Who among us doesn't love the sweet, sweet thrill of watching internet drama unfold?Image: Getty Images/Westend61By Morgan Sung2019-05-06 17:50:48 UTC
By Morgan Sung
At heart, all of us live for drama.
Who doesn’t love to watch a thread descend into a dumpster fire? There’s so much joy in watching a tweet get brutally ratio’d, or reading a chaotic series of screenshots. At the end of the day, an episode of Gossip Girl can only go so far, and it’s just never as satisfying as the wild hellscape of internet conflict.
If you have time to kill and plenty of WiFi, here are six places to get your fix for messy, messy drama.
Reddit’s main subreddit for relationship advice is a gold mine for messy drama of failed romances and broken familial bonds. The Twitter account @redditships curates the most cursed posts from the subreddit, from a significantly older girlfriend complaining about her teenage boyfriend’s masturbation contests to someone trying to convince their partner that the Cheesecake Factory is good. While the posts themselves are certainly bonkers, the real drama comes from the comments — in the most controversial posts, you’re sure to find the spiciest call outs for terrible partners.
The YouTube channel Spill is self explanatory: They spill the tea. Through surprisingly balanced videos, an anonymous narrator explains all of the drama going down between YouTubers. From power couple breakups to feuding beauty gurus, Spill is here to break down the messiest of YouTube gossip.
The subreddit Am I the Asshole is similar to r/relationships in that more often than not, people turn to it for validation more than actual judgement. When people are deemed to be not the asshole or as definitely the asshole, the comment section can get pretty spicy. But the juiciest threads are born from the tag “Everyone Sucks Here” — everyone in the story is an asshole — and it’s wonderful.
Sick of reading people air out their dirty laundry on the internet? How about reading complaints about literal dirty laundry being aired on out the internet! The neighborhood app Nextdoor, which is basically the grown up version of YikYak, is a cesspool of local complaints. The Twitter account Best of Nextdoor rounds up the most absurd, from users trying to use it as a dating app to screenshots of dicey exchanges.
Do you have strong opinions on tree law? Do you fume at the idea of homeowners associations? Do you enjoy reading about privileged people try to pay their way out of heinous crimes? Check out the subreddit Best of Legal Advice and enjoy OPs get viciously, beautifully dunked on.
She Rates Dogs is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the Twitter account We Rate Dogs, which cheerfully rates good puppers. But She Rates Dogs is different — the account calls out shitty men by tweeting screenshots of terrible conversations. If you’ve ever had the misfortune of being attracted to men, enjoy the deeply satisfying drama of She Rates Dogs.
Buckle up, because these can go pretty deep. From the gross men of Reddit’s hot takes about female scientists to freak outs on a thread about UFOs, r/subredditdrama dutifully documents the drama going down on the site with links and receipts. Not even the most tight-knit communities are safe from the clutches of spicy arguments.
Have fun stirring the pot!