This Dude Chose His Funko Pops Collection Over His Wife And Is Getting Roasted For It

For a brief time this week, the words “Funko Pops” started trending on Twitter and no one was quite sure why. Did Funko Pops have the rona? Were they getting dragged for old offensive tweets? No, the plastic and vinyl collectibles are doing just fine. It is a man who is unwell, a guy posting to Reddit under the name u/throwaway5936496 on r/AmIthe A**hole because he wanted to know if he was the a**hole for choosing Funko Pops…over his wife.

If you don’t know what Funko Pops even are, they’re little figurines that reference characters from anywhere they can license the rights, so you can get buy a Harry Potter Funko Pop or a Baby Yoda Funko Pop or a Batman Funko Pop or a Freddy Krueger Funko Pop. Whatever floats your boat. 

Personally, I hate clutter and cuteness so they’re not for me. But this Redditor is absolutely bananas about them. He says that he has been collecting them for six years and has THOUSANDS of them. He met his wife two years ago and says she was aware of his collecting, and it wasn’t a problem. Until now. They just had a huge fight about it, he writes:

I will admit these past few months I have been dropping about $500 monthly on Funko figures, but in my opinion it was not financially tanking considering me and my wife have pretty decent jobs. I don’t want to state what those jobs are for privacy reasons. Anyways she was telling me I needed to stop the Funko Pop collecting for a long time or at least cut down my Funko spending to 3 Funko Pops per month. In my opinion that is so ridiculous considering how limited I would be in my choice of Funko Pops. I tried to explain to her how much I enjoy collecting these figures, and how much it means to me. She then started yelling that we were going to go in debt because of the amount of money I’ve been spending on Funko Pops. I stated to her how she was completely over-reacting and there is no way we could possibly go in debt from this.

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He says she ended up locking herself in the bedroom, and he slept on the couch, but he felt no remorse because he “knew she was over-reacting.” The next morning, his wife told him she was going to stay at her sister’s house:

I honestly just couldn’t believe she was going so far with this. I tried my best to convince her to stay but again she kept stating that I needed to stop the Funko collecting for a long time. That isn’t an option for me because again she is completely over-reacting and it is in no way affecting us financially.

A few days go by and I get a call from her. She tells me that I need to choose. Either I stop the Funko Pop collecting or we’re getting a divorce. I started telling her how ridiculous she was being because she obviously is being ridiculous. After 2 years she was just willing to throw away our marriage over my passion. She was pretty much sobbing at this point and then I finally just told her I’m not going to let her get in the way of my passion. I still haven’t gotten the divorce papers but I’m expecting them soon.

So AITA for choosing Funko Pops over my wife? Again I’m very passionate about them and I think it’s ridiculous for someone to try and take that away from me when it is in no way shape or form hurting them.

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There are a lot of comments on Reddit calling this guy an a**hole, and pointing out that the way he keeps repeating that it’s not a problem financially probably means it is. But because this was trending on Twitter, let’s share what Twitter had to say:

Enjoy your Funko Pops, bud. You might realize your mistake when you try dating again and don’t have room in your apartment to bring anyone over. 

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