Worst Things That Happened In 2016

The Top Ten

2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Don't blame Donald Trump for winning; blame Hillary Clinton.

It's obvious that Donald Trump should have never even gotten close to being a potential candidate for the presidency, but to be honest Hillary was the worst choice. We all know she's a pretty horrible person who is willing to do anything for power and the spotlight. So lets be honest with ourselves, would we want a semi-honest semi-idiot in power, or a lying politician who is manipulating the system to her own advantage?

It was obvious through her leaked e-mails, media activity and through her campaign that she was doing everything in her power in order to win. She rigged the primaries so that the Republicans would choose the worst possible candidate, had every major television channel and social media site talk down on Donald Trump, covered up her illness, and focused her entire campaign around talking down Trump.

With all this mind its obvious why America voted for Trump and not Hillary. People are ...more

It caused massive divisiveness regardless of what side you were on. Trump supporters all getting lumped in with nazis, and Hillary supporters all getting lumped in with communists. It was awful. Could life be civil again?

This election has the potential of being one of the most tragic events in the history of this country. For me it has nothing to with economic policies, diplomacy or any of the stated job duties for the President. It has to do with the fact that we have told our children that it is ok to be a bully, a racist, a sexist and liar. We have elected an individual who suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder. This is, for me, the great tragedy.

Do you always have to play the "child" card to advance your agenda? And what's worse: possibly being whatever-ist, or possibly being a criminal who took so many lives because of their crooked schemes and having the police be wrapped around their finger?

I voted this, not because Trump got voted in, but because Trump was hacked into presidency by Russia. It's not an election if people's votes for the opposite were hacked by another country. I feel like they should've done a re-vote, because the people of America ask for what they want, and Russia should keep out of it.

Shooting in Orlando, Florida

Islam is not a religion of peace, however, most people would instead approach the Muslims with love and kindness but you wouldn't treat that sort of people well who bombards buildings and killed thousands of
innocent people just for the sake of their religion. Seriously when are we going to wake up! If you support Islam, you're supporting the terrorist attacks, Isis, abusing women and killing of homosexuals.

What a tragedy. So many innocent people were killed for the selfish reasons of a shooter. It was so depressing. Rest In Peace to the amazing people who had their lives taken too early.

I'm from Florida but I'm from Miami so I'm safe but yea it was terrible. I'm glad the survivors are okay. Hope this doesn't happen ever

In about a second, somebody in the US will start shooting up a public place. It's probably happening now.

Bastille Day Terrorist Attack In Nice, France

Guys, the deaths of celebrities are sad but they have no reason to be higher than actual terrorist attacks.

Somebody thought they either were playing gta5 or they used apple maps and took the wrong turn

I honesty don't like Kim Kardashian but she didn't deserved to be in that situation at all.

A terrorist drove a truck into people, killing 84, in France, in Bastille Day.

Donald Trump Elected U.S. President

I mean both the candidates sucked. but it was a biggest loser type situation where it was a lose lose-even-more. A president is someone who kids can look up to. From January children are gonna grow up only knowing trump as the US president, never knowing Obama. And I think it's sad that people would vote for someone who is racist, sexist, egotistic, narcissistic etc. Just so they didn't have to vote for a woman...

Tragic

It's not because she's a woman. It's because she's the most corrupt candidate in a long time.

And people thought Hillary was "crooked"...Just look at his track record! He has no place in the White House. I am ashamed that my country elected a racist, misogynist, Islamophobic, xenophobic, bigoted man like him to be their president.

Really? I mean, he has said some inappropriate things I don't approve of. Donald Trump being a racist misogynist is just a lie told by the media used to manipulate ignorant people and innocents.

This was actually good, because if Hillary won, we'd have no more republicans EVER and America would decline until it dies, we would also have war against Russia and Syria and WW3.

2 year old gets attacked by an alligator in Disneyworld

There was a father, a mother and a 2 year old. They were in the disney castle in the lake. One gator took the 2 year old and KILLED him. Same thing with the dad but with a different gator. The mother was crying. This is why I don't want to go to disney land again.-KyokoKuchisakeSuccubi

I went Disney world in 2008 and went on the same ride with the alligators. I knew those alligators were very hostile. I'm shocked that Disney world isn't being sued for this.

Wow I love gators but there just cold blooded why are they so mean?!? Of course they put gators in an amusement park!?!? Are they drunk someone's gonna die?!?!

There were a lot of bad stuff that happened in 2016 but my cousin dying was the worst, no lie, the little boy was my cousin.

The Bombing In Brussels, Belgium

I was there when that happened. But the hotel we stayed was far away from the bombings. While we walked down the streets, some teens decided to prank the people in the streets that there was a terrorist there. But luckily they were arrested. I'm also glad we were far away from the bombing.

I feel so bad for the victims and words cannot describe how much my heart goes out to those families. I hope that terrorism ends and the leader of ISIS dies (that leader, whoever it is, deserves it).

What a present for me. It was in my birthday. Screw you, 2016!

This killed more than the Dallas shooting

Death of Carrie Fisher

Two-and-a-half months my junior, I have had a fondness fir her for many years. Debbie's death I understand. Carrie's death makes no sense whatsoever. For the first time in decades I shed tears of er the passing of a celebrity. There may be more to come...

By this moment I was so done with 2016! Literally one of the worst years of my life! It was awful to see one of my favorite stars in the Star Wars franchise die! Carrie's performance in Episodes 4-7 plus Rogue One were terrific! Sucks that she didn't live very long either (died at 60 years old). I miss you so much Carrie! ;(

She played one of the greatest female roles ever. Her life was tragic, her death was worst. But her legacy lives on in the greatest movie series of all time.

She was Leia from Star Wars. 2016 is the worst enemy. This may be worse than David Bowie's death.

Death of David Bowie

He was a great musician, it's a major example of good people dying and bad people living on, his music was amazing and unforgettable, now we can't listen to good music anymore because good singers are being replaced by bad people like Justin Bieber when they die.

It's shocking that this year, although not a serious issue, we lost one of the most influential male singers in the world.

This item, should DIE, how was a death of one bad singer worse then an ISIS attack!

If he is a bad singer, than why the hell is he one of the most well know singers of all time?!

They kept Bieber and took away bowie my girlfriend is still sad about it

Dallas Police Shooting

I know that we've recently been seeing a lot of cases involving crooked cops abusing their power, but we need to remember that not all police officers are bad. The noble, fair police officers keep our communities safe. Our cities would be much worse off without a police department to protect law-abiding citizens from murderers, rapists, pedophiles, and other dangerous criminals. Those Dallas police officers didn't deserve to be shot. They had nothing to do with the recent shootings of African-American males. They were just doing their jobs. People, please stop acting like all police officers are evil! It's as foolish as believing that all Muslims are terrorists! It's the bad cops that deserve to be hated, not all cops in general.

This was the worst thing to ever happen to police since the 2015 attack on dallas police officers

This was So chaotic that the swat team couldn't take down the guy they had to use a robot

Gosh, that was SO sad! The flags were at half-staff for the longest time! :'(

Orlando Shooting Attack

Oh, sure. You were opinionated enough to put the premiere of The Loud House as number 1 on this list, but you didn't even bother to put the Orlando Shooting on this list? - ModernSpongeBobSucks

50 gay people were shot dead by some homophobic idiot. At least they consider this as a terrorist attack And not only a massacre.

Uh, although I used to live in Florida, take this off because it's already on the list.

Very sad, especially since this is where I was born.

The Contenders

Death of Christina Grimmie

Her death was something that could've been avoided and it just shows how mucked up America's system is.

We lost an important singer, all because some guy shot her.

She was so young, and this could've been avoided by stricter gun laws.

After she got killed, the guy who killed her killed himself, what a waste! :'(

Zika Virus Outbreak

I feel so sorry for all those poor people.

Another Virus straight from hell.

Zika was one of the deadliest viruses at the time and could even live in sperm making it an STD also so it could travel in basically any form. Also affects unborn children.

Death of Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman was an amazing actor and life without Severus Snape is not life.

Alan Rickman was Snape in the Harry Potter movies!

This is so upsetting he was like my daddy

I guess he *cough* died hard

Fire in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

I live in Edmonton, a big city near Fort Mac. Tons of evacuees came to the city and a fifth grader in my school was an evacuee

So many people lost their homes in that fire. I live a couple hours south of it and it was so big I could see the smoke.

This was a bad fire burned lots of houses and buildings, I remember when people had to come to my town and other towns because of the fire

This was bad it burned down houses and the fire burned from may 1,2016 to August 2,2017

2016 Istanbul Airport Attack

Can't believe it, the airport I was once at in 2014 was attacked, breaks my heart :'(

I was just there in 2015. I can't believe this happened

This was worse than the Dallas shooting

We lost 36 people because of a bombing.

New Ebola Cases In Africa

Something needs to be done. We need to be more careful when working with sick people.

One day it is declared that de decease has finished, the next there is a new case

Catacorn, my uncle has his leg severly damaged while on an accident. At around 4 am, some dude fell asleep while driving his tractor trailer south on I-75 and ran off the road near marker 425, striking a group of trees. The collision threw that same dude with the trailer and another sleeping passenger(aka my uncle) from the truck. Both men were taken to Shands UF Health where they remain in serious condition.-KyokoKuchisakeSuccubi

I have ebola

Hurricane Matthew

Category 4 hurricane that hit the Caribbean, Haiti and caused major flooding.
Killed up to 900 people, 877 in Haiti, and 19 in the US so far.

Devastating storm hit east coast of U.S flooding Rip everyone who died

So sad. It was really powerful. I feel so bad for those people.

And expect 2017 to be better (it wasn’t)

Death of Prince

Justin "the twit" Bieber was so disrespectful after his death. Heck, even Trump was kind (please don't hate on me, I didn't vote in the election, I'm British).

Give us back Prince, David Bowie, and Michael Jackson. We'll give you the Kardashians, Justin Beiber, and Donald Trump.

Bring back Stephen Hawking and Elvis Presley. We give you One Direction and Hillary Clinton.

Prince was Authentic in music, also with David Bowie. So why are the jerks still on, 2016 was bad

Bring back Christina Grimmie in we'll give you Hillbilly Clinton in return!

Harambe's Death

I love harambe he was my favorite gorrilla when he died I thought about suicide he was my everything I though killing myself so we can be toghether in heaven. I would marry him if I could but thnAKS TO THESE INSESITIVE GURDS I can't. We were going to have kids and get old together but none of this could happen because of the GURDS! I'm sitting in my kitchen still crying because I will never get to see the love of my life again. Now all I can do is jack off to a picture of him everyday.

Poor Harambe, he didn't deserve to be killed, if anything, the kid or the parents deserved to be killed. lel, Hitomi killed Sayaka it's so bad wah wah wah I miss my favorite character, just kidding, my favorite magical girls are Madoka and Nagisa, Nagisa because of Comic relief, and Madoka just because I happen to like her as one of my favorite magical girls.
well anyway, going to put my too sense into this for real instead of joking around. Harambe was just a Gorilla, one Gorilla, when you compare the death of one Gorilla to the average amount of people dying everyday, you can probably tell that this isn't really the 2nd worst thing of 2016.

Harambe was just checking out the boy, and he did no harm. I can't believe some idiot would be so stupid and neglectful that they let their child in a gorilla enclosure. And also, why couldn't they have just stunned Harambe instead of killing him?

Oh come on, his attack is worse than the gay attack?

First, he has no mate.
Second, he is an animal.
Third, he is only ONE animal
Finally, he he is 18, which is old for an animal.

Syrian Hospital Airstrike

Attacking a hospital is a war crime!

Uri Terror Attack
Gatlinburg North Carolina Wildfire

Quite sad. I never thought something like this would happen in my state. I give my thanks to the people of North Carolina who worked hard over the Thanksgiving holiday to contain the wildfires.

All the good resorts including the westgate there burned down and it was so terrible. That's where I vacation to every year and it's all gone because some crazy person did this. - AggressiveBlaze

I want to punish those guys to no end for what they did to one of the most beautiful places I've been.

It sucks a lot because my family lost our rental cottage there

2 teenagers decide to play around with fire for the fun of it. What is the result? The burning of thousands of building in Gatlinburg and Piegon Forge.

Lahore Suicide Bombing

75 people were killed, 29 of them being children They were all just having fun at a park for Easter, then someone thought it was okay to do a suicide bombing there. How evil. Yet this wasn't all over the news.

July 2016 Dhaka Attack
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