The internet has deemed a woman's boyfriend “very sensitive” after he expressed his offense over her inside joke with his brother.

In a virus Reddit post shared on the “I'm the Idiot” forum earlier this week, a 21-year-old woman described her boyfriend's reaction to the long-running inside joke she shares with her older brother. “My brother and I have a silly inside joke that we use all the time. It all started when we were teenagers and it's basically just one of us pointing at the other and saying, 'Et tu, Brute?' dramatically when one bothers the other,” she explained. “It's just silly and it's turned into something where even if we use it wrongly (in terms of literary meaning) we know what each other means.”

However, she revealed that her boyfriend, who works in publishing and studied English literature, found the joke offensive to his profession. “He told me that my inside joke is extremely offensive to him because it disrespects his work. I tried to explain to him that I didn't mean anything by it, and it's just a silly thing between two brothers that honestly doesn't affect him,” the woman wrote. “But still, every time this happens, he gets super upset and has even physically left the room to 'cool off' before.”

The woman questioned whether she was wrong for keeping the joke inside because it makes her feel “close to [her] brother,” even though her boyfriend was offended by it. But unsurprisingly, thousands of Reddit users believed the boyfriend was overreacting and called his behavior “pretentious.”

“Your boyfriend needs to have a sense of humor or get over it. He seems unbearably pretentious,” the top comment read.

“I have a literature degree. I've worked in publishing. I’m a successful author,” another person shared. “Your inside joke is cool as hell. I love that. Your boyfriend needs to relax.

“Serious main character syndrome. It literally has NOTHING to do with him. This phrase has been in use for over 500 years!” someone else pointed out, while another user wrote, “Your boyfriend takes himself too seriously. It looks exhausting.

More recently, another woman was defended on Reddit for refusing to wear a bra when her roommate's boyfriend was sleeping over. In a virus publish shared on the “Am I The A**hole” subreddit, the college student explained that her roommate was bothered by the fact that she didn't wear a bra at home.

“Then she explained that it was about her boyfriend,” the original poster said about her roommate. “I laughed in her face and told her to put a bra on his eyes. She was very upset, but I told her I wasn't interested in her boyfriend. Not even a little.”

However, her roommate tried to tell her that her boyfriend felt uncomfortable and believed that not wearing a bra was “invasive.”

“I called her stupid because she was in my house. I wouldn't be without a bra in his house and if he chose to be naked in his house, the only right I have is to take the H out of there”, observed the woman.

It didn't take long for other Reddit users to rush to the woman's defense, claiming that she should be allowed to do whatever she wants in her own home.

“Very obvious. It's your house, it's your comfort level,” said one person, while another added: “It's very ironic that she said it's invasive, but he's the one who comes into your house and wants you to change the way you live, because it makes you uncomfortable.”

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