Top Ten Things Used as Insults that Shouldn't Be

The Top Ten

1 Calling someone "gay"

I just hate how you can't like pink as a male. Of course, I won't wear pink clothes, I won't have a pink bedsheet, but I can't even write with a pink pen?

It's ridicuolous how some people like to call everything "gay". Pink? Gay. Green? Gay. Rainbow? Gay. Purple? Gay. Cats? Gay. Being kind to others? Gay. Speaking about your emotions? Gay. Non-metal music? Gay. Come on,

1. being gay doesn't mean you're less masculine
2. there is nothing feminine in the above listed things
3. you're not masculine because you hate and torture people and wear black leather clothes

What is the word 'gay' really used for? People call men who have some some feminine properties 'gay' as an insult like dealing a lot with their appearances, having a high voice, wearing colorful clothes etc. Feeling desire towards men does not mean that you want to look and act like a woman, so why the comparison?

People are saying these words shouldn't be insults because them being used as insults is disrespectful to people who these words apply to (by that I mean calling someone a Jew as an insult is disrespectful to actual Jews).

It does have multiple meanings. The most obvious one describing someone as a homosexual. The other (that I know of) describes someone being happy or a joyful feeling

2 Calling someone "a jew"

There are kids at my school who use "Jew" as an insult and salute to Hitler. If I needed a decent insult then I'd call them "mentally challenged." Or "retarded." Either way, calling someone a Jew as an insult is ridiculous.

Believe it or not I have seen someone call someone that on the Internet. It is the equivalent of saying, "You like apples! " in an accusing tone. Yeah, what about the apples?

Not exactly an insult. This is typically objective fact that you only use as a last resort

3 Calling someone "Muslim"

Some people actually are muslims and not ashamed of it. Plus you never see someone using Christian or Hindu as a insult.

I don't like the prospect of other religions being used as insults.

4 Calling someone an "Asian"

I don't understand how even being called "Asian" is a real insult.

My wife is Japanese and she is beautiful😍 an people call her Asian like it's an insult but I wish I was Asian they're adorable!

5 Calling someone "black"

People use this as an insult? I know they use the N-word, but just black? Why?

In Hungarian, the word "sötét" (I.e. dark) means that someone is both uneducated and stupid, but the origin of the word does not have anything to do with race.

6 Calling someone "autistic"

I'm so fed up with the overuse of the word "autistic" and people's obsession with autism. Seriously, who cares if that person is that A-word? It's the twenty-first century for cryin' out loud! And everyone should give on on that anti-nerd and pro-jock BS.

Using autism inappropriately as an insult is not only calling someone autistic. There are also common phrases like "it gives me autism". I haven't noticed yet the meaning behind this insult, because it seems it has little relevance to autism (lots of famous people like Napoleon were slightly autistic)

Thanks a lot, sonic and YTPs. Autism does not mean retarded, I’m autistic myself. They think it means retarded because of those videos of autists screeching.

Thanks a lot, fidget spinners -.-

Now everyone uses this as an insult and no, it doesn’t mean retarded it means you have impaired social skills but some autistic people can learn to develop social skills and become “normal” or whatever.

7 Calling someone a "nerd"

That insult is outdated isn't it?
I thought it was in the 20th century people used nerd and geek as an insult.

Translation: 'I'll be your slave in ten years' time'.

I am proud to be a nerd. I take it as a compliment.

Isn't it a compliment?

8 Calling someone "Hillary Clinton"

No one should be compared to crooked Hillary no matter how incompetent they are.

Honestly, there are worse people out there than Hillary Clinton if you ask me.

9 Calling someone "disabled"

Or mentally disabled.

10 Calling someone a "terrible actor"

Ah, yes. One of the most common insults out there. One of my friends got called a terrible actor by a reviewer in a tabloid, and he spent the last 48 days suffering from severe depression.

This is a common insult on this website. What if I said the same thing about your favorite actor or actress? How would you feel?

I'd disagree, but I wouldn't go into hysterics. It's not like it's the most devastating thing to ever be said by someone. It's criticism.

The Contenders

11 Saying someone has "Down Syndrome"

Why would this be used as an insult? Likewise can be said about calling someone disabled, cancer, and much more. It's just lying.

This is very offensive.

12 Calling someone a "mistake"

God makes no mistakes.

13 Calling someone "cancer"

This isn't meant to compare with people who have cancer but to compare with some very bad thing they can think of. That's also offensive, imagine someone calling some bad thing "rape".

Worst insult ever

14 Calling someone a "geek"
15 Calling someone "retarded"

I actually taught the mentally challenged in my Senior year of high school. There's a big difference between them and me and you. It's a low blow to call someone retarded.

So calling people autistic will result in you getting hate, but yet they use this word and you won't get any hate for using it? And I am saying that as an autistic guy

You're right, disabled, gay, autistic and retard being used as an insult are the same category

That is really offensive. End the R word.

16 Calling someone "overrated"

People take overrated as a bad thing, but it really isn't.

17 Calling someone "slutty"

Slut shaming stops

18 Calling someone a "midget"

I'm a midget and I get called"...………...… midget

19 Calling someone a "freak"
20 Calling someone “emo”
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