Why would Pewdiepie call a far corner of the internet known by the title “Cursed Comments” "the very worst subreddit” out there, I wonder? Surely there should be many more reckless and vicious subreddits that refuse to abide by the rules of common sense.
Well, seemingly innocent at first glance, the subreddit Cursed Comments owns its name 100 percent. Why? Because, as the community’s description says, it serves a collection of “comments that strike the reader into oblivion, while leaving you speechless at the same time.”
Sometimes, it’s the blatant gruesomeness, other times it’s pure incomprehension, sometimes it’s sheer absurdity, other cases it’s all ensued hilarity. After all, it’s a reflection of all the communication happening out in the virtual wild west. Nothing is sacred, everything is kinda meme-like.
So we picked out some of the most ‘srsly?’ and ‘im outta here’ comments as shared by a whopping 2.5 million cursed members in the group. In the end, we are all more or less cursed, it’s just that the cursed ones already know it.
Psst! More cursed comments await in our previous post right here.
The moderator told us that the subreddit was originally created by redditor /u/winwinwe, “who is no longer a part of the sub.” Turns out, “he was ousted by the Reddit admins for his behavior as owner of the subreddit,” explained u/Blank-Cheque.
Cursed Comments was launched in 2018, which doesn’t make it a veteran among other subreddits. However, the subreddit’s success online is indisputable since it’s home to 2.5 million members.
When asked whether the community is active or not, the moderator assured that it’s “pretty active.” And this may be a humble underestimation. u/Blank-Cheque further explained that their bot that comments on every post, /u/cursedrobot, is frequently one of the most active accounts on the site.
Furthermore, “We get millions of views—1.4 million in the last 24 hours, at time of writing,” which makes it a powerhouse in its own right.
When asked what exactly the term cursed comment means, the moderator said that the mod team has “put a lot of thought into answering this question over the years.”
He further explained, “As it says on our rules page, the official definition is 'A cursed comment is any comment that strikes the reader into oblivion. Upon seeing a cursed comment, your first reaction should be among the lines of "What the eff did I just read??” while leaving you speechless at the same time. Incomprehension of the comment just read, or the blatant gruesomeness of it should be enough to not only make you feel mystified but also to draw a smile on your face.'”
A really good cursed comment is something that comes naturally, explained the moderator. And the community is very strict about it in their policy. “In fact, we do not allow 'staged' comments. There is no method,” u/Blank-Cheque explained.
Turns out the famous YouTube vlogger Pewdiepie has been talking about the Cursed Comments subreddit and referring to it as somewhat of the worst thing on Reddit.
The moderator assured us that it’s true: “Pewdiepie has talked about /r/cursedcomments several times on his YouTube channel. I haven't seen the videos personally, but he must've liked it if he made multiple videos on it.”
In a previous interview with Bored Panda, another moderator told us about the challenges that the community has faced recently. Turned out, after a run-in with a top Reddit moderator, the community faces a possible “quarantine” or shutdown.
This was because of a lot of jokes on the subreddit of a very sensitive nature, but things changed for the better. "That was incredibly hectic and really kicked moderation into high gear, with rules becoming much more strict. At this point in time, the moderation strictness still applies, although with a subreddit of that size, it’s still hard to fully moderate, and I personally think post submission quality has taken a hit because of it, no fault to the moderation team."
The Cursed Comments subreddit is all about humor through shock value. Or, as their moderators explain on the subreddit, they want to make you smile and mystify you with how incomprehensible and blatantly gruesome some of these comments found from the corners of the internet are.