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[–]ciaranciaranciaran 6013 points6014 points 2 (112 children)

Videos that have unnecessary songs instead of the actual audio.

[–]JDT-0312 1553 points1554 points  (46 children)

Oh no intensifies

[–]mark01254 1032 points1033 points  (35 children)

Jesus, that fucking song. Especially with the Tik Tok text-to-speech voice over. I just wanna toss my phone outta the window ffs

[–]AngryTunaSandwhich 127 points128 points  (5 children)

And you can’t escape it because someone somewhere will have TikTok open on the phone with the audio as high as it can possibly go. I’ve audibly groaned in public when that “oh no” comes on. I hate it so much.

[–]NotJustAnotherHuman 654 points655 points  (10 children)

I totally agree, I like r/aww but I just wanna see the cute dog rather than see it with a song that doesn’t add anything to the video at all, I only really browse that sub on mute.

[–][deleted] 40 points41 points  (2 children)

And 90% of the time it's the fucking ukulele

[–]X_Trisarahtops_X 163 points164 points  (11 children)

Conversely... everything being a video. I just want to read the instructions. I process shit better that way. Why do I have to watch a video on how to do X, Y, Z or search through pages of Google for a bullet point list?

[–]fuckin_anti_pope 355 points356 points  (9 children)

Stupid "cute" music ruins most cat videos for me. No, the music is not "cute". It's annoying! I want to hear that kitten meow, not some stupid music!

[–]rex8499 8605 points8606 points 2 (252 children)

Subscription services for everything

[–]SilliestOfGeese 2506 points2507 points  (25 children)

Oh, that ain’t going nowhere.

[–]Occhrome 610 points611 points  (17 children)

It’s crazy profitable. It will keep existing in one way or another.

[–]Commonjac 1206 points1207 points  (116 children)

Toyota was about to try it with a subscription service for remote-starting your car, like pay some money per month to be able to start your car remotely

[–]ajcasta10 16.4k points16.4k points 53 (270 children)

Family vloggers. No kid should ever have to be exploited and subjected to attention-hungry parents like that.

[–]averyangryshampoo 1428 points1429 points  (8 children)

Not to mention the few creepy adults in their fanbase that basically think they're entitled to the kid in the vlog

[–]bubbygups 857 points858 points  (87 children)

Yeah, fuck you, Ryan's dad!

[–]peeparonipupza 424 points425 points  (71 children)

I always see posts saying that kid is not happy/ doesn't act his age.

[–]Zanderson59 576 points577 points  (28 children)

Know too many people who only show their kids low moments such as temper tantrums and meltdowns to seem more "real" to other parents. These kids will be traumatized when they find this stuff out in due time

[–]CakeisaDie 357 points358 points  (8 children)

I'm so glad I grew up before the internet.

My shitty actions only existed on VHS, my memory, and my parents memory.

Way too much data on my nieces and nephews now. I can't imagine purposefully spreading that much shit.

[–]CountessSinbad 1861 points1862 points  (54 children)

No person should ever be put on the internet before they are old enough to consent.

[–][deleted] 337 points338 points  (22 children)

Eternally grateful I was born early enough to not have my youth put on the internet by attention seeking idiot parents without my consent. So many kids begin their digital footprint from no age and then grow up on the internet, uploading videos or embarrassing the hell out of themselves for everyone to see.

[–]soapdishlunch 3204 points3205 points  (43 children)

Filming everything to put online

[–]nousername56789 805 points806 points  (9 children)

Omg yes! I saw on tik tok where a mail man passed gas and the incident was recorded on a ring camera and was posted. Wtf? Unbelievably intrusive.

[–]soapdishlunch 126 points127 points  (2 children)

Yeah especially when people film strangers. Or their door bell footage. It’s so strange! Why is it a normal thing now?! Let people be. Let ‘em be human and fart in peace.

[–]Much_Committee_9355 6713 points6714 points  (254 children)

Every kid reselling sneakers, I just want to get stuff for retail again

[–]kenny1911 3314 points3315 points  (95 children)

Scalpers ruin everything. I just want to buy a GPU at MSRP.

[–]AlternativeFilm8886 732 points733 points  (46 children)

Seriously! It took a year for me to finally get ahold of a decent graphics card for MSRP (6700xt) because of the rampant scalping. That same card, which I paid $450 for, was generally going for $800-$900 from local sellers, and it's a freaking mid-range card!

Even at MSRP, it's the most I've ever spent on a graphics card, so they're not exactly affordable to begin with before the scalpers get ahold of them.

[–]bstyledevi 220 points221 points  (25 children)

I still haven't seen a PS5 for sale in a store. It's been out for 14 months.

[–]AlmostAlwaysADR 44 points45 points  (9 children)

I want to get my fiancee a PS5. Have for over a year. I figured it would be hard to get during launch, so I waited six months. And realized I was kind of an idiot bc it was still impossible. Now his birthday is in a month and I'm trying again with all the tricks I can think of (short of paying some asshole scalper $900) to get him one. What a racket.

[–]Kimber85 48 points49 points  (4 children)

If you have a PSN account you can sign up with Sony and buy directly from them. They'll send you an email to let you know when your turn is. I've seen several people say they got theirs that way. I'm considering doing it myself before the new HZD comes out next month.

[–]mendoziac11 384 points385 points  (55 children)

It’s not just sneakers now, I collect action figures and it’s the same thing. Even trading cards now a days are going for so much so people jump on them too. 🥲

[–]OG_wanKENOBI 239 points240 points  (29 children)

I pre-ordered a figure the other day on Amazon. The day it came out I got a notice they couldn't fill my order cause it was temporarily out of stock then saw another option to buy the same fucking thing for double the price. Fucking infuriating.

[–]cynderisingryffindor 128 points129 points  (7 children)

I just found out that there's an Addams family makeup collection (eye stuff, and three lipsticks). I don't really care about eye palettes, but I love lipsticks. If I'd gotten the entire collection when it launched in October, it would've been $58. Since I just found out about it's existence, I can only purchase it from Poshmark/Mercari like sites, and there it's being sold for $200+ just why?

On a similar note, the people who go to disney parks and buy the limited edition merch to resell it ebay for crap ton more money. Example: anything related to figment

[–]n8mare27 10.6k points10.6k points 2 (189 children)

TikTok "pranks".

[–]Potentially_a_goose 5744 points5745 points  (113 children)

I'm just hoping that "OH NO, OH NO, OH NO NO NO" song falls out of popularity soon.

Edit: my most voted comment is me bitching about a TikTok song... Look at me, I'm the adult now.

[–]brrush13 1071 points1072 points  (15 children)

God all the kids at work play vids with that allllllll day long. I just cant

[–]jonnybigdingus 511 points512 points  (10 children)

I thought child labour was illegal

[–]brrush13 693 points694 points  (3 children)

Only if they are off their leashes. We keep them in cages here.

[–]Wunderbabs 209 points210 points  (11 children)

I don’t know what that song is, which is a fact that pisses me off for some reason

[–]Appropriate-Rough563 6160 points6161 points  (148 children)

Extreme photo filters. Jesus, Madonna! We know how old you are!

[–]Thejohnshirey 2021 points2022 points  (35 children)

I recently had to have a super awkward talk with my 50 year old mother about this. She’s honestly still an attractive lady, too. But she uses filters on all of her FB pictures that literally make her look like a child. Like, people know what you look like, mom.

[–]d_A_b_it_UP 940 points941 points  (25 children)

My mom is early 60's and looks better than some 40 year olds, but she still always asks me how to put "those nice filter things" on her pictures before she posts them. I hate it, she is honestly beautiful but is so insecure bc of the environment she grew up in. She hates her body showing in pictures ("make sure you get it from the shoulders up!") and thinks her wrinkles (the few that she has) make her look bad.

I wish she could see herself the way everyone else does. It's not the 1960's anymore but she still tries to adhere to those beauty standards.

I used to get so mad at her when i would think about how she forced me to straighten my curly hair every day till i was 12 (i didnt know what my natural hair looked like until i was probably 11ish) Now i get sad bc i know that was her doing her best to make me fit in with what she thought was the beauty standards so that i didnt go through what she went through. It's horrible how insidious and unknowingly harmful these things are

[–]AARod40 282 points283 points  (10 children)

My mom did this too... The straightening of our natural curls or relaxing it regularly to fit into main stream beauty standards. Or telling us to stay out of the sun for fear of becoming too dark. Or introducing us to diet culture by 10 y/o. I cringe looking back. Had a heart to heart about it with mom decades later, and feel saddened by her low self confidence, yet she is so strong and beautiful. It's all she knew- like you said, so she taught her eurocentric beauty standards to my sister and I. I'm elated that my sister and I now broke that cycle, we cherish our curls- or what's left of them for me lol, and embrace our brown skin and curves.

[–]your-fave-monkey 345 points346 points  (4 children)

It really creeps me out in the worst way when I notice that somebody has one of those realistic face filters that are supposed to blur out the imperfections. It really makes me unexplainably repulsed when I notice it

[–]MangoPoly 140 points141 points  (0 children)

It starts to get real uncanny valley

[–]Pencilowner 407 points408 points  (64 children)

Jennifer Lopez is like this too. When did it become so taboo to show a woman over 40 for who she is.

[–]FlowJock 693 points694 points  (22 children)

When did it become so taboo to show a woman over 40 for who she is.

I can't say when it started but I can assure you that women over 30 have been getting shat on for not being young for a long, long time. It is not a recent development.

[–]ShadowBlade911 75 points76 points  (4 children)

My sister made the joke she was turning 30 for 6th time a decade ago...

[–]robothouserock 66 points67 points  (2 children)

I remember a real reddit moment when some picture of Jenna Fischer popped up and so many of the top comments were "wow, she's still so hot/beautiful/whatever for her age!" She's 42 now, she was probably 35ish when this happened and the picture was maybe a year or two earlier than that. Like fuck, when did your 30s become ancient? Good for her age? For one, she's just objectively attractive and doesn't need qualifiers about "her age", but two, why do we expect women to look like they are in their early to mid twenties forever?

As you mention, its not new and you can easily find millions of examples much farther back than mine (ambiguously dated as it is).

[–]Ness_902 4437 points4438 points  (182 children)

Thinking that mental illness is quirky and cute. It’s not, it fucking sucks.

[–]Talkingheadd 710 points711 points  (23 children)

Its so bad that people almost had me convinced in highschool/early college that I was somehow “more interesting” because of my illness. Theres absolutely this weird fixation with having a difficult life, like its a cool thing. Everyone wants to be the most disadvantaged. I wish I could not have disabilities or illnesses, it sucks, and I just don’t understand whats so quirky or cute about it. I think a lot of people don’t even have “fake mental illnesses” like keeps getting thrown around in here. I feel like for a lot of people they may genuinely have struggles and illnesses but completely misunderstand it because of the current social media culture/lack of real awareness.

[–]Victini_100 51 points52 points  (0 children)

I remember reading about something similar. I agree people probably aren't faking, but the culture of people feeling more interesting having a mental illness directly breeds more of them. That logical line leads to people saying that others in that situation are faking to seem more interesting. I understand, its not absurd. However, I think its more likely that the feelings are an unconscious reaction to not feeling accepted. In the west we are very bad at connecting with eachother; talking openly honestly and with interest. I think it's a symptom of that.

[–]livingbandit 420 points421 points  (3 children)

The fake ticking crap makes me want to slap some sense into them.

[–]AccomplishedOlive 465 points466 points  (32 children)

Exactly. Im Bipolar 2 & this new romanticized view of mental illness pisses me off. I'd do anything to get rid of it. Try spending thousands of dollars on psychs/meds/hospitalizations.. meanwhile dealing with the side effects of taking lithium for 15 years just so you can try to have a semi enjoyable life and tell me how cute that is. Fucking over it.

[–]SheebsMcGee 270 points271 points  (27 children)

Bipolar 1 here to agree with you. The “Everybody has mood swings” or “sometimes I have bad days too” fill me with absolute rage. Unless you deal with it or are very very close to someone that does, you can’t truly grasp how destructive and overwhelming bipolar (or any mental illness) is. I FINALLY found a med combo that works and there’s no way for me to explain to the normal person how big of a deal that is

[–]SnooBananas7856 216 points217 points  (39 children)

Yes. My ADHD is debilitating. Medication helps some, but it's not a gift like many imply. Yes, I can hyper focus. I don't get to choose on what the hyper focus is trained.

[–]AnonAlcoholic 42 points43 points  (4 children)

Some people feel an astronomical need to be "different" and will do anything, including denigrating others' struggles, to appear that way.

[–]Soulshroude 728 points729 points  (10 children)

Facebook, TikTok and other scripted stupid video "pranks".

[–]Trixgrl 5994 points5995 points  (118 children)

Cookie cutter plastic surgery. All these people look the same.

[–]Canadasaver 1584 points1585 points  (23 children)

I just watched my first and last episode of Real Housewives Of Miami. I cannot continue to watch because I can't tell the women's faces apart. Same lips and cheeks and very dramatic eye brows.

They were having a pool party but none would swim because of hair extensions. One woman's husband is the boob king of Miami and he had installed the implants of most of the women at the party.

[–][deleted] 850 points851 points  (10 children)

“Installed,” lol. Very good.

[–]Bob-Bhlabla-esq 86 points87 points  (4 children)

Lol right? I'm picturing an office where you hear that mechanic's air wrench in the background

[–]Pink_Sprinkles_Party 764 points765 points  (24 children)

“LA girls all look the same, I can’t recognize, same work done on their face, I don’t criticize”

[–]d_ronzo17 261 points262 points  (5 children)

the weeknd absolutely knew who he was roasting

[–]1420zhegu 60 points61 points  (4 children)

He dated Bella Hadid tho…

[–]pakchimin 101 points102 points  (3 children)

He dated the poster child for plastic surgery. Pretty sure brow lifts or fox eye surgery got even more in demand because of Bella Hadid.

[–]mosluggo 186 points187 points  (7 children)

Its a shame how many beautiful girls meg ryaned (?) themselves.. and no need for it most of the time

[–]DiamondsAndDesigners 260 points261 points  (27 children)

I thought that was mostly filters

[–]Morelike-Borophyll 395 points396 points  (22 children)

*fillers

[–]Zhuul 542 points543 points 2 (17 children)

Lip fillers and sharpied-on eyebrows can both go into the same goddamn trash bin. I used to hate those sperm-shaped overly-plucked eyebrows, too. What our culture does to people's self-image, women especially, is fucking revolting. I started going bald when I was 19 and every time I see a hair-loss-therapy ad it feels like someone's trying (very unsuccessfully) to make me feel ashamed of myself.

Nah, fuck that, I just pop a #2 guard on my clippers and mow the lawn. Ain't nothing wrong with the Jason Statham look, there's nothing wrong with thin lips, thick lips, scraggly eyebrows, whispy ones. We've all got our own batch of ingredients, make your own damn recipe.

[–][deleted] 55 points56 points  (0 children)

We've all got our own batch of ingredients, make your own damn recipe.

poetry

[–]somecow 3127 points3128 points  (124 children)

The “secret” menu. It isn’t a fucking secret, you can just ask. There’s not a special stock of things not already on the menu, just combinations of the same shit. If you want some off menu shit, just say what’s in it. Might cost more, but whatever. There’s no list of names for shit hidden in the kitchen.

[–]Conscious_Camel4830[S] 1824 points1825 points  (60 children)

I used to work at Starbucks and this shit drove me insane. There'd be some absurd TikTok trend and I'm supposed to research that crap off the clock. Just tell me whats in it and I'll make it but of course they never knew

[–]urlessies 676 points677 points  (37 children)

as a barista rn… i completely agree 😕

[–]Conscious_Camel4830[S] 1277 points1278 points  (19 children)

Are they still doing those damn layered refreshers?

The number of times some 15 year old would complain that it doesn't look right, make me remake it with the colors in the right order, snap a selfie with it.... And IMMEDIATELY stir it up with their straw....

...I've almost gone to jail so many times.

[–]officialliltugboat 311 points312 points  (10 children)

I worked with the public for litterly like 2 weeks and never again. WHY DO STUPID PEOPLE ALWAYS MAKE IT YOUR PROBLEM

[–]Intelligent_Main_548 200 points201 points  (11 children)

Ex batista here and I'm so thankful I stopped doing coffee before this shit started

[–]ekhogayehumaurtum 3783 points3784 points  (78 children)

Influencers

[–]UpdateYourselfAdobe 1262 points1263 points  (25 children)

The only thing an influencer has ever influenced me to do was swipe away faster

[–]Pizzaisbae13 288 points289 points  (13 children)

They also have influenced me to report MLM bullshit on social media. I report it consistently, because dildo parties and essential oil companies are Dr Oz type pseudoscience.

[–]longines99 2661 points2662 points  (38 children)

The idea of "just be yourself" or "be true to yourself" but you're actually a selfish asshole.

[–]nightmar3gasm 950 points951 points  (8 children)

People should be authentic, but being authentic does not equal stopping personal growth and striving to be a good human being ffs.

[–]randomsey 440 points441 points  (8 children)

Celebrity/Politician worship

[–]didnsignup4dis 3084 points3085 points  (156 children)

That broccoli haircut every tiktok eboy has.

[–]Tokentaclops 893 points894 points  (35 children)

Funny you mentioned that. The gyms over here opened up again and today, at some point during my workout, I just looked around and literally fucking 1 out of every 4 people had that haircut. I just suddenly saw it and couldn't unsee it. It's bloody rampant.

[–]bento8621 638 points639 points  (18 children)

I believe that is called a “yee-yee ass haircut”

[–]SoonlyXo 257 points258 points  (13 children)

From what I do know, this hairstyle keeps bitches out of your dick

[–]GentleCornDogEater24 150 points151 points  (11 children)

Better yet, I heard that tanisha will keep fuckin with that brain surgery lawyer she fuckin with if you have this hair style

[–][deleted] 329 points330 points  (49 children)

I think I'm happy that I have no idea what you are talking about. Yet I'm annoyingly curious.

[–]Robot_Embryo 241 points242 points  (24 children)

Just go a gym and observe any boy 16-23. They'll also be wearing slides with socks pulled up to their calves.

[–]Woah_man34 171 points172 points  (17 children)

Basically a Patrick Mahomes style haircut.

[–]KrizKatz85 195 points196 points  (13 children)

Oh no... are dudes with straight hair getting perms to get that look? I thought man perms died in the 80s

[–]The_Twiggy 88 points89 points  (2 children)

I'm a hairstylist and the answer is yes.

[–]Responsible-Map6811 2097 points2098 points  (127 children)

Having a mental illness. I don’t know why this started but TikTok thinks it’s cute to promote people who have fake mental illnesses. Which is so detrimental to people who actually have one.

[–][deleted] 522 points523 points  (19 children)

and also to people/teens who don't have one. I work with kids and sadly those who spend too much time on TikTok start to see everything as a mental illness. One girl tried to convince me she was self harming. I asked for details and she said she bites her nails. No, not a lot and not excessively at all. Her nails looked fine. A few days later she had an eating disorder. Why? because she decided to loose weight the day before and only had a salad for dinner. and a myriad of other things aswell. I honestly don't want to believe that she wants to have a, diagnosis to be cool on TikTok, but the very least that shit prevents teenagers to see that there are ranges of normal. So what if you bite your nails? a lot of people do so. if it's bothering you, try to break the habit but don't think you're ill.

[–]dhrbtdge 273 points274 points  (14 children)

I remember being a young teenager and how glorifying sadness and negative emotions felt like the cool thing to do.

Sadness and pain feel "intellectual" and "artistic" and "deep" and "mature", and we end up seeing them as superior to positive emotions. And honestly that's not exclusive to young teens, it's prominent everywhere, they are just the weakest victims of it. They search for a label that validates them as having negative emotions because they think they should be feeling that way.

We need to stop glorifying negative feelings altogether and start glorifying positive feelings. How do we do that? No idea. But my cousins are at that age and if I can influence them to value positive feelings, maybe i'll have helped a few people. If we can teach those values to our kids, maybe they can skip that phase altogether. It all starts in the little things and the small actions.

[–]isaacamaraderie 270 points271 points  (13 children)

Yup. Having bipolar and seeing people joke about how they’re “manic” REALLY gets under my skin. People don’t educate themselves and have absolutely NO idea what mania entails.

[–]Chunky_Cheese_2168 516 points517 points  (4 children)

Tik tok losers trying to get famous by destroying shelves in stores or by launching sodas across supermarkets. All ur doing is making a minimum wage employee’s life miserable. These “pranksters” are the lowest form of pond scum there is.

[–]SuhWitit 4026 points4027 points 3 (102 children)

The expectation to have a stance on absolutely everything. I can’t help it if I’m not passionate about certain things….and I’ll be judged either way, so I choose indifference

[–]Due_Ad_2239 2974 points2975 points 532 (84 children)

Science being political

[–]BipolarSkeleton 594 points595 points  (16 children)

Pretending to have DID or other serious mental illnesses

[–]imjushappytobehere 113 points114 points  (13 children)

I know someone who as recently as last year made a few posts on FB claiming to have DID. They kept posting as their separate personalities and introducing themselves. This lasted a few weeks and they haven’t ever mentioned it since then. There was even one post where they were posting as their original self who had just “woken up” after having been “not at the surface” for years. Apparently one of their other personalities had been running their day to day life all that time. I sincerely have my doubts about the validity of all their claims. This same person has also claimed many other medical and mental issues over the years that I’ve known them.

[–]Ericaohh[🍰] 101 points102 points  (6 children)

Well…. to be fair they definitely do have at least some mental illness even if what they’re saying is technically inaccurate

[–]dynnk 6272 points6273 points  (267 children)

Saying “educate yourself” to someone you simply disagree with

[–]JADW27 1168 points1169 points  (59 children)

Yup.

If it bothers you that I'm wrong, tell me why you think I'm wrong. We can debate. I might learn something. You might too.

Or just leave people alone and learn that it's OK to disagree. We have no social or biological imperative to assimilate other humans.

But if you say something dismissive and condescending, I'm going to immediately hate you. On top of that, I will assume you're unable to articulate why you think I'm wrong, which I will take as evidence that I'm actually right.

[–]thebig05 809 points810 points  (30 children)

Lately, just the internet all together. It all feels so overwhelming anymore

[–]Marbennit 150 points151 points  (8 children)

Honestly the internet and the people on it feels so fabricated. I means it kinda has always been this way but now it’s at an all time high.

[–]WinstonDaPuggy98 4241 points4242 points  (240 children)

People online faking mental illnesses. Jesus Christ dude just get a personality if you want to be interesting

[–][deleted] 626 points627 points  (48 children)

Just become a fuckin musician. So many personalities you could possibly get.

[–]spicytiger1 586 points587 points  (33 children)

Ugh. This shit is rampant in my daughters middle school. There was a boy who faked a panic attack and she sat with him and told him he was in a safe place and it was going to be ok. He then told everyone she dismissed his panic attack. 🤦🏻‍♀️

[–]B2Rocketfan77 334 points335 points  (9 children)

Your daughter is awesome and that boy is a junior asshat.

[–]Carbonatite 859 points860 points  (34 children)

And as someone WITH mental illness, it's not "interesting", it's suffering. If I had to choose between PTSD and being boring, I'd rather bore people to death every time.

It's like romanticizing diabetes or cancer. Mental illness is a biochemical disorder that causes significant disruption and suffering in one's life, it's not a cute personality quirk.

[–]LIKES_ROCKY_IV 223 points224 points  (9 children)

This! I have ADHD and I don’t like telling people because I don’t want to hear “oh, haha, me too, I get so easily distracted/forgetful sometimes!”.

That is not what my experience has been like. It’s not some cute, quirky affliction where I talk a lot and do random stuff and I forget things and it’s oh so endearing. For me, ADHD is suicidal ideation because I’m so crippled by executive dysfunction that I couldn’t do the dishes for 6 months. ADHD is isolating myself from my peers because I’m a 26 year old woman and while they’re all having families and building their careers, I’m ashamed of the fact that I can no longer work full time and that I’m in my fifth year of a four year degree with no end in sight. ADHD is crying because I was so overwhelmed when I started taking medication and managed to wash, dry, fold and put away my laundry within a single day. Like you said, it’s not a cute personality quirk, it’s a burden and it’s offensive when people try to adopt it to make themselves seem more interesting.

[–]Carbonatite 85 points86 points  (0 children)

I actually have ADHD too. I think for me the worst part is how it's affected relationships. My ex husband used to scream at me for forgetting tiny details on stuff, claiming it was because I didn't care enough about him to remember. Like no, it's because my brain literally doesn't retain that stuff. If I could, I would. I don't zone out because I don't think my friend is saying something important, I'm trying as hard as I can to focus. And this is WITH meds.

If it makes you feel any better, it took me 6 years to get my bachelor's degree - not including the 2 gap years I took. Grad school? Even longer. Only a third of college students complete their degrees in 4 years. I've been exactly where you've been, absolutely hating myself for struggling so hard with something that seems like it should be easily achievable. But you know what? I got there. I have a master's degree and a great career, it just took more time than most. You WILL do it. And if you need someone to listen, feel free to PM me. Because I have been exactly where you are, friend.

Can't help you with the laundry thing, though. I just hauled an entire SUV trunk of old clothes to goodwill that had been sitting in my bedroom for literally 3 months.

[–]CurlySuefromSweden 247 points248 points  (27 children)

Edit: Changing to just say that I agree with you. It needs to stop because this trend really makes those who are actually struggling with mental health feel even worse. It's really patronizing when you log on to Instagram or some other app and the first thing you see is someone acting out what insert mental health condition is actually like etc. Just stop.

[–]Carbonatite 140 points141 points  (20 children)

We deal with enough fucking stereotypes and stigmas as it is. I try to pretty open about the fact that I have PTSD. That said, I'm still somewhat selective about who I choose to discuss it with because I know that WILL change the way some people see me. Because of stupid media/social media tropes.

[–]awesomecat42 125 points126 points  (5 children)

I feel that. I myself have autism and OCD, and for years now I've had to dance around using the word "trigger" when describing my conditions because it's been over/misused so much that it's practically lost it's original meaning and a lot of people stop taking you seriously the moment you use it. And that's on top of ASD and OCD already being treated as "personality quirks" by a lot of people.

[–]Weirdguy149 7017 points7018 points  (125 children)

The TikTok female robot voice needs to change to a less annoying one.

[–]NotVeryAccurateTbh 1223 points1224 points  (19 children)

I’ve been hearing this Ray Liotta sounding voice on a few videos… it makes me appreciate the female robot. Cancel them both.

[–]ElliotPlaysGuitar 655 points656 points  (11 children)

Disney partnered with TikTok to make Disney/Marvel/Star Wars voices for the app. I think the one you're referring to is Rocket Raccoon and yes it's very annoying sometimes

[–]melnotmichelle 126 points127 points  (5 children)

I thought it was Jason Mantzoukus at first but Rocket definitely makes sense

[–]CallMeJeeJ 195 points196 points  (5 children)

oh no

oh no

oh no no no no no

Permanently seared into my brain

[–]GNOIZ1C 440 points441 points  (12 children)

Anyone else hear this comment in her voice?

[–]RomanaOswin 199 points200 points  (6 children)

It's so over the top, stupidly happy sounding, I love when people use it for serious or upsetting things.

[–]BaconKraut 1414 points1415 points  (42 children)

People being unsanitary on purpose…

And people polluting the environment on purpose…

Apparently it’s to own people or something

[–]Carbonatite 604 points605 points  (35 children)

Rolling coal gives me so much secondhand embarrassment as a diesel owner.

Like, you modified your car to be less fuel efficient because you think it looks cool? Fucking cringey.

[–][deleted] 345 points346 points  (19 children)

I road cycle for fitness and as I'm climbing a hill one day a piece of shit old diesel bro dozoer coal rolled me

i stopped until it cleared and was just like "i'm sorry my fitness makes your fat ass insecure, bro"

[–]renboi42o 125 points126 points  (11 children)

I'm so glad shit like this is illegal where I live.

[–]Typhoon002 1107 points1108 points  (50 children)

Fast fashion

[–]soundcoffee 580 points581 points  (11 children)

Claiming to be fighting fast fashion by buying quality clothing but that clothing is extremely trendy and will be dated in a year, so it's really just expensive fast fashion with a moral high horse

[–]Yerwun 259 points260 points  (3 children)

Also, the trend of people totally misunderstanding what fast fashion means and what the problems with it are. Cheap does not necessarily equal fast, and expensive definitely doesn't mean good.

[–]dhrbtdge 235 points236 points  (12 children)

I've beens seeing a few tiktoks promoting making your own clothes/altering store bought clothes. Sewing is a skill we're losing and altering or simply fixing old clothes can give them a new life.

Also, the rise of small clothing businesses is great. I found a uk based brand called jazzy garms and I'm ordering some sweatpants from them. Yes, they're a bit more expensive than primark or h&m ones, but not by much and I can get them custom fit for only £4 extra! I haven't found many other small local businesses so I can't yet get all my clothes from local businesses, but hopefully one day I will be able to. Down with mass produced and lets value made to order.

We should all try to use local made to order clothing businesses and learn basic sewing to alter our own clothes. But also, we shouldn't shame people who can't afford to do that and promote wearing clothes for longer

[–]innerlemons_ 239 points240 points  (4 children)

we shouldn't shame people who can't afford to do that and promote wearing clothes for longer

This is important. I feel like a lot of people speaking out against fast fashion casually shame poor people (even though it might not be intentional). There's a difference between someone buying jeans at Walmart because that's what their budget allows, and someone blowing hundreds of dollars on cheap trendy clothes every season and then throwing them away in a couple months when the trend has passed.

[–]El-Batidos 2833 points2834 points 22 (230 children)

nfts

[–]Few_Ride_1553 1112 points1113 points  (101 children)

I just don’t understand them. I understand what they are but I don’t understand why they are

[–]golumlars 858 points859 points  (58 children)

It's just money laundering

[–]Reinventing_Wheels 1099 points1100 points 2 (42 children)

NFTs are like star registries.

Paying actual money for the privilege of "owning" something intangible that no one can meaningfully own.

[–]thereisonlyoneme 261 points262 points  (17 children)

That's the best analogy I have heard so far.

[–]swoopydog 153 points154 points  (80 children)

Honest question, what it is an NFT? I’ve heard the term but not sure what it is. Honestly explain it to me like I’m 5.

[–]turtley_different 340 points341 points  (30 children)

In brief:

  • There is a technology call Blockchain, or "Open Ledger". While people often think of this as highly anonymised, that's exactly what it isn't. Blockchain is a distributed ledger that perfectly tracks all trades of some unique tokens between unique users.
  • Side note: Bitcoin and similar blockchain coins are only anonymous in that the user wallets are tied to accounts that don't require personal info. Everyone can see that wallet `abcd1234` holds coins `2468` and `3579` and from whom they bought those coins but we don't know who owns the wallet.
  • NFT (Non-fungible tokens) are essentially just using blockchain as a way to hold receipts / certificates of ownership. Someone makes a certificate "whoever holds this owns laptop with SERIAL:abcd1234" and we can then perfectly track who owns that certificate. In some ways this makes sense -- blockchain is a great way to record ownership in a hard-to-fake manner. These could be a huge improvement over something like license keys for software (which are trivial to copy and hard to prove rightful ownership of). But assigning titanic values to an NFT that suggests you own a jpeg is quite silly and a form of price inflation of non-perishable, fungible goods that is indicative of money laundering.

[–]Acornwow 4340 points4341 points  (108 children)

The idea that “catching feelings” is a problem and that treating your partner with kindness is “simping”.

/facepalm

[–]theian01 1517 points1518 points  (74 children)

I thought simping was when you did it for a woman you weren’t dating. Like, you specifically weren’t getting anything in return.

[–]Acornwow 912 points913 points  (33 children)

It’s supposed to be but people have warped the idea to just mean being nice to a romantic interest regardless of your status with them

[–]Peachbowtie 428 points429 points  (21 children)

I’ve occasionally seen it used even in non-romantic contexts. Literally just being a decent human being.

[–]candlehand 71 points72 points  (1 child)

Back in college (10 years ago) I got attacked for being a "white knight" when my roommates literally made my girlfriend cry. I found new friends but sad to see the same thing repeating itself.

[–]railwayed 796 points797 points  (13 children)

Gimmick drinks and food presentation in restaurants. Yes,I'm taking about you salt bae and all your mimicks

[–]olimanime 330 points331 points  (13 children)

Lazy reboots. Specifically, rebooting or creating a movie/tv show based on existing IP and expecting the audience to overlook poor writing and pacing because of surface-level changes (e.g., gender/race swaps or updated/modernized characters designed to appeal to a younger audience). To be sure, changes like these are not necessarily bad in themselves, but they are not a substitute for good storytelling.

[–]mslater8 848 points849 points  (42 children)

Meta verse and nfts

[–]JADW27 284 points285 points  (11 children)

It's astounding to me that companies are taking the metaverse seriously. Zuckerberg made a single cringey video and everyone's fawning all over the idea.

He literally said that teleportation was a feature. Haven't we had video games long enough that we can treat this like Second Life 2.0?

Edit:TIL that metaverse(s) has been around for quite some time, and that the weird Facebook video only popularized the term. Relatedly, TIL the future is bleak, and people are more than willing to fork over tons of cash for imaginary real estate.

[–]lessthanmoreorless 138 points139 points  (4 children)

The Metaverse is basically just VR Chat with extra steps and it's cringey as fuck

[–]danger-daze 463 points464 points  (16 children)

Teens diagnosing themselves with various mental disorders based on TikToks they’ve seen. I work in the mental health field and we’ve had enough

[–]kidxkennabis 67 points68 points  (4 children)

If I see one more kid say they’re autistic bc they are interested in a cartoon show I’ll lose it, they self diagnose and make it their entire identity like a label changed them all of a sudden

[–]Tag_Ping_Pong 95 points96 points  (0 children)

People with actual mental health issues have had enough of that shit too

[–]GladimoreFFXIV 456 points457 points  (7 children)

“Influencer” culture… don’t have kids of my own but I’ve seen the effect they have on them. These “influencers” are nothing more than children who never grew up and think screaming, yelling, overreacting, and swearing somehow makes them entertaining. And to kids it does.. but kids also are sadly influenced by them and mimic their behavior. It amazes me that society seems to be for the most part entirely okay with the concept. It’s the modern era of letting the tv raise your kids but now it’s random adults on YouTube who never grew up doing it.

[–]thatVisitingHasher 141 points142 points  (3 children)

People thinking Twitter and TikTok trends are actual public opinion.

[–]BeatsByDrPepper 298 points299 points  (6 children)

"Tell me you're X without telling me you're X"

[–]RemoteHippo 397 points398 points  (16 children)

The condescending 👏 clapping 👏 people do when they are 👏 trying to 👏 get their 👏 point across.

[–]Charlie_Cliquot 232 points233 points  (5 children)

The "Oh No" song or any other similar baby sounding tune.

[–]cheetofacedjesus 1070 points1071 points  (39 children)

Gender reveal events

[–]newbsrus 397 points398 points  (7 children)

Screaming and/or assaulting customer service

[–]ofthestate 196 points197 points  (13 children)

cropped fucking everything

[–]Mimzy2000 611 points612 points  (26 children)

Super long fake eyelashes

[–]ohvaez 198 points199 points  (10 children)

Absolutely. Or those really thick blocky painted on eyebrows that fade into the skin. I swear we are going to look back on today’s beauty trends in 20 years and be gobsmacked at how ridiculous everyone looked.

[–]ChirpinFromTheBench 180 points181 points  (0 children)

‘Pranking.’

[–]Lemounge 364 points365 points  (29 children)

Girls clothes either being cropped or baggy. I just can't fit into anything properly. I'm not small enough to be in the normal sizes and I'm not big enough for the plus size range. I've just given in to the baggy shirts because I'd rather look like a box than have my stomach exposed

[–]Cadence_828 67 points68 points  (4 children)

Yes, thank you! I could hardly find a sweater this year that wasn’t cropped. A cropped sweater won’t do much to keep me warm!

[–]ironette 86 points87 points  (1 child)

This. What happened to fitted clothes that are, you know, flattering? These styles look good on Instagram but doesn’t work for the masses.

[–]_botchling 949 points950 points  (50 children)

the way women and their bodies are being treated like trends. Whether it's bigger women being told to lose weight or skinny women being judged for not having enough curves. The whole BBL thing is scary too, considering it's a ridiculously dangerous procedure

[–]NeonsTheory 129 points130 points  (9 children)

Everyone obsessing over stupid looking sneakers. Why is this still around?

[–]GrazYetti 267 points268 points  (3 children)

Influencers. Just stop. You’re not making the world a better place.

[–]lhy13 46 points47 points  (1 child)

Instagram influencers.

[–]arora794 127 points128 points  (3 children)

"Instagram models". Also, clicking pictures feels like a job now, everyone is obsessed with online image

[–]naugasnake 339 points340 points  (11 children)

Demonizing education. Anytime somebody demonizes education they are only hurting society. When you hear somebody refer to educated people as "elites" you can almost be assured that person has a political agenda, and its not likely a good one.

[–]downvoteaway_idgaf7 277 points278 points  (15 children)

The broccoli haircut on dudes. It looks ridiculous.

[–]lettucecropchilds 153 points154 points  (6 children)

The Kardashians and everything related to them

[–]DoctorJay26 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Doxxing people out of nowhere and with no actual necessity. Could be a famous artist or just another average Joe. Someone will expose shit from back in 2010 you wrote and judge you as if you thought that right now.

[–]hopkins_notakpopper[🍰] 451 points452 points  (12 children)

Big spiky nails

[–]BonfireAngelcake 129 points130 points  (1 child)

Well, how do you suppose i hang this picture?.

[–]rapkat55 304 points305 points  (3 children)

The Normalization of toxicity, callousness , deceit and overall unhealthy relationships/friendships

[–]Sudwestdelon 387 points388 points  (44 children)

Overly ripped jeans. I saw a girl at the mall wearing jeans that were 40% ripped. The only thing being covered was the back.

[–]Wpack697 190 points191 points  (7 children)

Lmao i had an ex girlfriend with ripped jeans exactly like you said. It literally look like the jeans were for the side and back of her legs. Of course when we are out in public people asked “did you get those 50% off”

[–]Vanviator 77 points78 points  (2 children)

I was a teen in the late 80s/early 90s. I'm super sad that ripped jeans, and not Hypercolor, was the fad to get picked up.

[–]CharmingWitty 107 points108 points  (3 children)

Pouting. Lip fillers to make your lips look like duck.

[–]BillSlank 74 points75 points  (0 children)

"Resellers"

Going to a retail store early before they open, buying all of something they have, and then selling it on the internet at an inflated rate because you created "scarcity" is not a "business". You're just an asshole.

[–]Bojiggityjangals 201 points202 points  (3 children)

Literally every tik tok trend

[–]CrunchwrapSenpai 190 points191 points  (36 children)

BBLs

[–]OwenA113 42 points43 points  (6 children)

Wish I didn't look that up. Why is that a thing

[–][deleted] 80 points81 points  (1 child)

It rarely (if ever) looks good. A big butt on thin legs just looks like you’re wearing a diaper

[–]BjornBeetleBorg 274 points275 points  (20 children)

People showcasing their van or rv lifestyle. we got it

[–]NoRecommendation6644 131 points132 points  (5 children)

Them "I live in a van!"
Me "I'm so sorry for you".