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Things we love to hate


I’m not exactly sure when it happened. Maybe it was over the course of a year, or possibly overnight. All I know is that I grew up loving all the things on this list at some point in my life until I was suddenly awakened by Twitter’s dark and cynical side. Memes thrive because of the things on this list. So here, by unpopular opinion, is a list of my top five things that get unwarranted hatred for no reason.
1. Macklemore
I’m not sure when people started to hate Macklemore and why, but all I know is that many of my high school friends would make fun of me for listening to his music. Maybe because he’s a white rapper in an African American male-dominated industry. Perhaps because most of his hit songs have a feature artist. All I know is that there is no better pregame song than “Downtown” and no funnier music video than “Thrift Shop.”
2. Crocs
I want all my Crocs-wearing peeps on campus to know that I understand you, and I’m happy not all of you have gone extinct. I am pretty sure most people reading this had a pair of Crocs at one point in their lives and a set of frog or baseball Jibbitz. Let me just say, while they are not the most fashion forward footwear out there, they are some of the most practical and comfortable. They are slip-on and waterproof. My dad even still owns and wears his pair of winter insulated crocs. He is a man of style, I assure you.
3. Nicolas Cage
Don’t tell me you thought about Nicolas Cage’s bad acting the first time you saw him steal the Declaration of Independence in “National Treasure” in elementary school. Also, don’t tell me he wasn’t funny changing a diaper in “Raising Arizona.” He may have gotten into some bad debt, and we’re not old enough to realize he’s no Bruce Willis when it comes to action, or Adam Sandler when it comes to comedy, but some could argue his acting is entertaining in itself.
4. Nickelback
This is the most unexplained one on this list to me. I still jam out to “Afternoon” and “If Today was your Last Day.” They’re just another band that I had to boycott in the hope of saving my high school popularity. My prediction is the next band Twitter will hate on is either “The Fray” or “Matchbox 20.” This is just a prediction, not an impetus to fill your 280 character counts with hatred of my favorite throwback bands.
5. Fanny packs
The purse that won’t get stolen and you don’t even need to take off when you go to the bathroom! Satchels get a bad rap because they’re too “feminine.” Well boys, I have good news for you, fanny packs are unisex, and adjustable too! Maybe they’re not the most fashion-forward, but they’re a trending look in clubs and at music festivals. I’m all for fanny packs making a comeback and not having to worry about tucking my phone into my leggings anymore!

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