Why So Serious? 25 Trivial Things People Hate for No Reason

People often harbor a significant amount of hatred towards certain things, but often, it doesn’t even make sense. A question was recently asked on the internet, “What’s something that’s hated for no reason?” Here are the top 25 answers.

Actors Because of the Characters They Played

Actors Because of the Characters They Played
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“The girl that tried to get Jim to cheat on Pam with her in The Office gets hate, too. Her pet died, and she got a bunch of messages saying “good and she “deserves it.”

“If I hate your character – kudos, you’re doing a fantastic job. I wish people could separate the character from the person. It’s ridiculous.”

Teachers Who Are Just Trying To Do Their Job

Teachers Who Are Just Trying To Do Their Job
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“I had the sweetest teacher who was the victim of a nasty Instagram account making fun of her body (she was a little overweight). Students would take photos of her without her knowledge and zoom in on areas and post them on the Instagram account.”

“Don’t get mad at them just because you don’t like the consequences of your own actions.”

Pineapple on Pizza

Pineapple on Pizza
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“But c’mon, the sweetness of the pineapple and the saltiness of ham or the spiciness of jalapeno. Sublime.”

“Pineapple on pizza slaps. Now I order it because it annoys people, and I enjoy it. Two birds stoned at once.”

Guy Fieri

“The dude has donated millions to charity and done phenomenal things for the world, but because he has spiky blond hair and is a meme, people hate him.”

“He’s the reason I became interested in cooking. He makes it look fun, not like a chore. And how can you hate a guy who wants to cook great meals for all of his friends?”

Black Cats

Black Cats
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“In Japan, China, and other Asian cultures, black cats are considered good luck and symbolize long life and prosperity. I think most Western countries believe black cats are bad luck.”

“Yep, I’ve had cats all my life. Currently have a black cat, and she’s the most loving and vocal cat I’ve ever owned.”

Mimes

Mimes
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“Go ahead and make fun of mimes. What are they going to say about it?”

“Yeah, what did mimes ever do that was so bad? Unspeakable crimes.”

Liking Things Meant for People Way Younger Than You

Liking Things Meant for People Way Younger Than You
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“My 17-year-old brother likes Thomas the Tank Engine and wanted to buy a huge layout with buildings, trees, storylines, the whole thing. My dad and his girlfriend refused to buy it for him and actively ridiculed him for it.”

“It always baffles me how judgmental people can be, especially when people with nerdy hobbies judge others with different nerdy hobbies. We’re all nerds! Can’t we get along? Sheesh…”

Gingers

Gingers
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“As a fiery redhead, South Park made my life miserable in high school.”

“Where I come from, if you are a redhead, it is assumed that you are brilliant. I was shocked when I moved to the UK and found so much hate for them.”

Guys Liking “Feminine” Things

Guys Liking “Feminine” Things
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“I’m a guy who played dolls and house with my elder sister (who is six years my senior) when I was 5-6 and subsequently received so much flak and jeering from fellow elementary classmates and homeroom teachers after I accidentally blurted out my “abnormal” playing activities to the world.”

“I have brothers, and they all watched Sailor Moon with me religiously when we were kids. My dad made fun of them, but then he got sucked in, too. It’s cool, nothing to worry about.”

The Word Moist

The Word Moist
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“I was in a high school production of Peter Pan. I cringe whenever I remember it. The girl who played Wendy was uncomfortable with the word moist, so in the actual production in front of a real audience, she delivered this line: “Mmm! This cake is so rich and damp!”

“I’ve always thought this one was dumb. Like, it’s just a word, guys. How did this become a bandwagon to jump on?”

Building Lego Sets According to the Instructions

Building Lego Sets According to the Instructions Colin Woods _ Shutterstock.com
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“People always say I don’t use my imagination, but I paid $50 for a spaceship, so let me build my spaceship!”

“Build it by the instructions, then play with it til it breaks – now you’ve got a lot of pieces to add to your collection to build whatever you want. That’s how we did it growing up.”

Cargo Shorts

Cargo Shorts
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“Everyone hates them. But I’m the first one they ask when they need a ratchet set.”

“When I was leaving basic training, I was genuinely disappointed when I put my normal jeans back on and didn’t have the handy pocket halfway down my leg to drop my phone into or the chest pockets for my wallet.”

Vegetarian Options

Vegetarian Options
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“Nobody is forcing you to order or eat it; they simply offer it to anyone who might enjoy it.”

“This is so true. I’m a vegetarian, and I am so excited when restaurants add stuff, But people flipped out about Cracker Barrel. Literally, nothing was removed. Why do you care?”

Wile E. Coyote

Wile E. Coyote Warner Bros
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“He caught the Roadrunner on the final episode, which aired on prime-time TV. He didn’t know what to do with him…”

“When those cartoons aired, people started siding with him, probably because he works so hard and gets nowhere. It’s relatable.”

Beans in Chili

Beans in Chili
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“And all this time, I thought beans were the base of chili. How do you even make a whole chili without beans?”

“Beans make chili into a meal. Otherwise, it is just a topping.”

Cosplay

Cosplay
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“It’s just makeup and acting. Everyone does it on Halloween, but once you put a name to it, it’s “weird.” Some people can definitely be cringe with it, though.”

“It’s like the difference between being a big anime fan and Naruto running down the school halls and only talking in anime references. There’s a line.”

Prebuilt Gaming PCs

Prebuilt Gaming PCs
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“I’ll pay a few hundred extra bucks to not have to deal with the hassle of finding all the parts I need, waiting for them all to arrive, assembling them, having something not work, troubleshooting for six hours to figure out what’s not working, and on and on.”

“Some people just want the thing and to enjoy it. Many people are kind of snobby about it too and think they know everything, so a company’s prebuilt option is awful because of a 0.5% bottleneck or whatever compared to their setup that costs £500 more for that little difference.”

Emojis on Reddit

Emojis on Reddit
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“I thought there was a certain rule about the use of it. Turns out it’s because some people hate them?”

“Redditors consider emojis a normie thing, and if they let it happen unchecked, it would only be a matter of time before every other comment was a row of crying-with-laughter emojis.”

Toby From the Office

Toby From the Office
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“Most people don’t like HR because they (often) ruin what you see as fun.”

“Early season Toby definitely, but he became more of a creepy whiner as the show continued.”

Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power
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“Coal kills more people every year and releases more radiation. Also, coal kills the planet. Almost all accidents can be solved by automation and using different kinds of reactors.”

“People are scared by the things they don’t understand. Nuclear is far safer than coal as well. There’s only been a few major disasters in the world. The most notable being Chornobyl and Fukushima.”

The Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius
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“Right now, mine gets more than 59 mpg. It’s not turning heads, but that’s not why I bought it.”

“Funniest bumper sticker I’ve ever seen said, “Nice Prius! -Said no one ever”

Mint Chocolate Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Ice Cream
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“I know people who say mint chocolate ice cream tastes like toothpaste don’t brush their teeth because it doesn’t.”

“No sane person hates mint chocolate chip ice cream. It’s been one of the best and most liked flavors for decades. It’s delicious.”

C++ and Python

C++ and Python
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“There are only two kinds of [programming] languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses.”

“If people hate Python because it’s terrible at multithreading, I can accept that. If they hate it because it uses whitespace instead of braces, that’s not smart.”

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
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“People resent them because they can easily be mistaken for chocolate chip cookies, which disappoints people.”

“Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my favorite. That makes oatmeal raisin cookies double disappointing.”

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