With the digital world at our fingertips, we’re bombarded with bizarre visual input twenty-four hours a day. Every time we go online, a slew of different things instantly grace our feeds, from interesting but pretty disturbing pictures to images with way too much stuff going on. But have you ever stumbled upon something so uncomfortable that you didn’t even have the words to describe it?

If you have, the phrase "Thanks, I Hate It" may be just what you’re looking for. If not, well, you’re in for one doozy of a ride. Let us introduce you to one weird and edgy subreddit with the same name, better known as r/TIHI, that is the perfect outlet for sharing horrors nobody ever wanted to see. "Haters Gonna Hate," the moderators write in the community description, and it looks like they have a point.

With over 1.6 million community members, this online group is dedicated to pictures that are unsettling and hatred-inducing, yet entertaining nonetheless. We’ve scoured the group to gather some outright disturbing posts to share with you all, so continue scrolling and upvote the ones you loved to resent most. Keep reading to also find our in-depth interview with communication expert, researcher and lecturer Dr. Paul Reilly about our fascination with uneasy things online.

Psst! If you think you can handle even more madness, check out Parts 1 and 2 with posts from r/TIHI right here and here.

More info: Reddit

#1

Thanks, I Hate This Proposition

Thanks, I Hate This Proposition

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AsexualShrimp
Community Member
3 months ago

Brooo this is messed up. Why not pay a LIVING wage for EVERYONE?

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#2

Thanks, I Hate Eels

Thanks, I Hate Eels

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SealOfDisapproval
Community Member
3 months ago

Of all the memes in the world, this one is #1.

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#3

Thanks I Hate This Mac N Cheese

Thanks I Hate This Mac N Cheese

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Kitty Xander
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3 months ago

The second one looks like straight up sliced cheese on top of cut up straws... 🤮

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While the internet is a bottomless pit of weirdness, it’s also an endless source of information. But instead of spending time soaking in interesting knowledge, thousands of people seem to find entertainment in watching the bizarre. The internet culture database Know Your Meme explained that "Thanks, I Hate It" is a slang phrase people use to describe posts they deem unattractive or superfluous. The origin of the phrase is unclear, but its usage saw a spike in the fall of 2017 on Reddit and Tumblr.

Then, in 2019, the r/TIHI subreddit was launched to serve as an archive for unsettling posts and provide space for unreasonably uncomfortable viewing experiences, keeping the meme alive. As the founder of the online group, Markus, told Mashable, "The initial idea came from another moderator of ours (u/scrumbly) on another post on r/ATBGE ['Awful Taste But Great Execution'] three months ago. He posted a comment linking to this sub and as it didn't exist yet, I decided to make it a thing," Markus said. "I wanted to create a place for all the beautiful posts that are both likable and hateable at the same time. But I wasn't all that serious about it, as all subs I managed before were very small as well."

#4

Thanks, I Hate This Tradition

Thanks, I Hate This Tradition

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James016
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3 months ago

I am laughing way too hard and OddBrock's response

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#5

Thanks I Hate Having A Parent As A Teacher

Thanks I Hate Having A Parent As A Teacher

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glowworm2
Community Member
3 months ago

Dad has a wicked sense of humor.

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#6

Thanks I Hate Racial Descrimination

Thanks I Hate Racial Descrimination

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Queen fhk
Community Member
3 months ago

The level of racism

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The phenomenon of seeking things we dislike or even utterly hate is a baffling one. To learn more about our interest in unsettling things online, we reached out to Dr. Paul Reilly, senior lecturer in communications, media and democracy in the School of Social & Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow.

"Despite moral panics about people being trapped in online echo chambers, key features of platforms like Twitter are accidental or incidental exposure to things we don’t like or disagree with," the professor told Bored Panda. "Their algorithms often amplify such content in order to encourage social media users to interact with their sites. Every click, like, share or comment is effectively profitable for these companies."

#7

Thanks, I Hate American Girl Dolls

Thanks, I Hate American Girl Dolls

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Pascale Pierloot
Community Member
3 months ago

Your secret safe with me! 😳

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#8

Thanks, I Hate America

Thanks, I Hate America

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Susie Elle
Community Member
3 months ago

My friend who went into anaphylactic shock from a wasp sting before: "Oh no I got stung again twice, I wonder if the allergy is still as bad?"

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#9

Thanks, I Hate What's In The Deep Dark Blue Sea

Thanks, I Hate What's In The Deep Dark Blue Sea

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Csaba Hegedűs
Community Member
3 months ago

They've found R'lyeh...

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Whether we like it or not, we’re exposed to unpleasant content every single day. Stumbling upon unattractive posts makes most people feel a sense of frustration, as constantly finding themselves at the center of the weirder side of the internet is exhausting. However, some find entertainment in the things they hate. "A minority of people do appear to take pleasure from the act of commenting on things they hate," Dr. Reilly added. "I think this speaks to the affective dimensions of these platforms."

"Even those users who express a desire for greater civility on social media take the opportunity to express negative opinions. However, I don't think hate-watching is as widespread as it is often claimed in the media."

#10

Thanks I Hate It

Thanks I Hate It

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STress
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh, my... oh my, oh my, oh my!!!

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#11

Thanks, I Hate Corporate Greed

Thanks, I Hate Corporate Greed

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SerumSeven
Community Member
3 months ago

I guess the remake of "Roots" is gonna go a whole different direction.

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#12

Thanks, I Hate Instant Rain

Thanks, I Hate Instant Rain

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James016
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh

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So let us offer you a warm welcome to the Hate Age. Fed by seemingly endless content we find online, thousands of low-quality shows to watch, and the snide and throat-cutting contest that social media has become, people now regularly revel and find delight in analyzing the awful things they spot. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, hate-watching is an act of looking at certain things and taking pleasure in laughing at or criticizing them. It can be a disliked TV show, movie, or, as you can see in this list, extremely bizarre pictures and posts people find on the internet.

#13

Thanks, I Hate UPS

Thanks, I Hate UPS

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

If you find delivering things to the people who ordered them inconvenient, you need to rethink your job choices. This from someone with significant mobility issues.

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#14

Thanks, I Hate Measurements

Thanks, I Hate Measurements

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Łukasz Markuszewski
Community Member
3 months ago

How about a metric system and some diameter? Or even imperial, but still diameter? What will be next? Astetorid with a size like dozen people laying one on another and eating peas?

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#15

Thanks I Hate It

Thanks I Hate It

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Francis
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

*looks confused at her own hands* I... can't handle (:D ) this

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When asked why we seem interested in consuming content we hate, communication expert Dr. Reilly explained we often go online to air our frustrations. After all, there’s a social aspect to hate-watching. People usually find someone to have a heated discussion with, or they can enjoy reading mean tweets and posts from like-minded individuals. "We turn to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube not only for entertainment but also for release. There’s often nothing more satisfying than venting anger, letting off steam and interacting with those with whom we disagree."

However, the professor explained that our tendency to find hate-watching enjoyable is also linked to social comparison and notions of self-esteem. "Arguing with fans of a television show you can’t stand can give some people a sense of superiority and affirmation of their identity," he added.

#16

Thanks, I Hate My English Degree Now

Thanks, I Hate My English Degree Now

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The Other Guest
Community Member
3 months ago

James and John were required by an English teacher to describe a man who had suffered from a cold in the past. John writes "The man had a cold", which the teacher marks incorrect, while James writes the correct "The man had had a cold". James, while John had had "had," had had "had had"; "had had" had had a better effect on the teacher

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#17

Thanks I Hate Poppy Seeds In Teeth

Thanks I Hate Poppy Seeds In Teeth

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Cheesenacho
Community Member
3 months ago

That’s funny!

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#18

Thanks, I Hate Sneezing Doing A CT Scan

Thanks, I Hate Sneezing Doing A CT Scan

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Don Golosso
Community Member
3 months ago

And here we see the soul parting with the body...

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So we hate-watch because we find pleasure in being smug and holier than thou in our tastes. We feel more value in ourselves by believing we are better than this, and we also think that if something was done poorly, we certainly would have made it look way better. Moreover, building our self-confidence by judging others is one reason we hate-follow people on social media.

"Hate-following is deciding to follow someone on social media, even though you know you disagree with what they say, or think they are a terrible person," Jennifer Beckett, a communications lecturer at the University of Melbourne, told ABC Everyday. "It can actually push up your adrenal levels, you get that 'How dare they!' sensation which can lead to a bit of an endorphin rush."

#19

Thanks I Hate Capybaras-Moustache

Thanks I Hate Capybaras-Moustache

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Great Pyrenees
Community Member
3 months ago

The bottom image is adorable though

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#20

Thanks I Hate Half Shaved Cat

Thanks I Hate Half Shaved Cat

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Jo Beirne
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like a turkey 🦃

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#21

Thanks, I Hate This Bathroom Sign

Thanks, I Hate This Bathroom Sign

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Pascale Pierloot
Community Member
3 months ago

Girls??? 😳

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In the past couple of years, hate-watching has reached new heights. This phenomenon has only been growing stronger, with people looking for more and more outlets to vent and voice their negative feelings aloud. Finding pleasure in seeing something utterly uncomfortable and judging others for their actions might make us temporarily feel superior, but it can say a lot about who we are as a person as well.

"Negative comments often say more about the person saying them than the target of their abuse," Dr. Reilly told us. "What’s different is that these are often instant reactions that remain online for all to see. In the context of global crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it is perhaps understandable that people are turning to social media to vent like this."

#22

Thanks I Hate How Sad This Made Me

Thanks I Hate How Sad This Made Me

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DennyS (denzoren)
Community Member
3 months ago

I'll adopt her! I'm a little late but I'll take her.

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#23

Thanks, I Hate The Word Jod

Thanks, I Hate The Word Jod

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John L
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

We all hear the booming voice of God and he says, "Here, hold my beer".

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#24

Thanks I Hate This Last Wish

Thanks I Hate This Last Wish

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AsexualShrimp
Community Member
3 months ago

Slay

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Social media is notorious for immortalizing our precious wisdom and bringing it back to bite us in the most unexpected ways. When we’re overwhelmed by emotions, quickly typing a few hateful sentences and pressing "share" may seem like a great idea at the time, but the truth is, they could stay on the internet forever. When more than half of Americans (57 percent) say they have social media regrets, it’s always good to reflect on the choices you make before sharing your thoughts online.

"Think before you post. Words matter and may come back to haunt you. A good rule is to consider whether a relative (grandparent) would approve of what you are saying," Dr. Reilly concluded.

#25

Thanks, I Hate LEGO Tiger Anus

Thanks, I Hate LEGO Tiger Anus

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Don Golosso
Community Member
3 months ago

Made me snort.

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#26

Thanks, I Hate Small Talk

Thanks, I Hate Small Talk

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AsexualShrimp
Community Member
3 months ago

oh

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#27

Thanks, I Hate This Cursed Situation

Thanks, I Hate This Cursed Situation

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Kitty Xander
Community Member
3 months ago

This poor girl :(

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#28

Thanks, I Hate The Person Who Did This

Thanks, I Hate The Person Who Did This

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Little Wonder
Community Member
3 months ago

I love it. I'm saving up for an ant colony, I want this.

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#29

Thanks, I Hate Thicc Chewbacca

Thanks, I Hate Thicc Chewbacca

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Suzanne Tilson
Community Member
3 months ago

These dudes ain't gonna find Narnia in that closet, you get me 😏

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#30

Thanks I Hate... Whatever It Is

Thanks I Hate... Whatever It Is

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
3 months ago

Might as well pet it, it's probably ready to bark back at you.

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#31

Thanks, I Hate It

Thanks, I Hate It

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Black Pearl
Community Member
3 months ago

This makes me so very uncomfy

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#32

Thanks, I Hate 1940s Textbook Detailed Drawings

Thanks, I Hate 1940s Textbook Detailed Drawings

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memeju1ce
Community Member
3 months ago

bro the tear 💀

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#33

Thanks I Hate Pasta Coffee

Thanks I Hate Pasta Coffee

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Cats
Community Member
3 months ago

Pasta water from *breakfast*?

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#34

Thanks, I Hate This Last Moment

Thanks, I Hate This Last Moment

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Arik
Community Member
3 months ago

unreasonable censorship...

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#35

Thanks I Hate Yawning Hamsters

Thanks I Hate Yawning Hamsters

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the one panda _
Community Member
3 months ago

Why are the ears blue???!!!!

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#36

Thanks I Hate Dentists

Thanks I Hate Dentists

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Black Pearl
Community Member
3 months ago

Really. I swear they try to make you bleed just to say this.

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#37

Thanks, I Hate This Chicken.

Thanks, I Hate This Chicken.

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Tamra
Community Member
3 months ago

Did the chicken grow to adulthood? I wonder how it looked when it walked? Did Homer find this in Springfield??

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#38

Thanks, I Hate It

Thanks, I Hate It

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DuchessDegu
Community Member
3 months ago

😥 the poor fish!!!!!

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#39

Thanks, I Hate When This Happens

Thanks, I Hate When This Happens

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Tamra
Community Member
3 months ago

"Pretended" to have a psychotic episode.

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#40

Thanks, I Hate Urine Popsicles

Thanks, I Hate Urine Popsicles

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Great Pyrenees
Community Member
3 months ago

Someone needs to call CPS

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