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
Community Member
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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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.

RoseTheMad
Community Member
3 months ago

I have Schziophrenia, and my cats, if they see that I am alone and having a moment where I'm freaking out, it's like they know to come and be by my side, meowing at me, and nudging against me for attention etc, as if they know that it will snap me out of it, and honestly? A lot of the time it does. Most humans wouldn't do that if they saw someone having an attack like that in the street, I can say that for certain.

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Laura Dawson
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3 months ago

People that “hate” cats are red flags, in fact anyone that says they “hate” an animal (that’s never down anything to them) are red flags. How can you hate an animal? You don’t like cats as you don’t want to be called the crazy cat lady so technically you are more worried what others think of you that the cat itself? Cats are incredibly intelligent, affectionate, furry babies, I’ve known the love of 6 cats so far in my life (since childhood) & some of them I treasure more than my human family relationships.

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3 months ago

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Abhinc
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3 months ago

cats do love you !!! as much as dogs. you just have to deserve it.

Pazuzu
Community Member
3 months ago

usually people that hate cats are control freaks. you cant make a cat do what you want so thats why they usually hate them. if i meet someone that says they absolutely hate cats,well then i won,t be meeting that person again. how u can hate any animal is beyond me--unless of course u fear them because of a past experience which is understandable

Roxy Eastland
Community Member
3 months ago

I do find it disturbing how 'anti cat' the internet has become. Even the jokes about them play into incorrect stereotypes. Cats are really curious and interested in things and love to hang out and see what people are getting up to. They're lovely restful company. But they aren't dogs, and I think dog people that dislike cats just try and treat them as dogs and then get annoyed that they don't respond in the same way. When a cat exposes its belly it means one of two things, either 'I trust you not to take advantage' or it means 'c'mon, let's play fighty'. It doesn't mean 'I want a rub'. Then the person rubs their tummy and when they get their hand grabbed and bitten their thought process is 'well, that just proves cats are a.r.s.e. holes, luring me and then attacking me'.

Myrkur
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah, the whole "exposed belly is a trap to bite you!" stereotype is really annoying. People seriously think cats are doing that as some sort of sinister joke. Like... it's a cat. It doesn't think like that.

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Nor
Community Member
3 months ago

Cats are just as loving as dogs, if not more. But why the comparison is the question, arent we as humans all different? So do we like one race more than the other???

boredpanDaman
Community Member
3 months ago

i hate cat haters!

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
3 months ago

Men go to the “crazy cat lady” thing like it’s an insult.

Abhinc
Community Member
3 months ago

i'm a "crazy cat lady" trapped in a 41yo man's body !!

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Dash Blue
Community Member
3 months ago

At this moment I am sharing a bed with five cats. Five cats. Yeah. A little extreme. I know the joy of having the company of cats. So, cats get my upvote, for sure.

Marta Dyrgała
Community Member
3 months ago

I have 6 cats. It's not extreme at all. I'm sick of people hating cats. They just don't understand them. Not one of my cats scrached or bitten anyone ever.

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denzoren
Community Member
3 months ago

Cats are awesome!

Alex Boomhower
Community Member
3 months ago

my cat of 18 years passed away last tuesday and we're adopting two new kittens soon

Fish Boden
Community Member
3 months ago

Sorry for your loss. Best wishes for your new family additions.

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Julie C Rose
Community Member
3 months ago

Cats might take a while to warm up to you, but they’re so loving when they do.

Serene Trabeek
Community Member
3 months ago

CATS ARE THE BEST DONT LIKE THEM THE DOOR IS RIGHT THERE

Tracy Wallick
Community Member
3 months ago

People who are really vocal about hating cats, in my experience, are usually pieces of s**t themselves

Ozacoter
Community Member
3 months ago

Exactly. Also the other way around. I met a lot of cat lovers that bash on dogs about how "stupid, needy or dirty" they are. It is ok to not want one type of pet. Just stop hating people who like them.

Chris Longski
Community Member
3 months ago

Had a calico nobody else in the world could touch -- but even I couldn't touch her belly ! But come sleepy time she would always be on top of me, purring away. Comforting on a primal level as well as nice to be around. My little guy now (Tigger) is the master of the big yard -- and the bane of squirrels.

K R
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

They walk around like they're God's gift because they are

Fish Boden
Community Member
3 months ago

They really are!

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hi myself
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm going to make this clear now, but I have no idea why so many people hate cats. They're so cuddly, love to play, especially with string, and are just so sweet. I mean, yes, they do scratch, but that's if they feel uncomfortable in any way. If they hiss it's a warning.

Bad puns and finger guns
Community Member
3 months ago

My big floof boi strolls into the driveway every time the car pulls up

Thunder
Community Member
3 months ago

I live in a street with 11 cats and I’m thankful for that :)

That_WeirdBunBun!
Community Member
3 months ago

Cats are amazing! All animals are!

Hmmmmmm
Community Member
3 months ago

Beware of people who say"I'm not a cat person I am a dog person" They are telling you right away the type of character they have. They feel the need to be in control and cats won't let them do that. Of course I'm not saying all dog owners are like that but I bet you can look at a dog person and pick up the controlling behavior in their day to day lives.

loopyli
Community Member
3 months ago

No need to make such sweeping generalizations. I more often hear cat people saying that they hate dogs and not the other way around especially on the internet tbh. I am solidly a dog person and not because I like to "control" my dog and I don't like being around people who are like that with any animal. Super controlling people usually don't have pets cause animals don't always listen. Never dated a control freak that actually had any mammalian pets just reptiles.

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Pamela Blue
Community Member
3 months ago

People will say they hate cats because they had a bad experience with one. Sure, there's the odd cat who is miserable and will scratch on a whim. There are people like that, too. There are totally loving cats who hate to be away from you. There are people like that, too. Cats' personalities are as different as a human personalities. Sure, there are basic things about cat behaviour, like there are basic things about human behaviour. Every single cat is different - just like people. To hate an animal just for being an animal makes for a not-so-nice human.

Lsai Aeon
Community Member
3 months ago

My son and his cat, that we had literally just brought in from the parking lot of our apartment complex. These two are now almost inseparable. Yeah, that cat don't love the boy at all /s AJ-Finn-60...48910c.jpg AJ-Finn-60c651d48910c.jpg

DC
Community Member
3 months ago

Company of a cat means quality of life! Make sure the cat sees you the same way, and everything will be fine.

Brian Bennett
Community Member
3 months ago

People mean! Cats good, furry and purry I love all cats!

Trav May
Community Member
3 months ago

Cat haters: Cats can't love you. My cat: 183417791_...949faf.jpg 183417791_10157820716636036_6766321275825231826_n-60c4128949faf.jpg

Georgia Hebert
Community Member
3 months ago

Ahhh, it looks suspiciously like a velcro cat. I know mine is. Always where I am at all times (except for his potty breaks and eating). And cats can also choose their human. Last year I decided to get my elderly cat a companion. Fully expected it to come to me for love and affection. Nope! It chose my son and you can tell it's his cat. I'm ok with that. Cats are totally their own animal. Both animals get along great.

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Holly Allen
Community Member
3 months ago

Every cat has its own personality. We have a super sweet, cutie at home. I also fell in love with one that was a total diva. She will come to you if she chooses to and if you touch her more than whatever she wants at that moment she was done with you

Justy
Community Member
3 months ago

I love cats! They are wonderful, awesome, and well, my favorite animal! The only sad thing, is I can't get a cat. Living with my parents, so landlord said no pets, mom is allergic, and dad hates animals. So, no cats. Oh well, when I move out, I can get a cat. But really, cats are sweet, caring animals. They are so cool.

sam puckett
Community Member
3 months ago

CATS ARE AMAZING CREATURES

Bella, Your Kitty-Loving Queen
Community Member
3 months ago

Ugh yes! I hate it when people think cats just don’t love you, they do. It’s just a different kind of love than a dog would show you. Personally, I like cats better than dogs. Downvote all you want, but that’s my opinion.

René Studer
Community Member
3 months ago

I think its because we tend to anthropomorphize the animal and its behaviour. A cats eyes and body language seems rather cold and distant compared to a dogs.

N G
Community Member
3 months ago

A cat loves you on it's own terms, a dog loves you unconditionally and slightly needy. Compare and contrast the typical animal reaction to you leaving the house and arriving home. (That's not to say cats dont suffer from separation anxiety, but it's not the norm). In my experience, people who hate cats tend to be the one who want to control the pet they own, rather than having a loving companion (again this is not all "dog people", just the ones who actively *hate* cats)

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Requiem
Community Member
3 months ago

I was a mover for years and allergic to cats, people would have cat hair blanketing their furniture. Wasnt just some; it was all owners. And than they put the litter box next to the furnace with the FRESH air return.

AmmoniteCat
Community Member
3 months ago

I honestly like dogs better, but each to his own, people! You can have hippos as your favorite animals for all I care! Everyone is allowed to have an opinion!

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
3 months ago

Say that to me because as I speak, all 3 of my cats are near or sleeping ON me! Purring away. My kitten (well, a year old now) won't let me go anywhere in the house without her. My cats (and cats in general) are awesome!

Be Ha
Community Member
3 months ago

Interesting... Now open a can of tuna for me servant. ;-)

madeleine f
Community Member
3 months ago

I once asked a guy why he prefer dogs to cats, and he replied “cause a dog do as its told”. Says a lot about some people. For the record I love both cats and dogs. Awesome in their own way.

Beans
Community Member
3 months ago

I've ranted on here before about the whole 'I'm not a cat person, but....' thing. No one cares about your dislike of cats. You don't have to state your dislike for an animal any time anyone mentions one or sees one or comments on how cute it is. You can comment on a cute animal pic and move on, without making it about you. This goes for the 'I'm not a dog person, but' crowd too, though they are pretty rare in my experience. It's always the people that are 'not that into' cats that seem to think you give a sh!t about their preferences.

Wouldn't You Like to Know
Community Member
3 months ago

I love cats. But I can never eat a whole one.

Cape EniEer
Community Member
3 months ago

My cat loves me more than my dog does. I dont get how so many other people's cats dont seem to love them according to them. Idk what i did right

Sam rice
Community Member
3 months ago

Cats are great. They love you then they f**k off. Dogs are needy all the damn time

Rosidah Yahya
Community Member
3 months ago

Love them

Suzy the observer
Community Member
3 months ago

Never trust those people.

JessRS
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah, I don't understand those people, CATS ARE AWESOME, THE END.

TC Wilson
Community Member
3 months ago

I am not fond of people who don’t like cats.

E A M
Community Member
3 months ago

I find that cat people are much more appreciative of all animals. It's the whole "I'm a cat person, but dogs/rats/snakes are cool, too!" vs the "I'm a dog person, I hate cats!"

Agata Fronia
Community Member
3 months ago

I was asked once why I do not like dogs. That really throw me off. Like yeah I am a cat person, but I love big, fluffy dogs.

Cosmetica Solist
Community Member
3 months ago

I love both cats and dogs and I've had both, but I have to say I have never had a dog as loving and attentive as my cats. Cats take some time to warm up to you, but once they do and feel trust with you, they're incredibly affectionate.

Karen Richard
Community Member
3 months ago

I have three cats and spoil them like my children. I don't trust anyone who says they don't like cats....or dogs!

Myrkur
Community Member
3 months ago

Every time I see a video where a cat is attacking/panicking/using is claws/biting etc., the comments are alway full with "omg cats are such assholes!!!". Meanwhile the human in the video is clearly doing something that makes the cat act that way. Makes me sick. No, the cat is not trying to ruin you life on purpose or doing it to piss you off. You just don't know how cats work and can't communicate with them.

Cyndielouwhoo
Community Member
3 months ago

True, I always wonder why people don't get that if you're gonna act stupid and annoy a cat, they will reciprocate.. besides, i've observed that they usually "fire a warning shot across the bow" so to speak, before an all out attack.

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Jessie
Community Member
3 months ago

I love kitties but super allergic to them, makes me so sad 😢

Sinkvenice
Community Member
3 months ago

I always hated cats, I thought they were the grumpiest, most vicious creatures. I dated two separate people who had cats and both cats would attack me with their claws or bite me. Then I met the dude I'm with now and his two cats. They're the sweetest, most loving little things with tons of personality. They're brother and sister and they're the best. The boy cat has become mine as he won't leave me alone and ALWAYS wants cuddles and is constantly rubbing his face on mine. In face, as I write this, they're both lying on me fast asleep. All other cats can do one :-) but my cats rule.

Juan Nougués
Community Member
3 months ago

Reading this with my cat on my lap while having my morning coffee (while she bumps her head over and over again against my hand). They're awesome.

TK 421
Community Member
3 months ago

I like cats, but I’m allergic, so they are forbidden in my home. When visiting friends and family with cats, I will play with them when they come around for love. I just have to run for the sink to wash the dander off before it closes up my throat. Still like them though. Affectionate little buggers

jennymac312
Community Member
3 months ago

You should look into Hypoallergenic cats, like the Siberian. My friend, who suffers just like you, has two and has no issues. They are the absolute sweetest goofballs. Super talkative and will always be where you are. Right before the pandemic, Leap Day, I decided to adopt an adult Siberian. He's, shockingly, waaay more affectionate and attentive than my dog. Got me through the lockdown with all his love and cuddles.

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Kristal
Community Member
3 months ago

Did you find your cat?

Robert Robi Z
Community Member
1 week ago

Being 'cat people' and 'dog people' isn't a bad thing, as it is actually just 'I prefer cats' or 'I prefer dogs'. It becomes bad when cat haters label themselves 'dog people' and then try to convince the cat people cats are bad.

Mean Red B
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I have six black cats. They are the most affectionate creatures that I have ever met. Never seen a dog that would demand that amount of pets as my cats do. They figure their cat stuff among each other (fights, bites, late night zoomies and biting) and come to humans just for pets and cuddles. And lota of purring. And more cuddles. Each of them is absolutely didferent, have their own personality and quirks, all are huge cuddle bugs. I would never give away any of them. Ppl who don't like cats just never really met some or met misbehaving ones. I know from my experience that cats are only mean if unhappy (not loved, not pet enough, bored, mistreated you name it). Happy cat is an infinite bundle od love. They even wait at the door when I return home. I don't need a dog to do that (though I love dogs too!).

Maggie Dinzler Shaw
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Cats are as loving as any animal. They are just less needy than some dogs.

Pille P
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Cats get bad rating because people compare them to dogs. Cats are different and you need to learn their body language first.

Melanie Burlock
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Cars are my favourite animal. They’re so sweet, and spunky, and clean (they smell so nice!), independent but lovable, and yet still deadly predators to all things pesky. What’s not to love?

xvslnx
Community Member
2 months ago

I love cats. My only problem with them and the reason to not want to have one…is because I want to sleep during the night.

Evie Grove
Community Member
2 months ago

I’ve never owned a cat personally, but every cat I’ve ever meet was so super sweet.

yellowphantom
Community Member
2 months ago

So here's a question we used to debate at work a lot (mindless job....): What is the minimum number of cats you have to live with to achieve the status of crazy cat lady/person? Those of us who aspired to the goal tended to require fewer cats........

EJN
Community Member
3 months ago

People actually hate cats!?! Incredible! I guess they have trouble living with another being who won't worship them 24/7.

Susan Egan
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm a general pet loving person. I wonder if non-cat people have any idea how clever and sweet they can be. All of them are different. We've had cats that opened doors (not latched doors although I've known of cats that did that), followed us around just like dogs will, loved playing and would even take part in a version of hide and seek in the yard (we'd race behind a tree and peek out, then back behind the tree and peek out again. The cat would charge over to the tree and run up the trunk around to us). We had a cat that would walk through a party of 20 or more people only to find the single person afraid of cats and jump in their lap. We have had cats that you could do anything to and they were content to put up with us.

Jill Tremblay
Community Member
3 months ago

I loooove cats, but honestly I just wish they didn't want to kill so much. I get it that it is "instinctual" but I wish it was if they only were starving and needed to "instinctually hunt for food" . I also love to watch the birds outside and the momma's feeding the babies. Then they show up dead at my door......

Doris Bennett
Community Member
3 months ago

If a cat loves you, you have a friend for life! (like it or not!)

Mosheh Wolf
Community Member
3 months ago

Anybody who is under the impression that cats are hated has evidently never spent any time on the internet.

hazel robin
Community Member
3 months ago

I think a lot of the problem is that people often spend a huge amount of time with a puppy, training it, domesticating it, socialising it. Then they get kittens, play with them by dangling their fingers in front of them (practically training them to scratch hands when they are grown) then they pretty much leave them to their own devices. I have a cat who has always been with me all the time (I work from home) and I spend as much time with him as most dog owners spend with their dogs and he is extremely affectionate, never scratches or attacks me (I can even give him a tummy rub). He is really bright, knows what all sorts of words mean (even fetch your mouse). So I think a lot of the issues people have with cats are because they have had a bad experience with a poorly domesticated and untrained kitty... a bit ferel. If you didn't socialise or train a dog and left him to his own devices he would probably be pretty vicious too.

Anna Repp
Community Member
3 months ago

I used to be a dog person full of cat stereotypes - until we adopted a cat. She's the most loving friendly cuddling understanding thing in the world! And I realized - there are many cat personalities as there are many dog personalities!

Stephen Foley
Community Member
3 months ago

Same here I LOVE cats and have had any in my life so far. Here is Mimi my cat now and for nearly 5 years from being a kitten. Mimi-up-to...7a1794.jpg Mimi-up-to-date-60c9c087a1794.jpg

Jennifer Brown
Community Member
3 months ago

Cats can sense when someone is an asshole.....and those people are usually the loudest ones claiming cats are awful

Mickie Shea
Community Member
3 months ago

A cat taught me how to love. Now my dates just purr.

Patzpie
Community Member
3 months ago

My cats have saved my life

Sabrena Patterson
Community Member
3 months ago

Cats own you and if they don't like someone they usually have a good reason.

Lady Cadaver
Community Member
3 months ago

I have 6 rescue cats and they are all the most lovable creatures I have ever known, each with their own unique personality, each speaks in their own way and each take turns to give lots of loves and cuddles.

Lily Mae Kitty
Community Member
3 months ago

people judge cats b/c they aren't dogs. those people are idiots. that's like being mad a giraffe is not a lemur and isn't lemur-like.

David Blake
Community Member
3 months ago

I like cats better then dogs. They seem more like me, easy going and somewhat moody.

Angie Buyong
Community Member
3 months ago

I love love love cats <3

Kathryn Bowhers
Community Member
3 months ago

I had a cat and a dog and they were both wonderful in different ways. Sadly our cat passed away, but cats are seriously just as loving and silly as dogs.

Angus Carnegie
Community Member
3 months ago

why can't all animals be loved as one?

Karl Baxter
Community Member
3 months ago

I adore cats, have 2 of them, and they make me laugh, cry and bring me love every day. Heavenly creatures

H.L.Lewis
Community Member
3 months ago

My cats immediately took to my dog when I got him. The feeling is mutual. My dog adores my cats.

Channon Doughty
Community Member
3 months ago

Absolutely. Cats are highly intelligent, sensitive and prone to taking care of their people when they are sick or down. Mine greet me at the door, follow me around, cuddle , snuggle, play and, on occasion, worry about me (esp when my lungs act up). Our youngest even tried to take care of someone crying on the television!

BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
3 months ago

I used to hate cats for these reasons, but then I realized that not all cats are nasty like people think. Of course there are some super mean ones, but there are more sweethearts that do love their owner and just don't make it as obvious.

Cyndielouwhoo
Community Member
3 months ago

I think some folks just don't understand cats, especially if they've never lived with one (or bonded with a friend's). Not every pet type is right for every person and that's ok. I like that our fur baby (cat) is sometimes a cuddle bug and sometimes just wants her space, I'm the same way.

Connie Bonneville
Community Member
3 months ago

Omg... my cats are so needy for attention & affection

Grungy Gecko
Community Member
3 months ago

some people have a real irrational hatred of cats, i never understood it (frankly its kinda gross)

Hans (TheRealMoleman)
Community Member
3 months ago

The ONLY "problem" I have with cats is that they're such apex predators, they've caused the extinction of ~33+ species (that we know of.)

Kimberley McMillan
Community Member
3 months ago

My cat comes running to the door meowing when I get home and weaves all around my feet. She misses me when I'm gone just as much as a dog would.

cheryl strickland
Community Member
3 months ago

We have 5.

Merrill N. Munro
Community Member
3 months ago

I trust my cats' opinions of people more than a dog's, sometimes. Cats are not dogs, but mine act like they are... they come when called, sit for treats, act as a dependable alarm clock, love to cuddle and play, play fetch without training, and greet me at the door when I come home. How is any of that a bad thing?

Guðrún Sveinsdóttir
Community Member
3 months ago

I have 3 big cats and they are the most loyal trusting creatures with so much love for you and need to make you feel safe always that I'm overwhelmed all the time and they chat with us for hours when they come inside the house and its like they are telling us what happened while outside. What a blessing to be special to them all.

Sofie
Community Member
3 months ago

I think it has a lot to do with their personality. I love my cat Elvis like my son, I never thought a cat could be so loving and so social based on my experience with my moms cats. And he loves belly rubs and just cuddling in general. He comes to greet me at the door when I get home. When I look at other people with their pets no matter what kind of animal it is, I just think "that's their Elvis".

Lyn Moffett
Community Member
3 months ago

People keep saying cats are spotlessly clean. Yes they might poop in a litter box then cover it by scratching the litter over their poop , then they jump up all over work surfaces and food prep surfaces with all that crud on their paws. Fair enough not all cats do this but I've seen it happen numerous times

Manasvi Tupe
Community Member
3 months ago

i don't hate cats, I love them but just a little scared (idk why) but for sure don't the, they look cute. When I was small someone told me a story where a cat killed a human, idk who did. I know they dont kill but I am scared

Linda H
Community Member
3 months ago

I won't ever have a cat even though I like other people's cats. Growing up we had one and if you ever made him mad he'd find your stuff and pee on it. No matter what method you use to clean it up the smell lingers forever. You will probably have to wait for the next humid day, but it's there.

Michigan Guy
Community Member
3 months ago

growing up in rural michigan, i knew guys who bragged about torturing cats. and no they weren't joking. something really lacking in folks like that...

abn_gator
Community Member
3 months ago

Never cared for cats for that old idea they can't love you like dogs, now I am happy to say I have two and one acts like a dog lol. Drinks out the toilet if I forget, very food motivated and cuddles like a dog.

Charlotte Bednard
Community Member
3 months ago

dogs blindly obey, cats are a lesson in consent.

Drawings of HS
Community Member
3 months ago

Why has this been down voted, it is not a bad thing

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Alex_cat lover
Community Member
3 months ago

I have found my people ☺️

Duchess Raven Waves
Community Member
3 months ago

Never heard of an orange tabby. Or even a maine c**n who is capable killing a child. Not once.

Duchess Raven Waves
Community Member
3 months ago

Umm why is c o o n censored

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sylvanticx
Community Member
3 months ago

my dad hates cats because he's allergic. i think he's still weird, because it's not the cat's fault he's allergic.

Leila Orozco Francis
Community Member
3 months ago

There's a feral tomcat that has been hanging around my house for months. Wouldn't let me come within 20 feet of him. As I sat on my porch steps the other day, he got close enough to sniff my fingers, decided I was okay, and let me pet him. Now we're buddies.

Thalia Lovering
Community Member
3 months ago

People who don't like cats are people with low self esteem who need followers and not pets or friends.

Chris Simons
Community Member
3 months ago

My wife didn't want animals. However, life has its own ideas. It was raining cats and dogs one night. We woke up to find one on the back porch. We've recused several more from animal shelters. My wife has said many times "I never knew I could love a cat so much."

LeilaOdinis
Community Member
3 months ago

"Those who hate cats will return in the next life as mice"- cant remember who quoted it. Cats are magical.

OhForSmegSake
Community Member
3 months ago

Our grumpuss is very aloof and doesn't like strangers but if you're sick or feeling down he will sit or lay by your side until you feel better, even does it with house guests.

Deena Salzman
Community Member
3 months ago

My cat clearly loves me best but is friendly to everyone she meets and doesn't have an aggressive bone in her body, except if you're a mouse or a bug. Cats are individuals. I've never met two with the same personality.

Heather Lynn
Community Member
3 months ago

I have both, a dog and two cats, and I love them to death. My home wouldn't be the same without them.

Om
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

yeah, a lot of people I know think of them as dirty, when they're way more hygienic than dogs. I like dogs, but they're usually smelly and messier than any cat. Or they always come up with the excuse of "I'm allergic to them" when they haven't even had one in their entire lives

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I used to hate cats but as I got older I realised my hate was displaced. I dislike many cat owners. The ones that let their cats roam the streets, don't desex their cats etc and people who let cats walk all over their kitchen benches, it's absolutely disgusting. I like cats but am allergic to them so I don't touch them.

American Abroad
Community Member
3 months ago

Cats are like a bad, poorly behaved, selfish and arrogant person. No thanks.

David Wheater
Community Member
3 months ago

Cats are killers, every year they kill billions of small mammals and birds. They have caused the extinction of at least 30 different species. I don't hate cats, but I am aware of the damage they do to local ecologies. I'd never have a cat.

Jim Ellington
Community Member
3 months ago

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Cats have fecal matter on their paws, and they spread pestilence wherever they step. Plus, they are just waiting for you to die so they can eat your lips.

Drawings of HS
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah I'm pretty sure ur doing this for attention

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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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)
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
3 months ago

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

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