Man faces backlash over ‘selfish’ reason for refusing to attend a concert with his wife: ‘Are you seriously jealous?’

A man’s jealousy has sparked a disagreement between him and his wife. 

He asked Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum for help. His wife is a huge fan of the band Tame Impala and has a crush on the lead singer. She told him the celebrity crush was her “dream man,” and it hurt his feelings. Then, when she asked him to attend a Tame Impala concert with her, he refused. 

“My wife is a big fan of rock music,” he explained. “About a month ago, she started going on about one of her favorite bands and how cute and talented the lead singer is. Of course, that is no problem, and I’m not jealous of a random celebrity. However, she then proceeded to tell me this lead singer is her exact ‘type’ and her ‘dream man.’ She even said at one point (I quote), ‘If only he wasn’t married’ but tried to make it sound like a joke. This man literally could not be more different from me. I am on the bigger side, mixed-race, short hair, and the musician is a skinny white dude with long hair. I know she didn’t mean it to be hurtful towards me, but it kinda stung to hear straight up that I am so different from her ‘dream’ type.” 

When the band toured in their city, she jumped at the chance to see them live.

“Turns out the band is coming to our city in a few weeks,” he wrote. “This morning, she texted me that her coworker bought tickets but can’t make it and is willing to resell the two tickets to my wife for a much lower price. She called me to confirm that I would go with her. I took a minute but said, ‘Honestly, I’d rather not accompany you to a concert where you’re just going to be fawning over your dream man the whole time.’ This upset her a lot more than I thought it would, and she came home from work nearly in tears asking why I am being ‘petty’ and ‘selfish’ by not going with her. She said the singer is just a dumb celebrity crush she was rambling about, and it makes no sense for me to be taking it personally and making this an issue between us.”

Reddit users weighed in on the man’s dilemma.

“It’s a celebrity. Are you seriously jealous of one of those?” someone commented

“I think there was a communication breakdown,” another wrote

“I personally find you childish to be upset over a celebrity crush,” a user said

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