There’s always something people have demonized. First it was fat, then it was food additives, and lately it has become sugar. But things people see as evil don't end with our diet.

Other commonly disregarded stuff may have to do with music, like the controversial band known as Nickelback or going to psychological therapy, or not liking animals like rats, tarantulas, and snakes.

We rarely reflect on why specific things cause us such adverse emotions, so this viral thread may give us some perspective. The simple yet thought-provoking question “What doesn't need the hate it gets?” was asked by Redditor u/Alexdoesthedo, and it has clearly produced some very illuminating responses.

#1

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved The rain. Rain is f**king awesome. It feeds all the plantlife, makes puddles, and my personal favourite, at night time the rain reflects light and makes even traffic lights look f**king amazing. Jesus I love rain.

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PjandBolt
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3 months ago

And petrichor!! The smell of rain! It's the best

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#2

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Atheists. Most of us are nice, sensible good people just like you, we just happen to have different views on religion. Just like any religion, of course there are extremists that give the group a bad name, and the rest of us look down on them and don't support how they act.

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Paul Garlick
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3 months ago

I think this is mainly a problem in the US tbh

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#3

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Not wanting kids.

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James016
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3 months ago

There is nothing wrong with not wanting kids. No one should have to justify their decision not to have kids.

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#4

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Pineapple on pizza. It’s delicious, and if you hate it don’t s**t on people who like it.

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Friday
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3 months ago

Pineapple on pizza is amazing 🤩

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#5

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Reading.

Even those who read scoff at what others read and it's not necessary.

Reading overall is good for the brain and memory. Comic books, magazines about cars or fishing, romance novels, old classics, it's all reading.

There's no need to feel shame or shame someone for what they read.

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Bardhi's Dad
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3 months ago

I have same question as above, about rain: Who hate reading and why?

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#6

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Enjoying cartoons as an adult.

Good content is good content and looking back at the cartoons I loved now and then. I do have superior tastes.

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Abhinc
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3 months ago

plus animated movies can be real art pieces !! i won't even talk about Ghibli. that's too obvious !! but just watch Jean-François Laguionie's movies, for example The Painting from 2011. and i know many others that are way better than most movies

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#7

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Therapy. It's never a bad thing but I definitely still know people who are firmly against or see it as a sign of weakness.

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Katy
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3 months ago

It takes an incredibly strong person to admit they might need some help

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#8

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved People who want to live a basic, "normal" or "boring" life. From all generations, I am constantly hearing locals/normies being made fun of for not wanting a ~fancier~ lifestyle but like... Why does that matter? Besides, just having a roof overhead is luxurious to to some people. Let others live the lives they want to.

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qwerty
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3 months ago

A comfort zone is not a bad thing imo.

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#9

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Rats. They're some of the funniest, most affectionate and intelligent small pets, with a ton of personality, who actually enjoy engaging with people.

They get a terrible reputation for carrying disease or being aggressive- which is just not true for domestic rats. Growing up I had almost every common pet rodent you can think of, and hands down I'd pick a rat over a hamster any day.

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Gemma Strickland
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3 months ago

So true ❤

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#10

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Cats. Many people I know absolutely despise them because they think they cant love you the way some dogs can, or they remind you of the stereotype "crazy cat person" or the whole "they're all aggressive/bitey/scratchy" thing. Once I had both dogs and cats (and reptiles!) in my house - and though I love both, cats tended to speak a little louder to me. I'm part of a TNR company and ended up raising one of the cats I caught while searching for my missing cat last month and realized how sweet they can be if you take the time to earn their trust and give them space when it's asked for.

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qwerty
Community Member
3 months ago

I've said it before, I'll say it again- people who say cats are mean are often the mean ones. Between them and the cats, the cats are far kinder.

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#11

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Bra straps showing. Like what? Why does it make you mad? It's fabric. And if I'm not mistaken, you're covered in it on the daily.

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Marianne
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3 months ago

This is an American problem as far as I know.

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#12

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Sleeping with stuffed animals. You’re never too old for that.

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Emma Wåhlin
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3 months ago

I have a panda that I got when I was 1 yo, he is always with me

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#13

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved The North American Opossum. They're docile unless threatened, and I think they are endearingly cute. They perform a great service by eating tons of pesky insects, like ticks. Added bonus, they are almost entirely immune to rabies.

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Mrs_ Possum
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3 months ago (edited)

They're beautiful and cute. No hate here 😄😄

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#14

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Teenage girls who are obsessed with something (a pop star, a movie, a book etc). Let people enjoy things.

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Bardhi's Dad
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3 months ago (edited)

Yes! That's true.

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#15

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Broccoli. Steam it and melt a little Smart Balance on it. Yummy. Your parents didn't know how to make it. It's arguably the healthiest food you can eat, at least in the top ten.

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Katy
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3 months ago

Small pieces baked in the oven with olive oil, salt, and pepper, until the edges are crispy...omg, delicious

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#16

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Muslims, they are really misunderstood everywhere.

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Truth Monster
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3 months ago

I'm in favor of practicing any religion you like, but Islam is one of the most intolerant religions to ever exist. There is no Muslim-majority country where being gay isn't hazardous to your health. There isn't a muslim-majority country that isn't a hellhole in regards to women's rights. Islam is incompatible with liberalism, the same way 14th century Catholicism is incompatible with liberalism. If you want to follow Islam, as a liberal I say you do you, but don't expect me to turn a blind eye to the religion's social problems.

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#17

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Homeless people. Austin, TX just reinstated a ban on public camping/sitting/laying down, with zero allocation for actually helping the homeless population.

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Amy Smith
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3 months ago (edited)

I hate the architecture that is deliberately designed to ensure people can't sleep on benches and places like that. The people that thought those up should be made to sleep on their own spiky monstrosities

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#18

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Sharks. They're just a well designed killing machine and the chances of them killing you are super low. Orcas and dolphins are actually "meaner" if you want to look at them in a human way, they'll purposely mess with you or hurt you. Sharks might just bite you on accident.

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Friday
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3 months ago

Author Peter Benchley who wrote Jaws regretted how Sharks became feared and hunted and became an advocate for their conservation. Sharks play a very important role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem and they need to be better protected.

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#19

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Hyenas. Most unfairly villainized and maligned animal in the world all because of some stupid Disney movie. They are not scavengers at all they hunt 90% of their prey and lions steal food off of them far more than they steal off lions. They are highly intelligent predators with an equally important role to play in the ecosystem.

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Marianne
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3 months ago

Even if an animal is a scavenger, there is nothing wrong about it. It is important for natural balance.

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#20

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Teachers.

I can personally confirm that I was a piece of work in grade school - then high school. And it wasn't because of teachers - it was because of me.

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Kristof De Smet
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3 months ago

So true! Living with a teacher every day, and believe me, it's not only the kids, but also the parents, the school board,....

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#21

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Snakes. They are awesome pets and the super dangerous ones don't want anything to do with you. I can't stand people killing snakes they find. To me its like killing a stray dog you find. Just call animal control.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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3 months ago

Snakes are so cool, we used to have a pet Murray darling python. Sadly she passed away a few years ago.

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#22

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Trans people. Just like many other minorities, most people get little exposure to them other then what they hear and see online. Aka the trans freakouts and anti trans pages aren’t too realistic, along with the tumblr 30,000 genders people, “real” (not because of a coping mechanism or fetish, etc but fr like born that way, ) trans people irl are quite normal.

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Ozacoter
Community Member
3 months ago

I never got the hate against trans people (or gay or others). Even if you disagree with their mentality why does it matter? They arent doing anything against you. Let people be.

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#23

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved GMOs. Humans have been slowly doing that since we started cultivating crops, now we can just do it quicker. And there are millions of people who rely on GMO crops to not starve to death.

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Chris Longski
Community Member
3 months ago

GMO foods are tested to the umpteenth degree continuously and studies are ongoing. If they find something wrong I'll rethink not worrying about it. Maybe it helps that I has genetics at university. Desirable genetic traits in corn for instance (resistance to bugs, drought and disease etc) are enhanced via genetic manipulation. If there is a credible study saying all that's bad I would like to see it.

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#24

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Chemist here. The word “chemicals”.

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qwerty
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3 months ago

Yes, especially since we are literally made of chemicals.

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#25

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Brussels Sprouts. You can do so much with them! Just stop boiling the hell out of them.

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Vicky Zar
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3 months ago

One of my favorites

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#26

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved People with the Karen haircut who are actually normal and chill.

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Yuki Li
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3 months ago

Sounds like something a Karen would post.

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#27

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved TV shows made specifically for toddlers. They are toddlers. It's all colors and shapes and being excited over simple things. That's what toddlers are about. YOU don't need to watch the show. It's not for you.

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Potatogamers2
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3 months ago

No, but I need to listen to it 😂😭

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#28

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Nickleback - I'm not a fan, but it's just kind of generic rock music that you are in no way forced to listen to.

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Monday
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3 months ago

I always figured the Nickleback hate was just a meme and everyone is pretty much neutral on them.

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#29

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Billie Eilish. I don't know what it was that made people go "eeeew, BiLlIe EiLiSh" but come on. She's an interesting person and her music is genuinely good. I'm not one for forcing artists on people, I just don't get when a relatively innocuous musician gets that level of hate.

And while I'm at it: Taylor Swift writing about relationships. Just about every artist in existence has either written about their relationships at least once, or usually write about love/relationships, either through experience or generalization. Why is it okay for people like Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, or Ariana Grande to write about their relationships without much uproar, but when Taylor Swift does it? Sheesh.

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Emowan
Community Member
3 months ago

I do love that men can dress as women with beards and by embraced by the world, but god forbid a teenager wears clothing she feels comfortable in whilst making some good damn music.

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#30

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Body pillows.

There's no law saying you have to put something sexy on it there's plain colored pillowcases for them literally everywhere.

They. Help. You. Sleep. Gud.

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Raluca Neacsu
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3 months ago (edited)

How can people hate body pillows? I have one covered in a plain white sheet and it helped me have the best sleep I've ever had. Honest to god, I recommend everyone to have one.

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#31

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Veganism. We just don't want innocent animals to get hurt yet we get mocked for it all the time.

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Viktor Feurer
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3 months ago

People do not hate the veganism, we hate the aggressive, "only we can save the world, you f***ng animal killer"-like evangelist vegans.

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#32

Anyone showcasing genuine passion and hobbies on social media.

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Konpat
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3 months ago

I think the people who claim to know what a "true fan" is and must know, are much worse!

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#33

Men/Boys watching/reading rom-coms and romance novels.

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Dee gee
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3 months ago

Ahh yess I truly HATE it when men/boys watch rom-coms.... Said noone

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#34

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Boy bands/ any music where the target audience is teens/young women. people need to stop assuming that anything that is liked by that demographic is stupid.

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Downunderdude
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3 months ago

I don't think people hate boy bands per se. I think they hate the cynical manufacturing of them by music companies. 'OK, so we've got the super handsome one, the goofy one, the sensitive one, the blond one...' 'Can they sing?' 'Sing? who cares?'

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#35

35 Things That Get A Lot Of Hate But It's Undeserved Kristen Stewart--she's just socially awkward during interviews! She's a decent actress. People freak out that she's not super emotionally expressive... Some people just aren't!

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Brandy Grote
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3 months ago

Except an actress should be able to ACT AS IF they have emotions. Especially in movies....

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