1. Doing Weird Sh*t to Your Eyebrows
Blame youtube and the runways for all these girls...and some guys...doing all sorts of weird stuff to their eyebrows. This one is definitely a head scratcher because I've yet to find any normal human being who wants to see someone with a feathered eyebrow or a squiggly eyebrow. There is just no need for it. It's an eyebrow. It's just meant to like help keep dust form your eyes.
2. Fidget Spinners
These were allegedly supposed to help those with ADHD or anxiety as a sort of coping mechanism, but cut to almost 2018, and no one knows where their fidget spinners are anymore, and those who had anxiety or ADHD...STILL have it. These didn't help. These were entertaining for about an hour before users realized they bought something that literally just spins. Move over pet rock, fidget spinners now need a place next to you in the dusty attic to go and die.
3. Fake Fur Sandals
Why? Just why? I mean sure if you live in Alaska or someplace where minus 10 is a thing, fur on a boot may be useful in keeping you warm, but fur on a sandal...a sandal? Where are you wearing this? What situation on a hot summer's day, does one require fur on a sandal? Think of the clean up dragging the fur across a rainy day's walk or on the beach. You can't wear these formally...no fancy pants place is going to think fur sandals are formal wear. But more importantly...why, just why?
4. Unicorn Everything
It all starts with the best of intentions doesn't it? People having fantasies of a childhood filled with the most mythical and magical of beasts, the unicorn. But then it all got out of hand with people doing unicorn make-up, unicorn hair, dressing up with unicorn headbands and hoodies, and drinking unicorn drinks, and going around as rainbow colored glittery messes. This is definitely one of those phases you look back on and think what was I thinking.
5. YouTube Drama
Every year it seems to get worse with the increasing voyerism, cyber bullying, 15 minute famers, viral videos, and both fake and real beefs between youtubers to get views, but this year has been particularly crazy. Not only are fellow youtubers taking their issues with other youtubers public, so are their fans showing up to Youtube Cons to out, confront, shame, fight, bully, or otherwise diss those they dislike IRL. Security is now a real thing at these conventions as is both fans and youtubers being thrown out of conventions for their behavior and antics. Unfortunately, regular people and trolls feed off this mess and give these clowns views, so it will continue on for as long as their is social media to speak of.
6. Fake-Fake News
It's one thing to expose fake news for what it is, but it is another to create fake-fake news to distract from the real news and the real truth about certain situations. This is the point we are at now where there is first off "too much" information out there, and then on top of that you have Russians creating fake-fake news, you have a president denying the truth even when on video and then calling real news, fake news, then you have real news being called fake news. Its hard to really say the truth is out there anymore when at every turn, even if you want to say, this is real, two seconds later, someone yells that its fake either because it is OR isn't.
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Especially the last one... I've noticed that calling out what you think is fake news is super common these days. Not everything on the internet is necessarily fake, it seems that some people are brainwashed to the idea of "not everything you see on the internet is real". Nope, the internet can be genuine too. Just because something isn't on the radio, tv, or newspapers, does not mean that it is fake!
The sad fact is no one is doing their own homework. We believe people simply because they say something is fake or we ourselves say something is fake without actually looking it up and confirming that. This is extremely dangerous because we need to be informed in this day and age, about things that for example endanger our lives or laws/events that will effect us or our families.