26 reasons why Buzzfeed is stupid

Of all of the websites in all of the world, nothing gets on my nerves quite as much as Buzzfeed and their neverending clickbait lists of things nobody actually really cares about.

i hate buzzfeed

Of all the mind-numbingly stupid, make you want to shoot yourself in the face websites that have ever existed, Buzzfeed sits at the top of my list.

Sure, I’ve made lists on Irkitated, but they make sense, I put effort into them to try and make them entertaining or funny. The only reason I chose a list form was because I found that to be the easiest way to display the content of that specific post.

As far as I can see, Buzzfeed is just full of crappy posts about random shit and lists about things that aren’t even things.

Whilst some of the content is original, a lot of it is also taken from forums and sites such as Reddit, then reposted with shitty photos and GIF images. This makes it not much more than a content aggregation website. Irrespective of this, somehow the site has received over $93 million of investment funding (that’s enough to buy at least 29 Apple products!).

The whole reason for the websites existence must be down to the amount of money which can be made online from people clicking on stupid lists of things. This is in no small part due to the clickbait titles on their posts. If you want to point your fingers at somebody for the whole clickbaiting thing taking off, I would assume Buzzfeed is a good starting point.

Worse than the website itself is the fact that Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites are inundated with links to it, posted by people who must lead an incredibly boring life. they hold the misguided belief that their friends actually care about this shit. You only have to look at the comments underneath the majority of Buzzfeed articles to see what people really think of them.

Buzzfeed is doing nothing more than dumbing down the internet.

Lets make up some really awesome Buzzfeed lists

To save you the effort of visiting the site, below you can find examples of Buzzfeed-esque article titles that I’ve completely made up, along with some examples of list content and an appropriate, poorly sized and badly placed reaction GIF. I expect to see them on Buzzfeed in a few days;

  • 89 things that only people who are always tired will understand;
    • Always falling asleep on public transport.clapping
    • Always falling asleep whilst watching a movie.
  • 15 things obese vegetarians do better than meat eaters;
    • Eat carrots.
    • Eat celery.
  • 16 reasons why facepaint will kill you;
    • Clowns will think you are another clown and follow you home.
    • Cats will claw at your face.
  • 78 amazing facts about duck testicles;colbert reaction
    • Its where baby ducks come from.
    • Quack.
  • 17 reasons you are not actually a DVD player;
    • You can’t fit a DVD in your mouth.
    • When you plug your fingers into the back of your TV nothing happens.
  • 92 shocking times you may not realise you are dead;
    • You woke up this morning.
    • You are reading this shitty list.
  • 19 things that only one armed train drivers will understand;
    • How to drive a train with one hand.
    • How hard it is to answer the phone whilst driving a train with one hand.
  • 14,839 things I learnt after just 1 day in New York;vogue
    • It’s big.
    • The subway smells.
  • 90 ways to stop dyslexic clowns from hiding under your bed;
    • Sleep on the sofa.
    • Never fall asleep (click here to see 89 things only people who are always tired will understand).
  • 14 reasons you shouldn’t see Dr Dre about your medical complaint;
    • He will turn your embarrassing condition into a rap.
    • He isn’t actually a Dr.
  • 18 times you thought that you were a telephone;
    • Your friend triend to answer you.
    • You sang a song and somebody thought it was a ringtone.tmf
  • 33 reasons you shouldn’t try to eat a ceiling fan;
    • It would hurt.
    • It will break your teeth.
  • 41 dogs who can’t twerk properly;
    • This one.
    • And this one.
  • 24 things you need to know about business cards;
    • They should have your contact details on them.
    • You give them to people.
    • cage reaction
  • 10 reasons why you know you went to collage;
    • You have a degree.
    • You know how to handle a hangover.
  • 37 cat pages you need to like on Facebook NOW;
    • Funny cat memes.
    • Funnier cat memes.
  • 2,437 ways you know you were born in the 1870’s;
    • You don’t know what a TV is.
    • You have tuberculosis.
  • 20 times Taylor Swift has literally made you question everything;
    • When you saw her new music video and you just couldn’t.oh damn reaction
    • When she dumped her boyfriend.
  • 81 reasons why you should hate that Justin Bieber has more money than you;
    • He is Justin Bieber.
    • He is Justin Bieber.
  • 63 different ways to spell London;
    • Londun.
    • Lundun.
  • 247 things people with a guitar need to know about squirrels;
    • A squirrel might steal your guitar to make a nest.
    • Squirrels don’t like guitar music.
  • 58 reasons why only picky eaters will understand hip hop;its friday reaction
  • 53 reasons why foreign language students are better at languages than you;
    • Because they studied a language.
    • Because you didn’t study a language.
  • 472 great things about chocolate ice cream;
    • Chocolate ice cream is cold.
    • Chocolate ice cream tastes amazing.
    • thfl
  • 29 reasons why you should learn the lyrics to Wonderwall;
    • So that you can sing it when you’re drunk.
    • So that you can form an Oasis cover band.
  • 348 fun things that happen when you apply mascara whilst listening to music;
    • You wiggle your booty but keep your head still.
    • You try to sing.
  • 19 fish who struggle to salsa dance;
    • Is anybody even reading this now.
    • Hello?
    • Are you still following?
    • Welcome to Buzzfeed.

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Thanks for making people stupid Buzzfeed.

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I’m an ex breakfast radio DJ who no longer hosts a breakfast radio show so I created this website to give myself somewhere new to make jokes and rant about life, pop culture, celebrities and stupid people.

8 COMMENTS

  1. I feel that same way about buzzfeed! The very few times the lists are good, the gifs ruin it for me. Btw, THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THING EVER!!!

  2. Look, if you don’t like Buzzfeed, then don’t care about it. Stop complaining about how stupid it is! Buzzfeed is not a serious site, it is just for fun. Oh, and Buzzfeedvideo has currently over 9 million subs so fuck you.

    • This website is also not a serious site and is just for fun. Also Buzzfeed is a large business that employs over 700 people so it doesn’t surprise me how many subscribers they have. The number of video subscribers they have is definitely a justifiable and completely relateable reason for you to say “fuck you” though, thanks for that!

  3. I couldn’t have agree with you more. Buzzfeed is absolutely garbage. Appealing to the lowest common denominator. What do people see in this trash? I will never know!

  4. This is the most accurate article of all time. Buzzfeed is garbage; always pushing a liberal agenda which is hilarious when you consider their fanbase. Retards.

  5. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POINTING OUT THE BLATANT OBVIOUSNESS OF HOW UTTERLY STUPID THAT SHITE IS JESUS CHRIST THEY’RE DUMBER THAN A SACK OR ROCK’S ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD HOW UTTERLY STUPID DO THEY THINK PEOPLE ARE I GET SO MANY POST’S FROM PEOPLE READ THIS BUZZED ARTICLE AND IT’S NOTHING BUT OBVIOUS GIF’S A LITANY OF GIF’S WHY SO MANY GIF’S WHY I’M AN ADULT I NEED ADULT CONTENT NOT SHITE MADE FOR CHILDREN HELL CHILDREN COULD TELL ME BETTER POLITICAL SATIRE THAN THEY COULD HELL MY SEVEN YEAR OLD NEPHEW EXPLAINED MINE CRAFT TO ME TOOK HIM APPROXIMATELY 90 SECOND’S ALL WHILE EATING NACHO’S SO YEAH THANK YOU I LOVE YOU BYE IRRITATED HUMAN

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