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People Are Calling Out "Wholesome" Things That Are Actually Toxic, And I'm Curious If You Agree

Sorry, but family vlogging is definitely toxic.

A while back, we wrote a post where redditor u/Uttervik asked, "What are 'wholesome' things that are actually toxic?"

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Reddit users called out several "wholesome" things they think are toxic, and now, it's your turn to agree or disagree with them. Ready?

  1. 1. "Using your child for likes on social media."

    "Using your child for likes on social media."

    —u/Kashboii

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1. "Using your child for likes on social media."
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  1. 2. "Toxic positivity. When someone's having a really hard time and you tell them to stay positive or try to look on the bright side."

    "Toxic positivity. When someone's having a really hard time and you tell them to stay positive or try to look on the bright side."

    —u/bluecatcollege

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2. "Toxic positivity. When someone's having a really hard time and you tell them to stay positive or try to look on the bright side."
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  1. 3. "Child beauty pageants."

    "Child beauty pageants."

    —u/Domshous

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3. "Child beauty pageants."
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  1. 4. "Proposing in front of a crowd. (Puts a lot of pressure on the person being proposed to.)"

    "Proposing in front of a crowd. (Puts a lot of pressure on the person being proposed to.)"

    —u/HeliosHeliodes

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4. "Proposing in front of a crowd. (Puts a lot of pressure on the person being proposed to.)"
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  1. 5. "Hustle culture."

    "Hustle culture."

    —u/Axes4Praxis

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5. "Hustle culture."
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  1. 6. "Asking your child, 'Who's your boyfriend/girlfriend?' any time they interact with someone of the opposite sex."

    "Asking your child, 'Who's your boyfriend/girlfriend?' any time they interact with someone of the opposite sex."

    —u/freakishfrenchhorn

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6. "Asking your child, 'Who's your boyfriend/girlfriend?' any time they interact with someone of the opposite sex."
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  1. 7. "Badgering people to have kids."

    "Badgering people to have kids."

    —u/Cultist902

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7. "Badgering people to have kids."
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  1. 8. "When a workplace says, 'We're all just one big family!'"

    "When a workplace says, 'We're all just one big family!'"

    —u/Andromeda321

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8. "When a workplace says, 'We're all just one big family!'"
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  1. 9. "Repeatedly professing your love for someone after they tell you that they aren't interested."

    "Repeatedly professing your love for someone after they tell you that they aren't interested."

    —u/Clarpydarpy

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9. "Repeatedly professing your love for someone after they tell you that they aren't interested."
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  1. 10. "Supporting someone no matter what choices they make."

    "Supporting someone no matter what choices they make."

    —u/Background-Pop9203

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10. "Supporting someone no matter what choices they make."
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  1. 11. "The 'martyr mom' idea that you have to sacrifice 100% of your life for your kids."

    "The 'martyr mom' idea that you have to sacrifice 100% of your life for your kids."

    —u/sensualsqueaky

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11. "The 'martyr mom' idea that you have to sacrifice 100% of your life for your kids."
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  1. 12. "The expectation to keep your family members in your life, no matter what they do."

    "The expectation to keep your family members in your life, no matter what they do."

    —u/Weirdo_666_420

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12. "The expectation to keep your family members in your life, no matter what they do."
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  1. 13. "Family vlogging."

    "Family vlogging."

    —u/Vasa_Vasorum_

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13. "Family vlogging."
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  1. 14. "All those fake animal rescue videos on YouTube."

    "All those fake animal rescue videos on YouTube."

    —u/Ereska

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14. "All those fake animal rescue videos on YouTube."
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  1. 15. And: "Influencers promoting their 'amazing' healthy lifestyles, but in reality, they're mostly staged/photoshopped."

    And: "Influencers promoting their 'amazing' healthy lifestyles, but in reality, they're mostly staged/photoshopped."

    —u/forestcreature989

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15. And: "Influencers promoting their 'amazing' healthy lifestyles, but in reality, they're mostly staged/photoshopped."
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