We can spout as much utopian baloney as we like, but the world would be a much duller place without injecting a tiny bit of hatred into it every now and then. It’s only natural that in life we come across people and characters that we find to be dislikeable, and there’s nothing more frustrating than when that individual seems to be inexplicably popular. Worse still is when they’re considered to be somebody to look up to, and there’s barely anyone who’ll listen to you complain about them.
This might explain the popularity of this recent AskReddit, which asks Redditors to share the individuals that they believe are wrongly portrayed as heroes. Unsurprisingly, plenty of fictional characters feature here, with many taking issue with how authors and directors have framed some of their creations over the years. However, one or two real life figures also get a look in too. If there’s one thing we can take away from this thread, it’s that a little critical thinking goes a long way when it comes to realizing that there are a lot of jerks out there unfairly getting praise.