Michael Corleone once said in The Godfather 3: "Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment." If you change "enemies" to "people" in this quote, then you get, perhaps, perfect advice for behavior in any society. The problem is that no matter how perfect the advice is, few people really follow it.

In fact, people love to hate and express their hatred - even if this feeling is fleeting, and tomorrow they will forget what or whom they hated. Often behind this hatred is just fear. Fear of what seems too different from the usual things, of opinions that are incomprehensible, of decisions that one does not share. So hatred is incredibly often expressed for reasons that are not really worth a damn.

Recently, a thread appeared in the AskReddit community, where a topic starter asked just one question: "What is the dumbest thing you've ever received hate for?" Right now, the thread has nearly 19K upvotes and about 15.5K comments with tales ranging from funny and absurd to bitter and hurtful.

Bored Panda compiled for you a selection of the most popular comments from this thread, a real quintessence of human stupidity, proof that one can literally hurt a person just for nothing. So read these stories, scroll to the very end, share your opinions in the comments... and please try to just love, and not hate!

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#1

For Being Fond Of Bright Neon Colors

For Being Fond Of Bright Neon Colors Not me, but my husband. He has a fondness for BRIGHT NEON COLORS. Which is so opposite to his quiet, reserved personality that it tickles me to death.

So, he came home from work. We spent an hour of, “No, what do YOU want for dinner?” He ran and threw some non-work clothes on… NEON YELLOW-GREEN shirt and navy shorts and his NEON ORANGE sneakers and ran to get takeout. The lady in front of him in line, turned around, looked my husband up and down, and proceeded to excoriate him for his choice of clothing: How on earth could he go out in public like that? What was he thinking? That doesn’t match at all! Those colors are insulting and his wife should be ashamed of herself for letting him dress like that!

My husband, who is normally so polite, looked HER up and down and told her he could change clothes, but she’d always be an ugly b***h. I was SO proud of him! Though he may have had to convince me to not go driving to find this woman so I could punch her in the nose. 🤣

lilbunnyofdoom , vonguard Report

#2

For Having A Very Old, Sick Cat Put To Sleep Instead Of Just Letting Her Slowly Pass Away

For Having A Very Old, Sick Cat Put To Sleep Instead Of Just Letting Her Slowly Pass Away Having a very old , sick cat put to sleep instead of just letting her slowly die. She had stopped eating and wouldn't move. She just sat in the same spot dying. I took her to thr vet and we wound up euthanizing her.

Apparently I am an evil b***h for not just letting her starve herself to death.

She was 15 years old.

The8thloser , iezalel williams Report

Nathaniel
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You did good, how could anyone think leaving the poor cat to die in pain is somehow better?

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#3

For Painting My Nursery With An Under The Sea Theme

For Painting My Nursery With An Under The Sea Theme I painted my nursery with an under the sea theme and then was told the blue would make my daughter a lesbian.

rowenaravenclaw0 , Samuel Mann Report

#4

For "Reading Too Much"

For "Reading Too Much" "Reading too much" my mom used to get mad at me, an elementary school kid, for going to the library and getting a big stack of books and reading through them all in a day. And I mean she was PISSED, she'd kick me out to go play and I would just sit outside in the grass for a few hours and wait to go back to reading lol

CptBarba , Eugene Kim Report

Peppy Piplup
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I got in trouble for bringing books into the primary school canteen because the teachers said I should be "engaging with other people, not sitting with my face stuck in a book." Ma'am, I've been engaging with people all day in the classroom? I'd like some time to myself, please? There's also the fact that no one would sit with me so who was I supposed to engage with in the canteen?

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#5

For Not Being Able To Have Children

For Not Being Able To Have Children Not being able to have children. A guy took it upon himself to “introduce” me to concepts such as IVF and surrogacy. When I told him those wouldn’t work, he basically told me, “well, it’s no wonder you have no children if you won’t even consider the most basic of options.”

My eggs work perfectly fine, as far as I know. But pregnancy would literally kill me, and I’m on life-saving medications that would cause severe birth defects. But f**k me, amirite? Just a choosy beggar, a wannabe victim.

ETA before someone tells me “just adopt/get a cat” because *someone always does,* you’re not nearly as helpful as you think you are.

an_ineffable_plan , marc cornelis Report

#6

For Not Drinking Alcohol

For Not Drinking Alcohol I don't drink alcohol, not preachy about it, I just don't like the taste or the effect.

jadesisto , Club Soda Guide Report

Ivana Bašić
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I get this all the time. I actually have a very strong skin reaction to alcohol, I can't even have chocolates with alcohol, yet people get really upset by it. I've been called a child. Ironically, by a low-key alcoholic.

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#7

For Putting Pink Or Pastel Rainbow Fleeces In With My Male Guinea Pigs

For Putting Pink Or Pastel Rainbow Fleeces In With My Male Guinea Pigs For putting pink or pastel rainbow fleeces in with my male guinea pigs. They’re guinea pigs…they literally don’t care. They want lettuce.

smokealarmsnick , Andy Miccone Follow Report

Nathaniel
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

BuT yOU MigHt TuRN thEm GaY bY gAyiFyINg TheM!

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#8

For Not Being Gay Enough

For Not Being Gay Enough For not being gay enough. Apparently having sex with guys doesn't make you gay. You also have to mirror whatever the gay club's current fashions are, down to acting like a diva with an attitude problem to be accepted.

twinkieeater8 , Iker Merodio Report

Nathaniel
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gay sex with gay guys is not gay enough. Did you even go to see Gay! The Gay Musical?

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#9

For Talking To A Guy I Met On A Dating Site Not Knowing He Was In A Relationship

For Talking To A Guy I Met On A Dating Site Not Knowing He Was In A Relationship For talking to a guy I met on a dating site not knowing he was in a relationship.

Dude was messaging me on a dating app, we met up and he seemed cool. We hung out once, he wasn’t my type and we parted on good terms and then his fiancé called me.

I said I was sorry, I had no idea. I stopped talking to the guy instantly but I still faced 6-8 months of harassment from this woman and her friends. I got told I wouldn’t live to see my next birthday, I got told I was fat and a s**t, they called me non stop they said that they knew where I lived, where I went to uni.. I even got threats on my blog that I had set up for uni. It was intense. I ended up getting the police involved.

From what I know she stayed with him but somehow I was in the wrong even though I had no idea she existed. He did nothing wrong, it was all me…f*****g ridiculous.

squeephish , Lynda A Report

LoneTomato
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why are people always taking it out on the other person? They usually don't know they're work someone in a relationship, and even they do, it's not nice but they didn't promise you anything. Your partner did

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#10

For Being An Introvert

For Being An Introvert Being introvert. Got a looooooooooot of hate for that.

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KY dog mom
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A lot of people automatically assume that introverts are snobbish or arrogant just because they are quiet. I think they take it as a personal insult when an introvert is not all that interested in engaging.

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#11

For Being Black And Enjoying Heavy Metal

For Being Black And Enjoying Heavy Metal Being black and enjoying heavy metal 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️

SYLOK_THEAROUSED , LUIS BLANCO Report

Nathaniel
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Making music about race is ridiculous. I like old blues songs, I am not old black man, I am a white guy a million miles away from the world the blues singers experienced, but does that mean I am not allowed to like it? Hell no.

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#12

For Being A Boy And Liking Horse Riding

For Being A Boy And Liking Horse Riding Being a boy and liking horse riding. It's a frickin hobby people?

Rojam_1200 , elPadawan Report

#13

For Not Smiling

For Not Smiling Not smiling. F**k off

PlatypusRemarkable59 , EsraLiekeb Report

#14

For Having Lunch With My Grandma On My Lunch Break At Work

For Having Lunch With My Grandma On My Lunch Break At Work For having lunch with my grandma on my lunch break at work. Not joking. I serve a wide area of my state and when I’m in her part of the state, which was historically underserved by the person in my position before I was, I eat lunch with her during my lunch break. The other administrators I work with in parts of the state that I serve are now complaining that the only reason that part of the state is getting more attention (ie. Equal treatment to them rather than being neglected) is because I like to have lunch with my grandmother.

Somuchfuckingnature , https://www.flickr.com/photos/jessicafm/ Report

Bouche Clay
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So you think it's ok to eat on your lunch break? Seriously? My grandma is in heaven now. Enjoy yours.

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#15

For Making Hot Chocolate Last Year's Christmas

For Making Hot Chocolate Last Year's Christmas For making hot chocolate last year's Christmas some lady was criticizing me for being a adult making hot chocolate saying that's for children.i was having a nice romantic Christmas dinner with my fiance so I wanted to make a Dutch hot chocolate with a chocolate liqueur whipped topping. I just looked at her like she was crazy.

Edit this happened at a store I was telling my fiance what we needed to make dinner and dessert and the lady was eavesdropping. I needed the hot cocoa so we could have cookies and cocoa and watch some Christmas movies together.

thefriendlychef1991 , zergu Report

Nathaniel
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What has your Christmas drink got to do with the cranky bat? She was probably just jealous.

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#16

For Posting Some Not-So-Clever Comments

For Posting Some Not-So-Clever Comments During my early days of the internet, there was a post on a livejournal page about some woman who still breastfed her kid until he was like, 5. i commented on it saying “i didn’t even know that was possible” and boy did people come at me. calling me a troll just trying to rile people up, saying it was offensive.. like dude, i was just 15 and honestly had no idea it was possible to breastfeed a child for that long.

guy_incog_neato , Andrew Seaman Report

Robert T
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm pretty sure at 15 I wouldn't have either. I was quite surprised when I found out. It makes sense, but it seems a bit weird to me.

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#17

For Holding My GF's Hand In Public

For Holding My GF's Hand In Public Getting the side eye for holding my gfs hand in public (we're interracial).

It's just so silly. It wasn't even someone of our races being all "stop stealing our people." It was another minority!

Manekosan , K-State Research and Extension Report

Nathaniel
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Interracial is nonsense, we are all the same race, the human race. Skin colour or ethnicity should not come into it.

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#18

For Playing Video Games

For Playing Video Games Video games back when I was a teen, so about 10-15 years ago.

My parents did not know jack s**t about it, so they chose to tried to squash it out of me instead of understanding it. Sucks when all you want to do on your free time as a teen was play with the boys.

Today I am still very much a gamer, and they kinda accepted it. Just last week my Mom asked me why I didn't pursue a career in video games because I love it so much.

I simply answered: You never supported my love for it, and since you paid for my college I never thought you would have approved.

The look of guilt and realization on my mother's face was kinda bittersweet.

ZherJ , Iain Cuthbertson Report

Wondering Alice
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Few months back, my mum looked disapprovingly at me - mid 40's- settling down some some gaming. She said she couldn't believe I had not grown out of games yet. As she sat there with her Suduko, Wordle, crosswords - and still stopping every few minutes to check out her FB and what's app.

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#19

For Being 5’9 Tall

For Being 5’9 Tall For being 5’9. Someone at work mentioned me being tall for a woman and I said that 5’9 isn’t super tall and they called me a liar and got pissed at me because obviously I was at least six feet tall because he was 5’11 and I’m taller than him. Buddy, I know how tall I am and it ain’t 6’.

luckychance5480 , Graham Report

Nathaniel
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sounds like the man was adding an inch or two to his height, probably did it about other areas of his anatomy.

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#20

For Being Autistic

For Being Autistic For being autistic.

YoshiPikachu , https://flic.kr/p/7jr5qN Report

Nathaniel
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Erm.. how is that your fault? Or should you have just tried harder? FFS.

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#21

For Telling Someone That I’m Allergic To A Certain Food

For Telling Someone That I’m Allergic To A Certain Food For telling someone that I’m allergic to a certain food. (I extremely allergic to it).

Barbara_Celarent , NIAID Report

Antisocial potato 🥔
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reminds me of the girl that insulted my friend for using her insulin. Apparently it made her "uncomfortable"

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#22

For Having My Kid In A Mask On The Back Of My Bike

For Having My Kid In A Mask On The Back Of My Bike Back during the height of the pandemic, I had my kid on the back of my bike. It was a little on the chilly side so he wanted to wear his mask. Some f*****g moron yelled at me that it was child abuse. We were stuck at the lights so he gave me the beans for a red hot minute. Told him I’d consider his parenting advice in the same way I do all the advice I get from crazy people screaming on the street.

Kavbastyrd , Tebo Steele Report

Random person
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ok, but was he mad at the mask or the bike? The title says bike, but like why was mask mentioned there? Please help I'm confused XD

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#23

For Scoring Good Marks In An Exam

For Scoring Good Marks In An Exam Scoring good marks in an exam.

the-soaring-moa , Moscow Institute of Physics Report

Antisocial potato 🥔
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was called a kissass nerd for actually liking school and reading

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#24

For Not Liking Many Sweets

For Not Liking Many Sweets I don’t like many sweets, I’m more of a carbs and lasagna person.

Try telling people you don’t like cake when it’s offered. Just f*****g try it. It’ll be a 19 minute back and forth where they refuse to believe you, and the 5 variations of “just take a bite”.

I don’t care if this is your nans famous recipe or if this is your personal favorite cake. I’m going to hate it.

ProbablyASithLord , Jeremy Keith Report

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#25

For Not Going To A Birthday Party

For Not Going To A Birthday Party Not going to a birthday party.

I know this sounds rude of me, and I did feel bad. But, I had my reasons. Back in high school, my friend was having a birthday party. At the time my dad was really ill, he was in the hospital and I wanted to be by his side.

I told her my reason and that I wouldn’t be able to make it, but once my dad was better, I would celebrate with her in a different way. She didn’t like this, and threw a fit about it.

To this day, I still don’t understand why. But, we’re no longer in contact.

Inari_Phantom , Durre shahwaar khatoon Report

#26

For Having A Really Good Memory

For Having A Really Good Memory My really good memory. Like, people don't believe it so much that they think I lie and make up things.

kreteciek , Eddy Josafat Hernández Ve Report

Bouche Clay
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mooooom! He's lying again! Seriously, though, remember not to argue with an idiot. You can't win.

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#27

For Being A Working Actor

Being a working actor. There’s a whole Reddit thread about how ugly and stupid I am in r/commercialsihate…. Making fun of the way I’m dressed (I didn’t get to pick it out, that’s the wardrobe person), my hair (same, hair person), and how dumb “I” am…someone even said I looked like I was having a stroke. I was literally doing my job.

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#28

For Making My Own Life Choices Instead Of Following Others' Pushy Advice

For Making My Own Life Choices Instead Of Following Others' Pushy Advice As a former people pleaser, making my own life choices instead of following others' pushy advice... Life choices that only concern me.

smieklinsh , perzon seo Report

Bouche Clay
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's called taking responsibility. I rather thought it was a major goal.

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#29

For Joking With A Nickname While Drunk

For Joking With A Nickname While Drunk Not me but my dad. So my dad used to have trouble remembering names so he would call people Boss. Some dude went up to him one day and got really mad at this nickname. When my dad asks why the dude no joke says: “Boss backwards means Sorry Son Of a B***h.” And that is the most pathetic cry for attention I’ve ever heard. This was in a bar to so maybe the dude was drunk but still that was a hilarious story.

Edit: I edited for the typo but also to say what my dad did after: he just laughed which further pissed the guy off but he really couldn’t help it. Dude wanted to fight my dad and my dad was just laughing, imagine how embarrassing that would be.

3now_3torm , Shelby L. Bell Report

#30

For Not Wanting Children

For Not Wanting Children I had explained to someone that nurses are mandatory reporters

Also

Not wanting children

signaturefox2013 , OnCall team Report

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