AITA for telling family members the truth about my parents at my sisters graduation party

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There’s backstory that I need to tell. I (22 F) have 2 younger sisters, “Amy” is 18 and just graduated high school. I can’t think of a family whose parents so blatantly favor one child over their other 2, as much as my family does.

My parents are OBSESSED with volleyball. both played in college and that’s how they met, played at the same school. when I was young, they did everything in their power to get me interested in playing. I wasn’t. I’m a theatre gal.

Amy, got interested at a young age. They knew from when she was young old she had a lot of talent. Amy has played on her school and club teams basically since she was in 5th grade and was the best player. She’s now going to a division 1 school on a full ride volleyball scholarship. My parents lives are all about Amy. examples:

Our main fridge has 20 different magnets of Amy’s volleyball pictures. There’s one picture of me when I played cat in the hat in 8th grade on the side of it. None of littlest sister.

Parents ordered custom replica jerseys for Amy’s club team so we all can wear them. Has our last name and Amy’s number. Parents force us to wear them. (We’ve done it in a Christmas card) They also force us to go to all of Amy’s games. But I don’t think Amy has ever been to one of my plays. Even in college, her excuse was always valid to skip my plays, but my excuse was never valid to skip her games.

In our basement we have one of those life size fat head stickers on the wall of Amy spiking a volleyball.

For the last 2 years Amy made this like all regional select volleyball team. But my parents f***ing paid hundreds of dollars to have the jersey put in a custom frame with the background being pictures of Amy playing volleyball throughout her life. That hangs in one of our family rooms.

Every holiday we host, right after dinner almost like clockwork, you can see my mom hooking up her laptop to the tv. She’s putting on Amy’s game film for everyone. Every holiday.

My youngest sister (15) tries to be like Amy. She plays volleyball too but is clearly not at the level Amy was when she was 15. So my parents treat her volleyball like an afterthought.

Amy also has some serious character issues I’d love to rant about but won’t do it here. If you want that I’ll do it in the comments.

So Amy’s high school graduation party was yesterday and maybe twice as big as mine was. When talking to family who asked me about Amy, I just said I wish my parents took an interest in my hobbies or me in general like they do with Amy. And it hurts to see the obvious favoritism. They agreed they’ve noticed it throughout my life too.

After the party I was confronted by my parents because extended family actually took my side and said it wasn’t fair. My parents just claimed ignorance. They had no idea what I was talking about. And that I apparently embarrassed them for “spending the day talking smack about Amy”. Maybe I was jealous about the party, but I couldn’t deal with another Amy show while mom and dad act like they have one kid. What are your opinions? Please don’t be afraid to criticize. Thank you for your time in advance.

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