Is Reddit the Asshole?

Last updated 2020-06-01 15:42:29 (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 saying a lap dance doesn't count as cheating? 103593 49 0
5 AITA for telling my daughter [26F] that I [55M] will not walk down the aisle with her stepdad [50M]. 100111 0 0
6 AITA for playing video games while my wife chooses to do house chores? 98488 0 0
7 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
8 AITA for not allowing my fiancé to legally adopt my infant daughter? 89652 0 0
9 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
10 WIBTA if I don’t let my daughter put a lock on her door? 88622 0 0

Total Vindication

Rank Link YTA Votes NTA Votes ESH Votes
1 AITA my boyfriend wont let me get a breast reduction? 0 101110 0
2 AITA For suing my girlfriend after she had my 1967 impala project taken to the scrapyard? 0 90554 0
3 AITA for telling my wife and in-laws to fuck off after they told me to stop cuddling my daughter? 153 86476 0
4 AITA for telling my girlfriend to shut the fuck up after she insulted my sisters thighs? 0 76441 1384
5 AITA for calling my ex out on his fb post? 9 75275 3
6 AITA for I telling my childhood bully (who is MtF transgender) that she will always be the “boy who bullied me”? 0 74657 0
7 AITA for serving myself the biggest piece of meat? 19 69778 0
8 AITA for yelling at my wife for being unhelpful while I took our son to the ER for a broken arm? 0 69398 0
9 AITA for going to the police over a 'prank' 389 68630 8574
10 AITA for telling my stepdaughter she’s absolutely under no circumstances allowed to switch out my cats food for vegan food even though she’s losing weight because the sight of normal cat food makes her sick? 0 68172 0

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 telling our family that my sister is a prostitute after she insulted my wife’s disability 32 830 58413
3 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
4 AITA for 'gate crashing' my ex's wedding and causing the marriage to get annulled? 2480 0 52229
5 AITA for refusing to give my niece our dog's room? 4823 0 48479
6 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
7 AITA for telling my friend she got an STD from sleeping around? 8740 2801 46416
8 AITA for evicting my boyfriend's daughter for disrespecting my vegan lifestyle? 15150 62 45424
9 AITA for making a dad joke? 14078 5422 43722
10 AITA for telling people my sister had an abortion. 650 8896 42494