An author is being slammed online for writing and publishing an article describing his experience living with his Korean mother-in-law when she moved in to their house.
In Richard Scott-Ashe’s The Globe and Mail article, titled “The hard lessons I learned when my Korean mother-in-law moved in,” the author talks about how his mother-in-law moved in with them the same day they brought their first baby home.
On the first night, Scott-Ashe recalled how he was woken up by a buzzing sound. He was then surprised to see his mother-in-law helping his wife, Sun, pump her breast milk.
“Her presence in our home would create many memorable moments, but none would burn into my mind like the image of her milking my wife,” the author wrote. “I filed it away as deep as I could, down with the memory of our son as he entered the world, blowing out a region I had promised myself to until death do us part.”
Scott-Ashe went on to describe another instance where his mother-in-law helped the couple on their household chores like folding the laundry immediately instead of letting it sit for “a week or two.”
“With each new chore I attempted or neglected, my mother-in-law carefully laid out my mistakes and their potential consequences as if she were talking to a small child or a full-size idiot,” he wrote, adding, “The fact she was right every time somehow didn’t make hearing it any easier.”
Scott-Ashe complained about how his mother-in-law only finds using the dishwasher acceptable when it is being used as a rack for drying dishes cleaned by hands. He also went on to call her home cooked kelp and anchovy broth a “hot compost.”
The topic of raising their son was also brought up in the article where Scott-Ashe expressed how he wanted him to be raised “independent and tough” while his wife wants the child to be “kind and happy.”
Many Twitter users were so appalled by Scott-Ashe’s article that a lot of them called out the author online.
“But as the person who had contributed the least to the baby-making process… I felt I should just try to help out as much as I could and keep my mouth shut.”
me reading: that’s good, awareness is good
“That proved difficult almost immediately.”
me reading: 🙃
— claire trần (@clairevtran) September 20, 2019
Blowing out a region? Wtf? Can you be any more of a douche?
— Heather Hauck (@ohjoys) September 21, 2019
He’s so full of shit, and there’s no reason that a man can’t be independent, tough, and also kind and happy. What the fuck?
If his son turns out like his dad, he won’t be independent and tough, he’ll be selfish and arrogant.
— CC (@calicoarse) September 22, 2019
hes not trying to change hes sitting there like a child throwing a tantrum and expecting the grown ups to pull a “you know I’m right and i know I’m right but you’re being so difficult that we’re just gonna do it your way so that you stop being a brat”
— JONNIE DAY 🥺🌱🌳🌻 (@redlipsticktae) September 21, 2019
she literally improved the quality of his life by 500% so he can delete this whole fucking op ed
— stacy magallon ⚡ (@stacymagallon) September 21, 2019
“So My Fetish Didn’t Work Out the Way I Was Expecting It To: Memoirs of a Koreaboo” by Richard Scott-Ashe
— noah thee shinramyun samchun (@noahreservation) September 21, 2019
I have no idea who RICHARD SCOTT-ASHE is but ffs your are a fucking lame cunt https://t.co/XuzrI7tv6y
— mick (@_midofo_) September 21, 2019
Richard-Scott Ashe lives in a fucking adult day-care. pic.twitter.com/bEPcxC4pjg
— Lauren Ipsum (@fatherdog) September 21, 2019
I am THRILLED about the amount of articles I am seeing by Richard Scott Ashe congratulating himself for being a barely competent human
— lazy eye (@narcissitaesthe) September 22, 2019