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 is a state in the Southwestern United States. With 39.6 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 square kilometers), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento, and the largest city is Los Angeles. more.

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.

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...

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.

So apparent being a democratic state means it is an embarrassment, hey the President is a Republican so all Democrats are evil and satanic give me a break

2 Florida Florida is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Florida is the southeasternmost U.S. state, with the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other.

Most embarrassing? Its Florida! Of course its Florida! Its more embarrassing than the other top 9 put together. Florida is like if the Darwin awards were a state. I like Miami and the Keys, but the further north you go, the further south you get.

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.

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

Florida sucks so bad that they literally built a launching pad to leave this world.

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

There’s a reason people from Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas just say the name of their city when out of state. Inevitably the other person responds with, “Texas?”. And then the name of one of the four cities is repeated

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.

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

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

4 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.

*Cue Alabama incest jokes*

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

One of the dumbest people I’ve ever met in my life was from Alabama...and he was a doctor.

5 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.

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

6 Mississippi Mississippi is a southern U.S. state with the Mississippi River to its west, the state of Alabama to its east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south.

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.

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.

Worst state. Poorest state in terms of GDP Per Capita and I heard it's pretty racist. Even has the Confederate battle flag as a part of it's state flag.

The rebel flag is on their state flag

7 Michigan

People like to wave the Confederate flag because of "heritage", in a Union state no less. Losers

Ugly pine trees everywhere.

Dirty water
Too many Mayflies
Icky overall

8 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.

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."

The number 1 by far, this and Florida

Gerard Way comes from there.

Q:What does Aisle 11 at Wal Mart and New Jersey have in common?
A: They’re both where you’ll find all the douches.

9 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.

Nothing but a bunch of dudes standing around looking for something to do when they’re not busy trying not to die at their day jobs.

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?

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

10 West Virginia West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland to the east and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest. West Virginia is the 41st largest state by area, more.

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.

Where dental careers go to die.

The Contenders
11 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 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 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.

Denver really needs to clean up their streets and take care of all those homeless people. Shame on you CO

14 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.

15 New York New York is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic Region. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. In order to distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is more.

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.

16 Hawaii Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state of the United States of America, receiving statehood on August 21, 1959.
17 Maryland Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, 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 is a state located in the Midwestern United States. It is the 21st most extensive, and the 18th most populous of the fifty states.

What beneficial thing came from Missouri the last 25 years?

19 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.
20 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.

Kansas is so boring people dream of riding a tornado like Dorothy just to get the hell out of there.

21 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.
22 Indiana

If you ever want to take a nostalgia based trip to 10-15 years ago, just head to Indiana.

You can't look at Mike Pence without feeling a sense of rage.

23 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.

The only thing saving this state to be ducking it out with Florida and Texas is their world class collection of roller coasters in this state.

Ohio will be eliminated.

so rude people

24 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.

Shockingly backwards state

25 South Dakota

Meth. We're on it.

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