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

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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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1 month ago

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

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#2

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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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1 month ago

I think this is mainly a problem in the US tbh

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#3

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate Not wanting kids.

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James016
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1 month 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

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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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1 month ago

Pineapple on pizza is amazing 🤩

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#5

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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
Community Member
1 month ago

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

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#6

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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
Community Member
1 month 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

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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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1 month ago

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

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#8

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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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1 month ago

A comfort zone is not a bad thing imo.

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#9

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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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1 month ago

So true ❤

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#10

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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
1 month 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

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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
Community Member
1 month ago

This is an American problem as far as I know.

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#12

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate Sleeping with stuffed animals. You’re never too old for that.

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Emma Wåhlin
Community Member
1 month ago

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

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#13

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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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1 month ago (edited)

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

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#14

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Yes! That's true.

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#15

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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
Community Member
1 month 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

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate Muslims, they are really misunderstood everywhere.

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Truth Monster
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1 month 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

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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
Community Member
1 month 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

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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
Community Member
1 month 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

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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
Community Member
1 month 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

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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
Community Member
1 month 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

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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)
Community Member
1 month 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

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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
1 month 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

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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
1 month 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

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate Chemist here. The word “chemicals”.

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qwerty
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, especially since we are literally made of chemicals.

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#25

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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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1 month ago

One of my favorites

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#26

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate People with the Karen haircut who are actually normal and chill.

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Yuki Li
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1 month ago

Sounds like something a Karen would post.

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#27

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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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1 month ago

No, but I need to listen to it 😂😭

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#28

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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
Community Member
1 month ago

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

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#29

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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
1 month 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

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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
Community Member
1 month 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

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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
Community Member
1 month 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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1 month 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
Community Member
1 month ago

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

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#34

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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
Community Member
1 month 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

People-Share-Things-That-Dont-Deserve-Hate 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
Community Member
1 month ago

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

Monday
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, we don't have an issue with her as a person. We have an issue with her as an actress.

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Lara Verne
Community Member
1 month ago

Keanu Reeves is not super expressive and people still like him, Kristen is not super expressive and somehow it's a bad thing.

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Keanu Reeves used to be treated as a running joke for a long time before the John wick movies

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Tara Ray
Community Member
1 month ago

Certain celebrities are just public scapegoats. People just like to hate.

RoseTheMad
Community Member
1 month ago

Honestly, the whole thing about her not being emotionally expressive stemmed from her first "big" performance in Twilight... but it's not her fault she was playing a character who had all the personality of a brick, there's only so much you can do with a script. Same goes for how people treat "Movie Ginny" vs "Book Ginny" in the Harry Potter franchise - it isn't Bonnie Wright's fault how the script ended up.

Ozacoter
Community Member
1 month ago

I think that a big part of the hate is because she isn’t gender conforming and not very smiley. Society punishes women that don’t conform to those ideas of what a “woman” is.

J. F.
Community Member
1 month ago

My experience is that people don't really care about such things (at least here in Europe). Most people just don't like her for her acting

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H Edwards
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1 month ago

I haven't seen her in much, but she was pretty flat in everything I have seen. Actors can improve a lot though - Kiera Knightley and Keanu Reeves come to mind.

Nicole Blomkamp
Community Member
1 month ago

And then that was that affair thing....

Bowtechie
Community Member
1 month ago

Anyone who hates her clearly hasn't watched her host SNL. She's so damn funny and just got a bad break because of Twilight. She's really good in comedy and psychological thriller.

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
1 month ago

She may be socially awkward, but she's also NOT a decent actress. A decent actress can show emotions. Every character she has ever played is just flat. Except the chick from Twilight - then it was just teenage angst for an hour and a half.

Acrab MacNutt
Community Member
1 month ago

She just smokes a lot of pot

Roger Haywood
Community Member
1 month ago

I think she's OK. Nothing special, but not deserving of the hate she gets.

Something
Community Member
1 month ago

She acted in Twilight and people hold her responsible for the bad writing. (Her level of emotional expression may have seemed flat, but given the story it might have been excessive.)

Monday
Community Member
1 month ago

It's not just Twilight. She's really flat in The Messengers and Snow White and the Huntsman too. It might just be that she got typecast like a lot of actors and actresses, but unfortunately she's gotten typecast as "has no personality but is somehow still relevant to the story".

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Mark Berry
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1 month ago

I generally don't care for her, but that's such a great picture of her!

Aura L
Community Member
1 month ago

I love her honestly 😭💖

Doireanne
Community Member
1 month ago

Uh, I think the whole point of acting is to be super emotionally expressive and convincing us that you are someone else. Kristen Stewart is one of those actors who plays themselves in everything they're in.

Diane Herman
Community Member
1 month ago

She's a TERRIBLE actress!!!

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
1 month ago

Should take some lessons on acting, maybe...

backatya
Community Member
1 month ago

She looks great in this pic. People leave people alone and quit picking on them

Deborah Blair-Krosnicki
Community Member
1 month ago

She's been incredibly lucky in her career in my opinion. There are plenty of other actresses that could have been in those movies and certainly played the characters better. Is she related to someone?

Chris Oakley
Community Member
1 month ago

I hate her with the fury of a million exploding suns. Her fanbase got me kicked off Twitter and helped engineer my banning from the DC Comics subreddit.

Mark Kelly
Community Member
1 month ago

and she's kind of cute in a certain way.

Theodore Triant
Community Member
1 month ago

This thread has taught me I don't hate nearly enough things, for sure. Time to rectify. Thank you good people

Crouching hippo hidden panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes it’s so enthralling to watch a robot trying to mimic human interaction. If she wasn’t so pretty there’s no way she’d be a Hollywood a lister.

Shadowfall The Explorer
Community Member
1 month ago

Can't stand this mouth breather.... can she even close her mouth?

Susan Bosse
Community Member
1 month ago

But an actress SHOULD be emotionally expressive. That's kinda the entire point of their job.

Wouldn't You Like to Know
Community Member
1 month ago

About emotive as a mud puddle.

Leigh C.
Community Member
1 month ago

I thought that was Katy Perry. Maybe she's told not to smile so people don't get confused.

Sam rice
Community Member
1 month ago

She acts like she's dead inside

ispeak catanese
Community Member
1 month ago

She's soooooo sexy. Rowr!

Heather Menard
Community Member
1 month ago

She only has one emotion

Susan Widomski
Community Member
1 month ago

I agree - she can be lovely and interesting, but she hardly ever smiles in her films. Acting requires more range.

Natalia Maciel
Community Member
1 month ago

I think she is quite good. Have you seen her in the movies she has been in after Twilight? She is good

Michigan Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

i don't hate her, i've seen her do good work. but...you're off point here, her chosen profession kind of needs emoting...

Coleby G
Community Member
1 month ago

Didn’t she cheat on Robert Pattison?

Prilsy
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1 month ago

Well he's a bit of a creep

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Cheyenne
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1 month ago

I don’t dislike because she’s gay or socially awkward. I dislike her because she’s a bad actress with a bad attitude.

Pamela Blue
Community Member
1 month ago

Isn't that what an actress is supposed to portray? Emotions? I certain don't hate her. I don't know her. But as an actress, I feel she is definitely "lacking."

WorldNeedsReboot
Community Member
1 month ago

She's great at non-feeling, non-expressive parts, other than that...she's always sad looking...

Beth W
Community Member
1 month ago

It was the sleeping with someone else's husband when she had a partner that kinda put me off a bit

Natalia Maciel
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1 month ago

Yeah cos every single hollywood star is a saint

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Andrew Thompson
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1 month ago

If she is unable to express emotions when she is acting, she needs to find a new career. She never have impressed me.

Tarryn Louise
Community Member
1 month ago

Hating her for being emotionless? Open your mind a little.

JessG
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, who cares?

Mickie Shea
Community Member
1 month ago

She be so pretty.who cares?

John Baker
Community Member
1 month ago

Her emotional range runs the gamut from A to B.

BananaAnna
Community Member
1 month ago

Where does one apply for "Critic Of The Year" for all lifeforms and inanimate objects". Surely, there are great benefits as so many folks are practicing for the job.

Lunar Bicycle
Community Member
1 month ago

I don’t think she’s a good actor, but it’s no reason to hate her.

Sarcastic Cow
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Agree! She was great in The Cake Eaters, Yellow Handkerchief or Welcome to the Rileys. Unlike Emma Watson, who is sweetheart for sure, but she is just bad actress, sorry.

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