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
5 months 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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nanashi
Community Member
5 months ago

from the look in his eyes tells me he's done with the whole thing.

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#3

Gobsmacked

Gobsmacked

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Toby Grant
Community Member
5 months 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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MrsPossum
Community Member
5 months ago

Yes, as someone who has worked with animals in the past.. Unfortunately, balloons do not float off to Heaven, they actually land in fields and kill animals. Please, please, find another way to celebrate or mourn that does not cause further suffering.

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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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nanashi
Community Member
5 months ago

these horrible people get to adopt children while gay couples looking for one in some countries were denied of such thing.

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#6

She Just Had To Get That Shot

She Just Had To Get That Shot

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Zoe Hoesley
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5 months ago

Wow i didn’t know people could come this stupid

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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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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

The stupidest people think that they are incredibly clever because they can't tell the difference. I hope that he was arrested and made to pay perpetual restitution that would really bring tears to his eyes.

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#8

Not My Grandma??

Not My Grandma??

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あんぱんまん
Community Member
5 months 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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LottieH
Community Member
5 months ago

Hope she was arrested!

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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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

I hope that she was sued and made to pay all damages. And, then barred from ever entering the premises again.

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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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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

This is so disrespectful to the victims of the Holocaust. Nevermind that this photo is grossly insensitive, but why do people post photos of themselves and their possessions? Are people that easily impressed by irrelevance? No one cares about this guy's common as heck Speedy bag.

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#17

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

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

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months 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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RadiatorAnkleSpider
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

They’re all like, “who’s this fake-ass bitch?”

Black Panther11
Community Member
5 months ago

Lol I hope

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Nkotanyi
Community Member
5 months ago

No seriously, we are tired of this white savior bullshit! They all come and take pictures and leave for their afternoon city tour or nap, promise things they will never do and they go back to suddenly become children's and hunger advocates with the pictures they took without the family's consent!!! Sometimes they cover their noses ( with their hands and not because of the pandemic) so that they don't smell them or the place! Please don't come if you're not going to contribute anything to the community you're visiting!! Simple as that.

Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

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

Eva the Egg
Community Member
5 months ago

"her precence" my ass.

boredpanDaman
Community Member
5 months ago

child and poor abuse

Sowieso
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

This kind of tourism is so popular. But if it were your kids, you wouldn't want them to have an uneducated new teacher every single week, would you?

Alien
Community Member
5 months ago

On the bright side, I have found multiple pretty best friends. Except for the white girl in the middle. I hate her fake self

Brigs
Community Member
5 months ago

She will never have a clue as to real suffering that happens around the world, she lives in a fake bubble. Much like the Kardashians

Orange
Community Member
5 months ago

the looks on their faces are like: wtf is going on and who is this fake-ass-white moron?

Dre Mosley
Community Member
5 months ago

Virtue signaling with a dash of White Savior Complex.

David Retsler
Community Member
5 months ago

"Here. I'll give you your Red Cross bowl of rice only if you stand over here and pose wth me."

Judi Michelle
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm not a fan AT all of the white savior BS and voluntourism BUT with that being said I lived in Burkina Faso for years and they never smile for pictures. They think it's weird. Now I get pictures of my god children smiling and I absolutely love it but I know it's not the norm for them.

Bloxmakesgames2019
Community Member
5 months ago

If you really want to help donate food and water

Izzie Drameli
Community Member
5 months ago

This is so stupid.

impostor
Community Member
5 months ago

i think that she gon be dead body reaported in med bay ps they all mad and yall should hellp them

ivan bolitekurac
Community Member
5 months ago

If hollywood was a picture

Suzanne Dunne
Community Member
5 months ago

Sad

Viviane
Community Member
5 months ago

I checked the reddit thread. Several people are wondering what the woman did to piss off the kids. Apparently, some travelers found that African (no country specified) children tended to be enthusiastic models.

Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
Community Member
5 months ago

Their expressions tho... Holy moons, I'm so sorry they had to deal with her

a Minecraft girl
Community Member
3 months ago

That’s not what I call “Saving”

Efaye Liu
Community Member
3 months ago

she definitely forced them to take a pic.. They look mad

RandomPandaGuy
Community Member
4 months ago

If I came to any poor country, I would definitely not take any photos of others unless they wanted to, suggested it, or I had helped them in some way.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
5 months ago

You know they want to toss mud and dirt at her! Pull her hair and slap her but good! Their eyes and facial expressions say it all!

Mikel
Community Member
5 months ago

...because they know how fake you are....

Laura Jones
Community Member
5 months ago

its not a peep show these are real people with real suffering

Marina
Community Member
5 months ago

sometimes I wonder if people in Africa don't get tired of the public campaigns

Liz
Community Member
5 months ago

Every. Single. One. of their expressions says they are so f*****g over this trope.

Toasty
Community Member
5 months ago

Nothing hurts more than seeing starving children.

RavenClaw
Community Member
5 months ago

save not selfie !!!.. while your able to use that phone and cry about needing a new one those kids are crying for food.

F. H.
Community Member
5 months ago

Well, I suppose she probably gave them at least a little bit of money.

Orionpax75
Community Member
5 months ago

Kids are probably thinking white demon

Proxima
Community Member
5 months ago

They probs dont even know what instagram is

Claire Wood
Community Member
5 months ago

White guilt at its finest.

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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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BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
5 months ago

Nope. You lose your parental rights immediately.

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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
5 months ago

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

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#21

We Found Another One!

We Found Another One!

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あんぱんまん
Community Member
5 months ago

the flowers are supposed to give away their lives for likes? nah man, ima just move to mars

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#22

Check Out Muh Tats Bruh

Check Out Muh Tats Bruh

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
5 months ago

That's pretty creative, ngl.

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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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nanashi
Community Member
5 months ago

pressurised water was also used to cut stones, what do they expect?

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#24

Using Real Reaction Of Divorce For Views

Using Real Reaction Of Divorce For Views

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Christine
Community Member
5 months ago

I wonder why his wife would ever want to leave him????

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#25

Number Neighbors

Number Neighbors

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로희
Community Member
5 months ago

The secondhand embarrassment is strong with this one.

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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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BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
5 months ago

When my mom died... A pic was the last thing on my mind...

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#27

Going Hiking

Going Hiking

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nanashi
Community Member
5 months 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
5 months 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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Sam Kunz
Community Member
5 months ago

The look on his face says I need to be punched in the face. Hard.

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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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Adam C
Community Member
5 months ago

this is child abuse.

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#31

This Woman Throwing A Chair At Traffic

This Woman Throwing A Chair At Traffic

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

Ah, I remember this bimbo from Toronto last year. I believe the police had her arrested.

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#32

Purposely Throwing Plastic Straws Into The Lake

Purposely Throwing Plastic Straws Into The Lake

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

Don't ask me where I want to shove those straws.

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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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JuJu
Community Member
5 months ago

Didn't the server threw it over her in the end? I remember me celebrating that dude.

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#34

Update On The Disgusting Cereal Guy

Update On The Disgusting Cereal Guy

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rgr8
Community Member
5 months ago

And for wearing a mask improperly

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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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BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
5 months ago

I was in denial that my mom was dying and I was 25. My bet is he was in denial. Or had been there all day.

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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
5 months ago

You reap what you sow.

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#37

Hospital

Hospital

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
5 months ago

I've seen this exact image & captipn posted by so many different Twitter accounts so at least they're not all stupid enough to actually try it.

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#38

Guy Pushes Photographer Into Pond

Guy Pushes Photographer Into Pond

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Daria Z
Community Member
5 months ago

WTF?! 😲😳

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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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littlesaresare
Community Member
5 months ago

Arrest her for assault for christ sake. If the genders were reversed people would not find this acceptable.

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#40

Influencers Did It Again

Influencers Did It Again

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
5 months 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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MelFunction
Community Member
5 months ago

After reading the rest of the entries, I prefer the people that do this stupid crap to themselves. Leave other people and animals out of it.

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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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RadiatorAnkleSpider
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Did he rob from Diane Keaton’s wardrobe too?

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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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rgr8
Community Member
5 months ago

Why would anyone want to do a Gender Reveal at Home Depot?!

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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
Community Member
5 months 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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nanashi
Community Member
5 months ago

I actually met someone who treated likes and upvotes like oxygen; they literally hyperventilate and get very anxious when they didn't get enough for one incredibly arranged/posed post. I don't know either to laugh at or pity them.

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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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RadiatorAnkleSpider
Community Member
5 months ago

Poor sweet little girl. Stuff like this should be immediately taken down, and the account banned.

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#47

Destroying A Sand Sculpture

Destroying A Sand Sculpture

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RadiatorAnkleSpider
Community Member
5 months 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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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
5 months ago

"I didn't mean to make it look like my home" liar liar pants on fire. She is just backpeddling cause she got caught

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#49

Worth It?

Worth It?

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DC
Community Member
5 months 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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RadiatorAnkleSpider
Community Member
5 months ago

You Tube and Instagram has made our youth into inconsiderate morons.

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