Well, it works both ways. You just take his word that his parents are horrible without knowing them?
The fact is, is that none of us can make a sane judgement on his situation because we neither know him or his parents.
This topic can do nothing but cause a flamewar so I say we all just drop it and chalk it up as face_master just venting.....
I've got news for you, kiddo, when you move out, you're going to slowly realize that tall that crap that your old man might have told you over he years is beginning to make sense.