Top 10 Most Annoying Stereotypes

The Top Ten
1 Arabs are Terrorists

See, this is why I'm not a huge fan of all those Allahu Akbar vine compilations, because I feel like they're just an insult to Muslims and Arabs. Imagine going to a random place outside of home, and people bully you and call you a terrorist just because you're Arabian or Muslim. Gosh, people these days are just so ignorant. They think these vines are funny, but honestly, they're not.

This includes all those SpongeBob and Teletubbies edits. I hope people who created those videos pay for their actions later on. It's really NOT funny. Terrorism is one of the most terrible things in life, along the same lines as the coronavirus. Whoever made these videos doesn't care about how these people feel, nor do the viewers reacting to the videos.

I'm sorry for my offensive language, but it's true. It really needs to stop.

2 Americans are Fat

I hate this stereotype. What about the sumo wrestlers in Asia? I'm not trying to sound stereotypical towards Asians, but America isn't the only place with fat people. There are fat people everywhere.

Just because somebody is chubby, it doesn't mean they're unhealthy and morbidly obese.

The United States does have a large portion of the population that is obese, more than Germany, for example. However, they are not the fattest country. What's going on down in the South Pacific? A huge obesity epidemic, if my research is correct!

3 British People are Rich Snobs

This is a stereotype made by America. If you watch their TV shows and movies, apparently we have some weird accent and drink tea. I hate tea, I speak normally, I'm not rich, and the people I know who are rich aren't snobs or stuck-up.

This stereotype is mostly associated with London, which makes no sense because if you go there, you will have to search all over the place to find a guy wearing a suit while sipping tea and touching his curly mustache. Even if you go to Buckingham Palace, you have tourists all around the place, not just people who live in the area.

4 Metal is All Screaming

That stereotype is stupid. I listen to plenty of metal songs without screaming. My mom thought it was screaming until both of us went to the Iron Maiden concert.

My sisters both think it's screaming (I often play some Metallica CDs in my room, and they hate when I do that because they say all they hear is screaming). Some idiots I talked to on Houseparty thought I was a devil worshiper when I said I like Metallica.

So yeah. That stereotype is false AND stupid.

I listen to the heavier side of metal, nothing like deathcore or black metal. I can see why people think it's just screaming, but they are saying words. It can sometimes be hard to tell, but they are very strong and amazing words.

Just because it's "metal" does not mean it's only screaming. There are plenty of heavy metal bands with AMAZING clean vocals. Try listening to "This Fire" by Killswitch Engage. There is screaming and yelling, but just listen to the clean vocals.

5 British People Drink Tea

I drink tea. But I'm definitely far from rich. Being rich would be nice, though. Not everyone drinks tea.

What the heck?! I have a British friend, and she's not rich, she's definitely not a snob, and she HATES tea!

This is totally untrue! I HATE tea, and I'm not rich. I only know six British people who actually drink tea all the time and love it.

6 Asians are Good at Math

Not true. Some Asians are good at math, but some aren't. Simple as that.

Also, I have a story. This isn't math related, but one time in 7th grade my class and I were getting our science test grades, and there was this one Asian girl named Leying who failed and only got a 61%. She moved away after 7th grade, and I'm not sure where she is now.

Ok, so I'm good at math, but seriously? Why do people stare at me like I'm a terrorist when I get problems wrong? Is it so wrong for me to make a mistake? We're all human. Everybody makes mistakes. Please stop looking at us like we're some kind of monsters. It hurts and irritates our feelings. We're not robots.

7 Teenagers Smoke

Smoking is disgusting. The smell is gross, and from a young age, teachers always taught the class about the bad things smoking does. I am anti-smoking and put off by it.

Whoever thinks this stereotype is true is so ignorant. Most parents get stricter with their kids when they become teenagers.

I was a teenager back then, and I NEVER smoked at all. If I did, my parents would be extremely mad at me!

8 Germans are Nazis

It's just plain stupid and offensive. They were once, but has anyone noticed that Germany was de-Nazified by the Allies after the war?!

Look at Germany now: low corruption, many multinational firms, democracy, many science institutes, and I can see that Germany gets on well with the UK (where I am). It's a great country! The whole Nazi stereotype should have been debunked long ago.

This should be number one (in my opinion). I can't believe how many times someone has called me a Nazi just because I am German. My grandma is the nicest person I know, and she is German. People also call me Hitler even though he was Austrian.

I hope this stereotype, along with the others on this list, dies out. It's sick. We are all humans and we should be treated equally.

9 Americans are Stupid

We aren't all stupid. To broaden this out, let's make this "Whites are Stupid." I'm mostly white, and I'm smart. I know a few white people who are better than me at math. I know a few Asians who are only average. I am not trying to flip the stereotypes, but still, just get rid of them. Oh, and let's keep in mind that Einstein was white.

Most of the people claiming this are accusing people from the U.S. of being close-minded and snobby, but they fail to realize they're huge bigots and are actually worse than homophobes in a lot of ways. Also, just because we don't watch soccer often doesn't make us bad people.

10 Muslims are Terrorists

Bull. If a Muslim (keyword: if) was a terrorist, then they wouldn't be a Muslim because it is against the religion. Close-minded people think this because Arabian terrorists claim to be Muslims, but they can't be when they are clearly going against what the Qur'an says.

Completely untrue. I go to a Muslim school, and their biggest point there is that we should properly educate the terrorists because they are not following the Quran.

This gets me angry. For the last time, Muslims aren't terrorists! I hate it when people always think that.

The Contenders
11 A Woman's Place is In the Home

Oh, so many kitchen jokes to pull here, but I know better. I respect the admiration for women that exists today as equals (almost).

We let you into this world, and THIS is where you're telling us to go?!

This is a very annoying stereotype that is seen everywhere, even in ads. It is very false!

I actually know someone who punched another person after they said this to her.

12 Blondes are Dumb

This is definitely not true because hair color has nothing to do with your level of intelligence. My brother is blonde and one of the smartest people I know. The same goes for my blonde friend.

This is so not true! There are girls at school who are blonde and very smart. But let's be honest, nobody actually believes this stereotype.

People think this because of America. In programs and movies, there is often a protagonist with a blonde sidekick. The sidekick will be dumber than a rock and always messing things up. Even in Mean Girls, where Regina (a blonde) is the leader, she STILL has a ditzy blonde sidekick.

13 Black People Listen to Hip-Hop

Not all Black people do or listen to the same thing! I don't believe this stereotype, and I'm a white person. For some reason, people say most white guys listen to hip-hop, but to be honest, I hate hip-hop. People are triggered that I don't like hip-hop, and I'm 14. What is wrong with the world?

Just because we have afros, bell bottoms, hoop earrings, baggy shirts, and some kind of Chicago accent, that makes us look like we're hip-hop followers, according to another stereotype. That doesn't mean we like hip-hop! To be honest, that stuff sucks. Or, as you think we say, "that's whack, yo!" Seriously, you people are crazy!

14 Gay Men Act Like Girls

James Charles probably supports this stereotype. He is gay but acts WAY too feminine for his own good. Plus, he manipulated straight and possibly asexual guys (the asexual guys part is my speculation).

I haven't created that many gay characters, but the ones I did create pretty much act just like straight males, possibly even manlier. The only difference is who they like.

This one is partly true. I've seen gay men at school and college, and they all clearly exhibited girly behavior. There was just one who admitted he was gay, and we all thought he was straight the whole time because he didn't look girly. I guess extroverted homosexuals act more girly, while introverted ones have more typical behavior.

15 Younger Siblings are Annoying

I think Disney Channel supports this stereotype. Also, this really depends on how annoying your sibling is.

My younger sibling is great. I don't think I could bear being without him.

Hi, I'm an older sibling, and this is absolutely right, at least in my house. I think annoying is subjective. My younger siblings definitely annoy me. This is possibly the truest stereotype. (Don't pretend it's not.)

16 Black Africans Have Ebola and AIDS

What even is this? Why? I have an African friend at school, and he has NO Ebola, AIDS, or anything else.

I'm pretty sure no one thinks this. But if they do, then they have a sad mind.

Oh, I'm sorry. Is this 2014 all over again? Get out of that nonsense.

17 Americans Suck at Everything

This is seriously untrue. One does not simply "suck at everything." I suck at a fair amount of things (gymnastics, hiking, running, singing), but those aren't everything. According to this stereotype, I'm either a talentless eggplant or secretly Canadian.

No. Just no. Who contributed to most of D-Day? Americans. Who is the only nation considered an empire? America. Even then, there is more. On an individual level, we suck at some things, but we have things we do well. I'm excellent at geography, history (to an extent), and hiking.

18 Afghans are Dumb Horse-Riders
19 12 Year Olds are Immature Brats

I wasn't the best example myself, but there were a few people in my grade 6-7 classes who were much better than 95% of my classes now.

I remember myself as a 12-year-old. I was an immature brat, BUT that wasn't because I was 12.

20 Christians Hate Gays

I actually think there are more Christians who are LGBT than you realize. I am agender pan, my mom's ace, my father's demi, and my brother is bi. Also, I have a bird who is pansexual.

Most only disagree with homosexuality but respect gay people. There are homophobic Christians out there who unknowingly drill deeper holes into our reputation.

That is totally inaccurate. I'm a Christian, and yeah, homosexuality creeps me out a little, but I try to respect every person I meet.

21 Americans are Racist

Some people are. I'm not naming certain presidents here, but you know who you are. Some Americans are super nice. I absolutely despise all of the American stereotypes.

Anyone holds the potential to be racist, no matter what their nationality, race, or gender is.

Not only White Americans are racist. There are White Aussies and White British people that are also very racist!

22 Americans are Bad at Cultural Geography

Why? Absolutely why? I'm an American, and geography is a passion of mine. I study it a lot, though I don't have geography at school. Ten-year-olds don't learn it for a while, I think.

I'm American, and I'm an expert on different cultures. Geography is actually one of my passions.

I won the geography bee at my school in 8th grade, and I'm American.

23 White People are Closed-Minded to Other Cultures

I'm a black person, and I honestly find it annoying how every single white person is generalized as being ignorant and closed-minded to other cultures. I know so many people who aren't even like that.

I agree that black lives matter, but gosh, people these days can be so oversensitive that it actually annoys me a lot. I understand how people get offended over all these racist jokes and cartoons, but honestly, generalizing that all white people disrespect other cultures is just so annoying. I hope y'all get what I mean.

24 Asians Wear Straw Hats
25 Heavy Metal Artists are Devil Worshipers

Lots of heavy metal artists are not Satanists. Take Tom Araya and Dave Mustaine. They are Catholic and Christian and a part of famous bands (Slayer and Megadeth). I'm a big fan of heavy metal, and I'm not a Satanist. I'm an atheist.

This is completely untrue. I'm a kid, and I love heavy metal. Rock bands do not worship the devil. That's ridiculous. If you think that is true, then seriously, go get a life.

I hate this because even if you only listen to metal music, people are like, "You're an emo/goth. Why aren't you wearing black? Where are your piercings?"

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