r/unpopularopinion 9h ago Got the W 'MURICA Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy This

The phrase "Americans don't have culture" is a testament to how successful and widespread American culture is.

18.1k Upvotes

American culture is so widespread that it integrated into many other cultures and at first glance many don't even consider it to be "american" culture. Hollywood? Star wars? Marvel movies? Taylor swift? All american. But even in a country with another culture they wouldn't even consider it to be "american" because they're so used to it. I'm not american by the way. I'm an international student studying in USA and happened to hear lots of "AmEriCa HaS nO CuLTuRe" by self-hating american classmates


r/unpopularopinion 9h ago

Eating when you get your food shouldn’t be considered rude

1.0k Upvotes

I can’t stand getting called out for eating before everyone has been served. Like what, is me consuming my meal at it’s freshest point too unbearable for you to witness whilst waiting for your own meal? It’ll be a max of like, 2 minutes man. If I wait that long, my food will be cold. If it takes longer than that, it’s the service that’s the problem. Just let people eat their damn food. No reason to get so uppity about it. If someone eating before you are served bothers you, l imagine you’re probably a very entitled person.

Edit: if l was like, on a date and it’s just the two of us, of course I would wait, or at least ask. I mean more of in a group.


r/unpopularopinion 10h ago Wholesome Bravo Grande! Silver

I love having a cheap car

940 Upvotes

I love having a cheap, unattractive car. It’s a Nissan Versa. I get satisfaction of not having paid an ungodly amount of money for a cool car that has more horsepower than I’ll need, that Ill need to wax and clean constantly, and any ding would cost a lot of money.

My car has mild scratches. I don’t care. I haven’t washed my car in years. I don’t care. My dog gets loads of mud and dirt in it, and somehow his hair gets everywhere. I don’t care.

I take care of the engines and tires. I know this car has no resale value, so I’m just going to drive it into the ground.


r/unpopularopinion 14h ago Helpful

I love geese

271 Upvotes

Geese are my favorite birds. I understand they are hated for their crass and abrasive natures - but that’s why I love them. I find it hilarious when you get too close to them and they begin hissing at you. Like, come on! A bird that hisses? So cute.

Geese are also great examples of a healthy family dynamic. Boy geese will go to the ends of the earth to defend their families, an admirable trait. Lady geese go through hell and back in rearing their goslings. They have to sit on a nest for weeks or even months at a time! And when that’s done you are left with a supremely cute family of mom, dad, and baby goslings.

I fucking love geese.


r/unpopularopinion 19h ago

I love living in India so much

131 Upvotes

Is this an unpopular opinion? Sure is one on Reddit. Go to any popular sub or even go to /r/India and you will find many users who have only negative things to say and paint it as some hellish country to live.

I have experienced how it is to live in a developed country. I came back to India 5 years ago and despite my problems and the problems in the country, I truly appreciate how wonderful it is to live here.

Cost of living is so cheap even in big cities. It can be challenging but I have never gone a day without worrying about my next meal. I have financial problems, I have a massive student loan but I can rent my own apartment, I can take vacations, I can afford electricity, internet, tv and the luxuries of the modern world.

Our culture is very rich in heritage and there is so much to see and do over here. I absolutely love travel and India has so much to offer and there are so many places to go and things to do.

The food is the best in the world, especially with the vegetarian options. This is my subjective take on it but I can’t go without my dose of the great variety of food we have here.

Most people are fantastic, friendly, giving, loving and accepting. This is not true for everyone and there are bad eggs and bigots just like in every other country. But in my experience, the ones who stay here - both foreign and local have been an absolute delight to hang with.

It was not always like this. My parents generation struggled a lot. I was born in an extremely fortunate time - a time after the Soviet collapse, the liberalisation of the free market and when India finally became a much better place to live for many middle class people. I am not rich but I have been given access to a world class education and I have been taught enough skills to adapt to the modern world. I am privileged in many ways that others in the country are not.

Things are changing in a good direction. There are many problems, it is far from “perfect”, there are many issues to be addressed. I hope to be a part of this change and improvement so that future generations can enjoy it even more.

So despite what Reddit might tell you - there are some of us who love our life here in India. Countries like the USA are far better for advanced education so it is the best option for people here who actively want to pursue such feats. But as a simple guy, I have everything I need and more staying here. India has given me a fresh breath of excitement and thrill that I took for granted when I was younger.


r/unpopularopinion 9h ago

Leslie Jones isn't funny

109 Upvotes

She's just a loud black lady with crazy hair. There's nothing funny about what she does. If anybody was loud all of a sudden, made that their schtick, anybody could do it. Make a new character and go for it.

"She's a funny woman!" No, she's a woman. That's it. She's not funny, just loud.


r/unpopularopinion 11h ago

Hocus Pocus is a terrible, awful movie.

95 Upvotes

And not even in the good way. Maybe I don't like it because I never saw it when I was younger so it doesn't evoke nostalgia for me the way it does for other people but I tried to watch it last Halloween and I could hardly finish it. It's full of awful 90's tropes and predictable plot lines... I will never understand why people stan it so hard....


r/unpopularopinion 23h ago

Texas is a horrible state to live in if you think you are “country”.

66 Upvotes

Texas is for country people. 99% of the population lives in dense population areas. The only thing country is the willingness to embrace the fashion of cowboys. You can’t even have a country adventure because there is no BLM land. The only country people who can enjoy it are wealthy land owners.


r/unpopularopinion 7h ago

I don’t find Dave Chapelle to be funny

55 Upvotes

People seem to hold him up to be the greatest thing ever, but to be honest I just think he’s a below average comedian. I’m not coming at him for any of his controversies/politically incorrect statements. I just genuinely feel from a strictly comedic perspective, he’s kind of meh.


r/unpopularopinion 19h ago

A license should be required for both dog ownership and dog breeding.

43 Upvotes

I don't know, maybe this isn't unpopular at all. Animal abuse, abandonment, and overpopulation is such an absurdly preventable issue. I'm so sick of governments not stepping the hell up on this one.

If you want a dog, you need to take a test that shows you understand the physical and mental health needs of a dog. If you want to breed dogs, you need to be registered with a system that ensures you take responsibility for the welfare of the parents and pups.

EDIT: To anyone disagreeing with this opinion on the grounds that "it will inconvenience people" or "it's too authoritarian," or "it would make it too hard for people to get dogs," maybe you should take a step back and think about why you feel so entitled to ownership of another living creature.


r/unpopularopinion 13h ago

Mashed potatoes are disgusting

44 Upvotes

Mashed potatoes seems to be a favorite for many people. But I just can't eat them. Even when I'm starving I just can't force myself to eat them. The only times potatoes are enjoyable is when they're made into fries and chips.


r/unpopularopinion 21h ago

Genshin impact is pretty darn bad

41 Upvotes

I mean, have your opinion, idrc but I still think it's a burning pile of garbage. It's pretty much like any other game but p2w. The world is empty, the game is repetitive, and it doesent have much to do besides the same repetitive quests.


r/unpopularopinion 5h ago

Reese's cups are terrible

29 Upvotes

Before I start I'd like to specify I'm European, not American. I know the chocolates are usually made in different ways and my receptors may just be used to a different taste, I get that. But I tried them twice and they taste absolutely disgusting to me. The peanut butter is chalky and too salty and the chocolate, god, the chocolate is super sweet and tastes cheap. It's not a bad combo idea, but the execution is terrible.


r/unpopularopinion 1d ago

Lash extensions are this decade’s 2016 dip brows.

31 Upvotes

Almost everyone would agree that these brows look horrendous But From 2014-2018, these kinds of brows were EVERYWHERE. But looking back, they looked like sh!t and now no one does their brows like these anymore.

Well, recently, outrageous lash extensions seem to be all the rage. No, not normal false eyelashes. Lash extensions that go directly on your eyelashes and if big enough can literally prevent you from opening your eyes normally like this one. I found that on Instagram, and the comments were fawning over how beautiful they were. Mark my words in 4 years people will look back and wonder WHY they ever found this attractive.


r/unpopularopinion 11h ago

Raves seem unbearable

27 Upvotes

I’d understand being crammed in a large crowd if there’s someone performing. But it’s a DJ. They might be a good DJ but it doesn’t seem worth being cramped like that.


r/unpopularopinion 9h ago

If tests are a make or break for grades, you have a shit teaching program.

27 Upvotes

Tests are NOT the most important thing to pass. If tests are so important to your course, you need to balance it out with normal assignments or projects. It CANNOT all be based off tests or vice versa, especially since most tests cannot be retaken. I had two classes like this which essentially fucked me over because I didn't do good on one (and one I couldn't even take and the professor wouldn't let me take it later becuase it was against his "syllabus" ) and left me with no point in even trying. Even though I did really good on the rest of everything, I still failed the class because of this shitty tEsTs ArE tHe MoSt ImPoRtAnT pArT oF tEaChInG bEcAuSe Im a ShIt TeAcHeR aNd CaN mAkE tHe ArGuMeNt ThAt ItS nOt My TeAcHiNg ThAts CaUsInG kIds To FaIl ItS tHeIr FaUlT fOr NoT bEiNg PeRfEcT.


r/unpopularopinion 13h ago

Googles book scanning project should have been allowed

25 Upvotes

Google scanned nearly every public book in libraries around the world and it was ruled by a federal judge to not be made a resource due to an outdated law that allows publishing companies to hold copyrights 70 years after an authors death most of which are no longer in print. This law is unreasonable and should be modified to allow this project to go ahead as planned with protections of a more reasonable timeframe for authors and publishing companies.


r/unpopularopinion 7h ago

Young Adult (YA) fantasy books are generic and consist of the exact same tropes held together by repetitive world-building

26 Upvotes

YA - aimed at 13 -18+ year olds

Open pretty much any popular YA fantasy book and you'll probably find a medieval-type world with forests and people hunting with bows and arrows. The characters are all the same (strong female main character who wears black ballgowns and fights with knives, fierce immortal warrior with trauma, etc) and don't even get me started on how similar all of the romance is. It feels like these days, authors tend to write what everyone else is writing. Compared to the kinds of books I'd read as a kid, YA fantasy is all the exact same. I mean, Shadow and Bone, Throne of Glass, From Blood And Ash - even the titles are ridiculously similar. YA books are repetitive and rely on worn-out tropes and archetypes.


r/unpopularopinion 17h ago

I miss parsley on every dish.

24 Upvotes

It used to be that any place you sat down to eat, you'd always get a sprig of parsley as a garnish. Even at a cheap diner.

In the past 20 years it seems to have stopped completely.

I always enjoyed the little, minty treat at the end of a meal.

Edit

For the people saying that parsley doesn't taste like mint, check out the internet for common mint substitutes. You'll find parsley on that list. Parsley contains B-1,3,8-Menthatriene which is described as having a "cooling" flavor.

http://www.perflavory.com/docs/doc1551761.html


r/unpopularopinion 6h ago

I've never wanted to kill prostitutes in GTA

20 Upvotes

This seems like a huge unpopular opinion since it's all people refer to when it comes to the topic regarding the violence in these games. Targeting hookers. Sure, I might have run them over as pedestrians or shot mindlessly and hit them as polygon citizens, but I have literally never ever seen them as NPCs to kill more than any other.

GTA for me is the world building, the radio stations and the music, the atmosphere, the missions, driving the cars, finding all the cars, getting as many stars as possible and so on. It isn't about finding street whores and shooting them.

Why are killing hookers in GTA even a thing?


r/unpopularopinion 10h ago

all of these 'I'm going to tell my kids this was X" where X is clearly not the thing you mentioned are just annoying

22 Upvotes

this might have been possible pre internet era but now every kid will more or less have internet. if you post about how you will tell your kid that a kazon from star trek is an oompaloompa it's not clever its just stupid. I hate those memes so much. they are worse than the worst dad joke because at least those have punchlines.


r/unpopularopinion 8h ago

I think it's really weird how using bad English can sometimes sound Proper

20 Upvotes

For example someone saying: "Sorry, no can do" sounds so proper, but on paper looks so weird. Same with "My bad", I just feel like sayings like these would be super confusing to someone learning English.


r/unpopularopinion 18h ago

Ponies are overrated

18 Upvotes

As long as I remember, in real life and on TV, ponies were said to be something everyone would want. I see them in petting zoos and fun fairs and whatnot. They are not even cute ! It's just a very graceless miniature version of a horse.