It’s perfectly normal to focus on your own interests and goals in life. As they say, you have to be the hero of your own story. But that shouldn’t let you become so full of yourself, you genuinely start to believe the world revolves only around you. Unfortunately, there are far too many people who assume exactly that.

Thanks to the I’m The Main Character subreddit, we see their ridiculous behavior out in the open. With 283K members and counting, this community is dedicated to sharing "videos, pics, and screenshots of people who think they are the main character," and rightfully blasting them online.

From feeling the right to have a photoshoot virtually anywhere to constantly asking "do you know who I am", Bored Panda has selected some of the best posts that vividly illustrate just how entitled some people can be. So continue scrolling, upvote the ones you enjoyed shaming most and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

#1

Someone Isn't Taking This Whole Wedding Thing Serious...

Someone Isn't Taking This Whole Wedding Thing Serious...

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Elleana Sky Lopez
Community Member
6 months ago

Yes he is! He's as happy as they are

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#2

This Little Rodent Trying To Be The Centre Of Attention

This Little Rodent Trying To Be The Centre Of Attention

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Mir Adwari
Community Member
6 months ago

This cutie is allowed!

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#3

You Ain't All That

You Ain't All That

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DUN DUN (she/her)
Community Member
6 months ago

She's just living in a Wattpad book, that's all

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People who act like self-absorbed, entitled jerks whose life needs to be the center of everyone’s attention often possess the main character syndrome. It’s probably safe to say that nearly everyone has encountered a person like this — whether they're an aspiring artist, influencer, or simply were told they deserve more and are better than everyone else ever since they were a child.

It’s important to note that the main character syndrome is not an actual condition. It’s rather a term that refers to someone who acts as if they’re the star in the movie about their life. And spotting such people is quite easy. They’re always at the center of drama and believe everyone from their manager to their neighbor is a villain or simply there to support their leading role.

#4

Gas Is The Main Character Now

Gas Is The Main Character Now

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
6 months ago

Narciss called, he wants his image back.

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#5

There’s Always Two Sides To The Story…

There’s Always Two Sides To The Story…

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
6 months ago

It's already borderline rude to interrupt his family outing and completely unacceptable to push his kids and then complain. Most celebrities are pretty cool when you ask them for selfies, but also please respect their privacy.

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#6

Facepalm Moment For The “Ig Baddie”

Facepalm Moment For The “Ig Baddie”

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Mazer
Community Member
6 months ago

Awwww poor self absorbed jerk, I see this happen waaaaay too often. Makes me want to go up to the person and ask the same question and then when they say no, I want to reply…I’m nobody, just like you. Maybe one day

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According to Phil Reed, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Swansea University, the main character syndrome is a vague term that has more media and social media usage than scientific.

"The term refers to a wide range of behaviors and thoughts, but, at root, it is when somebody presents, or imagines, themself as the lead in a sort of fictional version of their life (usually their own, although sometimes, disturbingly, somebody else’s), and presents that 'life' through social media."

#7

I Mean...

I Mean...

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Kitty Xander
Community Member
6 months ago

The "👍" is hilarious!

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#8

... So She Would Understand!!

... So She Would Understand!!

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MiriPanda
Community Member
6 months ago

And that was like two weeks into the first lockdown... Bloody attention w****s...

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#9

Main Character Moment Irl

Main Character Moment Irl

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indiecognition
Community Member
6 months ago

Not just the main character, but the goodest. That pup deserves an entire streetcar!

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Sure, almost everyone showcases a slightly better version of themselves, especially online. Some folks engage in self-image manipulation because they feel the need to highlight their best and most memorable moments. At the same time, they tend to leave out the mundane. Usually, there are not that many things for people to promote and boast about in their daily routines. That’s why some come up with and share stories that would still make their life seem exciting.

#10

Flexing Your Louis Vuitton Bag On The Rails That Transported Countless Jews To Their Death

Flexing Your Louis Vuitton Bag On The Rails That Transported Countless Jews To Their Death

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Mari
Community Member
6 months ago

Disguisting. Sick.

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#11

Perhaps An OG Main Character?

Perhaps An OG Main Character?

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Kimberly
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

Life goals, or more like afterlife goals.

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#12

What Can I Say

What Can I Say

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Kitty Xander
Community Member
6 months ago

So now we can get into a Netflix series by sticking out your tongue and flexing your long red nails? Count me in!

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Reed argued that presenting different aspects of themselves in different situations and contexts to highlight aspects of their personality is entirely acceptable. "In fact, this may make social interactions easier and safer."

But in contrast, "those with main character syndrome seem to want to be somebody else entirely. So, while almost everybody will self-present, to some extent, not everybody has main character syndrome."

It turns out that such a mentality can come with a sense of entitlement. Well, no wonder why. These characters can be delusional about their reality and often present a false image of themselves, believing they somehow deserve our attention by simply uploading countless photos of themselves and sharing their thoughts online. "Digital communication platforms make it easier for people to fall into the trap of main character syndrome," the professor explained.

#13

Does This Count?

Does This Count?

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
6 months ago

She didn't have any personality traits and by the time of her final malfunction I've been calling her either "hey you" or "my ball and chains" for so long that I've forgotten her name.

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#14

Your Parents Died? I’m Sorry But That Bothers Me

Your Parents Died? I’m Sorry But That Bothers Me

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Elleana Sky Lopez
Community Member
6 months ago

What the actual F**k?!

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#15

MC Gets Called Out

MC Gets Called Out

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DUN DUN (she/her)
Community Member
6 months ago

Yeah we all feeling the second hand embarrassment here

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Reed also mentioned it could be suggested that main character syndrome "shares traits with psychological problems, like narcissistic personality disorder, and any disorder involving delusions." While this might only be the case for a minority of people, "this type of fantasy can lead to behaviors that eventually mimic those seen in personality disorders" if it becomes too rooted in the person's mind.

He continued: "Escape-maintained fantasy behaviors may also be a severe problem for those vulnerable to developing psychological issues, like anxiety and depression, and not just personality disorders."

#16

Entitled Lady Ranting About Her Wedding

Entitled Lady Ranting About Her Wedding

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Carbonel
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

Please please please please please can we find out if she ended up eloping in a massive huff?

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#17

Family Photo

Family Photo

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Elleana Sky Lopez
Community Member
6 months ago

At least he matches their tops

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#18

Can't Have The Same Top As Me

Can't Have The Same Top As Me

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Kitty Xander
Community Member
6 months ago

So now it's rude to own the same shirt as someone else? Damn...

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Treating others like props and having the urge to always be at the center of everyone’s attention should never be justified. However, "some view main character syndrome as a form of empowerment — a way of reinventing oneself to take control". But Reed explained this could just add to the problems of that person.

"If somebody needs to reinvent themself, then there is more than likely something fundamentally wrong with their life and/or their living environment. Developing a digital fantasy-life is, at best, a distraction, that will fuel further problems, and prevent the person from addressing what needs to be addressed," the professor noted.

#19

Big Mc Vibes On This One

Big Mc Vibes On This One

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Kimberly
Community Member
6 months ago

Wtf? How is this entitled racism 'heroics'

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#20

No Words

No Words

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BlackestDawn
Community Member
6 months ago

What happened to "happy wife, happy life"? I got turned into "happy spouse, happy house", as in the happiness of both partners matter, not just the females in marriages.

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#21

Ironically She Is Doing The Same Terrible Things To Those Others

Ironically She Is Doing The Same Terrible Things To Those Others

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Kitty Xander
Community Member
6 months ago

Um- now we can't be pregnant at the same time??

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#22

Jackson Mahomes, Patrick Mahomes Brother, Tries To Destroy A Small Business Because They Didn’t Have Enough Seating For His Large Party

Jackson Mahomes, Patrick Mahomes Brother, Tries To Destroy A Small Business Because They Didn’t Have Enough Seating For His Large Party

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NsG
Community Member
6 months ago

I have no idea who this idiot, or his brother are. But I would very much like to visit this establishment, wherever it is - the picture looks cosy.

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#23

Because What Else Could This TV Be Here For?

Because What Else Could This TV Be Here For?

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Roxy Eastland
Community Member
6 months ago

Aww, bless, their fifteen minutes of fame

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#24

Imagine....

Imagine....

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DrBronxx
Community Member
6 months ago

Angry react it is, then.

TheWickedOne
Community Member
6 months ago

Sad react

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Donkey boi
Community Member
6 months ago

Is there a middle finger reaction?

Sue Lynn Chan
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh I wish Facebook would have one

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Roxy Eastland
Community Member
6 months ago

I'd screen shot this and add it to the thread faster than you can say Jack Knife

Kerry M
Community Member
6 months ago

And then like everything else they ever post

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Random Anon
Community Member
6 months ago

People these days are like adults with stunted mental growth. Grown ass men and women seeking approval from random strangers for their lives. Often made-up, exaggerated lives at that.

Eppe
Community Member
6 months ago

Would you like me to upvote your comment?

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Brian Abbott
Community Member
6 months ago

Drop a poop emoji.

Kim Bush
Community Member
6 months ago

You read my mind.

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Kelzbelz79
Community Member
6 months ago

I would of screenshot the message and posted it in the comments of a post.

Jason Mills
Community Member
6 months ago

I wonder if people were like this since caveman times. Cave paintings were the OG Facebook lol.

Marla
Community Member
6 months ago

I just drew a guy being chased by a sabertooth tiger and it bothers me that you just HAD to draw a guy being chased by a wooly mammoth right underneath it. Sometimes I wonder why I even bothered with this art degree...

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Sean
Community Member
6 months ago

i mean i kinda understand it, maybe its like ocd, but if its that bad.. wow, you need help

RinLo14
Community Member
6 months ago

It must be exhausting being THIS much of a control freak.

Evelyn Haskins
Community Member
6 months ago

no comment

Salty Wild Hair
Community Member
6 months ago

unlike, then like. repeat.

Okido
Community Member
6 months ago

I often would like to be able to choose the "rolling eyes"- button.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
6 months ago

Can I just pretend you are chalk, erase you and then not end up hating you?

Christy Kindness
Community Member
6 months ago

They need to make an "eye roll" reaction, I would use the hell out of that.

Maggie Black
Community Member
6 months ago

LMAO get over it

phil bishop
Community Member
6 months ago

"cough..." Sounds like

Leoninus Fate
Community Member
6 months ago

well could also report it/them since them sending that message could be seen as harassment {very poor taste but still}

Nikki Leniece
Community Member
6 months ago

I wanna know if they undid it lol

Gio Walls
Community Member
6 months ago

Wt$

Micah
Community Member
6 months ago

This. This is why downvotes or dislikes should still have a separate, visible counter.

cybermerlin2000
Community Member
6 months ago

*Presses print screen, clicks on post, presses CTRL+V, clicks send. Repeats on every post in this persons profile*

Susan Currie
Community Member
6 months ago

Who is this person ??? Lol

Brian Bennett
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh honey I gonna respond to each and every one of your funny(?) posts. Get ready for the show!

Apachebathmat
Community Member
6 months ago

Eggplant immediately

KimTx🇨🇱🤜🤛🇺🇦
Community Member
6 months ago

Leave the "like" and unfriend this idiot.

Chloe *Leah* Pheonix
Community Member
6 months ago

????

Valerie Smart
Community Member
6 months ago

🙄🙄

commie pinkofag
Community Member
6 months ago

Social media is a social disease.

Expector
Community Member
6 months ago

Trust me, I've been like this and now I feel cringe when I ever act like this

Cafesinner
Community Member
6 months ago

She might have ocd but she could be nice about it

Penny Harrison
Community Member
6 months ago

😾

Keeker Dee
Community Member
6 months ago

Get a life!

Anne Edwards
Community Member
6 months ago

What a sad little life she must have.

Aleksandra
Community Member
6 months ago

laugh react at her msg but not the comment

Raena Celis
Community Member
6 months ago

Lmao, I can't believe there are people like this around

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#25

Babe Douche Thinks That Littering In A National Park And Endangering People And Animals Below Him Is Worthy Of A Photo Op Of Him Hitting Baseballs For Some Reason

Babe Douche Thinks That Littering In A National Park And Endangering People And Animals Below Him Is Worthy Of A Photo Op Of Him Hitting Baseballs For Some Reason

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Ally MacMann
Community Member
6 months ago

Awful thing to do. "Babe Douch" made me laugh though.

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#26

Imagine Being Opressed By Ice Cream

Imagine Being Opressed By Ice Cream

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
6 months ago

Tell me about it. Ramadan is coming up and McDonald's still dares to advertise food!

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#27

'smile' For My Friend's Suicide!

'smile' For My Friend's Suicide!

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Jo Morris
Community Member
6 months ago

Words fail me!

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#28

Instagram “Model” At Her Dads Funeral

Instagram “Model” At Her Dads Funeral

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Mari
Community Member
6 months ago

Shameful.

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#29

I Need Decades Of Psychotherapy After Finding This Dudes Page

I Need Decades Of Psychotherapy After Finding This Dudes Page

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
6 months ago

Feeling a bit nauseous

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#30

Everyone Knows A First Class Ticket Makes You Better Than Everyone Else

Everyone Knows A First Class Ticket Makes You Better Than Everyone Else

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Ally MacMann
Community Member
6 months ago

Shame on the airline. And him, obviously.

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#31

Cool Story, Bro. No Mention Of Your Kids Or Their Costumes? Halloween Fun? Oh Well

Cool Story, Bro. No Mention Of Your Kids Or Their Costumes? Halloween Fun? Oh Well

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Kimberly
Community Member
6 months ago

I am unimpressed.

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#32

Remember, If The Mc Dms You, You Better Respond

Remember, If The Mc Dms You, You Better Respond

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Nathaniel
Community Member
6 months ago

Yes, of course, everything about this makes him seem like a catch and we should all try harder for him.

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#33

When You Use Your Nanas Death As An Excuse To Show Off Your Tattoos

When You Use Your Nanas Death As An Excuse To Show Off Your Tattoos

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Kimberly
Community Member
6 months ago

I have an urge to take a pink bubble bath & think of your nan.

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#34

Siblings Aren’t Even Real People

Siblings Aren’t Even Real People

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Saint Thomas
Community Member
6 months ago

It's called "sonder" : The profound feeling of realizing that everyone, including strangers passing in the street, has a life as complex as one's own, which they are constantly living despite one's personal lack of awareness of it.

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#35

Imagine Backing Up Traffic For A Photo

Imagine Backing Up Traffic For A Photo

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Lolly
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

All those drivers must have insane patience. I couldn't have just sat there while she did that

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#36

GF Posted Her New Giant Snails. The Reaction Of Someone She Doesn’t Even Talk To…

GF Posted Her New Giant Snails. The Reaction Of Someone She Doesn’t Even Talk To…

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adiiantryx
Community Member
6 months ago

another time when nobody asked

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#37

Awkward For The Girls

Awkward For The Girls

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Kitty Xander
Community Member
6 months ago

I love how so many people took a screenshot of the chat lol

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#38

When Influencers Completely Ignore Signs In Nature And Then Proudly Brag About It To Hundreds Of Followers

When Influencers Completely Ignore Signs In Nature And Then Proudly Brag About It To Hundreds Of Followers

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Kitty Xander
Community Member
6 months ago

This is just ignorance of the wildlife. Like, seriously!? The world doesn't revolve around you!

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#39

I Don’t Know This Guy Well But I Don’t Think He’s Joking?

I Don’t Know This Guy Well But I Don’t Think He’s Joking?

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DUN DUN (she/her)
Community Member
6 months ago

"oR i wIlL gHoSt yOu" I think many of them want that only

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#40

Douche At 17 Years Of Age

Douche At 17 Years Of Age

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Nathaniel
Community Member
6 months ago

Even my womb is throbbing for his seed and I am a cis het male.

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#41

Persecution Complex Cringe

Persecution Complex Cringe

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Kimberly
Community Member
6 months ago

We could just burn you at the stake instead.

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#42

A Christian Who Thinks They Are A Representative For All Christian People

A Christian Who Thinks They Are A Representative For All Christian People

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IzzieM
Community Member
6 months ago

So many Christians have no clue what Christianity is about...

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#43

I Look Good In White, And That’s What Matters At Someone Else’s Wedding

I Look Good In White, And That’s What Matters At Someone Else’s Wedding

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Mazer
Community Member
6 months ago

Hmmmm. Do you wonder why you are not close with your cousin.

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#44

Logan Paul Expects The Only Ambulance In The City To Rehydrate Him Via Iv, So That He Can Enjoy Nye With His Friends

Logan Paul Expects The Only Ambulance In The City To Rehydrate Him Via Iv, So That He Can Enjoy Nye With His Friends

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
6 months ago

Should have called the WAAmblance instead

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#45

“Everyone Should Be Just Like Me”

“Everyone Should Be Just Like Me”

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JASH80
Community Member
6 months ago

how dare you lose weight without consulting with your fans first?! We do not want to see you happy and healthy!! .. seriously, people..

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#46

I Was So Close To Forgetting About His Existence

I Was So Close To Forgetting About His Existence

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Carbonel
Community Member
6 months ago

Well, that’s it all solved then. I’m so glad Jake Paul decided this. Who is Jake Paul? (No need to answer. I very vaguely know and just. Don’t. Care.)

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#47

Call Them Thomas Edison Cause They Invented It

Call Them Thomas Edison Cause They Invented It

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Denise Melek
Community Member
6 months ago

In my mother language we say " the donkey names himself first"(- ME ...and Britney)

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#48

Fake-A** Baby!

Fake-A** Baby!

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ThE MaN
Community Member
6 months ago

Even the baby. Why? Why?

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#49

"Now, If You Ask A Kid, They Want To Be Salt Bae"

"Now, If You Ask A Kid, They Want To Be Salt Bae"

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Kitty Xander
Community Member
6 months ago

Who is Salt Bae? Is he the guy who sprinkles salt over his forearm or something??

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#50

The Witch Detective

The Witch Detective

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Roxy Eastland
Community Member
6 months ago

This is really common for the police. I get the feeling these people really think they're helping, so I can't regard as self-involved in the same way a lot of these posts are. Deluded, possibly.

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