Is Reddit the Asshole?

Last updated 2020-04-03 23:42:35 (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 banning my brother from bringing his indian gf to my wedding? 169940 0 0
2 AITA for telling cashier that wasn’t the girls credit card? 134807 0 0
3 AITA for getting a family thrown out of a restaurant for underage drinking? 112296 1329 584
4 AITA for telling my daughter [26F] that I [55M] will not walk down the aisle with her stepdad [50M]. 100111 0 0
5 AITA - We didn't go to my daughter's wedding because she had it at a vineyard and her dad is a recovering alcoholic 89734 0 0
6 AITA for not allowing my fiancé to legally adopt my infant daughter? 89652 0 0
7 AITA for telling my Gf that it's weird that she has a tank full of fake jellyfish in her living room? 89428 0 0
8 WIBTA if I don’t let my daughter put a lock on her door? 88622 0 0
9 AITA for flirting with 19 year old girls and defending myself when being called a predator. 88392 0 0
10 AITA For Firing An Employee After His Parents Died? 86338 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 calling my ex out on his fb post? 9 75275 3
3 AITA for I telling my childhood bully (who is MtF transgender) that she will always be the “boy who bullied me”? 0 74657 0
4 AITA for serving myself the biggest piece of meat? 19 69778 0
5 AITA for yelling at my wife for being unhelpful while I took our son to the ER for a broken arm? 0 69398 0
6 AITA for going to the police over a 'prank' 389 68630 8574
7 WIBTA for refusing to stop cooking bacon in my kitchen due to my teenage daughters vegan lifestyle? 0 67787 0
8 AITA for sleeping naked on top of the covers to teach my flatmate's gf a lesson? 0 66680 1002
9 AITA for showing my boyfriend my used sanitary towel in an argument? 0 64771 0
10 Aita for wearing the “joke” bikini my friend got me? 245 63865 8197

Everyone Sucks Here

Rank Link YTA Votes NTA Votes ESH Votes
1 AITA for calling my friend out on her boobs? 1614 91 59366
2 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
3 AITA for refusing to give my niece our dog's room? 4823 0 48479
4 AITA for not picking my girlfriend up for a birthday meal and telling everyone she is probably asleep because she ignored my text 6 6294 47926
5 AITA for telling my friend she got an STD from sleeping around? 8740 2801 46416
6 AITA for evicting my boyfriend's daughter for disrespecting my vegan lifestyle? 15150 62 45424
7 AITA for making a dad joke? 14078 5422 43722
8 AITA for telling people my sister had an abortion. 650 8896 42494
9 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
10 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