40 ‘Starter Packs’ That Were So Spot-On, People Are Feeling Called Out
Believe it or not, we can all fit into some kind of archetype. Whether you're a Mac DeMarco fan, with your vintage baseball cap and a thrifted combo of a Nike jacket and worn-out Vans, or a cookie-cutter Fox News host, r/starterpacks does a hilarious job of riffing on stereotypes in the best way possible.
With almost 5 million community members to this day, it's no surprise that this subreddit is so popular. After all, scrolling through the sea of starter packs and recognizing that it's a spot-on description of one of your K-Pop listening friends can be pretty funny. Now, if only could someone make a Bored Panda reader starter pack...
Only a few memes resonate with us quite like starter packs. These captivating visual collages, known for their witty amalgamation of objects, stereotypes, and clichés, have become a cultural mirror reflecting the quirks and idiosyncrasies of our times. The best part: no one is safe from their satirical scrutiny; from subcultures to societal archetypes, each starter pack is a work of art that encapsulates the essence of its subject matter.
While starter pack memes have gained immense popularity for their humorous and satirical take on various cultural groups, it is crucial to acknowledge the ethical concerns surrounding them. These memes often rely on stereotypes, which always is a slippery slope. For instance, r/starterpacks has taken steps to ban memes that perpetuate racial generalizations, recognizing the potential harm such content can cause.