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Friend trying to start a political arguement with my mother on Facebook
Some might relate...aging parents posting political jokes on Facebook are bound to upset some. Mine is one! She posted a joke two weeks ago. It is something she rarely does. She does not truly understand what the "share" button even does and how it stays on her timeline. A friend of mine (25 year friendship) responded to her joke in a very demeaning and condescending manner. I was not upset about it first because, well, her joke would be offensive to some. But, she is my mom. If the roles were reversed and I replied to his mother he would tear me a new one. I scroll past jokes all the time I do not agree with. So a few days later, I decided to reply to my friend to test the waters under her post. Perhaps he was having an off day? Maybe he didn't see that it was my elderly mother? It happens! So I just said casually my mom posted it as a joke. Not to be taken seriously. He got very angry with me and further disrespected my mom. I decided not to respond. Due to he and I activating the post again, it turned up in the newsfeed which then got my sisters attention and her grown kids--ANGRY family now. So, I decided to go into her account (with her permission) and block this friend from talking to her. She had 99 notifications lol. His words would have never reached her even though he really tried. Now he and I are not ok. Am I right to feel he crossed a line even though I do not always agree with my mother?