r/unpopularopinion 23h ago

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Greetings, you opinionated, unpopular lot! This is your one-stop shop for all of the ridiculously reposted topics on this sub. This hub and the linked threads below will be replaced every 7 days to keep things fresh.

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r/unpopularopinion 4h ago

Depictions of people swallowing pills in popular media is always backwards.

996 Upvotes

The liquid should go first, then the pill(s). That way you never have to taste the pill and you can swallow it immediately.

I've never understood why popular media always shows people putting the pill in their mouth then grabbing a drink of some description to swallow it down.


r/unpopularopinion 18h ago

eSports players should use their real name to be taken seriously

5.5k Upvotes

I think one of the reason eSport has a childish image is due to the players aliases.
How can you take seriously a world championship where the contestants are xxD4RKxN4RUT0xx and garbage_collector_69?

Usually in """regular""" sports players use their real names (not always but mostly) and I think it would be a great step forward if eSport would do the same.


r/unpopularopinion 10h ago Take My Energy

All bathrooms should have elevator music playing.

609 Upvotes

I hate using public restrooms sometimes due to the awkward noises (especially when duty calls), and I don’t want to hear any of my fellow stall mates making noises either. I could go the rest of my life not hearing what it sounds like for other people to wipe themselves.

Elevator music could lighten my mental load while I lighten my load if you get what I’m saying.


r/unpopularopinion 3h ago

MySpace had it right

141 Upvotes

Modern social media sucks ass. It's literally just a bunch of 25-30 something year-old yuppies posting pics of pets or a beach they went to on vacation like "hur-hur my life is great" winces and grimaces like they're secretly crying for help. My God. Fuck those people. When I visit someone's profile, be it instagram, facebook, or whatever, I want to be visually ASSAULTED by dope-ass graphics, 3D gifs, and personalized backgrounds with horrific color combinations. What the fuck happened to individuality?


r/unpopularopinion 19h ago

Oprah Winfrey is not a hero nor should she be considered a role model.

1.6k Upvotes

Successful? Sure. A good role model, not really. She's "nice" and she's certainly not an awful person, but she also consistently promotes individuals on her show who peddle pseudoscientific nonsense to a massive crowd of guests and television viewers. Dr. Oz being one of the most famous examples. The willingness to promote this type of content either means that OWN is unwilling to do the background research into these guests and their claims or that OWN will promote whatever gets them the highest view count. Making it rather low value and possibly harmful to pretty much anyone who watches the show. Why would anyone look up to someone who endorses crack-pot science? Anyone who does even basic research into some of the so-called "professionals" that come on the show would realize they're spewing absolute nonsense. I don't know if this is unpopular or not but I feel like a lot of people look up to her and think of her as both a pioneer and a good person. I don't see it. Lazy, unhinged, and disconnected from reality or lazy, predatory, and opportunistic. That's how I see her and her show.


r/unpopularopinion 13h ago

Not enough people mention how often it's better to be haunted by regrets of "what if" rather than the actual, visible consequences of regrettable actions you did take

463 Upvotes

I woke up this morning getting nagged by one too many regrets, and I thought about it for two seconds and realized: even my biggest regret for something that I didn't do is just a wistful coulda-woulda-shoulda-ism which also even has the decency not to daily intrude on me, not to intrude at all in fact.

"Just do it" is insidious. It's not just that people are short-sighted and reckless, especially when we're young and afraid and really eat up that type of advice. It's not just that it's little more profoud than coulda-woulda-shoulda-ing about the future, rather than about the past. It's not just that hesitancy and restraint can be smart, even life-saving, or that peer pressure and ignoring gut feelings contributed to me losing for a decade the ability to trust myself. It's not just that I have a bone to pick with people who can't acknowledge that they don't know that death is the end, or even have any better reason for believing that it is other than that that would be convenient for them. Well, maybe it is mostly that last bit.

But also, I just woke up this morning getting nagged by one too damn many regrets about something I actually did, not something I didn't.


r/unpopularopinion 6h ago

The American taco is better than the Mexican taco

122 Upvotes

Dont get me wrong I love tacos in all forms, shapes, and sizes. However, with the traditional taco-i think the Americans do it a wee bit better. At a traditional mexican place you’ll get your corn tortilla topped with a delicious meat of your choosing and typically some cilantro and onion on top, maybe another little something but thats it. And obviously you can add whatever salsas you desire. With the American version you can still get some delicious meat however our toppings game I think pulls us ahead. Corn, tomato, onions, SOUR CREAM, peppers, cheese, lettuce etc.

I get that for the Mexican taco the highlight is the protein but the toppings make the American taco a bit more of a party.


r/unpopularopinion 5h ago

Hocus Pocus 2 is hot garbage, but everyones too nostalgic to care or notice

84 Upvotes

I don’t understand why everyone is so happy and excited with Hocus Pocus 2. When my kiddos heard there was a sequel coming they watched the original and absolutely loved it! Made my heart happy bc it was my favourite Halloween movie growing up. But the new movie was such a disappointment. Couldn’t make it half an hour into the sequel before hearing a chorus of “this movies bad” “this is boring” “the other ones better, can we watch that one again?” It was a total flop. I don’t know what happened, it was barely watchable imo. It feels like such a blatant cash grab. It was so slow, and the acting was honestly hard to watch at times. I feel like over half the scenes could be cut out and we would still know what was happening bc there’s just THAT MANY unnecessary scenes that do nothing to propel the plot. Hocus Pocus was a pristine Halloween movie. A cult classic. At the very least it was a staple of my childhood… and now I feel like the name is completely tarnished by this shitty sequel. I sat through it long after my girls lost interest just bc I felt like I had to see it through. It sucked. -100/10


r/unpopularopinion 2h ago

Stop sharing your children on social media

33 Upvotes

I know I sound like a boomer here but I’m early gen Z, I grew up alongside the internet, my tween years revolved around the explosion of social media sites like YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. I know what it’s like growing up and sharing/consuming online content when I was a dumb kid/teenager, so I have the credibility to say STOP SHARING YOUR KIDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

You’re robbing them of their privacy and exploiting their impressionable self for your own attention seeking.

This goes for those who prank their kids, and share their distressed face on camera for the world to see. You disgust me.

Nobody should be further humiliated by having their vulnerability shared to the world without their consent or understanding, and this goes for kids as well.

Nobody should even be sharing moments of their kids despite being “I want the world to see what my child is doing, I have my right to post my own child”, pedophiles save TikToks, they save photos. They lurk around these “kids profile” and they leave messages. They use your posts to potentially stalk you if they live in the same area. You risk their safety as a result.

Hell I would even go as far as saying they shouldn’t even be sharing themselves on the net, and that there should be restrictions on what they do online for their own good. Mental health issues arises from more and more youth due to insecurity caused by unregulated social media. I know I sound like a boomer here but look around you, look at the statistics you find on Google, look at all the 16 year old girls going on subs like “amiugly” to find validation from their Low self-esteem (please do NOT DM them). Look at how TikTok has romanticised mental illness like depression and D.I.D and is causing so many impressionable kids to believe they have mental illness.

Anyways it’s on unpopular opinion because so many people are still doing it.


r/unpopularopinion 8h ago

“Delete if not allowed” is a disingenuous attempt at courtesy.

75 Upvotes

What it really means is “I’m too lazy to read the rules of the group, so I’ll put the burden of removing the post on you.” The very use of the statement reeks of discourtesy.


r/unpopularopinion 13h ago

"Weed-out" classes, where the average grade in the class is below a C are necessary.

206 Upvotes

The grading needs to be harsh otherwise students will likely stay on the (clearly laid out) path (e.g. Pre-Med). These classes are also usually taken early enough in a student's career that they can bounce back and change gears into thinking about a new profession/major.

There are several sets of professions that NEED these "weed out" classes. Medicine with General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry - is one that comes to mind. These courses puts a student on the path to becoming a medical doctor and not all people can/should be medical doctors.


r/unpopularopinion 1d ago Take My Energy 'MURICA Facepalm Wholesome Silver

People who bring their kids with them to beg for money on the side of the road, should have their children taken from them and they should be charged with child abuse.

15.9k Upvotes

It's so unfair/unhealthy for the kid to be exposed to that. Seen some kids stand 8+ hours on the side of the road with their parents/guardians begging for money. I feel most parents would have a place for their child to be (a friend’s or family member’s house) instead, but they probably make more money with their children, so they force the children to be miserable. It's unhealthy for the kids mentally, physically, and psychologically. How is this legal?


r/unpopularopinion 13h ago

Ted Mosby is a pretty big doucher.

164 Upvotes

Sarted rewatching HIMYM. I haven't been through it in years, and I really enjoyed it the first time through, again years ago. But this time, I've realized how much of a douche Ted Mosby is in this show. I've had to skip so many cringe-worthy moments, and I'm just on season 1


r/unpopularopinion 6h ago

Bring back public punishment

31 Upvotes

People no longer have accountability for their actions. Public punishment is a better deterrent to most crime and serves better then fines and community service


r/unpopularopinion 1d ago All-Seeing Upvote

If you live in a DESERT, then you shouldn’t have a grass lawn.

2.4k Upvotes

I’m sorry but it’s stupid, wasteful, and tacky.

If you live in a dry state like Nevada or Utah, Arizona etc you don’t need a grass lawn. Y’all have almost no water and a lot of people still have a fresh green lawn. Not to mention, that region of the us is a DESERT. Lush ol’ zoysia grass doesn’t grow there for a reason. If you’re surrounded by sand, then maybe your front yard should be sand too. If you don’t like it, then buy some green carpet for your house or something idk


r/unpopularopinion 1h ago

If women don't owe men anything including common decency, then men don't owe women the same either.

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So this isn't my experience with all women, just some. I'm currently living in Montreal, Quebec and I have noticed some of the Quebecois women can be downright snobby/ arrogant. Where I come from, we at least have the common decency to introduce ourselves or acknowledge others at parties regardless of gender. But here some women don't even seem to offer basic decency when socializing. I don't know if this is a problem with most north American women but I have seen it repeatedly with a lot of Quebecois women. The girls from the east coast or other regions seem much friendlier. What I mean by basic decency is just greetings, or just talking a bit instead of acting like they're doing a favor talking to you. Or even just ignoring you outright. I'm not even trying to hit on any of these girls as I'm already seeing someone. Guys seem much friendlier to a conversation in this regard. Currently, I'm only looking to meet people/ make some new friends. So they just seem overly arrogant to me for no reason at all. Of course, not all women are like this, but I have definitely seen the pattern more than once.

Now you could make the argument women don't owe me anything. I think American media culture encourages this as I have seen it's 'cool' for women to be mean/ rude to men for no reason. And I know apparently, this attitude is a turn-on for some men (hard to get, etc). But I'm not trying to hook up with you, so I don't want to deal with your shit. Sure you have every right to be confident due to your beauty/ how many match dates you get and how many guys may throw themselves at you. But that's not an excuse to treat me or any other guy as worthless shit. Respect is a two-way street, you're not getting any respect/ decency from me if I don't get mutual respect from you. What makes you think you deserve respect/ attention if you don't return it?

TLDR: Apparently going by the comments on this post it's perfectly fine for women to be rude to random strangers/ new people who have done nothing to offend them and it's completely socially sanctioned. If you're a man who does this you're righty called an asshole but since you're a woman it's completely fine to not have common decency


r/unpopularopinion 13h ago

any customer support where you don't speak to an actual human is useless

103 Upvotes

I've never solved a problem using FAQs, never been emailed back, and in general; have never used customer support successfully, unless I'm on the phone with an actual human being at the company. Just let me call a damn person, I don't want to text a bot. I have at least half a brain so if I have a technical issue it's something I need actual help with.

Edit for those saying it's a popular opinion: you're prolly right but a bunch of MFs I know absolutely despise human interaction wit people they don't know (also I'm drunk now excuse my codeswitxh)


r/unpopularopinion 1h ago

People who commit involuntary manslaughter (unintentional homicide) should not go to jail.

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Before you come at me, my mom died from a drunk driver when I was 6 years old. He was also the sole survivor of the accident. I’m not ignorant or impervious. However, I am a lot older. More experienced. More understanding. People make mistakes; people make bad decisions. There is a big difference between a person who means to cause harm and a person who makes a bad decision that results in harm. HUGE difference.

I’m not saying there shouldn’t be consequences, but I don’t think jail is the answer. Punishment rarely results in rehabilitation and it certainly doesn’t help the victim(s). There’s so much that should be taken into consideration. How old was the person? We know the prefrontal cortex isn’t fully developed until about 25 years old. Was this a one time event? Does the person need help with addiction or mental health? More often than not, I truly believe that the pain and regret that the person has to live with is more than enough.

Anyways, that’s my “unpopular opinion,”and a hill I’ll die on nonetheless.


r/unpopularopinion 5h ago

“All you need is love” is the worst thing to say

21 Upvotes

…because for so many people, it’s the one thing they need and can’t get and have never gotten enough or much of it. I was always like “oh thanks for reminding me.”


r/unpopularopinion 13h ago

Two old, flat pillows are FAR superior to one new overstuffed pillow

87 Upvotes

Two flat pillows are infinitely better, for reasons!

Two pillows are more adjustable than one overstuffed pillow. You can "L" them. You can use one for your head and one for your feet or knees. You can fold one in half for more height for reading. You get twice the number of cold sides. You can avoid the crick in your neck from excessive angle when belly sleeping.

Pro-tip: if you steal your wife's second pillow, you can have THREE!


r/unpopularopinion 1d ago Helpful

Not allowing cash payment for delivery food is classist, illegal, and short sighted.

1.7k Upvotes

I work in a cash industry and don't have a bank account. I don't have a car to go deposit money into cashapp or some other bullshit. These businesses don't accept cash, which is legal tender, which is against the law to not accept. Seriously I have money and I can't get food delivered because banks steal money so I don't use them. Fuck 1000% of this. I can't even order food to pick up and pay cash. They want a card.


r/unpopularopinion 2h ago

Campgrounds aren’t camping

10 Upvotes

I’d you can drive into the camp ground with your fucking Ford Focus or rv and just put a tent down it’s not fucking camping, you’re just sleeping in a tent. If you don’t have to drive in the backwoods forever or hike miles deep into a forest then you’re not fucking camping. “Oh we’re going camping teehee there’s this cute campground-“ no fuck off you’re not camping, go take a fucking backpack and walk in the woods until you get tired and bed down. THATS camping. Go take your Jeep Wrangler or you big ass truck up some muddy road nobody has been on in a decade until you find a nice view. THATS camping.


r/unpopularopinion 8h ago

Self service checkout are terrible and inconvenient

27 Upvotes

Kmart, Coles, Woolworths etc etc and all other stores that have self checkout — You are almost exclusively self-checkout now. The last time I was there the lady checking receipts at the exit stopping everyone. I didn't choose to participate in that nonsense, so I just skipped the exit line and left. I heard her saying "Ma’am” as I kept walking and raised the receipt above my head, leaving the store. You can either trust me to do self-checkout, or you can put your cashiers back in place like it used to be. I'm not interested in proving that I did your job for you. You want me to be a cashier with no training then that's your problem not mine. Don’t Audit me for a position you refuse to employ any longer.

I’m from Australia so you guys in the USA might be different to how it works here


r/unpopularopinion 1h ago

Movies need bad/evil endings.

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I recently finished watching Warrior and couldn't comprehend how they basically nerfed Tom Brady to take the L because other bro has a house, a wife and two children. It seemed out of place and unnecessary, especially after all the buildup from Bradys fights. This trend in general has been ruining quite a few movies lately for no reason. There's a reason why "The Joker" was such a success, we gotta let the villans win, we need evil endings, it's simply human. Another good example that ISN'T a movie but has had evil endings is The Last Of Us franchise, seeing the evil win puts us back into reality, it's something we are both accommodated with. Also, Thanos should've won.


r/unpopularopinion 1h ago

Saying “bless you” for every sneeze is extremely annoying.

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I know people think they’re being kind and polite, I don’t mind if it’s said once, but if somebody sneezes more than three times, don’t keep saying “bless you” for every, single sneeze.