JOIN
OUR EMAIL LIST!

Family holiday meals are famous for controversial conversations, occasionally leading to some pretty heated arguments.

Sometimes, though, a statement is so bad that it's just met by shocked, uncomfortable silence until someone awkwardly changes the subject.

What follows here are more of the latter.

*Content Warning: Blatant racism, homophobia, and general cringe after the break*


Reddit user u/criostoirsullivan asked:

"What crazy-*ss thing did your racist uncle just say at Thanksgiving dinner?"

10.

My grandpa said he has no idea why anyone would drink modelo cause you have no idea what those mexicans are putting in it.

-Lamesauce59

There was wide spread panic a few decades ago about Cornona being made from or infused with piss from the mexican brewery workers. Corona was rapidly becoming the #1 best selling imported beer in America and its competitors started making up the peepee rumors to slow it down.

The lie was surprisingly wide spread and less surprisingly, unquestionably believed by american consumers and did significantly impact coronas sales.

-THOTcrimeAccount

9.

My grandma said "they call it black Friday because you're poor after it"

-LintyTheLard

My wife's uncle said, "I can't believe we can still call it Black Friday. I figured someone would have taken offence to that by now and raised a stink about it."

-producer35

8.

"turn off that n-word music!"

There was a long pause while all the family awkwardly took in his racism, the only response was one cousin noting, "... But it's Kid Rock..."

-Sufficient_Cat

The real problem here is someone is playing f*cking Kid Rock

-Awwh_dood

7.

A few Thanksgivings ago Grandma was really upset because of gay marriage. And I quote, "Now they will be allowed to breed."

Just let that sink in my friends.

-rakshala

That kid in third grade was right, babies do come out of the butt!

-banannixx

6.

Wow, what a perfect thread. My uncle went off today.

He’s very conspiracy theory heavy, and this time apparently the “sand-*******” are going to start coming from over the hills and he will be ready to shoot. When I asked where they were going to be coming from he instantly responded with a dead-serious “Minnesota”

-RitsuFromDC-

Minnesotan here, can confirm that this is definitely the truth

-Sub3arthling

Wouldn't that make them middle western terrorists?

-spacemanspiff30

5.

My uncle asked me (21M) if I "liked to suck d*ck" because I got my ears pierced.

-TheJBerry

4.

"How safe is your neighborhood?" "I'm not sure." "Have you met your neighbors? Are they white?"

-Hlodvogovich

Had a neighbor move in next to me. Fortunately. she is long gone now. But within the first few sentences of just meeting her, she asked me if I could point out where "the blacks live."

Um, we have a pretty mixed area here. Everybody is everywhere. And right at that moment, I could honestly not differentiate one house from another. They kinda look the same, it's not like they have a plaque to identify which houses have "the blacks."

-TigLyon

3.

My grandma said to my cousin and her girlfriend "you know, that's my son's favorite type of porn."

-Bantam123456

I reread this multiple time and kept finding so many things wrong there...

-SwiftCEO

2.

My cousin said that the dark meat on the turkey is only worth 3/5ths of the white meat.

-nazrak

Most of the racists in my family would not have been educated enough to get this joke.

-Darth_Corleone

1.

(Aunt) There is now a muslim woman in a head scarf sitting near at work and she feels all tense and anxious now cause "who knows whats going in her head?"

-samtizhopablya

...like the hijab covers up the telepathy port or something?

-acceptablemadness

Clint Patterson/Unsplash

Conspiracy theories are beliefs that there are covert powers that be changing the course of history for their own benefits. It's how we see the rise of QAnon conspiracies and people storming the capital.

Why do people fall for them? Well some research has looked into the reasons for that.

The Association for Psychological Science published a paper that reviewed some of the research:

"This research suggests that people may be drawn to conspiracy theories when—compared with nonconspiracy explanations—they promise to satisfy important social psychological motives that can be characterized as epistemic (e.g., the desire for understanding, accuracy, and subjective certainty), existential (e.g., the desire for control and security), and social (e.g., the desire to maintain a positive image of the self or group)."

Whatever the motivations may be, we wanted to know which convoluted stories became apart of peoples consciousness enough for them to believe it.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by Enrique Meseguer from Pixabay

I hate ghosts, even if it's Casper. My life is already stressful enough. I don't need to creeped out by spirits from the beyond. Shouldn't they be resting and basking in the glow of the great beyond instead of menacing the rest of us?

The paranormal seems to be consistently in unrest, which sounds like death isn't any more fun or tranquil than life. So much for something to look forward to.

Some ghosts just like to scare it up. It's not always like "Ghosthunters" the show.

Redditor u/Murky-Increase4705 wanted to hear about all the times we've faced some hauntings that left us shook, by asking:

Reddit, what are your creepy encounters with something that you are convinced was paranormal?
Keep reading... Show less
Image by Denise Husted from Pixabay

The past year brought about much anxiety and it's been a challenge to find the light in what has felt like perpetual darkness.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by Gabriela Sanda from Pixabay

A lot of talk going on about women's bodies, isn't there?

Not necessarily with women front and center as part of the conversation, unfortunately.

Keep reading... Show less