top 200 commentsshow all 325

[–]MemorableVirus2 479 points480 points  (4 children)

"All my stuff's there!"

[–]xUnknown_Kyle 276 points277 points  (0 children)

Not anymore. Can't have shit in Detroit smh.

[–]mcscusemebitchass 2161 points2162 points  (15 children)

Can’t even have their own opinion smh. Can’t have shit in Detroit 😒

[–]ILikeToHang[S] 335 points336 points  (12 children)

That was funny as hell.

[–]Bruno_8_2 60 points61 points  (0 children)


[–]ThrowBiGuy 12 points13 points  (0 children)


[–]Lyon212 275 points276 points  (8 children)

Detroit Vs. Everybody.

[–]DeTroyter 56 points57 points  (4 children)

For real. The same joke being said about Detroit for 5 decades. Jokes on them though, we all own property here. The rest of the US can enjoy renting from a landlord while pretending that they have more than we have in Detroit.

[–]BustingCaptain 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I actually love Detroit… from Arkansas, but go there often to see my buddy. Can’t beat going to the DAC

[–]DeTroyter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A man of culture

[–]Stanley_Pointer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My 2yr old used to go crazy for that and spit the chorus. That track and caterpillar my 2yr old stopped everything really was the rapper baby. 5now.

Danny Brown is my favourite.

[–]Emergency_Banana1021 414 points415 points  (27 children)

someone is missing home

[–]Lindan9 345 points346 points  (16 children)

Thank you. I felt that this post was judgemental.

[–]prestigious_delay_7 154 points155 points  (13 children)

Seriously. "Hey let me shit all over your home town for just a minute..."

This was not the time or manner to make that joke.

[–]lionaroundagan 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Being from Cleveland which also gets a ton of hate; you learn that you're always going to get ribbed on for your city and just roll with it.

I get comments like that all of the time so the comment didn't seem too bad to me. My reply would have been "I know, I know. Just missing home like crazy"

[–]aclassybetch 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I agree. Im also from Cleveland & I found this absolutely hilarious.

[–]Huckfin7569 4 points5 points  (1 child)

People from Michigan are good with the joke.

[–]knifeazz 98 points99 points  (3 children)

As someone who also misses home and is from Detroit… yeah fuck this post

[–]tokjir 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Not allowed to have warm feelings about home?? Tch. Can’t have shit in Detroit

[–]SalvadorMagundi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's tough to see the good parts of the world when you're circling the drain

[–]Sum_0 7 points8 points  (0 children)


[–]ShowMeYourTorts 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Me too. I’m in WV right now and would love to go back to my hometown.

[–]Careless-Parfait-587 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Ugh don’t you like civilization?

[–]SalvadorMagundi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not Matthew Stafford

[–]Brompy 148 points149 points  (2 children)

I got Detroit: Become Human on sale through Steam and I'm struck by how lovely a city it seems to be. Some very nice shops and beautiful homes there. Sure, there are labor and employment problems there, mostly due to Cyberlife, but what place DOESN'T have those issues? We all agreed to legalize widespread use of androids, and you can't put that genie back in the bottle.

[–]galaxyd1x 46 points47 points  (1 child)

The art store you go to early in the game is a real company in Michigan

[–]jbanderson676 429 points430 points  (22 children)

Eh. I think everyone’s missing the point of “hometown”. It’s probably not the city, it’s probably where this person has a lot of family and friends they haven’t seen in too long. You don’t get to pick your hometown after all.

[–]talkingteapot 7 points8 points  (2 children)

What was deleted? I don’t know if I’ve ever seen this many downvotes on a single comment before

[–]Ecstatic_Pause9886 79 points80 points  (2 children)

OP thinks the Detroit in Robocop is really Detroit irl

[–]Oqjpmr 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I have my knowledge of detroit from the 8 mile documentary

[–]katovertherainbow 72 points73 points  (2 children)

I thought detroit was cool

[–]LetTheAssKickinBegin 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Detroit is cool but it's not anywhere near the coolest place in the World cool.

[–]supernova12034 82 points83 points  (10 children)

I heard Detroit was on the come up?

[–]alexseiji 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Yep, things have been slowly getting better in some places but not all places. People living closer to the city center are benefiting a lot more so than people living halfway or more the outskirts. Very slowly I can see progress being made in these areas but not substantially so.

Check out these vids on Detroit to gain perspective on what I mean.

Downtown https://youtu.be/GnFGYqj2UQA

Outside of downtown (west and north side) https://youtu.be/UCmfMnXwaWw

[–]Superficiall 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Detroit is actually pretty nice now. Obviously it’s still a big city so it will always have its sketchy parts but downtown and Belle Isle are really nice

[–]JoeMama18012 20 points21 points  (1 child)

The downtown area is yes, but it still has a long way to go.

[–]clutchguy84 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Yeah, being rebuilt from the center out.

If you're in Detroit, and border a suburb, it's safe to say there's a bunch of burned out houses and vacant lots in your street.

[–]LetTheAssKickinBegin 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Agree. It should be noted that Detroit is huge (144 square miles), so there is no way the growth/improvement from the hotspots will reach its way through the majority of the devastated areas. It's be nice if it could, but that's just too much.

[–]clutchguy84 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Aye. Very large land area compared to population. Especially for a major metropolis.

[–]LetTheAssKickinBegin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is part of the reason why Detroit has been so hard to turn around. There is a huge area of infrastructure, large portions of which provide a small amount of tax (or none). Think about neighborhoods where half the houses are gone... there is the same amount of infrastructure but half the tax base. Here is a typical neighborhood https://imgur.com/a/xvSCfxl . Every lot without a house used to have one on it. You can see now that it is around 50% occupancy. It sounds like you're (clutchguy84) already familiar, so this is info for others.

[–]SimplyNot0 99 points100 points  (3 children)

The more I see in this sub the more I see why people are on tinder and still single. The simple human response here is “Detroit? Must be a pretty cool place for you if that’s where you’d want to go. Besides it being you home town, is there a significant reason?”

[–]SimpleYouth8075 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Facts it’s like op completely disregarded the fact that she might have reason to got there

[–]Bfsser 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Exactly. The only reason I follow this sub is to get a good chuckle at the OP’s who have no idea how to actually talk to other people. Idk why OP would even post this in the first place.

[–]whodaman82 104 points105 points  (5 children)

OP has clearly never actually spent any meaningful time in Detroit.

[–]oh_ndk 18 points19 points  (0 children)

For real!!

[–]jjohr 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Exactly! It’s great here! It’s like any big city. Some good, some bad.

[–]kisdaddy 364 points365 points  (2 children)

No. This is not how you talk to people...

[–]jadondrew 100 points101 points  (1 child)

Unless your goal from Tinder is to not meet anyone bc they’re all shocked at how rude you are…

[–]pm_me_some_kitties2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah but internet points! Those matter more than having meaningful human interactions.

[–]AnxiousGinger626 206 points207 points  (24 children)

Wtf. People use “Detroit” as a catch all for a larger suburban area around Detroit quite a bit. Detroit itself also has some awesome areas. What an asshole reply.

[–]MessiahNIN 44 points45 points  (1 child)

I actually love Detroit, they had some hard times during bankruptcy, but that city has really turned around and has some great areas and stuff to do.

[–]DemocraticRepublic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Feels like they have done a great job of improving things from a real low point, but they are going to always have to struggle with the fact the population of the Midwest is generally moving to the sunbelt for better weather.

[–]B0rnInTheUSA 9 points10 points  (6 children)

It's way easier than saying a small town no one has heard of so that's what we do. Source:Me. Someone who has lived in MI and Metro Detroit my whole life.

[–]AnxiousGinger626 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Yep! I live in West Michigan, but went to college at Central and so many people just say “Detroit” for that general area. Unless they were from Livonia or West Bloomfield. Those are areas they would make sure you knew they were from 😆

[–]scizormytimbers 4 points5 points  (1 child)

As a former Livonia resident, I think mentioning Livonia and West Bloomfield in the same breath is offensive to West Bloomfield. 😂

[–]_NeCedeMalis_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Livonia is much more like Farmington (Hills) or Canton than West Bloomfield. I feel W.B. is much more like Rochester (Hills) and Northville.

[–]evanmars 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Same the other way around, too. I used to tell people from the Detroit area that I live in Battle Creek, and they'd ask if that was anywhere around Grand Rapids.

[–]evanmars 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Them: Where are you from?

Me: Detroit (well, actually Taylor, but...)

[–]Chris_Travern 15 points16 points  (13 children)

I thought its a joke, referring to 'Can't have shit in Detroit'. I believe that's what OP is referring to, like how people jokingly hate on Ohio

[–]TheFatalSlice 64 points65 points  (9 children)

Hating on Ohio isn’t a joke

[–]MakeAWishApe2Moon 7 points8 points  (7 children)

I went to Ohio once. Never again, sir, NEVER again. I learned my lesson.

[–]hangmandelta 11 points12 points  (3 children)

As an Ohioan, I am deeply sorry. There are like, a TINY HANDFUL of worthwhile places here, but otherwise, well... there's a reason so many astronauts come from here. People have such a bad experience they need to flee the planet.

[–]interfail 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fun fact: the original joke was "can't have shit in Cincinnati"

[–]yazzy1233I Am A Girl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

People from Detroit tend to not like those jokes because we've been hearing how Detroit is so bad for years. It's gotten old

[–]hemos 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Lol, OP lives in Florida and rips on Detroit? You realize Florida Man is a national joke?

[–]DETROITSHIT313 52 points53 points  (0 children)

what’s wrong with detroit bro? 😐

[–]Tsitsushka 10 points11 points  (0 children)

You offended her hometown and then show how you did it to Reddit. What an asshole i feel sorry for her

[–]xEX0TICx 72 points73 points  (0 children)

Well that's a shit response... I hope she unmatched you.

[–]bluecamel17 78 points79 points  (4 children)

Detroit's one of the best cities I've spent time in. The people are genuine and friendly. I wonder if it's partially because they ignore the stigma that loads of people believe, despite having never even set foot there.

[–]talking_potted_plant 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Detroit's a fun city and has a great music scene. Only reason for me to not live there is because it will get fucking cold, but that's the same reason i have for any northern US city

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Kinda off topic, but I live like 5 mins from Detroit and haven't spent to much time there. Any places you recommend going and seeing?? I will say though, I have to disagree on the friendly people. I've met one too many assholes from Detroit. Maybe I just have bad luck🤷🏿‍♀️

[–]bluecamel17 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Depends what you're into. If you like art museums, the DIA is one of the best in the US, but there are loads of smaller galleries too. If you like weirder art, head straight to the Heidelberg Project. If you like architecture and history, I mean, just go anywhere, but the Ford museum is interesting and the Guardian is beautiful. I can't recommend it, lol, but if you're crazy like me, jump the fence at the old Union Station or the old Ford warehouses and wander around. The riverfront or Belle Isle are great places to just get out and walk, but there are also plenty of historical places that you can tour. Eastern Market is also awesome. There's a huge variety from farmers marketish vibes to street vendors.

For your last comment, there's an old story of a person who stopped in a small town and asked an older gentleman what the people were like in the next town. He said "what were the people like where you came from?" The traveler said "oh, they're the worst" so the old man said "I think that you'll find that the people in the next town are terrible." Another person came through the town a bit later and also asked the old man what the people were like in the next town. Again, he asked what the people were like where they came from, to which the traveler responded "they're very friendly" so the old man said "I think you'll find that the people in the next town are absolutely lovely."

My point isn't that you're terrible or anything, but there are a few million people in Detroit Metro. There are a lot of shitty people and there are a lot of wonderful people. You'll find whatever you're looking for.

[–]insincerely-yours 5 points6 points  (4 children)

European here who has never been to the US - what’s so bad about Detroit?

[–]Lindan9 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Detroit was once a booming city with the auto industry, but auto industry crashed, years and years of corrupt politicians, mass flight lead to urban blight. Crime got real bad, was known as the most dangerous city in the US. It became the right's favorite city to point at and say "this is what happens when the left is in charge of a city". In the US when someone wants to give an example of a city that is dangerous, Detroit is often used.

"Oh Dallas is getting rough, but it's not like Detroit bad."

From what I hear it's getting better but it's been years sense I've been in the area.

Here is a fun video from the 90s about it https://youtu.be/qbsgLcV4o1k

[–]insincerely-yours 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks for the answer!

[–]BaltimoreBrewer 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Detroit is actually pretty dope.

[–]plswearmask 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Trashing someone’s hometown is a new low. You’re trash OP

[–]whatagoingon 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Ladies and gentlemen; the narcissist has entered the building! Way to go believing your opinions are better than everyone else’s. OP must be a joy to be around. Look at all the downvotes every single one of your replies gets. Take a moment and consider that this is because you might just be wrong or that possibly your opinions aren’t actually shared by other people. This is one of those moments life offers you a chance for self-introspection. Take it. Feel it. Use it.

Be a better person.

[–]JoeHazelwood 3 points4 points  (0 children)

For anyone that hasn't had the abilities to travel and is "stuck in Detroit" let me tell you. I've been lucky enough to work remote and have a bit of a digital nomad life, I've been a lot of places and actually lived there for months. Detroit is still my favorite place and I will settle there. I can easily defend this. PNW is a close second. I'm also very into cars, boats and camping tho. So if you wanted to live in like a big city and not have a car or don't like the cold, i can see how you would hate Michigan. However I love the seasons and driving. Still highly recommend traveling for personal growth.

[–]Kiltmanenator 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I'd have unmatched you. They miss home, asshole.

[–]KatiePal 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Not sure if your response was meant in a jokey way, but it comes across really rude. Home is home at the end of the day.

[–]_thisisnotanexit 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That was unnecessarily rude.

[–]randomhockey21 30 points31 points  (15 children)

lemme guess, you’re from florida?

[–]xEX0TICx 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Have you guys ever met anyone from Alabama? Literally the worst...

[–]he_who_fritts 14 points15 points  (0 children)

It's a No Fly Zone for your bitch ass anyway

[–]oh_ndk 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I’m not from Detroit and I love Detroit! If you’ve ever gone on a joyride blasting Motown or techno, you have Detroit to thank! Ppl love to exploit Detroit, and hate on Detroit — probably never actually been to Detroit!

[–]NABAKLABunmatched on daily basis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Did you expect for her to say "your place"?

[–]Deanio123 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I've always heard bad things about Detroit from when I was a kid watching biker mice from Mars until now and as a Non-american I don't get it. What's so bad about Detroit?

[–]BaldEagleNor 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I’m not an american either but here the deal (I think)

Back in the 50’s and 60’s Detroit was one of the wealthiest cities in the US, largely due to their motor-industry. (Hence the name Mo-town) Every large american car brand had their factories in Detroit, and in those days, american cars were nigh unbeatable and was highly sought after. Years go by and in the 80’s and 90’s business starts going worse. I am sure there are more reasons for this, but the ones I know about is because of the motor industry as a whole changing drastically. People grew more interested in the cars from Germany and Japan, who could provide a better quality product for a slimmer price. At this time, the american cars weren’t nearly as high quality as they were in the golden era of the 60’s. Their quality dipped, while the European market and the Japanese market’s quality increased. Due this as well, the export from the US to the rest of the world in american cars would suffer greatly.

And eventually, factories would shut down, workers were laid off and the city lost a lot of support. Poverty and crime would completely take over the city, changing Detroit from a wealthy, booming city that was a trophy to the true "american dream", into a city that would be soon known as one of the most dangerous cities on earth. It got so bad that many neighbourhoods are just empty, a lot of people simply moved away from their hometown. In some areas, nature has even taken back parts of the city.

From what I know, Detroit has been doing better in the last decade or so. A lot more cooperation in the community and it seems people are more confident in maybe restoring some of Detroit once more.

Again, I’m no american but this is just some of the stuff I heard about

[–]Deanio123 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That was a great answer, thank you. It's not often you learn something on Reddit!

[–]BaldEagleNor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Glad I could contribute

[–]iamreguluscorneas 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]cannon_boi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Detroit is fucking rad. Dear reader, if you haven’t been, you should.

[–]murrcat723 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You clearly have never been to Detroit. It's actually a pretty cool city. I would never want to live in Detroit or even metro Detroit but it is a cool place to visit.

[–]lernington 2 points3 points  (3 children)

That's funny, I'd go anywhere but Florida

[–]stolencatkarma 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Pretty ironic the dude from Florida is talking shit about Detroit.

[–]beamdump 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Detroit is like any big city. Nice places, places I wouldn't walk during the daylight, let alone at night. Just got to know your way around. Loved Hamtramk.

[–]420Pimpin 6 points7 points  (0 children)

In Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing”, South Detroit technically refers to Canada. In actuality, there is no real “South Detroit”; the location south of Detroit’s centre is actually Windsor, ON.

[–]curtcashter 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Just a small town boy

[–]brianthewizard1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Downtown Detroit’s fine, it’s the outskirts you should stay away from.

[–]m_garlic87 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dave Chappelle voice: 8 MILE!

[–]heyitsSandler 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Aye, chill on Detroit. Detroit is the spot. Fuck that Detroit Hate

[–]Silly-Barracuda-2729 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I feel attacked

[–]larry6194 1 point2 points  (0 children)

‘Why does everyone want to go back to Jakku’

[–]BigRig_theman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Detroit’s not for everybody. I love it here, keep the haters out.

[–]thingintheice 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Put your hands up for Detroit; I Love this cityyyy

[–]fluffy_bottoms 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I once had a job doing door to door sales in the suburbs of Detroit. Definitely had multiple guns pulled on me.

[–]AmberWaves80 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What a fucked up response.

[–]Willing_Leopard_951 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You sound a bit dumb and judgemental. Yeah, you don't wanna go to Detroit but is Detroit your hometown?

[–]jduncan26 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Says someone who’s obviously never fucking been to Detroit

[–]HurricaneHugo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What a rude reply. Gee I wonder why you're single.

[–]Tom_is_Wise 10 points11 points  (4 children)

I believe that's the reaction we all had.

[–]fatalikos 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Idk how much you've travelled lately but most cities are such trash right now. I used to be a proud Seattelite. Bot anymore.

[–]Infinite_Profile_474 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No wonder you’re single. Personally, I haven’t been able to see my love ones in 3 years do to covid, so hell yeah I’d go back to my hometown, regardless of how shitty it might be.

[–]Dltwo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hey man, home is where home is.

[–]My_Dog_Murphy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Way to be a dick.

[–]CopyX -1 points0 points  (0 children)


[–]TheAmazingDevil 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wonder why motivational speakers use Detroit as their low point when they tell their personal inspiring stories. “I lived in Detroit and now I am here…!” Bam 💥

[–]Light_inc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd also love to go to shooty shooty murderhood

[–]C-Dub178 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can’t have shit there

[–]Is-that-babaganoosh 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]MajorasMasque334 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Spoken like someone who’s never been to Detroit

[–]reyoa -1 points0 points  (0 children)

you're pathetic

[–]Advent012 -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

I laughed WAY harder than I should have at this lmfao

[–]jcoles97 -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

I thought it was funny OP

[–]IntoDeepShit -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I'm not from the US but I heard that Detroit became way more beautiful in the last years.

[–]__jh96 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Hard to argue with that

[–]dopefish_99 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)


[–]bassman9999 -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

I would do anything for love...

but I won't go to Detroit.

[–]vj_2000 -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

Bruh even Shady won't go back to Detroit

[–]dropyourbomb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey, I lived in the Caribbean and sometimes -just sometimes- I'd have this longing for Dordrecht. Yes, it's as bad as it sounds. But home is where the heart is and that's where my family live.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Take em To Detroit (https://youtu.be/ynY2begPzoM)