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What are some of the most hypocritical FB posts you've ever seen?

Asked by Dutchess_III (26838 points ) September 15th, 2012

One user has a post that has 2 pictures. First picture reads:

“Calling an illegal alien an ‘Undocumented Immigrant’ is like calling a drug dealer an ‘Unlicensed pharmacist.’ ”

The second picture, right next to it reads:

“If you have children, remember this: When you’re finished with them, the rest of the world has to live with them, so please teach them respect.”

Do they even realize how hypocritical that is??

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PhiNotPi's avatar

Perhaps the disagreement between the photos in your example is intentional. If he found the first picture and disagrees with it, he might decide to post the picture and then post a second picture to show his response to the first picture.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. The poster in question is rabidly anti-Obama and would just as soon shoot all the undocumented immigrants as look at them.

PhiNotPi's avatar

Ok, then I guess he was being somewhat hypocritical.

Personally, I haven’t seen many hypocritical posts.

DigitalBlue's avatar

It isn’t hypocritical to the OP, because they believe that their views on illegal immigrants are right. I disagree, but I also know that people usually feel that way for what they believe to be the right reasons…. in which case that wouldn’t seem hypocritical, at all.

Dutchess_III's avatar

To me it’s blatantly hypocritical @DigitalBlue. The one shows extreme intolerance and lack of respect, the other says we need to teach our kids respect.

zenvelo's avatar

Sorry, but I don’t see any hypocrisy in those posts. They are not my beliefs, and even disagreeable, but if that’s what he believes, he can post it. And he is consistent in his belief. His “lack of respect” in the immigration statement says he is tired of euphemisms for what he considers criminal behavior. And he feels that so many kids verge on criminal behavior because of a lack or respect that he puts the onus on the way they were raised.

So I don’t consider it hypocritical, I just think he’s a jerk.

lookingglassx3's avatar

My brother’s ex-girlfriend is bipolar, and I think one day someone made fun of her bipolar on Facebook, so she wrote as her status: “Joking about illnesses isn’t even funny, it’s just plain wrong. Why would you do that?” or words to that effect.

Not long after, she wrote a post along the words of, “Teenagers who constantly talk about ‘swag’ make me so sick that it gives me cancer.”

She constantly posts hypocritical statuses and comments, but there’s simply too many to put here. I thought this one was the worst though – why chastise other people for joking about illnesses, and then joke about cancer? Joking about cancer (or any other serious illness) is bad enough but to be hypocritical about it… Honestly, that girl is the biggest hypocrite I know.

6rant6's avatar

This one I loved: __I wouldn’t pass iffy, fluffy, misleading, stupid bull shit on. Here is a link from USA Today.__

Oh wait. Not Facebook. Oops.

rooeytoo's avatar

Is “Undocumented immigrant” the new politically correct way of saying “illegal alien?”

I agree with the second one.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@6rant6 You already said that in another thread. I believe the response, from another user, was to quote Faux News for you so you could have a source you can trust opining on things.

Yes, Undocumented immigrant is the new PC way of saying illegal alien. I like it much better to.

6rant6's avatar

Yes @Dutchess_III , it’s called a “callback.”

Dutchess_III's avatar

I think it’s called an echo.

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