The 19-year-old said her mother called a week before Thanksgiving and confronted her about the Facebook posts regarding President-elect Donald Trump.
“She asked me if I was going to be disrespectful to my family, and I told her that it could work either way, Cunningham said. "If the things I am saying are disrespectful to Trump supporters, the things they are saying are also disrespectful to me.”
Cunningham's response got her uninvited to her family’s Thanksgiving dinner in Maine. She said that while her mom later called and tried to make things right, it was too late and she plans to hang out with her two cats in Boston on Thanksgiving.
And she won’t be the only one whose political views earned them the a spot on the uninvited list at family Thanksgiving.
Look, this isn't that hard.
- If you're a woman, don't be a bitch about the election. For once in your life, stow it. Yes, you're unhappy about it. That doesn't mean everyone is.
- If you're a man, spare everyone the lectures. Don't bring up politics. Talk football. Talk family. Go watch the game if you must.
- If you bring it up, deal with it. The first person to bring up the subject is the very last one who should get upset over it.
- If you're the host and you know someone is likely to be a problem, shut them down fast and hard, whether they are just baiting someone else or are inclined to be aggressive.
- If necessary, promise everyone that they can have an active discussion of it after dessert. By then, everyone will be too stuffed to really care.