Top 10 Worst Things That Happened in 2020

The 2020s started off pretty rough, you could even say horribly. Here are the worst things that have happened.
The Top Ten
1 Coronavirus Outbreak

Just really the worst thing that happened in the past decade. Even at 20 years old and with Moderna Vaccine I can't go out. Lockdowns are killing us (figuratively and literally) on the inside. Millions are dead due to poor handling (especially the US, Brazil, and India), the economies of many nations are in shambles, nations are trying to shift blame on who caused the pandemic (I'm looking at you USA and China) and many events like sports seasons, music and movie festivals, and even some TV shows have to be cancelled or change their schedules. This decade would've gone to a great start had it not been for this.

One should always "prepare for the worst and hope for the best". This president didn't do that and now all of America is paying the price. People actually believe there will be football this fall. It will not happen without the fallout of several more people contracting the disease and spreading it to others. I have been a sports fan for almost fifty years. Sports are not "essential". Sports are more of a "want" than a "need". The ACC, Big 12, and SEC are fooling themselves. Kids not going back to school? Not being able to see loved ones? The economy in the tank? Not being able to return back to your job(s)? All of these are direct results of a lack of national strategic planning by Trump and his administration. He is a joke. I will always be proud to be an American, but it is embarrassing to have an idiot in the White House at this time. The mishandling of this virus will and should cost him the election in November. People are tired of all the lies, finger-pointing, and complete ...more

This has to be the worst as literally every aspect of life has been altered because of it. Sports have basically been eliminated and school has been online based and everything has been closed or restricted. I won't lie I downplayed it but you can't argue that it's a major issue one that's going to be in history books in 20 years. Do I think the media is blowing it out of proportion? To an extent, yes. Now we face the problems of reopening society even with the mixed messages from the government and health officials I have a feeling there's something going on they don't want us knowing about like how they don't want to reopen the economy to see it fail and make Trump look bad? Yeah this is going to get ugly and have a lasting impact for years. This pandemic will change our lives and society forever. Just another thing to make you have less faith in humanity than ever.

I swear to the lord all mighty, if Governor Cuomo doesn't end the quarantine in New York soon, I'm gonna go to the store, buy all the eggs, and egg his mansion. I'm getting really, really sick of this irrational panic. Seemed obvious from Day 1 that this was a massive overreaction. At first, the quarantine made sense because we didn't want to overwhelm the hospitals, but now they have the time to choreograph dances and all that, so it's pretty clear this needs to just end already. You're not gonna get rid of this by just staying in your house.

2 Australian Bushfires Continue

Australia's been through perhaps the worst fires in its modern history with these. Bushfires are raging across the country & countless times & buildings have been destroyed & many trees too. Many people are dead & many unaccounted for. Yet 1.25 BILLION animals were killed. Over 26 MILLION acres have been burned so far & there's no end in sight to this at our latest point. We've had fires over the years including California in 2018, the Amazon Rainforest & Siberia in 2019, but we've NEVER seen anything like this! 2009 was once serious for fires in Australia but again not like this. This disaster's gotten even me worrying all the way. Yet so many iconic legends live there & no one could imagine them being caught in these fires. We realize this was caused by climate change, yet there was a huge heatwave that made Australia hit record-setting upper temperatures, contributing to the fires. This is so far the worst thing that's ever happened this year & Australia has been burning for almost ...more

*Facepalm* It's NOT arson.
It was a just theory proposed by a woman on a Facebook post, and I can't believe people fell for it. Already dismissed by experts, there's NO truth or proof. Explanations for such false news and disinformation have been given.
Can't believe how quick people are to spread rumors, lies and conspiracies. Kind of an insult to anyone affected by the fires.
Shameful, instead of assisting those in need of help, people come up with nonsensical theories and gossip about it.

The Black Summer fires (yes that's what their called now) burnt so much land in Eastern Victoria and New South Wales, but great things have come out of them. The firefight concert in Sydney raised so much money and was a example of Australians coming together. It showed the world what can be achieved if people rally for a common cause.

I don't know how this happened, but I know it's not arson. I live in Melbourne, which wasn't damaged that much, but I kept seeing smoke everywhere and the sky was burning. It basically felt like hell. So many animals died too. That thing spreads around Australia rapidly.

3 Minneapolis Riots

It's near total anarchy in the USA during the riots, not just in Minneapolis but everywhere else. Trump's poor riot control measures don't win him any favor and now all other dictatorships are mocking how badly the USA's reputation as a responsible world leader has regressed. Unfortunately they are right the Americans need a serious reform (by serious, I mean a complete overhaul) in police, human rights, and government administration but I don't think it will happen sometime in the future considering how hot America's political climate is right now

"People have died in these riots"
"All lives matter"
Yeah people have died, but many more would if people had not pushed hard, no reform. George Floyd becomes another forgotten name, like Breonna Taylor. More people die from police brutality than will in these riots. With covid, Floyd could have been erased from memory, after some light protests. People need reform, need cops afraid to kneel on a mans neck, shoot unarmed black men. Make the media afraid of demonizing that man, like in the UK with Mark Duggan, due to intolerance normalized by Farage. All lives matter is not understanding the full picture, to write off this all together. Systematic racism against black men needs to end. Say their names. Do not stop until even further action is taken.

Looting is not really activism, just destroying businesses. Protests are what's needed, not riots. All this in a pandemic when people are already struggling. I know people are emotional about Floyd's death, but this is crossing lines here.

These riots have gone too far. They call them peaceful protests, and they go and burn down buildings and shoot innocent people. It dishonors George Floyd's memory, Martin Luther King Jr's memory, and so many more people's memories.

4 Death of Kobe Bryant

Most shocking accidental celebrity death in history. More than any other by accident. It hit us like 9/11 and the Titanic disaster did. Also since his daughter died as well. I can't even imagine the eternally immeasurable infinite pain Vanessa must be in (even to this day). Definitely one of the worst days in 2020 and history.

This just happened out of nowhere. I was just calmly minding my own business, and then my dad just comes out and says, Kobe Bryant died helicopter crash. He was one of the greatest NBA players of all time, and he still had lots of time in his life. R.I.P Kobe Bryant and everyone else who left us in the helicopter crash

Legendary member of the Lakers & one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Yet he was the biggest good name to die in all of 2020 (Qasam Soleimani was evil). He was killed in a helicopter crash in SoCal. This was the worst year for basketball in a generation. He was 41. R.I.P. Kobe Bryant.

Now here's a big name celebrity that unexpectedly passed away horrifically from a helicopter crash. He was well known for his 20 year career in the Lakers before his retirement.

5 Death of George Floyd

So true Yankees2003 people are treating his death like its 9/11 2 and also pretty overrated peoples tiny brains think that he's the worlds God but he's not its just a .person and the most dumbest thing a week of 2 later Lego had to pull every Lego set because of the death then they had to pull paw patrol off air and they banned police cars out of fortnite! THAT WAS 1 OR 2 WEEKS AFTER !Seriously does everyone littarly think that he's the God of the blacks (Not trying to be racist) and people are harassing the government and trying to break in to the white house because of a single death this has gotta be the most overrated event of the 21st century .

Rest In Peace George.
His death triggered one of the largest and most violent riots in recent American history and should be a wake-up call to act against racism in American society. Black Americans (and all other minorities) deserve the same rights as Whites.

RIP George Floyd. Being black myself makes me sad because I've seen too many stuff like this happen. I know what the cop did is horrid and he deserves to be punished. But at the same time, we should also cut down on assumptions and act calmly. Rioting won't help and it will only make things worse.

I honestly still don't understand how this got WAY bigger than previous ones, but I know to myself that Black Lives Matter. This is an unheard of method of police brutality and racism, which needs to stop soon if we're to progress in society.

RIP George Perry Floyd, you'll be in the world's hearts and minds forever

6 Huge Explosion Occurs at Central Beirut

This needs to be at least in Top 3. More than 100s died and thousands are injured. The whole explosion turned Beirut into a rubble making it look like a warzone. And I swear if I saw people voting for stuff related to Trump, Youtube or anything else rather than tragedies like these, I'll lose it. In conclusion, 2020 is the worst year of the 21st century.

Yeah, I'd put this in the top 10. At first, none of the people in Beirut reacted quite strongly until a few days later. So once again, people are losing their minds in the pandemic worldwide as well.

The explosion looked like a nuke and rocked Beirut like an earthquake. My condolences go to everyone in Beirut and Lebanon during these hard times.

Lebanon has gone through so much already. A trial for a 2005 assassination (which may have caused political unrest?), government dissent, economic crises, and the COVID pandemic. Now this, which also destroyed their food supply.

7 People Overreacting to Coronavirus

I kinda agree, not every single person is dying from the virus and plenty of people have been recovered from it, but does this need it's own item on here?
Also, take a look at the numbers of infections, recoveries and deaths. There is a big difference between the total cases and deaths. It means not everyone is probably gonna die by the virus. I'm not saying people shouldn't worry, but not everyone who is affected is considered to die. I believe mostly older people and people who are more sensitive than other people for viruses have a higher chance to die by it. People should be aware of the virus, but I think total panic isn't necessary.

This should definitely be number 1. We have seen so many draconian laws being put in place. The government has been telling us what we can and can't do. I am sick of having to wear a mask when I go outside my home. I am sick of turning on the TV and seeing Boris Johnson giving daily briefings and the usual crap, "You must stay at home, because that is the only way that we are going to... blah blah blah". This virus is actually not as deadly as what the media are making it out to be. People have lost their jobs. People's lives have been destroyed through lockdowns. Now we are going to have no economy left. I think this coronavirus has been about controlling the people all along. If the government cared about people's health and mental wellbeing, they wouldn't be imposing such draconian laws and restrictions. I did vote Conservative last year, but Boris Johnson has been as useful as a glass hammer.

People, this is NOT the plague, this is coronavirus. The only instance where you will react is that it is very contagious. That's why you need to social distance and wear masks.

Why is this 35th? Yes, overreacting doesn't make anything better, but it's NOT so bad that we should we vote for it instead of voting for natural disasters and shootings

8 Ukrainian Boeing 737 Plane Crash in Iran

Not a crash. The passenger jet was shot down by an Iranian missile.

9 YouTube COPPA Update Released

I can't save my favorite animated videos to playlists anymore, can't comment on them. YouTube is basically delegating fault to the creators who are simply doing their business on it when they are the ones who are violating child privacy guidelines in the first place. I meant there's YouTube Kids, right?

I remember hearing about the stupid COPPA update in November 2019, and I remember it officially going into effect on January 6th, 2020. 13 year old me was worried about what would happen to my favorite YouTubers as well as pissed off because the law would affect us 13+ users as well (and not just the 12 and under folks). And seriously, why the hell is the miniplayer of all things disabled?

YouTube was violated $170M by the FTC about its age target, so changes were made, therefore content made for kids mean common features (like comments & sharing) disabled & while the features were used in the videos not made for kids. It was once stated those violating the law would receive a $42,530 fine per video & that no new channels/content would be allowed. YouTube used to be a great place before COPPA turned it into cable television.

The dumbest thing YouTube has ever done and why even do it.

Kids don't listen to adults or anyone, there gonna do the stupid thing anyway.

10 Thailand Mall Shooting

A soldier killed 29 & injured 58 with a shooting at a mall in Thailand. Now the deadliest gun shooting in 2020 & the deadliest single man made incident this year after the Ukrainian plane attack in Iran that killed 176.

It is not fair. I wish people could just stop doing thing like this and before they do, think what would you do. You wouldn't like to be killed, so don't do it.

The Contenders
11 Infant Beaten to Death in Chicago

How sick do you have to be to beat an infant to death? Especially when they do it for no reason at all. This is why I hate senseless violence, it just disgusts me. What's becoming of this world?

Don't worry. The criminal will soon (or is already) be suffering in jail, with the security and other prisoners doing the same thing that he did to the baby, just to see how he likes it!

A 9 month old infant was beaten up to death by a man in Chicago. His name was revealed to be Josue Juarez. A truly horrible day for her mother & horrible way to start 2020 for her. R.I.P.

What is wrong with people these days? Has it gotten so bad people resort to such violence?

12 2020 United States Presidential Election

And that resulted in yet more protests. Yup 2020 officially killed the world.

Somebody who will remain nameless cheezed this election! Hint: It rhymes with Boe Jiden.

13 Southwest Houston TX Apartment Shooting

1 dead at a shooting in Southwest Houston in Texas. A horrible day for Texas.

14 8-year-Old Secoriea Turner Fatally Shot in Atlanta

Secoriea Turner was shot in the area of University Ave while riding in a vehicle with her mother and an adult friend. The driver was attempting to enter a parking lot at 1238 Pryor Road where a group of BLM Rioters illegally placed barricades. Someone in the group opened fire on the vehicle, killing the 8 year old.

Why are you shooting so many kids this year? Also, why did the protesters even shoot her? They're protesting for black lives but they shot a black kid. Ironic, but not in a good way.

They killed a black kid in a black lives matter protest, what?

This is so sad. Why did her life need to be taken away?

15 PIA Plane Crash in Pakistan

This needs to be in the Top 3. It's a really shocking day for our country. Most of the passengers on this flight were visiting their family members for Eid but little did they know that Karachi wasn't their actual destination.

On May 22, a Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320-214 crashed in a densely populated area in Karachi, Pakistan while on approach from Lahore. Very shocking plane crash.

Apparently better than COPPA and Trump being acquitted. You people seriously need to see some real problems. People got injured and died because of this.

The fact the people are voting for other useless entries and not tragedies like this really baffles me.

16 Jakarta Flooding

Torrential rainfall hit Jakarta causing flooding that damaged buildings & caused landslides, along with killing 53 people, which was MORE than the number of people killed in the Albania earthquake in 2019.

We have the fire and now flooding and people don't know what to do

17 Political Correctness Getting Worse
18 Orange County FL Club Shooting

The 1st shooting of 2020. 2 were killed in a club in Orange County, Florida. A horrible man-made incident in 2020 so far & this list should keep changing.

19 "Ok Boomer" Became a Trend to Fight Adults

I don't really like the slang "ok boomer" I get annoyed when people keep saying and spamming that phrase. BUT I love to use this insult to describe "degenerates" who are involved with gender inequality, male (pro)nouns, and the outdated school system just to name a few

I'm pretty sure this trend was supposed to be a joke, since boomers like to make jokes about Gen-Z, who are known for making memes, so we decided to just make a meme out of it and I guess that's how the whole trend started, not because of disrespect. I have respect for boomers though.

This saying has gotten extremely annoying faster than that whole "Cringe/This is cringe" thing that happened on the Internet.

How the heck is this higher then the California Wildfires destroying thousands of peoples homes exactly?

20 The Assassination of Soleimani

Nearly started World War III with Iran. Even bad guys have family and killing a high-ranking officer in an unprovoked airstrike is guaranteed to earn lots of enemies. Even Israel (who had little to do with the incident) is being blamed for his assassination.

And again! Trump does his usual antics. By killing such an important person in Iran, he's only gonna get more enemies than friends. Even some of his allies condemn his actions. If he doesn't back down, World War 3 could start at any time!

Almost caused WW3. It's scary how it would have almost caused it, it trended on Twitter when it happened. All the anti-American and anti-Trump sentiment was honestly crazy.

Trump, what are you trying to do?

21 Death of Breonna Taylor

This needs to be higher.

This should be higher.

22 Donald Trump Gets Acquitted

Can't the U.S. realize that Donald Dump has silently murdered over 200,000 people due to his negligence towards COVID-19!? He needs to be locked up for life, and yet somehow so many people still believe in him.

Well that's ok now. Because Joe Biden won the election and Trump lost. So that means no four more years of President Trump. Yay, no more Donald Trump. I'm glad 2020 had a happy ending for now.

After so many crimes he committed during his rule, he gets laid off? Uh boy, just wait for the 2020 elections and another 4 years with him and see what happens.

Belongs in jail; blood on his hands for his mishandling of COVID-19; the worst president we have ever had. A grifter, a racist, a fear monger, a scamster, a liar, a common criminal. Everyone who voted for him should be ashamed.

23 China vs India Faceoff

RIP to those that died

24 Death of Neil Peart

Here's a big one for not only fans of the band Rush, but drummers in general as he was a very inspirational man for drummers everywhere. He died at 67 from brain cancer on Jan 7.

25 11th Ebola Outbreak Resurfaces in DR Congo
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