Top 10 Most Shocking Moments of 2019

2019 has had a shocking start, so here are some things that shocked the world.
The Top Ten
1 Christchurch Mosque Shootings

Despicable. Absolutely appalled by this Islamophobia, and the idea that thinking jihad is terrorism. A refugee who used himself as a human shield should signal that refugees are not evil, and this fake news is just to get some extra dough in for the heartless and soulless businessmen.

This is appalling, and Islamophobia should be placed on the level of xenophobia, homophobia, or transphobia. If I were allowed to use swear words, oh how I would.

In addition, he didn't care. He is an appalling excuse for a human being, and that Christchurch is so severely affected makes me angrier. It shows a small percentage do, and those types of people are UKIP supporters.

2 Sri Lanka Church and Hotel Bombings

The Christchurch shooting was motivated by hate speech, but the case of the Catholic church being blown up by a terrorist was motivated by persecution.

Yes, 50 people died in the horrific shooting at a mosque in New Zealand, and some were lucky enough to make it out of the ordeal. They were compensated by many Muslim leaders all over the world, and even the head of state, Queen Elizabeth, has demanded assistance for the victims of the shooting.

In the aftermath of the Sri Lanka attacks, no Western leader compensated the victims or the families of the 300 deaths. Unfortunately, I hate to see that this terrorist attack hasn't received as much attention.

3 Donald Trump's Govt. Shutdown

I don't typically like to express a political opinion, especially on sites where opinions are disrespected, but this is getting out of hand. I'm not going to say which way I'd vote, but this shutdown is causing major issues, such as travel delays, government employees quitting, and it's even prevented an airport from opening to commercial flights (Paine Field, Everett, WA).

If the president is going to throw a fit, he should at least make it so that it doesn't affect people's everyday lives.

4 Fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral

I want to take a moment to really say what an impact Notre Dame has had on world culture over the years. It is a symbol of the Middle Ages and Christianity, which is my religion.

It has been through almost 900 years of war, including both world wars, and has stood tall and proud. The fact that it was taken down by just a fire after 900 years of standing is heartbreaking in a way. One of the biggest tourist attractions in Paris, a place of worship, a symbol of our past, is burning. It kind of struck me in a way I wouldn't have thought it would.

I don't know what the future holds for Notre Dame, but I'd like to think of the impact it made on the world over the last few centuries.

5 2019 Women's March Cancelled for Being "Too White"

The Women's March rally that was supposed to happen in Humboldt County, California, was canceled over concerns that it would consist of an "overwhelmingly white" population. They said they were "lacking representation from several perspectives in our community and needed more outreach."

I get that they want to try to represent everybody, but I believe that if it's a Women's March, they shouldn't worry about race. Just let them march.

Segregation still continues, and we show hate toward each other's colors and race.

6 2019 Women's March Organizer (Louis Farrakhan) Found to Have Said Misogynistic, Racist, Homophobic and Transphobic Comments

We have anti-Semitic nutcases like Louis Farrakhan who want to spread hate across the world through his doctrine. He's not a nice man, and he is definitely not a hero at all. He speaks for radical Muslims and African Americans, but he is, of course, against White people. This man shouldn't exist on this planet, and he is the source of indoctrinating others to do bad things in this world.

Hear that, people? This year's Women's March organizer has said misogynistic, racist, homophobic, and transphobic comments in the past. Moreover, he has also been accused of being involved in the assassination of Malcolm X, a prominent member of his own group. Yet, this year's Women's March leaders have refused to condemn any of his words.

7 Amazon Rainforest Wildfires

To quote the great DiCaprio,

"It's terrifying to think that the Amazon, the largest rainforest on the planet, creating 20% of the earth's oxygen, basically the lungs of the world, has been on fire and burning for the last 16 days with literally no media coverage whatsoever! Why?"

The Amazon Rainforest has been burning down for weeks, and so little has been done to stop it. Where do we go from here?

The Amazon Rainforest will disappear in 2098 if the bad shape continues to occur!

8 Boo the Dog's Death

Boo was an adorable dog. I was quite a fan. I have a stuffed animal of Boo as well as a photo book that I don't know where it is. His "brother" and playmate, Buddy, died in 2016.

Damn, the whole world is mourning, so I don't even want to know what the owners must feel. I wish them the best of luck.

He was an adorable dog. I even had a photo book of him. His "brother" Buddy died in 2016.

9 Gillette "Toxic Masculinity" Commercial

Okay, look, I get the message they were trying to send, but what pisses me off about this ad the most is how it stereotypes all men as evil beings who don't know how to treat women. Seriously. I already know how to treat women right. Good job creating an ad capitalizing on stereotyping your customer base.

It's clear the commercial was trying to say that "not all men are like this and we need to show it," but the way it came off suggested it was trying to say "most men are like this and other men must stop it." I see where they were going, but boy did they mess up.

10 Egg Picture Beats Kylie Jenner as the Record of Most Liked Photo on Instagram

Kylie Jenner was most popular for a while, and then an egg beat her. This shows us how glued we are to simple things. I mean, this might represent the golden egg that the goose laid from Jack and the Beanstalk, but what if something else simple, like a ball, a big shiny ball, beats the egg?

It is like how the list of music artists that you would like to see perform in the London 2012 Olympics on TheTopTens. They are both the most popular and don't deserve to be.

How crazy have we become? A simple little egg gets more likes than Kylie Jenner. What has society come to?

The Contenders
11 2019 Measles Outbreak

This is why you should vaccinate your kids, you idiot anti-vaxxers.

Vaccinate your kids before this happens.

12 Disney Attempts Copyright Claim on a Fan-Film After Giving Consent

Disney only cares about money nowadays and won't make original stuff anymore, just nonsense garbage and copyrighted garbage. They've become copycats and are not entertaining true fans anymore, just milking in the money.

Star Wars Theory is a great YouTube channel. The guy is very passionate, and he did an amazing job. Just more proof that big companies like Disney only care about money, even if they have billions already.

When they give you consent and then file a lawsuit against you, they have a problem.

13 Submarine Man Releases an Awful Remix and Music Video of Sicko Mode
14 Boosie Badazz's Album, 'Badazz 3.5', Only Sells 300 Copies and Boosie Spazzes Out on Instagram

It's pretty sad when you have the top live on Instagram in the country but you can only sell 300 copies of your album.

That's what he gets for overhyping himself and comparing himself to 2Pac.

Lol, this was so funny. He threw a fit on Instagram like a little kid and told everybody who didn't buy his album to log off and come back tomorrow.

15 Death of Bob Einstein
16 Lil Uzi Vert Retirement

This came out of the blue. Lil Uzi Vert announced his retirement through an Instagram post. He also claimed that he deleted all of his ongoing projects.

Not a fan, but it's quite sad since he was one of the few tolerable mumble rappers.

Oh damn, that sucks. I was waiting for his collaboration with Marilyn Manson.

17 Jussie Smollett Calls Himself the Gay 2Pac

Can we stop comparing ourselves to 2Pac already? First, Lil Wayne said he was the "NewPac." Then 2 Chainz called himself 2Pac without a nose ring. Then it was Boosie Badazz naming his album "BooPac" and saying he was this generation's 2Pac. Now... this? What's next, Mac Miller being called the white 2Pac just because he died at a young age?

18 Death of Etika

One of the most horrific days for YouTube in 2019. Etika committed suicide due to depression because he was stressed out from having to do YouTube, which messed with his mental and physical health, putting YouTubers at risk of problems.

He not only killed himself, but he also hurt his family and fanbase, breaking their hearts. It shows us depression is a thing we fear because of suicide, which is the worst way to die. He was 29 and had 800,000 subscribers. R.I.P.

Etika dies at 29. Then John Kirby dies at 79. 2019 is NOT a good year for Nintendo when it comes to important people.

19 First Black Hole Image Photographed

On April 10, scientists photographed a black hole for the first time ever.

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) took two years to photograph it, but it took over a decade to set up the global system of telescopes around the world.

It's the first time we've photographed something we could never see. It's like seeing a silhouette of a person until his/her face is shown, like opening a present to see what's inside.

Black holes were mysterious and elusive for ages, until 2019.

As Mary Poppins says, even the impossible is possible.

2019 is being nicknamed the year of the black hole.

20 T-Series Briefly Surpassed PewDiePie for Most Subscribed YouTube Channel

PewDiePie was the most popular and most subscribed YouTube channel of all time for six years. But recently, T-Series officially beat his record.

At least PewDiePie has better content, whereas T-Series is all about random garbage music. This shows us YouTube nowadays relies too much on popularity and money.

PewDiePie has been dethroned.

21 Grumpy Cat Passes Away
22 Vic Mignogna is Fired from Rooster Teeth Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

This is more of a best moment in 2019, but I can't say I wasn't shocked when I first heard the sexual harassment allegations against Vic Mignogna earlier in January.

Most of me immediately jumped on the bandwagon as people were giving personal accounts of Mignogna's sexually abusive behavior, though I was hoping the situation wasn't as bad as it seemed. Now that we're in February, not only are anime convention goers and fans sharing their personal accounts of Mignogna's true colors, but professional anime voice actors are too.

Now that he's been fired from Rooster Teeth, I can safely confirm that Vic Mignogna no longer deserves any respect in the anime industry.

23 Death of Cameron Boyce

This was perhaps the worst day Disney Channel has ever had. A young boy, gone too soon from epilepsy. He had a seizure in his sleep and then died.

He was known for playing in the Grown Ups movies, Luke on Jessie, and being in Descendants. His death was one of the saddest days of my life, and I will never forget it. No one ever will. Disney Channel has lost a legendary hero, and he was a pioneer. He was only 20.

Yet he didn't turn into a troublemaker like many stars on the channel nowadays. Disney Channel will never be the same again. Probably the most shocking death in 2019. R.I.P.

24 Mean Gene Okerlund Passes Away

Really sad. He was part of many wrestling fans' childhoods. He will be missed.

A truly legendary wrestler died from a fall accident, breaking the millions of hearts of wrestling fans. R.I.P.

25 Cannibal Corpse Guitarist (Pat O'Brien) Arrested for Burglary with Assault and Aggravated Assault on a Cop

Pat O'Brien, the lead guitarist for the death metal band Cannibal Corpse, was arrested for breaking into a home, assaulting the owner of the home, attempting burglary, and later charging at a cop with a knife. When the cops searched his home, they found thousands of rounds of ammunition, other weapons, and three unidentified skulls.

I bet he was trying to hammer smash the cop's face. Get it?

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