By Asterisk1009 - 29/06/2009 05:41 - United States

Today, I finally got the courage to tell my parents that I'm gay. My mom said "Yeah, we know." When I asked how they knew, my dad, without looking up from the tv, said, "We've been monitoring your Internet history." FML
I agree, your life sucks 50 519
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hey atleast they didn't care.

Major invasion of your privacy, sure. But at least they didn't freak out and were totally fine about it. Plus, they waited until you were ready to tell them rather than confront you when they figured it out through snooping...gotta give them credit for that!

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Ouch u gotta delete that stuff! FYL first

If either parent knows what he's doing, the OP could have been tracked on the router instead of the PC, and he wouldn't have been able to get to the history to erase it.

^^^ true that. I fail to see how this is an FML when your parents could have easily just disowned you and thrown you out on the street for it

Yeah, it's not that bad. They didn't seem to really care, when a lot of parents would disown their kids for being gay. And, most parents monitor their kids' internet usage, that's what parents do. At least they didn't put on one of those programs to block porn, so they must ALSO be okay with you looking at porn! You're lucky, really!

Why not? Accessing a network from the inside is very easy. It's not like it's impossible for him to copy another device's name and MAC address on the network or encrypt his traffic. I suppose it wouldn't matter (doesn't now anyway) if the OP is computer illiterate.

well, google chrome incognito blocks that, right?

the minute i read this fml i jsut knew there was someone who was gunna say "ydi for being gay"

no. incognito mode will not block that. It merely deletes records off the PC itself. It doesn't delete the internet traffic logs off the router.

you proxys proxys and stuff i'd so a revenge hack to control and watch their computer

eeh hello?? history deletion?? mozilla firefox? t.t whats with the proxy?

Once again, that doesn't delete the internet traffic logs on the router.

#154 what people are trying to say is that the computer is not being monitored. it's like with texting you can delete the texts off your phone but they're still stored by the phone company. Using this example his parents are monitoring his history through the router (the information from the phone company in my example) instead of through his computer (or phone in my example)

hey atleast they didn't care.

It seems like they don't care about HIM. They didn't even look up from the TV

yeah they could've freaked out and kicked him out of the house.

So OP watched kanye west being A gayfish?

Dude, it could be worse. Be glad they just accept you for who you are and don't make a big deal out of it.

The FMl here is that they're totally invading his privacy. Look outside the box.

Bingo. YDI, and you're doing fine.

Hear, hear!,#4! Everyone who is upset about "ruined" privacy is probably a disgruntled youth. If you can't take three seconds to delete your history, you might has well just leave your pr0n on the bed too.

it goes to more places than the computer

yeah the parents probaly didn't go to his computer they probaly had it go to theirs

Even if he did delete the history on the computer, it would still be saved on the router (the part that connects all te computers in the house with the Internet). and unless he knows the password to that which is very unlikely he wouldn't be able to delete that history

At least they didn't flip out. How is it an FML? Your parents still love and care for you, if they had kicked you out or something, THEN, it would've been an FML. It's only a YDI cause you didn't clear your history.

It's an fml because obviously it embarrassed him.

I hate when my parents go through my stuff. but yeah #4 is right

It's an FYL because his family is monitoring his history...at least for the OP. I say YDI for going to websites like those.

I really hope you mean porn sites in general, not just gay ones.

Which websites? The OP never said porn, he may have just gone on gay dating sites or whatever. Lots of things can give your sexuality on the internet. Although I do love that Avenue Q song...

Major invasion of your privacy, sure. But at least they didn't freak out and were totally fine about it. Plus, they waited until you were ready to tell them rather than confront you when they figured it out through snooping...gotta give them credit for that!

Too much gay asian porn eh? Yeah..That'll do it.

Made me laugh. People above me have a point. It might be embarrassing, but at least they didn't freak out and disown you or something.

I wonder how long it'll be before someone comments that the OP deserves it for being gay? Won't be long... Er anyway, it's not exactly a problem. It made it A LOT easier for you to come out, didn't it? It's still an annoying breach of privacy. I really hate it when my parents are all nosey about my internet activity. Still, it worked out better for you!