Teen's Tweet Goes Viral After Mom Rejects Him For Wearing Makeup

Morehouse College freshman Jauan Durbin, 18, has received an outpouring of support after a screenshot he tweeted of his mother's negative reaction to the discovery that he wears makeup went viral. 

Durbin tweeted:

After seeing a photo of Jauan in makeup his mother wrote:

“I do not approve of this bullshyt,” she wrote. “[What the hell] is wrong with you? I am so disappointed. You are a male. [Why the hell] do you have on eyelashes, eyebrows and makeup? I’m completely done.”

Thankfully, Jauan is staying strong and intends to live his truth!

Jauan shares with Mic.com

“I didn’t post the original screenshot to put my mom out there, it was more so that I knew there were other people out there going through the same situation that I’m going through and many don’t know if there’s a way out of it,” Jauan told Mic.

“So I wanted to affirm them with my comments attached to the screenshot. That you should always live in your truth no matter if your parents don’t agree with it. You seek validation from your parents, you try to live up to their expectations, but sometimes their expectations are unrealistic.”

We support you, Jauan! Jauan's tweet has received nearly 15,000 likes and more than 5,000 retweets as of this publishing. 

 

(H/T: The Gaily Grind)

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Why are you assuming he does t have a full ride?? 

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I wouldn't have put this comment if I was assuming. #ijs #facts 

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I'm so confused about this... these sites need to verify what they are writing about before they start posting things. My question is, how do these folks think a 18 year old student with no full ride scholarship and no job is paying for his tuition? So if his mother had an issue with his sexuality and was going to disown him would she invest almost 50K for him to attend Morehouse? I don't think so.

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To me, he doesn't exactly help himself by starting his response with "Lol" like this is something to laugh about.

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