Maybe he's a jerk. Or maybe she's psychotic. A new viral video asks us to take sides.
It's a classic case of "He said, she said" that's led to heated conversations all over the internet.
The short version: Boy leaves town for a couple weeks. Girl doesn't realize he's gone and devolves into a psychotic mess. Psychology of Attraction
The long version: JD posts a video on the internet that claims his girlfriend, Em, was "great in many respects," but "not the world's greatest listener." The video recounts, first, how he often talked about his upcoming trip to Europe in her presence and second, how she forgot he was leaving, freaked out once he was gone, and sent many emails relaying said freaked out feelings to him.
Dated and juxtaposed alongside photos of where he was when each message was sent, the emails go from curious ("Tried calling your cell a few times today but it kept going straight to voicemail. You're not screening me, are you?") to hurt ("I waited all night for you to get in touch with me") to angry ("What the f*** is going on?! Why are you avoiding me?") to stern ("We're through. Don't call me, don't text me") to vengeful ("Remember that friend of mine...you were jealous of...well I f***ed him to show you"). Her last email, written after running into his mother and being reminded that JD was in Europe, begs him to delete all the previous emails ("We've all made mistakes while you were away. I can explain it all to you, call me ASAP"). In the end, JD says he dumped her.
Since being posted, thousands of people have watched the video and most who've left comments are taking sides.
On the pro-Em side, the comments include such understanding assertions as: "Anyone get the feeling he didn't do a very good job of telling her he was going to be away for two weeks?" and "I think the very important lesson you should have learned was to not go two weeks without checking your email if your phone is turned off. Europe has the internet." "Honey, Your Husband Is A Jerk"
The pro-JD comments, on the other hand, range from expressions of dismay ("Truly, amazing she never takes into consideration the possibility that something maybe happened to him") to messages of hate ("I hope he shoveled s*** on that b****'s face after that").
Indeed, it's hard not to empathize when you feel someone has been wronged.
Still, we can't help but wonder: Is the video even telling the truth? Did things actually happen as JD describes them or is he, in fact, a worse communicator than Em is a listener? It is possible that the video was posted with the hopes of inciting hatred toward women in general and ex-girlfriends in particular (the intro on Buzzfeed reads: "I cannot believe men put up with women, ever, no really")? Or could it be that this is all just a joke?
Check out the video, and let us know what you think.