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Reality TV show scene causes outrage on social media

The controversial scene on Channel Seven's Bride and Prejudice that has people on social media talking. Source: LoveOnSeven/Facebook.

While many of us probably avoid reality TV shows, there is one show that certainly has people talking on social media.

The reality show Bride and Prejudice on Channel Seven features couples whose parents don’t agree with their decision to get married.

One particular scene last night has a lot of people on social media talking, and it’s raised plenty of questions, outrage and controversy.

If you missed the show, don’t worry – the clip has been shared across social media thousands of times and it seems everyone has an opinion about what happened.

The scene features Queenslander Chris, as he informs his older parents that he is marrying his American boyfriend Grant.

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But it’s not the news of the wedding that has people talking, it’s the reaction from his parents that’s causing uproar.

Chris asked his mum and dad if they would attend his wedding and the response was heartbreaking.

His mum, who was later revealed to be a devoted Jehovah’s Witness, said she wouldn’t be attending.

“Well, Chris. Umm. You know I’ve got very strong beliefs on that situation,” she said.

“So, umm. For us, that’s not an option.”

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Chris then asked his dad what his beliefs were.

“Basically the same, different reasons,” his dad responded. 

“We love you. But we really don’t want to be part of that,” his mum told him.

“And we’d like to respect that. And I know that’s probably hurting you.

“But if you’re honest, you would have expected that.”

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It’s a scene that’s divided opinions on social media, with many people questioning how a parent could do that to their own child.

It’s a question Chris himself asked at one point in the scene.

“So you think it’s worth sacrificing your relationship with me because of your beliefs?” he asked his parents.

At one point in the scene he struggles to compose himself, and tells his parents it would be really nice if they could be at his wedding.

“You can choose all of me or you can choose none of me,” he told his parents.

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“If that’s the way it’s gotta be, that’s the way way it’s gotta be,” his mum responded.

She later explained she had principles she’s lived her “whole adult life” and that she was going to change them because of how her son “wants to live his life”.

Watch the clip below and tell us what you think.

What’s your take on the situation? Do you think the parents are in the wrong? 

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