Is Reddit the Asshole?

Last updated 2019-10-20 02:42:22 (UTC)

Is Reddit Perceived to Be the Asshole?



After seeing /r/AmItheAsshole/ in my feed a bit too often, and finding that MOST people were definitely the asshole and merely seeking validation for their shitty behavior, I just had to put it to the test and record the results over a decent period of time. You're welcome to participate! Go to /r/AmItheAsshole/, read the stories, and make your judgment!


Every so often, the hottest posts from /r/AmItheAsshole/ are scraped. For each post, the votes are tallied by counting the score of each top-level comment starting with either YTA, NTA, or ESH. The post is marked for whichever of the three receives the super-majority, meaning 67% or more, of the comment score.

The perceived graph uses the same method as above, but also weights each post according to its post score. A high post score correlates to a high chance of appearing in your feed - meaning this is more like the reddit you experience daily!

Hall of Fame

DEFINITELY the Asshole

Rank Link YTA Votes NTA Votes ESH Votes
1 AITA for telling cashier that wasn’t the girls credit card? 134807 0 0
2 AITA for getting a family thrown out of a restaurant for underage drinking? 112296 1329 584
3 AITA for telling my daughter [26F] that I [55M] will not walk down the aisle with her stepdad [50M]. 100111 0 0
4 WIBTA if I don’t let my daughter put a lock on her door? 88622 0 0
5 AITA for flirting with 19 year old girls and defending myself when being called a predator. 88392 0 0
6 AITA For Firing An Employee After His Parents Died? 86338 0 0
7 AITA I kicked a girl out of my house party for insinuating a drink I made her could be drugged. 81390 2413 0
8 AITA for telling the barista that my girlfriend is with me? 79195 8 0
9 AITA for refusing to pay at a restaurant that was false advertising? 78251 0 0
10 AITA for refusing to pay for thousands for something my child broke? 76804 0 0

Total Vindication

Rank Link YTA Votes NTA Votes ESH Votes
1 AITA for telling my wife and in-laws to fuck off after they told me to stop cuddling my daughter? 153 86476 0
2 AITA for I telling my childhood bully (who is MtF transgender) that she will always be the “boy who bullied me”? 0 74657 0
3 AITA for serving myself the biggest piece of meat? 19 69778 0
4 AITA for going to the police over a 'prank' 389 68630 8574
5 AITA for sleeping naked on top of the covers to teach my flatmate's gf a lesson? 0 66680 1002
6 Aita for wearing the “joke” bikini my friend got me? 245 63865 8197
7 AITA for grounding my daughter the day before homecoming? 307 63392 0
8 AITA for asking my transsexual ex-wife to dress more appropriately? -881 62713 -496
9 AITA for kicking out my girlfriend because she said my relationship with my brother was disgusting. 4 55782 145
10 AITA for telling my son he deserved his gf breaking up with him? 334 54768 599

Everyone Sucks Here

Rank Link YTA Votes NTA Votes ESH Votes
1 AITA for refusing to share my extra income with my wife when she didn't share hers with me when she earned more? 539 1730 52406
2 AITA for refusing to give my niece our dog's room? 4823 0 48479
3 AITA for making a dad joke? 14078 5422 43722
4 AITA for telling people my sister had an abortion. 650 8896 42494
5 AITA for honking at another driver who cut in front of me at a drive thru each time she tries to order 7 4430 36869
6 WIBTA? A literal kid (18 and in high school) lied to me (24) about his age and tricked me into a dating him. WIBTA if I tell his school and football coach? 8354 6 36398
7 AITA for pointing out to my friends that they are not famous? 5484 4934 31180
8 AITA for leaving my wife by herself when she talks in a cringy manner 8981 6141 30889
9 AITA for telling my GF's daughter she's not my daughter so don't expect me to pay? 220 11462 29732
10 AITA for taking back the birthday gift I gave my sister? 800 667 26261