Top Ten Most Embarrassing States in the United States

You ever hear stereotypes on how the US is always terrible? These stereotypes are often because of what people in certain notable states end up doing. And because of these people, outsiders and others tend to generalize who we are based off of those people.

The Top Ten

1 California California

Another douchey move is the way you hyperbole "misuse of pronouns is apparently a felony". That ONLY applies to employees of long term health care facilities. So basically it's protecting the sick and the elders from abuse. Did you even look into it or are just parroting some right wing source? But anyways, you wouldn't care about the sick and the old from a "liberal" state like California right? Yeah and also nice timing with this list. - THC13

California is so far left that it practically deserves to secede from the US entirely. Their recent laws make it so that spreading HIV is a MISDEMEANOR while misuse of pronouns is apparently a felony. And all that Hollywood and overpopulation crap gets center stage when people mention the US very often. - NuMetalManiak

I wouldn't mind waking up to hear that Cali got bombed. Disgusting place.

I think people seem to be missing the point, he never mentioned anything about the wildfires and isn't trying to come off as douchey. He's just trying to state why he thinks this state is embarrassing, and apparently that's too much to do a opinion site? Jesus Christ... I'm going to need a lot of bleach and water to get through some of these comments...

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2 Florida Florida

You've probably seen a meme called "Florida Man Strikes Again", which I believe first was introduced because of that one guy in Miami who acted like a zombie and was eating another guy. There's a lot of things that happen in Florida, bad weather, very bad people (many of whom are rednecks), as well as the nightclub shooting and recent high school shooting still fresh in the minds of many people. - NuMetalManiak

The most interesting state for news, there is always something crazy going on there - germshep24

@ NuMetalManiak The Stereotypes American gets are general because of government policy not any individual State, the biggest stereotype is we are a gun loving country that wants any reason to kill people and this is because the Government is really lax on gun control and the gun nuts in America are extremely ignorant, vocal, and prone to spout NRA propaganda - germshep24

3 Texas Texas Texas is a state in the USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.

Nothing but racist white people (not that all whites are racists, of course)

Goodness gracious, it elected the Zodiac Killer for crying out loud!

Everything's bigger in Texas, especially the embarrassment. There's even more Southerner-style people here than in Florida, although surprisingly there's not a whole lot of bad things in comparison to Florida or California. Still, the rudeness isn't as justifiable at times. - NuMetalManiak

A disgrace to the planet. This state deserves to be nuked. - iliekpiez

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4 Oregon Oregon Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Washington, on the south by California, on the east by Idaho, and on the southeast by Nevada.

Well this is probably a big surprise to some of you. Oregon apparently is a hipster capital, and these guys are always crying about things the government does. In a way it's more embarrassing than it really is. - NuMetalManiak

Born and raised in Oregon. Lived here for over 50 years, but can’t wait to get out of here. The state itself is beautiful, but the state representatives and people are disgusting. Portland has turned into one big homeless camp where all business doorways smell like urine and have bums sleeping in them every night. They spend all of their road repair money on green paint for the roads they turn into bike lanes. Last time I checked, Ike’s don’t pay a road use tax. I am embarrassed to tell people I’m from Oregon

5 Alabama Alabama Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.

Alabama is very often seen as the most racist state, though having been there I can definitely say things have calmed down quite a bit. Still, it's got its history, it's the birthplace of the Confederacy, it's where lots of Civil Rights moments happen, and of course it still has it's Southern population. - NuMetalManiak

Alabama tends to be looked at as a hick state, which I'm sure there are some countries like that but there are also countries that aren't, just like there are some areas of Alabama that are really racist, but most are just trying to live their lives - germshep24

When you see a hot girl in class but realize that you’re homeschooled - yaygiants16

6 Mississippi Mississippi

Honestly the only thing that Mississippi has going for it is it's extravagant name. That's it. That's basically embarrassing in itself. There's nothing of importance in Mississippi at all, it's largest city Jackson doesn't even have anything going for it, and of course it's a Southern state. More importantly, it is the fattest state in the US. - NuMetalManiak

I would still love to visit Mississippi one day and judge for myself. I imagine it's a lovely, welcoming place, full of equally lovely people. - Britgirl

I think you should visit all the states you could really leave in any state, there are usually just small areas of the state you have to avoid.
So just do your research but if your a white heterosexual you should be fine any place the only issue will be if you could stand the weather there - germshep24

7 Alaska Alaska Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the Americas. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east; it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait.

Alaska has a the smallest population but a giant crime rate drunk hill billies

Alaska is a classic example of an embarrassing state that you can even read about its embarrassment in a US history book. Ever heard of Seward's Folly? That was Alaska. It's huge but mostly barren, it's got a rather bad crime rate, and what else? - NuMetalManiak

8 Michigan Michigan

Dirty water
Too many Mayflies
Icky overall

9 New Jersey New Jersey New Jersey is a state in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware.

The number 1 by far, this and Florida - germshep24

Highest auto insurance rates in the nation for a reason. Olde infrastructure, generally poor city planning throughout. Newark is 2nd only to Detroit in 'hell on earth status.' If New York is Bad, Northern New Jersey is the dregs of all that crap. They're a bunch of dicks because they are considered last place in all the places you can be in the Tri-state area. Stupid-high taxes for what you get. Dumb gun laws that encourage high crime rates. "Give the guns to the bad guys, they're probably disadvantaged yutes." Lots of eye-talians.

Why NJ? It’s so peaceful and calm! 😱

10 West Virginia West Virginia

And in second place for fattest state (briefly it outclassed Mississippi) is West Virginia. Again, there's almost nothing amazing about this state, and it's only remembered because it seceded FROM Virginia. - NuMetalManiak

The Contenders

11 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England part of the northeastern region of the United States.
12 Washington Washington Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is the only state named after a president.
13 Colorado Colorado Colorado is a state in the United States encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.
14 Arizona Arizona Arizona is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states.

Arizona's honestly a nasty state. It's got a crime rate, incredibly hot temperatures over the summer, and people only pay attention to it just because it has the Grand Canyon and nothing else. Liberals obviously hate John McCain too. - NuMetalManiak

15 New York New York

What's actually embarrassing about New York is that no one talks about anything New York related without referring to just New York City. The entire rest of the state is almost never really mentioned. And surprisingly, the vast majority of the state is also Republican! Yeah, but the Democrats usually still win since New York City, the overpopulated mess that it is, has significantly more people voting in it. Crazy how that goes. And of course, both presidential candidates were from New York itself. - NuMetalManiak

16 Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state of the United States of America, receiving statehood on August 21, 1959.
17 Maryland Maryland Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Once a great Southern state. Now it's an embarrassment of a Southern state. Wait, Maryland is not even Southern anymore. Blah

18 Missouri Missouri Missouri is a state located in the Midwestern United States. It is the 21st most extensive, and the 18th most populous of the fifty states.
19 Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota is a state in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory.
20 Illinois Illinois Illinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. It is the 5th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.
21 Kansas Kansas Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area.
22 Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States.
23 Indiana Indiana
24 Ohio Ohio Ohio is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. Ohio is the 34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States.

Ohio will be eliminated. - PirahnaPlant

25 Maine Maine
26 South Dakota South Dakota
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