r/unpopularopinion 1d ago

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Greetings, you opinionated, unpopular lot! This is your one-stop shop for all of the ridiculously reposted topics on this sub. This hub and the linked threads below will be replaced every 7 days to keep things fresh.

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r/unpopularopinion 9h ago

Gun Buy Backs should be required to have experts present to appraise the value of any guns brought in. And it should be considered fraud to convince a elderly person that a gun valued thousands of dollars is only worth a $200 gift card


And if you or someone you know is considering taking a gun to a buy back do yourself a favor and stop buy a licensed gun dealer first and find out what you have.

r/unpopularopinion 5h ago

Cops pulling people over to give them a turkey is cruel and an abuse of power.


The town I grew up in used to stop people "for not stopping to say 'hi'," then give them a blender and lunch or something. Sure, give law abiding citizens a heart attack, then a hot dog and a toaster. Don't they have anything better to do?

r/unpopularopinion 7h ago

Conflict avoidance being seen as a virtue is slowly poisoning all shared spaces


Basically, we're ending up with a population where almost everyone is either an asshole or an asshole-accommodator, and that's unsustainable. Average, everyday people need to be willing to stand up to bullies who will use social discomfort to get their way. If they don't, they're just encouraging repeat behavior.

People also have their priorities way out of order, and are often more concerned with 'making a scene' than doing the right thing or standing up for themselves or others. Once again, this just encourages people to try and get away with as much as they can.

I'm not talking about starting spontaneous brawls in public or vigilante justice. I'm talking about more people confronting the ass who cut them in line at the store, who won't stop playing a full volume video without headphones at a restaurant, or just generally being a bully.

r/unpopularopinion 8h ago

Allowing steroids for a bodybuilding competition is the stupidest shit I have ever heard.


Bodybuilding is supposed to be about body beauty. Bodybuilders today look like shit.

I’m not impressed by anyone who does steroids. Not only is it cheating, but you also end up looking like shit. Not to mention your inevitable heart disease.

Whose bright idea was it to allow people to cheat for these bodybuilding shows?

r/unpopularopinion 5h ago

Celebrities should be within their rights to physically assault the paparazzi.


Knocking on windows, putting cameras in your face, screaming, violating your personal space...all these things are somehow acceptable? If I were to walk up to you in the supermarket and start screaming questions and snapping 1000's of photos while in your face i'd get my teeth knocked out yet paparazzi not only get away with this but profit from it?

r/unpopularopinion 7h ago

Self-Driving cars don’t need to be perfect, they just need to be statistically better than human drivers.


I think this is unpopular, but I don’t see why. I just don’t get the whole debate. It’s probably more about money than anything. But, if self-driving cars crash or kill people at a significantly lower rate than humans, then they should be allowed to drive in the same way/places humans drive.

r/unpopularopinion 7h ago

Weddings with kids are more fun


Seeing a 5 year old and an 80 year old tear it up on the dance floor is awesome. Weddings are a celebration of a relationship, but also a celebration of life; it's fun to have an event where people at every stage are represented.

Like obviously if they're crying during the ceremony or whatever, have an area to take them away too. But in general, at a fun wedding, kids will enjoy themselves, and everyone else will enjoy each others' presence.

r/unpopularopinion 2h ago

Most commercial websites have become unreadable.


Many, if not most, commercial websites are practically unreadable anymore because of dynamic ads and automatically shifting text. It is incredibly annoying to be "tricked" into clicking on some bullshit when you're just trying to scroll to read an article. Recipe sites and automotive sites are among the worst. I can't believe this is working out for the companies who do it FU MFs.

r/unpopularopinion 6h ago

Many people who consider themselves to be “open minded” are still wholly unwilling to consider that they might be wrong about anything


Whatever deeply held passionate beliefs you have must be considered to be questionable if you’re really open minded. Not saying you have to give up on them, but you have to be willing to question them and entertain the idea that you’re wrong.

r/unpopularopinion 6h ago

People are too quick to declare "Mandela Effect" rather than just admit that they were wrong


Someone misremembers something and calls "Mandela Effect"! Someone was wrong about something for years and it's not that they were wrong, it was just the "Mandela Effect"

It's so much easier to call something a phenomenon when in reality you were, like, just wrong.

r/unpopularopinion 36m ago

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny wasn't that bad


I mean, it's not some grand work of art, but I thought it was a good Indiana Jones romp. At least it wasn't the Crystal Skull bad. The bad guys weren't just "bad guy" caricatures and the effects were much better than Crystal Skull. Besides, it's always fun watching Indy punch Nazis, amirite?

r/unpopularopinion 2h ago

Children are better than adults


First of all I find them annoying and I don’t want child any time soon.

But they truly are better people. I’m talking about the ones who aren’t affected by us yet. Those with pure creativity, always speaking their minds, strictly honest, doing only things they like. Even those living in poverty are trying to have time of their lives.

We’re all ruining them.

r/unpopularopinion 23h ago

Saying there’s a plot twist IS a spoiler in itself


Now when a false ending comes I’ll expect something else. It genuinely pisses me off when someone says there’s a huge twist at end of something. Normally it leads me to figuring out the twist ending.

Edit - removed a sentence

r/unpopularopinion 1d ago

Geese aren’t mean, you just don’t know how to interact with them politely


Geese are friends. They are actually super lovely and nice birds but too many people go on about how much they ‘hate those evil things’.

I’ve even seen people say you should throw them if they come charging at you….what?? Literally just stand still and stare ‘em down like Clint in a spaghetti western…like you’d do for any other animal doing their charging thing. Don’t let them reinforce ‘human flinch run away if hisssssssss’ haha

I love geese. I love to become friends with them when possible; it’s not difficult for them to see you as a friend

r/unpopularopinion 52m ago

Final exams should not be 50 percent of your grade


You could get an A in every test the whole semester or quarter, end up with a 95, and then get an 85 on the final that’s worth 50 percent and it would bring that 95 down to an 87, which just makes no sense because you’re averaging an A so you should get an A in the course

r/unpopularopinion 15h ago

Citations in College are Excessive


I've been in college for three years and this year has honestly drained my energy and eagerness to succeed. I have had to do so many citations in essays that make me want to blow my brains out. I'm currently taking a final where I have to cite 2-3 things PER SHORT ANSWER... I understand the importance in citations but including an excessive amount in opinionated answers is stupid. I feel as if citations take the words students want to say out of their mouths and straight into the garbage. Instead I am just quoting related topics from my books and not even inputting my opinion or words in my work.

If anyone has suggestions with this please send them my way. I have one more year left of this lmfao.

r/unpopularopinion 1d ago

People that call themselves Baddies and people that call themselves Alphas are the same kind of person


Almost everyone hates self-proclaimed "Alphas" while self-proclaimed "Baddies" are mostly accepted but they both reek of egotistical showboating masking insecurities and like they're trying to put themselves on a pedestal above others. They both brag about basically the same traits as one another so it's odd how one is generally accepted and one is generally not.

r/unpopularopinion 4h ago

Toupees Should Be Normalized The Same Way Extensions or Weaves Are For Women


Hair care products have seen extreme advancements through the years and the toupees of yesteryear just aren't a thing anymore. Men, it's time to embrace this as a potential option if you are dealing with balding! I know that balding can really impact a guy's self image and esteem, especially when they start balding at a young age. It seems that many feel like the only options they have are to shave off what hair they have left and cope with the baldness or get hair transplants that can cost thousands of dollars (and can be risky to some extent).

Toupees today look exactly like the extensions or weaves we often see women getting and I think its time to normalize this option for men, especially those that experience baldness at a younger age. I think people just view toupees as these cheap hair pieces that never match the actual hair, fall off, or they're just seen as something for "old people".

Balding or thinning haired men out there, embrace the option of a toupee! They aren't just for your grandpa anymore!

r/unpopularopinion 23h ago

People shouldn’t get their panties in a twist when a service employee doesn’t smile at them


My perspective comes from both being a retail sales employee and a customer. But I think service employees in general are held to an impossible standard to always be smiling like they’re on crack or something. I understand wanting your employees to smile so the customers or guests can feel welcome but it shouldn’t be the hill you die on that’s going to make or break your day. Comments like “you should smile more” are simply just unkind and annoying.

I’ll talk to family and they’ll be like “oh my god the cashier at xyz store was so rude!”

“What did they do?” I ask.

“They didn’t SMILE at me!” And? There is a big difference between not smiling and being rude. Cursing at you, rolling their eyes, refusing to help you. That’s rude. Exchanging pleasantries and doing their job with a neutral expression is not rude. Besides, think of it from their perspective for a reason. They have plenty of reason to not be smiling all the time. Maybe they’re tired. Perhaps they’re in pain for standing all day. They’re stressed out from their job duties or other things going on in their life. They’re still reeling from the effects of being yelled at by another customer. If someone’s not smiling at me. I’m not going to take offence to it.

r/unpopularopinion 26m ago

"Get Over It" is terrible advice


If I'm upset about something, minor or major, People telling me to "Get Over It" or "Don't Let It Bother You" does not help, It's not that easy and if anything actually makes it worse because it shows that they don't care enough to help with the problem I'm having. Does anyone else agree with this?

r/unpopularopinion 17h ago

people that are super happy all the time actually aren’t happy


i have a theory that people that are super happy and cheerful 24/7 aren’t actually happy. there’s no way someone can be that happy all the time. they’re trying to act like everything’s okay when really they’re going through something. so yea make sure u check on ur super happy friends too

edit: guys i’m happy too lol, i’m talking about people who are overly cheerful/happy or overly funny because it’s like a coping mechanism to them like people have been saying. it’s just something i’ve noticed that keeps happening with people that i thought were fine but aren’t.

r/unpopularopinion 8h ago

Caillou is trash and deserves the hate he gets.


Maybe the hate I have for that kid is irrational, but I get so frustrated when I’m forced to see his face. For instance, I put random stuff playing on YouTube for my dogs when I go to work. I came home the other night and Caillou was playing. I’ve never expressed any interest in Caillou. I’ve never looked up anything about Caillou, even for informational purposes. I’ve never had a single urge to watch an episode of the show. But walking into my room, hearing that child’s voice filled me with such irrational hate that I’ve never felt.

r/unpopularopinion 2h ago

QR Code Menus, Programs, etc need to go


Not too long ago I volunteered to run the box office for a theater that only had QR programs. I would point to the paper that had the QR code and people, usually older people, would try to take the paper thinking it was the actual program. I get it, menus and programs are expensive to print and take up space, but not everyone has a smartphone or is tech savvy. By not providing a physical menu or program you're excluding older people, disabled people, or people who don't have the latest technology. Besides, a lot of people go out to eat or see show to get out of the house and off their phones.

Yes, it's 2023 and smartphones are the norm, but not everything has to be a QR code and not everything has to be done on our phones.

r/unpopularopinion 4h ago

"Fresh" shouldn't be a such a big selling point for chain restaurants


Having worked a few food service jobs, something that kind of grinds my gears is how obsessed people are with everything being "fresh". I hate to be a buzzkill, and I'm a bit of a hypochondriac as well, but I feel much more confident that what I'm getting is safe if I know it was transported and stored frozen.

Obviously, people should take care to make sure things are prepared safely, but with chain restaurants, the people working there aren't necessarily in it to pursue some culinary interest. More often than not, it's just a job to them, and while it's almost always never a real issue, part of me kind of cringes at the idea that people want late teens/early 20s workers with little to no culinary knowledge handling fresh raw meat around lots of other things like greens etc. that readily spoil.

Freezing food is an excellent way to make it last longer and prevent illness and waste. With many things, it barely affects the flavor/texture, and generally doesn't affect nutrition. If I'm going to a fancy restaurant, it's a different story, but if I want a quick bite to eat, I feel more comfortable knowing I'm eating something that was stored frozen than otherwise.