Man slammed for refusing to stop smoking next to pregnant woman
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A man who refused to stop smoking near a pregnant woman has been blasted online for lacking 'basic human decency'.
The anonymous bloke opened himself up to judgement when he headed to the Reddit forum, 'Am I The A******?'
And on this occasion, it would appear that most people strongly disagreed with his perspective.
Irritated by their request, he apparently told the couple to leave the concert if his smoking was an issue.
He said: "I told them both it’s a show. You came here, you can choose to leave."
Using the drug culture surrounding the band as justification, he continued: "'He tried to cause a scene but nothing happened since I just ignored them both and danced."
Once he was chastised by his roommates for smoking next to a pregnant lady, he took to Reddit to check if he was in the wrong.
And Redditors didn't mince their words when it came to putting him in his place.
One person wrote: "You shouldn’t be smoking in your seat like that. People do it all the time and guess what? They’re a******* just like you."
Another fumed: "Imagine sharing your cancer puffs with a non consenting pregnant woman and asking if you're an a******? yes duh."
A fellow critic commented: "I don't care what kind of scene a band has, take it outside and be respectful of the people around you.
"Why should someone else leave because of something you are doing? She has just as much right to be there as you do."
Someone else said: "Smoke; even secondhand smoke is extremely harmful for a developing fetus. Not smoking near a pregnant woman is basic human decency.
"Yes, the couple 'chose' to go to the concert. How is that even relevant here? We live in a society. We still have some moral obligations to comply with."
And one Redditor who also smoked weed chimed in: "I'm a stoner and would never force someone to inhale my substances. YTA [You're the a******]."
The man did not specify whether the concert itself was taking place inside a closed venue, but smoking indoors is prohibited in 29 states in the US.
The Centre for Disease Control wrote in 2008 that marijuana smoke can have a negative impact on developing foetuses.
The research they cited showed that ingesting marijuana smoke during pregnancy can lead to various health complications.
This includes a lower birth weight and abnormal neurological development, often caused by the transmission of THC from mother to child.