7 Things We Hope Go Away Forever In 2016

To the left, man buns.
  1. Manbuns

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    If you’re a guy who wants to rock long hair, go for it. A pony tail? God bless.

    But if you’re growing a lump of follicles for the sole purpose of tying it in a bun near the top of your pate, you need to just stop.


  2. Martin Shkreli

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    Well, maybe not forever. But 7-10 with no hope of parole would be nice.

  3. Celebrities shaming shamers


    Yes, there’s a lot of nastiness on the Internet, and we should encourage more positivity overall. But are we really supposed to relate to Selena Gomez or Gigi Hadid talking about how they’re fat-shamed? On a bad day these women are tens.

    Or Zendaya standing up to makeup-shamers. (Sidenote: what’s a makeup shamer?)

    Even celebrities who aren’t known for being gorgeous have lives the other 99% of us would kill for. So forgive us if we don’t think you understand bullying just because @LiveInMyMomsBasement said your lips looked weird that one time.

  4. Kim Davis

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    We’d love a one-person Rapture to take her directly to the right hand of God.

  5. People talking about “bathroom bills”

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    Somehow legislation aimed at treating trans people with a shred of humanity became all about pervs trying to sneak into women’s restrooms.

    Yeah, because people go through the emotional and physical upheaval of transitioning just to maybe see an inch of pantyhose through the stall door.

  6. Donald Trump

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    How did we get here?

    It’s too late to hope Donald won’t have SOME kind of impact on the election next year. But, at the very least, we hope that on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, the Donald saunters down the boardwalk in Atlantic City and is never heard from again.

  7. The entire Kardashian/Jenner clan

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Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.