Hey guys, so basically I have quite a long story and I wish for some feedback from you fine folks here. I know it's a little long (ugh) but bear with me please.
So l've been in a relationship with this guy, for the sake of the story and his anonymity let's call him Peter, for about a year now. He's great, we get along great, and everything is fine. However, his family is very, very conservative and from the deep south. If anyone knows the area, you know they hold typical backwards views in regards to women, the wife in a marriage is very "traditional" and only serves the man, etc. They're also very anti-gay, something that troubles me dearly, and so I try to keep my political beliefs to myself whenever I'm visiting Peter's family for the sake of our relationship.
Anyway, this happened a couple days ago, we were having a family dinner with Peter's parents and someone mentioned Miley Cyrus and the fiasco at the MTV VMAs. They started talking about how she was such a slut, a whore, a good for nothing hollywood type that promotes degeneracy and is in their minds the "downfall" of America. I held back as much as I could until finally I had to step up and begin to say how I thought they were being biased, how she was getting the short end of the stick, and how Robin Thicke's performance was the one that was extremely offensive to women and borderline misogynistic.
Well this didn't sit well with them. They called me a slut sympathizer, said I was all wrong, said I didn't know what I was talking about. At this point I looked at Peter trying to get him to defend me but he put his head down in shame almost like I WAS the one who was being offensive! So I said they were being rude and disrespectful, how they didn't understand culture and how it demonizes women, to which Peter's brother said "Oh yeah, we're really demonizing someone who gets on stage half naked and shows what a no good whore she is to the entire country" and everyone started laughing hard.
I didn't know what to do so I got up and left. I drove to a motel, checked myself in, and cried myself to sleep. Peter called the next day apologizing and said I shouldn't have open my mouth as I was "prejudiced with my liberal feminist views" ....really?
Anyway, am I in the wrong here? Did I do the wrong thing? Should I say anything to him? I'm scared of visiting his parent's house next time we visit because I don't know what they think of me now, and it's most likely in a negative way. Help SRS?