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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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  • Andrei Postelnicu

    This is a part from an anime

  • CP-PAHA

    I am muslim but other country's peoples are hate muslims cuz peoples think we are arab. Man... i am Turk... so we are not arab also we are hate arabs so...pls stop that

  • ItsYaBoi Chris

    My friends grandpa brother is the principal of ucla

  • Nat17

    If your parents fucking tell you that being gay is MENTALLY INSANE Thant’s abuse

  • Huda Khan

    If your a Muslim then why you dating people? - I’m a Muslim and I know we’re not allowed to date or be gay in Islam.

  • FireWolf God

    Your parents are right

  • Osas 961

    People that are gay have emotional problems

  • Gavin Painter

    This kid is toxic he doesn't like his parents for following there minds and they paid for him to start his new life this brat does he know how expensive that is

  • RobloxianBoi

    No. that is called BISEXUAL

  • Alice B

    My little sister loves gay couples!

  • cougar boy

    I'm half gay and half straight

  • Dauntless Dove

    4 % of the comments are about the video 96% of the comments are about their parents being Muslim.

  • Andrei Postelnicu

    IS THIS WATH HE LIKETELL MEIF YES LEAVE HIM TO BE WATH HE WANT

  • Piggy Knight

    I fucking hate my mom cause she didn't allow me to use the ps4 because she wants to watch netflix but they allowed me to play ps4 if its weekend or no school but I'm allowed but she don't want because she just wants to watch. And she's saying that I play too much but I only play 1 hour in the morning and another one in the afternoon. My dad is more caring than my mom.

  • Oyu61suf

    Very bad why are you gay

  • Michelle Playz_YT

    I hate it when my mom tells me that I should be proper and not stubborn like I can be a stubborn little bitch if I want to and I don’t have to be proper I can be whatever I want

  • Fizah Usop

    i hope that he can change..

  • Bety Douttou

    They doing that don't stand on haram and for god said

  • Axivi Butan

    Comments and video are telling why islamophobia is GOOD.

  • Donald Trump

    gay people need to die

  • Noah Zuro

    Fuck gays you were made to date girls if you are a boy and girls you date boys

  • Valerie Palomino

    Damn that’s messed up the parents don’t except there SON >:(

  • Valerie Palomino

    My aunt is a lesbian and I still lover her

  • Gavin Painter

    And if I were this kids friend then I will tell that he is acting awful to his parents and to tell them he's sorry. Instead of telling to move all the to the other side of the country

  • Rai Gaming

    Hare is much as u want people should not be gay and if I see a gay I wont tease them about it I just would hate it.Gay people should go to hell

  • BACOOOT LUUU

    Not all muslim parent like that I’m muslim but My mom Let me do every thing but dont have relathionship until I dont at school :)

  • the Ocean Fanatic Anime

    Buddy Is Gay Hey Storybooth Do you Make Another Comic Is Eric

  • Gavin Painter

    Im so confused how he doesn't like his parents there good parents who follow their religion

  • EX-elleration _

    Also fuck your parents they suck

  • Marilena Kkk

    I understand what you say...my parents don't understand me even thought they are Christians. Mostly, my father want me to be a nun!!!

  • gavin brown

    Don't be afraid I'm gay to I have same problem😏

  • SAJF Family # family

    You went to the school were I live

  • Dylan Kinkle

    I respect your decision because I’m in the same boat and if anyone else is going through that to i just want you to be strong and know that you are stronger than you believe. Also that being different isn’t wrong expressing your true self isn’t wrong.

  • EX-elleration _

    I’m gay and I never told my parents I’m gay

  • Juan Galeana-Rojas

    I dont except your an atheist but your you you have your own life

  • Katie Ferrant

    Poor child u mustn’t judge because u like ur own gender

  • SIDRAH ASHFAQUE

    What a pathetic person whoever the narrator was. Parents who gave you roof over your broke ass and food into your empty stomach, you are going ro say all this sht about them? Shame on you!!!

  • MK Institution

    Okay I hate the scene at 0:55 like what the hell? I don’t even know what to say. This is too inaccurate. Like bowing to other people is so against Islam. U should only be bowing to God. If you were gonna illustrate this story, don’t make things look bad bc of stereotypes and what u think Islam looks like. Bc it doesn’t look like that at all. Like idek what to say

  • Leafy 126

    This guy is a fucking retard he doesnt have a good feeling by hiding in what he feels and holding a fake relationship

  • April DIY

    Your being sarcastic. Muslims believe that god created man and women to get children. Thats why were here. God made life a test, if we disobey him and hate our parents. Life is a test. I know that we cant so stuff a lot, but again this is a test. We should love our parents so much.

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