What’s social media all about? Keeping in touch with your family and friends, as well as making new connections, right? Well, it should be. But just like the internet, social media is a rusty double-edged sword laced with toxic goo—far from everything is as wholesome as the cat pictures you’ll find on Bored Panda.

Most people want to be loved, adored, and to be in the spotlight. In short, they want attention and adoration. Unfortunately, a sizeable chunk of humankind is prepared to do anything for that, morals, common sense, and decency be damned.

From acting plain idiotic to doing some downright immoral stuff that would make the local priest splash them with holy water, the people who are prepared to go to extreme lengths just for internet fame end up on the r/justforsocialmedia subreddit. Check out the best of the worst below, upvote the ones that impressed you with their awfulness the most, and share any similar stories in the comment section.

Bored Panda spoke about why some people tend to do pretty much anything for a splash of fame with redditor Blank-Cheque, one of the moderators at the 'Just For Social Media' subreddit. According to them, the internet is a contributing factor in hunting for attention. "I'd say a lot of these people would've done stupid stuff anyway, but the internet gives them extra incentive and lets them share it with others." Scroll down for their other insights.

#1

Killing A Dolphin For Selfies

Killing A Dolphin For Selfies

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

People are selfish imbeciles. This photo breaks my heart. Rest in peace, baby dolphin...Swim with the angels.

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His Beautiful Flower Field Got Trampled By Tourist

His Beautiful Flower Field Got Trampled By Tourist

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

Next time put signs up saying Trespassers will be shot! I live in an area where you know they serious if you see that, but it works even if you don't got a gun.

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Gobsmacked

Gobsmacked

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Toby Grant
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1 month ago

People fuel these morons by liking their idiotic posts

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Subreddit moderator Blank-Cheque said that the internet has opened up a lot of different avenues for shooting to fame and glory through social media. All because of the changes in technology and the commodification of attention. "Seems like there's more fame to go around now, so it's easier for people to become briefly famous. Not sure if there are more people doing it but certainly more are successful."

What's more, the moderator doesn't believe that the people featured on the subreddit are giving up their morals in exchange for attention. Rather, "they may not have had them in the first place."

The ‘Just For Social Media’ online community on Reddit has 97.5k members and, even though they enjoy poking fun at people who are prepared to do pretty much anything for a sackful of silver and their 15 minutes of fame, they have some strict guidelines, too. So no sharing personal information for one, no matter how much you think that person might deserve it.

#4

Another Human Forgetting That We Share This Planet

Another Human Forgetting That We Share This Planet

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm not sure the person who let it go even thought something like that would happen tho. So yes, please dispose of those properly folks.

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#5

When You Adopt 7 Kids. And Use Them As Trained Pets To Make Money On Youtube

When You Adopt 7 Kids. And Use Them As Trained Pets To Make Money On Youtube

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
1 month ago

Perhaps the punishment should fit the crime

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#6

She Just Had To Get That Shot

She Just Had To Get That Shot

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

She probably wishes she hadn't survived to be honest with the pain she in.

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According to researchers, social media gives everyone the tools to live a life of constant exposure where they curate their experiences and are more and more worried about their visibility.

Of course, attention has its perks. They’re not just financial. We’re social animals, so we equate attention, likes, comments, and exposure with approval. And we’re hardwired to want approval because that means we’re more likely to not only survive but also thrive. However, there is a darker side to becoming famous on the internet.

Public opinion can shift at the drop of a hat and the approval you were soaking in just a moment ago can turn into criticism, threats, and even… forcing you to delete your social media accounts. Meanwhile, Psychology Today explains that a careless tweet or a dumb social media post can cost you your job even years down the line.

#7

This Dude Filled Up A River With Soap And Destroyed The Entire Ecosystem For Some Tiktok Clout And Thinks He Is Funny

This Dude Filled Up A River With Soap And Destroyed The Entire Ecosystem For Some Tiktok Clout And Thinks He Is Funny

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I really hope they got arrested and refused bail.... you know, as a detergent... I mean deterrent

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#8

Not My Grandma??

Not My Grandma??

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あんぱんまん
Community Member
1 month ago

basically, ur grandma is a stranger to you now?

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#9

Sexually Assaulting Men For Tiktok

Sexually Assaulting Men For Tiktok

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

I think I left Tik Tok last year in good timing before I saw dumb crap like this.

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Playing around with fame on social media is a bit like a wish granted to you by the infamous monkey’s paw: be careful what you wish for—because you won’t foresee some of the consequences. Make sure you really want to get famous before you do something dumb for the attention. And remember, your morals are worth more than fleeting fame.

#10

This Girl Makes Tiktok Videos Of Her Forcibly Hugging, Touching Or Trapping Korean Men. This Is Not Okay Behaviour. In All Videos The Men Are Visibly Uncomfortable And Try To Get Away From Her, She Either Follows Them Or Will Not Let Go Of Them...if The Roles Were Reversed There Would Be Outrage

This Girl Makes Tiktok Videos Of Her Forcibly Hugging, Touching Or Trapping Korean Men. This Is Not Okay Behaviour. In All Videos The Men Are Visibly Uncomfortable And Try To Get Away From Her, She Either Follows Them Or Will Not Let Go Of Them...if The Roles Were Reversed There Would Be Outrage

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BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
1 month ago

This isn't okay anywhere but especially in a culture where you don't even talk to strangers let alone hug them... Gives us foreigners here a bad image

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#11

He Won A Stupid Prize

He Won A Stupid Prize

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MrsPossum
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I can't even get my head around how this virus is a joke to some people. People may have lost someone close to them, or lost their job or their small business over it, and some people want a like and a laugh out of it?? Unfathomable.

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#12

There's About To Be A Body Reported

There's About To Be A Body Reported

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I WILL FIND YOU DUMB A** AND FORCE YOU TO EAT A TUB FULL OF CHILI TIL YOU BEG FOR MERCY

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#13

Exploitation, Plain And Simple

Exploitation, Plain And Simple

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BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
1 month ago

1. I hope this kiddo gets a sincerely LOVING family. 2. I hope her kids remember this when she's decrepit.

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#14

A Russian Model Risking Her Life For An Instagram Picture

A Russian Model Risking Her Life For An Instagram Picture

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
1 month ago

"Mama always says, stupid is as stupid does"

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#15

This Woman Stomped All Over The Plants In This Conservatory Despite Staff Repeatedly Asking Her To Stop To Get ‘Instagram Model’ Shots. The Area She Is In Is Off Limits

This Woman Stomped All Over The Plants In This Conservatory Despite Staff Repeatedly Asking Her To Stop To Get ‘Instagram Model’ Shots. The Area She Is In Is Off Limits

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

I mean, she is being a prick, so why not let her enjoy one, or a hundred on her, lol

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#16

Dude Is Flexing His Louis Vuitton Bag On Auschwitz Train Tracks

Dude Is Flexing His Louis Vuitton Bag On Auschwitz Train Tracks

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rgr8
Community Member
1 month ago

Humans continue to sicken me.

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#17

Cute Girl... Cute Caption... Wait...

Cute Girl... Cute Caption... Wait...

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Those people on that memorial plaque sacrificed their lives, so that you might have the freedom 'to create your sunshine". Have some respect, sunshine.

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#18

These Kids Were Absolutely Not Interested In Making The "Saving African Kids With My Presence" Pose For Instagram

These Kids Were Absolutely Not Interested In Making The "Saving African Kids With My Presence" Pose For Instagram

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Hey, why pass up a photo op, right? The children had every reason to be suspicious of this leech.

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#19

Parents In China Drag Their Child On Edge Of Hill Just To Take Photos

Parents In China Drag Their Child On Edge Of Hill Just To Take Photos

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

WTF! 😦

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#20

They Basically Made A Pipe Bomb

They Basically Made A Pipe Bomb

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

Gender Reveal- , oh s**t, ummmm hey pal what gender is red with human chunks again?

Truth Monster
Community Member
1 month ago

*Chuckles darkly*

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Why do people need to have a party to announce the gender of their child? This 'go big or go home' mentality is an exercise in excessive consumption. And, that last California wild fire was not an act of nature. I read that a family had a gender reveal party and some of the pyrotechnics set off a chain reaction. Sigh.

Liz the Wanderer
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, that is the proven cause of the largest fire in California history.

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Wassssssup!
Community Member
1 month ago

seriously, just make a cake

Aly The Pansexual
Community Member
1 month ago

If you're doing a gender reveal, do a CAKE. It's not harmful to the environment, and it doesn't result in death.

Daphne Williams
Community Member
1 month ago

Or just don't do a gender reveal party, because they're unnecessary and tacky. I believe the woman that started the trend is now opposed to it, partly because one of her kids is transgender.

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Hayley Rodgers
Community Member
1 month ago

Closest I would have ever considered is a chalk dust filled balloon and a dart. Wtf people!?

Pamela24
Community Member
1 month ago

Gender reveal parties have also been a cause of massive wild fires (or the people who threw them, obviously). People are sometimes so ridiculous.

Zenozenobee
Community Member
1 month ago

People... We are not Michael Bay ! We don't need everything to explode for no reason. Ps: we did not reveal thé gender of out babies before their birth : they are fine. When our friends/ family reveal their baby's gender, they.... tell us....

Bored Little Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

If I were to ever have a gender reveal anything it would be with food

Suzanne Dunne
Community Member
1 month ago

Gender reveals are ridiculous nobody cares! Just tell your own family, no one else bloody cares!

Aj Grimes (them/they)
Community Member
1 month ago

We should let our kids chose their genders.

Aj Grimes (them/they)
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

U still didn't understand. Some people can be born with both male and female parts. My DNA doesn't define who I am. I know I'm non-binary not a woman. Anyone can choose their gender identities no matter their "DNA". Science has backed up that people can be genders other than male or female. So people can choose their identities without being male or female.

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Jess-a-men
Community Member
1 month ago

What even is the point of a gender reveal? I just don't get it. "Hey everybody, my baby has a c**k!"

BananaAnna
Community Member
1 month ago

Gender reveal: open your mouth and spill. No powder, pipes needed.

Jessica Otto
Community Member
1 month ago

*sigh* I live in Iowa...now ask me if I'm surprised

Samuel Chen
Community Member
1 month ago

Why are humans so stupid?

KombatBunni
Community Member
1 month ago

Darwin Award winner, right there *sigh*

a Minecraft girl
Community Member
3 days ago

What gender was red again?

Community Member
1 month ago

Is this what started the California fires last year then?

Lucy Hill
Community Member
1 month ago

“We’re having...a disappointment!”

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
1 month ago

Darwin Award for this one

bastillee
Community Member
1 month ago

Obviously some people are too stupid to procreate.

eezycheezes101
Community Member
1 month ago

@KrazyKanuck I cry when I get frustrated, too. Whether that's with those GODDAMN MATH PROBLEMS or when I get so mad i literally want to (brace for impact) KILL A BUMBLEBEE. (No cap this girl in my class cried SO HARD when I stepped on a bee. She literally was mad at me. Like 4 real, girl chill.)

Sam Cook
Community Member
1 month ago

This is why, when my future wife and I reveal the gender of our baby, it’ll be in a Jeopardy format, where no one could possibly be harmed by something as stupid as this.

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
1 month ago

another stupid

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

No comment..can't!

HerBlock
Community Member
1 month ago

Still better than being torn apart in the womb because mommy just wanted a quick lay...

Dre Mosley
Community Member
1 month ago

Why does revealing a child's gender need to be such a spectacle now?

DanieLegz
Community Member
1 month ago

She "revealed" too much

Hollysmom
Community Member
1 month ago

More like a species reveal. I'm betting on nor humanity

CrEaTiVe_duck
Community Member
1 month ago

wait was the ladythe mom?

AlmightyOne
Community Member
1 month ago

Ah yes

Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
1 month ago

This is really, really tragic

James016
Community Member
1 month ago

Our “gender reveal” was telling our families over the phone that we were having a boy.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, it was the grandmother. Shrapnel to the head.

Jon Varley
Community Member
1 month ago

Zero sympathy, good riddance.

Leo H
Community Member
1 month ago

God how do i hate the younger generation and their need for attention....

Jessica Otto
Community Member
1 month ago

For what it's worth, I'm a millennial and for the life of me I don't understand millennials...it's not just the younger generations though, I've met many a baby boomer that would do anything they could for a minute of attention.

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#21

We Found Another One!

We Found Another One!

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Just go to a Micheals, oh wait, Covid ruined that..... well then just buy the fake flowers then from Micheals, sheesh.

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#22

Check Out Muh Tats Bruh

Check Out Muh Tats Bruh

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nanashi
Community Member
1 month ago

"i got u bro"

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#23

Apparently An Industrial Car Wash Hurts Human Flesh

Apparently An Industrial Car Wash Hurts Human Flesh

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

Ya think?! 🤦‍♀️

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#24

Using Real Reaction Of Divorce For Views

Using Real Reaction Of Divorce For Views

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RadiatorAnkleSpider
Community Member
1 month ago

Hopefully this was staged for click bait. Either way it’s super messed up.

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#25

Number Neighbors

Number Neighbors

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Fidgets McGee
Community Member
1 month ago

Do not get this...dont facetime...? Is he calling himself...wtf anyway...

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#26

Gotta Get That Funeral Shot For The Gram

Gotta Get That Funeral Shot For The Gram

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

Um the actual f**k

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#27

Going Hiking

Going Hiking

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nanashi
Community Member
1 month ago

that's a backyard? wow I'm poor.

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#28

What The Actual F*** Was She Trying To Accomplish By Posting This

What The Actual F*** Was She Trying To Accomplish By Posting This

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

The hell

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#29

This Guy Spray Painting Rocks In Yosemite

This Guy Spray Painting Rocks In Yosemite

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

A cousin of my husband was a national park ranger, who died suddenly and painfully of cancer last year! She wanted to get better to get back to working! You sir are a major disgrace to this land!

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#30

Cutting Your Sons Hair And Making Him Cry For A Tiktok “Prank”

Cutting Your Sons Hair And Making Him Cry For A Tiktok “Prank”

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

This is NOT ok! 😡 God I hope that child is able to get counseling, and him parenting classes!

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#31

This Woman Throwing A Chair At Traffic

This Woman Throwing A Chair At Traffic

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Denise Melek
Community Member
1 month ago

Thats attemped murder. I hope she was arrested.

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#32

Purposely Throwing Plastic Straws Into The Lake

Purposely Throwing Plastic Straws Into The Lake

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
1 month ago

and people wounder why the world is dying

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#33

Influencers Ordered A Bunch Of Stuff To Take Pictures For The ‘Gram But Didn’t Want To Pay.

Influencers Ordered A Bunch Of Stuff To Take Pictures For The ‘Gram But Didn’t Want To Pay.

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

No pay, then they get to wash allllll the dishes for rest of day and next. Literally places still will make you do that.

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#34

Update On The Disgusting Cereal Guy

Update On The Disgusting Cereal Guy

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

"TikTiker" or TikDicker, lol

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#35

This Kids's Grandpa Is Actually Dying While He Is Recording A Musically, I Did Some Research, And The Grandpa Died

This Kids's Grandpa Is Actually Dying While He Is Recording A Musically, I Did Some Research, And The Grandpa Died

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

Was he trying to cope with the situation tho, I mean he does look like a teenager.

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#36

She Says She’s Deathly Allergic To Blackberries And Then Proceeds To Eat One For A Tiktok

She Says She’s Deathly Allergic To Blackberries And Then Proceeds To Eat One For A Tiktok

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 month ago

You reap what you sow.

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#37

Hospital

Hospital

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

Every day we grow further from god

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#38

Guy Pushes Photographer Into Pond

Guy Pushes Photographer Into Pond

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btaglln
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1 month ago

Context ?

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#39

Harassing A Taxi Driver Who Is Just Trying To Do His Job

Harassing A Taxi Driver Who Is Just Trying To Do His Job

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

his face is just like : "kill me now"

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#40

Influencers Did It Again

Influencers Did It Again

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Is she posing at a memorial?! I don't think I can keep scrolling this is just the worst of humanity

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#41

Youtubers Aren't The Smartest

Youtubers Aren't The Smartest

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
1 month ago

how do you stomach that 🤢

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#42

This Guy Swallowed His Classmate's Airpod, He's Currently In The ER

This Guy Swallowed His Classmate's Airpod, He's Currently In The ER

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Cute ish kid, but the stupidity omg

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#43

Piece Of S*** Does A “Gender Revel” And Gets Glitter Everywhere In Home Depot

Piece Of S*** Does A “Gender Revel” And Gets Glitter Everywhere In Home Depot

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

Recalls a time I saw glitter in an aisle few yrs ago.....

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#44

Santa Monica Woman Pretends To Board Up Windows Using A Worker's Drill For A Photo Then Drives Off In A Mercedes

Santa Monica Woman Pretends To Board Up Windows Using A Worker's Drill For A Photo Then Drives Off In A Mercedes

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Rosie Hamilton
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1 month ago

Um, weird and boring at the same time.

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#45

Taking A Meal Out Of A Restaurant Just To Get The Right Picture For Instagram Likes

Taking A Meal Out Of A Restaurant Just To Get The Right Picture For Instagram Likes

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

Ewww! Hopefully some of her followers realized what she did and spoke out how gross that was!

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#46

Way Too Young Mother Thinks Spraying Daughter In The Face Is Hilarious, And Has Done It More Than Once Per The Caption

Way Too Young Mother Thinks Spraying Daughter In The Face Is Hilarious, And Has Done It More Than Once Per The Caption

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BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
1 month ago

I have a toddler. I also enjoy little jokes like splashing water on each other. Never in the face and not repeatedly. This is just cruel!

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#47

Destroying A Sand Sculpture

Destroying A Sand Sculpture

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RadiatorAnkleSpider
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1 month ago

Looks like a “People of Walmart” person.

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#48

Caught Taking Christmas Pics In Front Of Her Neighbors House

Caught Taking Christmas Pics In Front Of Her Neighbors House

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Bambi
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1 month ago

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No need to out them like that. Must we all never take pics outside our homes on the likelihood that we might capture ourselves near pics of other people's homes?

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#49

Worth It?

Worth It?

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DC
Community Member
1 month ago

Aren't that 51? I mean 110011 is ... 1+2+0+0+16+32=51 ... ?

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#50

Who Even Finds This Funny?

Who Even Finds This Funny?

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

At a public store, no. At home to a family member, if they've good humor, yes. Tho now it wouldn't be good time to do so.

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