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50 People Who Were Destroyed For Their Unpopular Opinions Online

Darren RydingMarch 3, 2022
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24. Sleeping Alone

This comes under unpopular opinions but many people secretly agree. The author pulled no punches and said that sleeping alone is superior to sharing a bed. They explained that they have their own space without invasive behavior.

However, some people responded with a major backlash. These Redditors said that the O.P. should be grateful that somebody wants to sleep with them. Many men indeed overheat in bed. Then they awkwardly try to avoid women cuddling them during the night (via Bolde).

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23. Uneven Balance

Here is an example of somebody who doesn’t know what they’re talking about. This post attracted a major backlash because the O.P. thought that they had a good point. But they didn’t really. They said that it’s stupid that employees can’t leave jobs whenever they want.

In short, they believed that the balance was in favor of employers. However, other Redditors observed that this was dumb. It’s unfair to leave somebody in the lurch unless the employer is abusive. Many small businesses rely on their staff and appreciate the two weeks notice (via CNBC).

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22. Adulting

Here is another example of modern slang irritating a Reddit user. The writer ranted about the term ‘adulting.’ This is a millennial phrase that refers to being responsible and acting like a grown-up. However, the O.P. believes that it’s infantizing and pathetic (via Cosmopolitan).

They noted that many millennials have been adults for longer than they were children. There was a major backlash online because it triggered some readers. They said that the phrase didn’t hurt anybody. Then the O.P. called them ‘basic snowflakes.’

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21. Prius Drivers

There is something about trucks that grind people’s gears. This Redditor went off on a tangent about gas prices and their Prius. They laughed at truck drivers because they complain about the former. But they don’t care about the environment (via Medium).

Meanwhile, this started a major backlash. Redneck Redditors clashed with the Prius drover in an intense battle for the ages. They accused the O.P. of virtue-signaling and trolling. They have a point but at the same time, there’s something to be said for respecting the planet.

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20. Don’t Get Drunk

Alcohol plays a significant role in Western social behavior. Most people partake in a culture of drinking from a young age. When individuals reveal that they don’t drink, it always attracts confusion. This O.P. says that being drunk isn’t enjoyable in any way.

They received a major backlash. Reddit users said that this was just one person’s opinion. They couldn’t speak for another person’s experience. Another comment said that it’s all about observing limits. If someone goes past them, then they’ll have a bad time (via Mayo Clinic).

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19. Sugarcoated Death

This person is as sensitive as a broken TV antenna. They ranted about the term ‘passed away.’ In short, they don’t see why we should sugarcoat death. The person says that it’s better just to normalize it because it isn’t harsh. Unsurprisingly, there was a major backlash.

Many Redditors criticized the O.P. because they didn’t consider the feelings of others. They may be able to deal with death in this way. But some people find it much more difficult to accept. It depends on individual cases (via Huff Post).

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18. Ugly Isn’t Beautiful

This person believes ugly people aren’t beautiful. However, the O.P. says that there is nothing wrong with being ugly if they have other qualities. Furthermore, they described calling them ‘beautiful’ as degrading. It’s an interesting argument but it rubbed some Redditors up the wrong way.

Lots of folks condemned the writer for shaming ugly people. Others wrote that this wasn’t the intention of this unpopular opinion. It’s certainly one that the author might not write if they had to use their real name. In the end, it generated a lot of buzz (via Washington Post).

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17. Diets Work!

Unpopular opinions about people’s bodies receive a major backlash. This one discussed diets and claimed that people who can’t follow them lack discipline. Unsurprisingly, some people reacted angrily and said that not everybody can lose weight easily.

A balanced diet is indeed a crucial part of weight loss. However, many people don’t like to admit their weaknesses. Some Redditors supported the O.P. and said they made a valid point. It’s not a pleasant one but it’s not wrong either (via N.Y. Times).

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16. Blame The Bus Driver

Teachers often punish students because they arrive late for class. However, if their bus is late or the traffic is bad, they can’t control this. That’s the point this unpopular opinion made. In fairness, it’s probably not even that unpopular (via Montreal Gazette).

But some people had negative feedback. They said that some teenagers will take advantage of this. If they know they’ll go unpunished they’ll push their luck. Meanwhile, others said that they could take an earlier bus. That seems a bit harsh.

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15. Women’s World

Men enjoy a lot of social advantages over women. However, there’s one area where they suffer. At least that’s according to this O.P. who says that it should be acceptable for men to wear shorts in professional settings. After all, women wear dresses and skirts without issue.

Some traditionalists complained because they think this is silly. A lot of people agreed with him though. It came under the category of unpopular opinions but it certainly found a niche. That being said, many men wouldn’t dream of easing off on their dress code (via ABC).

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14. Don’t Tip

Tipping is always a minefield in the U.S. Everybody complains about the system because they don’t earn a big enough salary. Meanwhile, visitors hate it because they didn’t come to the States for a Math lesson. Meanwhile,  there are questions about who deserves a tip.

This person created a major backlash after saying food delivery drivers don’t deserve tips. However, many people say that these drivers give their time so that diners can enjoy a hot meal. Others agreed with the original post because the drivers don’t help make the food (via Today).

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13. This

It’s very easy to be lazy with speech in modern society. Online communication dumbs down conventional interactions. One common phrase that internet users write when they agree with something is “This.” However, this Reddit user can’t stand the term and slammed it in an unpopular complaint.

Most people responded to his unpopular statement in the most annoying way possible. A seemingly endless stream of people reacted by writing ‘This.’ It must have been very annoying for the O.P. to read, yet he created the situation for himself (via Entrepreneur).

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12. Keep a Secret

Loyalty is important in every relationship. It doesn’t matter if it’s platonic or romantic. However, this Reddit user says that nobody should expect him to keep secrets from his spouse. He says that is a line he won’t cross and it doesn’t matter what it is.

Some responses commended him and agreed. But others reacted with a major backlash. They said that some secrets are appropriate to keep from significant others. As long as it doesn’t hurt them, it’s ok not to tell them. Of course, this is very controversial (via Divorce Mag).

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11. Hold the Door

It’s common etiquette to hold the door for people coming behind you. However, some people hate this convention. Some feminists don’t like when men do it. But this unpopular opinion relates to the inconvenience of having to speed up (via M.V. News).

They hate the awkwardness of someone holding a door when they’re too far away. Unsurprisingly, there was a major backlash online. Redditors called the O.P. ungrateful and rude. It just goes to show in the 21st century that the internet will complain about anything.

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10. Take Care Of Yourself

It’s an irrefutable truth that marriage changes the dynamic between couples. However, this O.P. believes that spouses should try to maintain their appearance. They think it’s uncaring not to show the best version of themselves (via Men’s Health).

This is the type of unpopular opinion that stirs up a major backlash. He infuriated some Redditors who claimed that it’s unfair to police a partner’s weight and appearance. But he also had some support. They said that he had a point because it’s important to make an effort.

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9. Not Stunning and Brave

The Internet allows users to seek attention in different ways. However, some people hate the abundant online narcissism. The author of this unpopular opinion falls into this category. He – you can tell it’s he – wrote that it’s not stunning and brave to cry on camera. All they want are likes.

Take out the popcorn because this went down like a tonne of bricks. There was an immediate major backlash as Redditors called him insensitive. They also used much worse words that we can’t write. But there was also a lot of agreement because he has a point. It’s called ‘Sadfishing’ (via The Conversation).

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8. Workout Time

Everybody recognizes the importance of staying healthy. That’s why so many people go to the gym. Unfortunately, gyms, like almost everywhere in this world, are cultural battlegrounds. Many users hate the way some gymgoers pose for selfies (via GQ).

This Redditor called out sad influencer-wannabes and fashion shows. The response was immediate and impactful. Critics slated him and said that it’s just as easy to pull on a cute crop top as it is to wear a ratty vest. He’s fighting a losing battle.

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7. Reddit Debates

Sometimes it feels like Internet users are shouting into a black hole. It doesn’t matter if it’s Reddit or Twitter because the situation is the same. They get into arguments with random people across the world. But nobody debates properly. Instead, they just shove their opinions into people’s faces.

However, this Reddit user has an unpopular opinion. They say that this has helped them to develop their debate skills. Most Redditers disagreed because they think the internet is a cesspool. They probably have a point because that’s most users’ experience (via Irish Times).

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6. Don’t Judge Me

This man shows incredible honesty in this unpopular opinion. In modern-day society, it’s unusual for men to sleep with stuffed animals. However, he has no shame in cuddling one when his girlfriend isn’t there. Most males would die before admitting this.

There was a mixed reaction online. Most people said that it doesn’t matter what anybody does if they’re comfortable. They agreed that sleeping with a stuffed animal doesn’t hurt anybody. But some folks responded negatively and said that he’s an embarrassment to men everywhere.

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5. Leopard Trash

Another unpopular opinion, this one is about fashion. Specifically, it targets leopard print and women’s love for it. The Reddit user complained that it’s tacky and ugly. In short, they don’t understand the appeal. Of course, one person’s trash is another’s treasure (via Elle).

But tell that to the countless female Redditors who responded with a major backlash. They defended their right to wear what they want. Some also said that leopard print can be nice if it’s in the right design or outfit. However, many male users strongly disagreed.

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4. Don’t Be A Karen

Dog lovers are unrelenting when it comes to their four-legged friends. They unanimously hate fireworks when it’s the Fourth of July because their pooches hate them. This Reddit user has no time for this attitude and refers to dog owners as ‘Karens.’

Furious pet owners responded in a major backlash. They said that they weren’t selfish but just caring. Meanwhile, they accused the creator of this unpopular opinion of being cruel to animals. It’s safe to say that neither side will change their minds (via Chronicle Live). 

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3. Fast and Furious Fantasy

Driving is a stressful experience for many people. That’s why they don’t appreciate it when some drivers are inconsiderate. It might not be a true unpopular opinion, but this Redditor made their feelings known. They called out those who weave at speed through traffic.

This is oddly specific but it generated a mixed reaction. Naturally, some users agreed and jumped on board. However, others said that there was a time and a place to weave through traffic. They also told the complainant to take public transport instead (via MTLawMS).

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2. Not Bothered

It’s not uncommon to see videos on the internet where disabled people perform incredible athletic feats. These are inspiring but they also throw shade at able-bodied people. There is almost always a caption like ‘what’s your excuse.’ However, this unpopular opinion loathes these preachy clips.

They said that they don’t need to give a reason not to do exercise. Critics said that the Redditor misses the point. It’s all about disabled people proving that they can do what they want. Furthermore, others called him lazy and other nasty things (via Bleacher Report).

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1. Tattoos are Uncool

For a long time, people associated tattoos with sailors and gangsters. But these days, they’re very popular as a fashion statement. This Redditor has the unpopular opinion that it’s now more rebellious to be tattoo-free. They think too many people have tattoos for them to be cool.

Of course, this attracted a major backlash. Tattoo fans said that getting ink isn’t about being rebellious. They got them because they want to show their creativity and be expressive. Not everybody wants to make a statement because they have ink (via Medium).

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