17 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But Don’t Really Deserve It

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There are lots of things in this world that gets a lot of hate—and some of it is deserved. You know, like COVID. No one likes COVID.

But there are some things that are just hated by nature, and when you really think about it, may not deserve all the disgust.

In a recent Reddit thread, someone posted the question “What doesn’t need the hate it gets?” and people delivered. Here are the top hated things that we may want to rethink!

  1. Nickelback

    “Nickleback isn’t bad. They’re not particularly good, but they’re not bad.”

  2. “Karen” Haircuts

    “People with the Karen haircut who are actually normal and chill.”

  3. Rain

    “Rain is awesome. It feeds all the plant life, makes puddles, and my personal favorite, at night time the rain reflects light and makes even traffic lights look fucking amazing. Jesus I love rain.”

  4. Pineapple on Pizza

    “It’s delicious, and if you hate it don’t shit on people who like it.”

  5. Cats

    “Many people I know absolutely despise them because they think they cant love you the way some dogs can, or they remind you of the stereotype “crazy cat person.” I realized how sweet they can be if you take the time to earn their trust and give them space when it’s asked for.”

  6. Vanilla

    “It’s a fantastic spice with loads of flavor, including a whole bouquet of subtle top notes. Not to mention that it effortlessly brings out the flavor in a ton of other ingredients. Why did it become synonymous with boring?”

  7. Veganism

    “We just don’t want innocent animals to get hurt yet we get mocked for it all the time.”

  8. Broccoli

    “Your parents didn’t know how to make it. It’s arguably the healthiest food you can eat, at least in the top ten.”

  9. Teachers

    “I can personally confirm that I was a piece of work in grade school–then high school. And it wasn’t because of teachers—it was because of me.”

  10. Guy Fieri

    “He’s actually a really nice guy.”

  11. Rats

    “They’re some of the funniest, most affectionate and intelligent small pets, with a ton of personality, who actually enjoy engaging with people.”

  12. Atheists

    “Most of us are nice, sensible good people just like you, we just happen to have different views on religion. Just like any religion, of course there are extremists that give the group a bad name, and the rest of us look down on them and don’t support how they act.”

  13. Hyenas

    “Most unfairly villainized and maligned animal in the world all because of some stupid Disney movie. They are not scavengers at all they hunt 90% of their prey and lions steal food off of them far more than they steal off lions. They are highly intelligent predators with an equally important role to play in the ecosystem.”

  14. Sharks

    “They’re just a well designed killing machine and the chances of them killing you are super low. Orcas and dolphins are actually “meaner” if you want to look at them in a human way, they’ll purposely mess with you or hurt you. Sharks might just bite you on accident.”

  15. Snakes

    “They are awesome pets and the super dangerous ones don’t want anything to do with you. I can’t stand people killing snakes they find. To me its like killing a stray dog you find. Just call animal control.”

  16. Retail Workers

    “It’s hard being sh*t on day in day out at work when I’m just trying to do my job and to go home man. Working with the public has become unbearable this past year. It’s no wonder no one is willing to do these jobs now.”

  17. Bra Straps Showing

    “Like what? Why does it make you mad? It’s fabric. And if I’m not mistaken, you’re covered in it on the daily.”

What’s something that doesn’t deserve the hate it gets?