15 People Who Don't Want Their Families Known

Who isn’t embarrassed by their parents? I think it’s safe to say that applies to most of us. After all, there’s a reason that “dad jokes” are thing. However, sometimes this embarrassment extends far beyond the simple annoying quirks. In fact, there are some people who don’t want to ever be associated with their families due to this type of embarrassment. Whether it involves growing up in a brothel, living in absolute filth, or making horrific remarks, sometimes people’s parents make them wish that they were born into a completely different family. Nevertheless, thanks to the users of the Whisper app, we are able to see just how horrifyingly embarrassing some people’s parents can truly be. Here are 15 outrageous reasons why people are embarrassed of their family.

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15 Going To The Chapel


A person’s wedding is supposed to be one of, if not the greatest, days of their life. So you can certainly imagine how bad someone’s family must be that this person is willing to forgo a nice wedding and go elope at a courthouse instead, just so their family doesn’t have to be there. I’m sure that everyone has some family members that they would prefer not be invited to their wedding, but this person has to worry about their sister blacking out from drinking and their father falling asleep from getting high. To be honest, I can’t say that I blame this person for wanting to get married at a courthouse. It beats dealing with all of that drama. Here’s to the happy couple. Mazel Tov!

14 Scared Straight


I don’t care who you are, it’s always scary when you have your significant other meet your family for the first time. You wonder if your family is going to like your significant other. You wonder if your special someone is going to like your family. It’s a vicious cycle. However, having a family that you are embarrassed by can make this experience about a thousand times worse. The last thing anyone wants is to have their significant other break up with them because of how terrible your parents are. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the reality is for this next person. If only it were socially acceptable to not have to introduce our significant others to our family. Then, there would be no more relationship problems to worry about.

13 Pigsty


There is a very fine line between messy and being qualified to be on the show Hoarders. And believe me, I’ve skated that fine line a couple of times and it is nothing to joke about. But I’m going to give it a go anyway. As much as this next person may not want to have anyone over to their house because they are embarrassed by the filth that their parents live in, I seriously doubt their friends will still want to come over once they witness that filth in person. So if this person really doesn’t want anyone to come over, bring them over once and they’ll never want to come over again. The only other option would be to throw everything out while their parents are asleep.

12 Waiting


Ugh… This next confession really bothers me. You have no idea how much I can’t stand people who don’t treat their waiters with respect. That is probably one of my major pet peeves and an absolute deal breaker when it comes to dating. So if I feel that strongly about it, imagine how embarrassed this next person must feel about their parents. I can’t speak on what this next person should have or shouldn’t have done, but if those were my parents, there would have been a very big problem. I definitely feel for this next person. It’s so hard to describe the embarrassment of watching your parents intimidate a nervous waiter. This is why everyone needs to work in the service industry at some point in their life, so they get sense of what it’s like.

11 Keeping Up With The Kardashians


Is there anything worse than having a parent who thinks she is a Kardashian? Go ahead and think for a minute. I’ll wait… See? I don’t think there is anything much more embarrassing than that. Oh, wait a minute, I think I might have spoken a bit too soon. While it's bad enough having a mother who thinks she can be just as demanding as a Kardashian, having a father who tries to act straight is even worse. If this person and their family has had speculations for years about their dad being gay, why has nobody come forward and said anything to him? That seems like something important enough that should be addressed. Come to think of it, I guess this family really is like the Kardashians.

10 Let The Past Die


Like the great Kylo Ren once said, “Let the past die. Kill it if you have to. That's the only way to become what you were meant to be.” If this next person is so embarrassed of their family, that they are actually contemplating whether or not to get married just so that their part of the family name dies, then I only have one thing to say. You gotta do what you gotta do. However, that does seem a bit drastic on their part. Just because you get married and keep your last name alive, that doesn’t mean that the rest of your family has to be associated with it. If you don’t want anything to do with them, that’s one thing. But to not get married because of them, I don’t think that’s necessary.

9 Garbage


Well, this is certainly putting things bluntly. Like the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. However, whoever came up with that saying clearly didn’t know anything about this next person’s family. It seems that this next person is clearly embarrassed by their family’s white trash ways. Sometimes, in situations like this, you have to look on the bright side. If this person is able to recognize that their family has white trash ways, that means that this person isn’t white trash. If this person was white trash, they wouldn’t think there was anything wrong with their family and they would have nothing to be embarrassed about. So I guess if you really think about it, this person should be happy that they are so different from their family.

8 Unusual Upbringings


Just when I thought I’ve heard everything, we have this next confession. I’m not exactly sure how this person grew up in brothel. Did their parents run the brothel? Was one or both of their parent’s frequent visitors of the brothel? I don’t know. However, I can’t imagine that this didn’t have an impact on them growing up. Also, I didn’t even know that anyone under a certain age was even allowed inside of a brothel. Nevertheless, I can understand this person being embarrassed of their family as a result of this. That has to be hard, having to explain to people that you grew up in brothel. Mostly because you would have to describe what a brothel is to other kids as you were growing up.

7 Handouts


If everyone’s family was normal, there would be no need for therapists anymore. I hope this next person could at least take solace in knowing that they are not alone in their embarrassment for their family. However, that’s not to say that this person’s embarrassment isn’t justified. Having a family that is poor and uneducated shouldn’t necessarily be something to be embarrassed of. Nevertheless, what can be embarrassing for someone is always having to deal with members of your family asking for handouts. Even if it wasn't their family asking, people looking for handouts can just be a pain in general. But no matter what, when it’s your family that’s involved, it also seems to make things just a little bit worse. Family will do that to you.

6 Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places


If I had a nickel for every time someone said they were embarrassed by their family, I would be a very rich person. And if you are as embarrassed as this next person is of their family, is it so wrong that this person is trying to find a significant other so that they can be a part of their partner’s family? I’m sure to some people that might sound a little extreme, but if you have been embarrassed by your family for so long, how could you not look for what you've been wanting in another family? It’s a shame that it has to get to this point, but let’s just hope that this person finds someone and the kind of family that they have been looking for.

5  24 And Single


Will parents ever understand? It’s not that we don’t want to have a boyfriend or girlfriend, it’s just that we are too embarrassed of them and don’t want to bring them over to our house. It really is just that simple. Instead of asking what is wrong with us, maybe parents should be asking themselves, what is wrong with them. And do you have any idea how hard it is to carry on a relationship without letting your parents know? Yeah, it’s not so easy, is it? But parents can take refuge and rest easy knowing that we are not weird for not having either a boyfriend or a girlfriend in our twenties, but are actually too embarrassed to have them over at our house.



I know what you’re probably thinking. “Who are these kids that they are able to say that they’re embarrassed of their parents? Shouldn’t they be more respectful of the people that raised them?” Fair enough. That’s a good point. However, you should probably be asking yourselves why would this adult not want their classmates, colleagues, or potential significant other to never ever meet their parents? That’s a pretty bold stance to take on people getting the chance to meet your family. To be honest, I don’t even know this person’s parents but the fact that they are so afraid of anybody ever meeting them, I can’t help but feel a little embarrassed by them too. I think that says a lot about them. I’d hate to think that someone’s parents could be that embarrassing.

3 Drink It In


Ah vices… We all have them. However, some people’s vices are worse than others. Don’t get me wrong here, I’m not some uptight prude, but I like to think that I know when enough is enough. And this brings us to our next confession. If your family wasn’t embarrassing enough while they were sober, just you wait 'till you get a few drinks in them. If that doesn’t sound like a recipe for disaster, then I don’t know what does. And if I think my family is bad when they have some alcohol in them, I can’t even imagine what this person’s family is like. Luckily enough for this next person, they were able to see the error in their family’s ways, and as a result, doesn’t touch the stuff, which is actually pretty commendable on their part.

2 Grotesque


How? How did we ever end up emerging from the people we call our parents? Sometimes, we end up so differently and have such contrasting opinions from our parents that it is incredible that we are even related to each other. And this next person knows this feeling all too well. There are certain universal things parents do that embarrass us, but to call your parents grotesque and horrifying really speaks volumes. Not to mention, a hatred of being related to them. I know I personally get embarrassed when my parents try to set me up with someone or comment on Facebook photos. But if that is my barometer for horrifying things, I would hate to imagine what this person’s parents have done. That’s a pretty scary thought.

1 Best Friends Forever


Your best friend is someone who you can turn to for anything. They are someone who always has your back no matter what. And they are someone who you can’t bring over to your house if your parents are too embarrassing. Much like it is for the person in this next case. You would think that if you have been best friends with someone for five years, they would have at least been over to your house once by now, but sadly, this best friend has not. I can’t help but wonder what this person uses as an excuse to not have their friend over. Does this person just come out and tell them that they are embarrassed of their family or do they just make something up?

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