EPHRAIM, Utah (WTVD) — The sweet gesture of a group of girls at Snow College has gone viral after they decided to surprise their roommate who accidentally came out to her religious parents.
On Tuesday, 20-year-old Ashlyn Smith accidentally outed herself to her Mormon parents.
She had commented on a Facebook post saying that she “played for both teams” – referring to her bisexuality.
Well, that comment showed up on her father’s newsfeed, and at first, Smith said he was upset.
She said that he asked her to remove the comment, but later called her to discuss her sexuality, assuring her that he will “love her no matter what.”
While she’s relieved they know, Smith said she’s hurt she couldn’t share this big news with parents herself.
“At first, it felt like the world was coming to an end,” she told ABC11. “I just remember crying and not wanting to call and talk to him. I’ve always wanted to tell them in person, (I) just didn’t know how to go about it, so it hurts that it had to be this way, and I couldn’t be the one to tell them.”
After the incident, Smith decided to take a break from social media.