house once I reach college and head for NYU in New York. I want to live there, pursue an acting career, and embrace the LGBT in me as much as I can. I actually want to be apart of a musical with LGBT themes in it, so that when my family sees me in it playing an LGBT character, it’ll be a huge satisfaction for me. Because at that point, my parents nor siblings can‘t do anything to me. I’ll be a free man. I’ll marry another man or woman if I want to regardless of what they say. And you know what? I still believe in God. I still believe in Prohpet Mohammed. I still believe in most things Islam teaches. There are things I disagree with in islam (which my parents see as inhumane), but I still follow the religion. I’m religious, but at the same time, I’m free. Because of my family, religion seems to be more of a jailhouse then a good thing. But I know when I have the opportunity to be myself publicly and freely, religion will feel like more of a blessing. I hope I can be just as successful as you are in your freedoms and such. And I hope things continue to go well for you ❤️❤️

  • SOUFOX 11 /سيوفوكس11
    SOUFOX 11 /سيوفوكس11 6 saatler önce

    Im muslim and i live happy

  • TotallyFrosty TD
    TotallyFrosty TD 6 saatler önce

    Spill it

  • Leeloo Wheeler
    Leeloo Wheeler 6 saatler önce

    In Oregon we have lots of LGBTQ+ people too

  • Ayub The noob
    Ayub The noob 6 saatler önce +1

    Ur kinda a punk you moved to the other side of the country to get away from ur parents

  • Xxiceywolf1
    Xxiceywolf1 6 saatler önce

    I haven't even told my Mom or Dad that im gay and like a girl at my school. My friend who causes me depression. I think i feel better by telling my mom then my dad.

  • Zeldawolf153 Tomboyforlife
    Zeldawolf153 Tomboyforlife 6 saatler önce +1

    Well some one give me a knife....LET GAY PEOPLE LIVE
    I’m not gay but I like seeing gay couples....don’t judge me!

  • Di-Si ThePotato
    Di-Si ThePotato 6 saatler önce

    Ugh same.
    I literally live the same life.

  • ThePurtyKitty Tv
    ThePurtyKitty Tv 6 saatler önce +1

    Fake it till you make it😘

  • Serene Mougharbel
    Serene Mougharbel 6 saatler önce

    I'm Muslim to. Butt I known when even Muslim parents can be not all good.

  • Thisgirl_liit
    Thisgirl_liit 6 saatler önce

    Parents should be more supportive:
    I don’t support lgbtq because it’s against my religion. But you should respect people for who they are. I just leave them alone but there are some people that make me mad by mentioning god never said being gay was bad, so yeah

  • Tide Pod
    Tide Pod 6 saatler önce

    I'm bisexual and I'm terrified to tell my dad. I hear him say stuff that makes it seem like he doesn't like gays. My mother though, I believe she doesn't care and is happy for me no matter what

  • Miss Lemon
    Miss Lemon 6 saatler önce +1

    California is not a good place to live it’s literally on fire

  • skull boy
    skull boy 6 saatler önce

    You are a disrespecting muslims

  • Soviet Memes
    Soviet Memes 6 saatler önce +1

    I can relate to this except im not gay im straight

  • Miranda idogg
    Miranda idogg 6 saatler önce

    I accept ur religion and sexuality

  • Rene Plays ZELDA
    Rene Plays ZELDA 6 saatler önce

    I'm Christian, but I don't hate gays, in fact, I'm trans!

  • Noah Nyikako
    Noah Nyikako 6 saatler önce


  • Janelle Escandon
    Janelle Escandon 6 saatler önce

    I was watin for your vid

  • Maya Popp
    Maya Popp 6 saatler önce

    Not all Muslims are like this though.
    I'm not Muslim but my friends are and they don't hate gay people nor are they sexist.
    Yes some are homophobic and sexist but you can find that anywhere religious or not.

  • s p a r k
    s p a r k 6 saatler önce

    it is a choice

  • Ayub The noob
    Ayub The noob 6 saatler önce +1

    Dang my mom is Muslim to but your mom is crazy my mom lets me do anything

  • toy chica cupquake
    toy chica cupquake 6 saatler önce

    Yesterday i got grounded because i didnt throw my dads banana peel ._.

  • Nora Hisham
    Nora Hisham 6 saatler önce

    I'm Egyptian and I feel sorry for you too

  • Say my Name man
    Say my Name man 6 saatler önce

    I feel bad for him

  • Fernando Sanchez
    Fernando Sanchez 6 saatler önce


  • Kreative Kay
    Kreative Kay 6 saatler önce

    I have nothing wrong with the LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈 community,but my family is VERY homophobic. Like I feel like I’m bisexual and I’m only 10. If in the next 4 years I still feel bisexual,I’m just coming out and don’t care what they honestly say tbh😑

  • Yuri Best Girl
    Yuri Best Girl 6 saatler önce

    I totally support LGBT+ but I really don't agree with atheists. But it doesn't matter, because we are all equal, and we can believe what we want. PRIDE!!!

  • Spongebob Squarepants
    Spongebob Squarepants 6 saatler önce

    Dear person from this story:
    How did you get into UCLA? I’d really love pointers for getting into good colleges

  • BrycieBRaps
    BrycieBRaps 6 saatler önce

    I am a homophobe but I don’t disrespect them. I just keep my beliefs to myself. Which is not what I’m doing. Dang it.

  • Booga Plays
    Booga Plays 6 saatler önce

    I feel offended by this video. This channel used to be good, DO NOT JUDGE ANYONE BY THEIR RELIGION!!!!

  • HopefullymyschooldosentfindthisYT

    1 flaw with California there might be more but the bad part is they are so lgbtqxyz whatever that they teach to preschoolers and your telling your sisters to run away that is being a coward not facing your problems and I’m to sure but your parents are bad but don’t bring Islam into this and there religion it is how they were raised I hope you read this sorry if I’m wrong

  • Franco Pascarella
    Franco Pascarella 6 saatler önce

    Ayyyyyyyy I see u parents on that conservative grind

  • Auden Meierhofer
    Auden Meierhofer 6 saatler önce

    I feel bad 4 his parents

  • Knight Trooper
    Knight Trooper 6 saatler önce

    Hey I had the same thing and I left a 13 and lived with my friends until I was 17

  • Liz Vuong
    Liz Vuong 6 saatler önce

    Oooooooh I am an atheist tooo❤❤

  • 7jblv
    7jblv 6 saatler önce

    Trust me this is the best for you 😍

  • Selena Bettendorf
    Selena Bettendorf 6 saatler önce

    I’m not gay but is ok to be yourself 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

  • BrycieBRaps
    BrycieBRaps 6 saatler önce

    I am a republican but my parents don’t shame me for that. Sucks for you, dude.

  • Derpy Nerwhal
    Derpy Nerwhal 6 saatler önce

    I wonder what happened to his boyfriend.

  • Raven Day
    Raven Day 6 saatler önce

    Omg i get you, in pakistani and an atheist but my parents can’t bare the thought of me not being religious...

  • abree freeman
    abree freeman 6 saatler önce

    I don't support gay but that doesn't mean I hate them because god said to love everyone

  • Alicia Russell
    Alicia Russell 6 saatler önce


  • TheAwkwardType Talks.
    TheAwkwardType Talks. 6 saatler önce

    *I now have a crush on you*

  • jennifer vasquezC
    jennifer vasquezC 6 saatler önce


  • Mimi the weirdo :3
    Mimi the weirdo :3 6 saatler önce

    Where i live! Every year we have a pride parade