The son gathered courage and revealed his sexual preference to his mom. Her reaction took him by surprise.
Asian parents typically have an image that they are strict and conservative. While browsing through various videos on the internet, we come across people who often make videos to showcase their Asian parents' usual reactions to certain things they do or say. But a video shared by @thekoreanmama on TikTok is breaking stereotypes, all thanks to a mom who is setting a new bar with her love and affection for her child.
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The popular elderly woman on social media had already garnered a sizeable and loyal follower base as her son Ed kept filming her on their trips to eateries and doing other fun activities together. In one of their most viral videos, Ed decides to come out as gay to his mother and prepares to record her reaction, Her response touched the hearts of people.
"Coming out to my Korean mom," the overlay text reads at the beginning of the video. "Mom, what would happen if I got married, but it was to a man?" Ed asks his mom from behind the camera. As she prepares a treat for her dog, she promptly responds, "So what?" As if that wasn't wholesome enough, she had a lot more to say in English, which we could all make sense of. "If you do it, you do it," the mom continues.
She announces that she will be fine with Ed marrying a man and then goes on to explain her outlook on same-sex marriages. "Rather than the old-school way of thinking about a husband and a wife, it's more about finding a suitable partner to live this life with," Ed's mom says, "You can look at it as a companionship for life where they rely and depend on each other. If that is their definition of happiness, then who are we to interfere?"
However, the most hilarious twist in the video lies at the very end. Even after showing her support and approval for same-sex marriages and relationships, Ed's "Korean Mama" displays her typical Asian mom characteristics when he asks "if he can get a tattoo." Ed's mom is quick to deem it "unacceptable." True enough, most Asian parents are a bit reluctant to see their kids getting permanently inked for some reason. The video was also circulated on other social media sites, including Reddit by u/BurningBernie559 and it received a bunch of heartfelt responses from fellow users who appreciated the Korean mom's reaction.
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@harm_less shared: "When I came out to my mom (in advance of intending to invite my partner home for the holidays), she said, 'Well, will she want to go shopping with us then?' The men I brought home had always opted out of going with us thrifting, one of our favorite pastimes, so she was hoping a woman might go with us. And she did—and has for the 13 years since." @That0n36uy wrote: "As a 33-year-old who just started his first same-sex relationship and plans to come out to family during Thanksgiving, I can only hope it goes this smoothly. I am quite nervous, as my family tends to be more socially conservative. I don’t want to hide anymore and I think I’ve found someone worth coming out for."
@Terror_Raisin24 commented: "Reminds me of a friend who was afraid to come out to his grandma. Every time at Christmas, she asked if he's (finally) bringing a girlfriend for dinner. Then he came out that he'd bring a male partner. And his grandma just said, 'Oh okay, then I'll prepare more food. Men are usually eating more than women.' And that was it. He was so relieved, he said it was his best Christmas ever." @zorrez joked: "This is literally my mother. She is very progressive and accepting of next to everything, but if I dare to get a tattoo, even if it would be about my love for her, then that would just not be acceptable."