People Are Sharing Things They Were Bullied For That Are Now Trends, And My Heart Hurts
"When a new Marvel movie comes out, I’m the guy everyone turns to. There was a time when I got shoved into lockers for knowing this stuff."
Here are some of the most interesting responses:
2. "For eating 'weird' food. I'm Indian. My mum used to make me biryani for my school lunches, and other kids would give me such shit for it. A common refrain was, 'Ewwwwww, why are you eating YELLOW FOOD??'"
"Now everyone's losing their damn minds over turmeric and acting like it's going to cure cancer or some shit. Y'all bastards made fun of me for years for eating turmeric, and now you're putting it in your lattes. Smh."
"Korean food. Kimchi and lettuce wraps were not cool when I was a kid."
4. "Now when a new Marvel movie or show comes out, I’m the guy everyone turns to for the backstory on their new favorite character. There was a time when I got shoved into lockers for knowing this stuff."
11. "Being a 'nerd.' Programming computers, playing D&D, playing musical instruments, and building stuff out of electronics and/or mechanical components."
"My friends and I got picked on a lot for this in the late '80s and early '90s. It seemed to subside until the early 2000s, when a bunch of guys with beards and tattoos showed up and told us to get out of their space. 'We're doing nerd stuff, and you wouldn't understand it,' they'd say."
Were you bullied for something that's now a trend? Let me know in the comments below.
Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.