I had a friend from school who I only really got to know properly at the very end of high school/early uni years. After a while it became clear that he was quite ignorant and bigoted. It seemed quite forced though- a facade. A shame as he was otherwise, so I had thought, a seemingly good hearted guy.
I called him out on it several times but he isn't really a person open to reasoned arguments, more so hyper conservative sound-bites and empty crude rhetoric. I think he was trying to emulate the working class macho men stereotype he grew up in/saw around him and so clearly idolised.
It became tedious trying to still like and enjoy hanging out with somebody as stunted and willfully self-limiting.
We are no longer friends.