40+ Screenshots of People Lying About Dumb Stuff That Will Give Anyone Secondhand Embarrassment

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40+ Screenshots of People Lying About Dumb Stuff That Will Give Anyone Secondhand Embarrassment
40+ Screenshots of People Lying About Dumb Stuff That Will Give Anyone Secondhand Embarrassment

The internet is filled with nonsense. Some lies are blatant, and others make you second guess a little. These lies are often a cry for attention. However, some go a tad overboard just to sound “hip” or “cool.” Unfortunately, some people believe the lies others spread online. Let’s take a look at some of the nonsense people say to get the limelight. Fair warning, these samplers will make you cringe in secondhand embarrassment.

When You Have the Fastest 4G Network

There’s only so much nonsense a person can say. This one takes the cake. With false confidence, they claimed their iPhone 11’s 4G is superior to others. The numbers attest to the claim too! No 4G network can claim to have such high speeds.

When You Have the Fastest 4G Network

Except, the user connected the phone to the WiFi. Imagine how the people who overlooked this detail would react. How come they get a better deal than we do? Well, we stand with the user that called him a donut. Their stupidity goes around in circles!

Why Are Masks Optional?

This user left a terrible review for a restaurant. They claimed both the music and staff were awful. They wanted to keep their masks off “due to health conditions.” That too, while ordering a drink. The bartender asked them to keep the mask on according to the state mandate.

Why Are Masks Optional?

The manager herself has severe health conditions. However, she managed to do her work while wearing a mask. It’s incredible how some people think masks are still optional. On top of that, the user presumed their roles based on their gender!

The Things People Say to Justify Their Views

It’s not hard to do a little research before saying something. Don’t just accept what you see, especially when it’s something like this.

The Things People Say to Justify Their Views

Nigeria is flourishing compared to the other countries in the African continent. This user has some theories about that. They claim that the country hosts ethnic Nigerians. That’s why homogenous countries are always prosperous. What they fail to realize is that Nigerian is a nationality and not an ethnicity. The nation has over 200 ethnic groups! Someone needs to do a fact check!

How Low is Too Low?

The rock legend, Kurt Cobain, was a celebrated grunge performer. Nirvana’s frontman played music that transcended realms. However talented he was, he was also distraught. He lost himself at a relatively young age. That’s why it came as a surprise when this man claimed he had Cobain’s signature.

How Low is Too Low?

This user claims Cobain had signed this Funko Pop before he passed away. Funko Pops came around the late 1990s, whereas Cobain passed away earlier. The timeline sure doesn’t add up!

Is Goofing Off Really What’s Happening Here?

How do you politely deal with idiots? Unfortunately, this haunted house was subjected to a pair of siblings who didn’t take the hint. This user complained that the staff was too strict. They weren’t allowed to “goof off” while standing in line.

Is Goofing Off Really What’s Happening Here?

Here’s what happened. The brother took off the mask numerous times despite being told otherwise. They weren’t adhering to the pandemic protocols and were antagonizing the rest of the crowd. There’s a fine line between disruptive tendencies and sheer goofiness.

American Kennel Club Calls Out the Clickbait!

The lengths people go to sound legitimate is funny. Here’s one example. This ad on Twitter claims you shouldn’t keep certain dogs in your house. They’re dangerous and wild. To make themselves sound credible, they claimed the American Kennel Club endorses this statement.

American Kennel Club Calls Out the Clickbait!

Well, they didn’t want to contribute to this clickbait! So the American Kennel Club tweeted back immediately saying, “No, we don’t?” The dog in the picture doesn’t even look dangerous. Sure, it looks a bit angry, but we’re sure it was just bad timing.

At Least the Bond Is Strong

A quick look at this review tells you it was an experience gone wrong. The real question is, “How wrong?” This girl left a simple but impactful statement. The services were expensive, and the employees were rude. There’s more to the story, though.

At Least the Bond Is Strong

Her boyfriend stole a hundred dollars from the store and got caught. The police were involved, and we’re sure it was an embarrassing situation. To take revenge, the girl left a one-star review. Quite vindictive, isn’t she?

The Lengths People Go To

This user shared a post about their cousin’s wedding. They raved about how photogenic the couple was. Absolutely normal, right? Except, it wasn’t their cousin’s wedding. They took the image off the internet and posted it in their account to get attention.

The Lengths People Go To

Another user claimed this image was stolen and said it wasn’t even a recent photo! It dates a few years back. Would you use someone else’s image from their special day for upvotes? We certainly wouldn’t!

Elon Musk Knows What’s Up

Everyone would love to know how Elon Musk’s brain operates. Despite the controversies, the man is a real genius. So, it’s no surprise that this post would receive media attention. Who wouldn’t want to know how to learn faster?

Elon Musk Knows What’s Up

Well, Elon Musk wasn’t having it. Although he didn’t dismiss the coach’s talent, he claimed he never consulted him. Instead, the coach merely gave a talk at SpaceX one time. Honestly, the author deserves some credit for his talent for over-exaggeration. Kudos for getting the right clickbait!

Someone Did the Calculations Right

Take a close look at this post. Look at the highlighted number. Imagine how much 1.2 billion meters of plastic food wrap is! If one family uses this much, how much does the entire population use?

Someone Did the Calculations Right

Of course, plastic wraps are used quite frequently, but even that number doesn’t ring right. Another user did the math and showed that manufacturers can’t even produce that much plastic. We wish there was a way to filter out information on the internet! How do we know what’s phony and what’s real?

What Fake News Looks Like

It’s one thing to inspire people by highlighting someone’s famous career progression. It’s another thing to use fake news to make the point. To make it worse, not only was wrong information used, incorrect images were too!

What Fake News Looks Like

For example, the picture on the left is not of N’Golo Kante. Although the footballer did work in the slums, it was nothing like this. This post is the perfect example of what misinformation looks like, especially since no World Cup took place in the year 2019 either!

Cultural Appropriation and Appreciation

One should be embarrassed when saying statements like, “There’s no such thing as cultural appropriation.” Of course, there is! This phenomenon has persisted throughout the times. People blatantly ignore the differences between the two to suit their own needs. This user wasn’t going to stay quiet about it.

Cultural Appropriation and Appreciation

They used war bonnets as an example. War bonnets need to be earned by Native Americans. They symbolize strength and power. On the other hand, Creole clothes merely represent national pride. It isn’t taken as seriously.

This User Didn’t Even Know the Band

This comment is just hilarious. This man decided to call out the band for their poor performance back in 2017. The lead singer was supposedly intoxicated out of his mind and sang terribly. He was out of breath as soon as the show began.

This User Didn’t Even Know the Band

Here’s the funny twist. The band didn’t even play a show in 2017. In fact, they stopped playing in 2013. So, either the man saw a different band entirely or was just spreading hate for no reason!

Things That Didn’t Age Well

Who doesn’t like good, old nostalgic photos? This user shared an image of his father and uncle relaxing on the patio. The picture was taken in the late 1950s. Here’s the morbid part. His dad or uncle is apparently the Unabomber.

Things That Didn’t Age Well

This user clearly didn’t know the allegations the people in this image faced. The photo was taken from the documentary that highlighted the twisted genius’ story. The Unabomber aspired to create untraceable explosives and deliver them to random targets. Scary, isn’t it?

Jack of All Trades, Master of None!

First of all, how does one work 12 hours a day, six days a week? Then goes on to say, “I’m doing just fine.” This statement demonstrates a problem in itself!

Jack of All Trades, Master of None!

This person came up with the numbers on a whim. It’s highly illegal to work 72 hours a week! On top of that, this user decided to play different roles in numerous threads. They’re a capitalist in one and a college student in another. Someone is awfully busy with so many things on their plate!

Check Your Facts First!

Can you imagine how expensive postal services would be if the private sector funded them? This user clearly has no idea. The user complains about the poor services and says private carriers are sufficient for this work.

Check Your Facts First!

The user rants about the pricing too. What they fail to realize is that USPS does not use their tax dollars. Their employee paychecks are taxed instead! Private carriers also won’t pick up the slack. They rely on USPS to deliver unprofitable goods. Both their presences are crucial for a robust logistics system.

Threats From Whom?

This girl’s boyfriend claims he’s getting threats from Reddit users. What threats, he didn’t say, but threats nonetheless. He says the things she posts incite these threats. However, there’s no way people can trace him.

Threats From Who?

The girl took no names, and no one knew her account either. So when the girl interrogated him, she figured he wasn’t receiving any threats at all. There was simply no scope. That’s when she decided to call it off. We think it was a wise move!

Adding the Source Wouldn’t Hurt!

Did you know avoiding beef would save more trees than not using paper would? How does that work? No one knows! This vegan claims otherwise. You only save 8.5 trees by going without paper for a year. On the other hand, eliminating beef saves 3432 trees each year.

Adding the Source Wouldn’t Hurt!

Here’s the catch. There’s no credible source for this. Just do the math. What if a billion people ate beef each year? There are many good reasons to go vegan. False information isn’t one of them!

The Man Behind Viruses

It’s a standard theory that viruses were created to sell antiviruses. So, it doesn’t surprise us when this user brought up Bill Gates to make a point. The obsession was moot, though, because it was Kaspersky that was suspected of this move.

The Man Behind Viruses

However, when this user changed the narrative to the pandemic context, our eyes twitched a little. Microsoft actually had an in-built antivirus software. It was always included as a part of their operating system.

Why Do People Enjoy Such Fictitious Stories?

People say ridiculous things to get likes or upvotes. The sad thing is some people fall for it! Kristian Gabrielle and her partner are one of the most followed couples on Instagram. They share cute family photos and inspiring stories.

Why Do People Enjoy Such Fictitious Stories?

What’s funny about this picture is that the child isn’t adopted. The user just made up this absurd claim. They even said that they know them personally! New users tend to use older images thinking no one has seen them before. They fail to realize the internet never forgets.

Lying About Donations Now

It’s hard to tell what’s worse. Stealing someone else’s story is bad enough; why is the author showing it off? They didn’t even partake in this humanitarian act. Whom are they trying to impress? This image was featured in a Vietnamese article earlier.

Lying About Donations Now

The user simply cropped the photo and used it. Furthermore, they claimed they donated bone marrow to someone else. It’s infuriating to see these false claims. Thankfully, you can quickly separate the real stories from the fake ones by doing a simple image search.

This Story Is Not Possible

You know, this story seems entirely plausible until another user pointed out one fatal flaw. The drummer, Creedence Clearwater, never toured with John Fogerty. The hatred between the two was infamous. That’s why this carefully constructed story fell apart.

This Story Is Not Possible

On the other hand, it was nice to think Fogerty signed their tickets up until that point. The details were worth pondering over. If all else fails, we hope the user tries fiction writing!

The Resigned “Ok” Says it All

All adore golden retrievers. They’re friendly, docile, and, most importantly, cute! So it comes as no surprise that this dog was used as bait. It’s not entirely a bad idea — luring in a partner with cuteness.

The Resigned “Ok” Says it All

To make the story sound more natural, the person even added how the dog broke the couch. Too bad for them, though. The user caught on. A quick image search ruined their grand plan. This image was taken from the internet.

Stealing Achievements Are a Thing Now

It’s so inspirational to see transformations like this. There’s no doubt that there was a lot of hard work put into this. So, why do people think they can snatch someone else’s achievement from the internet?

Stealing Achievements Are a Thing Now

Then, proceed to pretend it’s them and hope they don’t get caught? It’s laughable! They don’t even feel embarrassed after getting called out for the blatant lie. All of them do this to get easy Karma on Reddit. As a result, they keep perpetuating these lies.

Restaurant Owner Claps Back!

The immediate reaction from reading this review is distaste. No sane individual would go to this restaurant after reading this. Why would you if the experience is this bad? No one wants to have bad Thai food!

Restaurant Owner Claps Back!

It’s a good thing this reaction was an unwarranted one. The restaurant owner decided to address this immediately. All the food was cooked correctly and promptly served. The cook came out to merely discuss the meal. In the end, they paid less than half their original bill and still complained!

Did Someone Say Flex?

Dwayne Johnson rose to fame as a wrestling personality. His appearance in films like “The Fast and the Furious” propelled his success. He decided to adopt the name “The Rock” to sound edgier. However, even the Rock cannot be as edgy as this user.

Did Someone Say Flex?

Just take a look at this wild story. Apparently, their arms were too big for the vaccine needle. In fact, they were so big that the nurse compared them to the Rock’s arms. It sounds like a legit story!

Effective Advertising, or Is It?

The things people do or say to sell their product is absurd. This user is essentially writing an ad for their “skinny coffee.” The post highlights a conversation between the user and their doctor. The user apparently lost a notable amount of weight.

Effective Advertising, or Is It?

What led to this change was their “pack of skinny coffee.” We sure believe it! On a more serious note, coffee won’t help you lose weight entirely. It will boost weight loss. However, there’s no concrete evidence that coffee will lead to noticeable weight loss.

The Story Sure Adds Up

This post is the perfect example of idiocy. The woman is sharing a tale about her husband. He visited Home Depot the other day without wearing a mask on. We think this user probably got booted from the store for not adhering to the pandemic protocols.

The Story Sure Adds Up

This woman claims otherwise. He was supposedly hailed for not wearing a mask. A nurse came up to him and thanked him for his brave deed. Breaking rules can build their immune system. This user is trying to justify their irrational behavior. Wear your masks, people!

Maybe He Got the Name Wrong?

Negative reviews can bring a company to the brink of bankruptcy, especially when it has a robust digital presence. This man decided to leave a bad review for a shop he didn’t even visit. He raised a complaint about how both the employees and customers are unmasked and ignorant.

Maybe He Got the Name Wrong?

To make his story sound legitimate, he even claimed the checkout lady had a health condition. Well, it all went down when the company decided to clap back. How do all of these things happen when they don’t even have a physical store?

A for Effort

Members of the Flat Earth Society believe the world we live in is flat. This debate has been around since the dawn of time. The question is, how serious are flat-earthers? Are they kidding? Or do they genuinely believe this?

A for Effort

Well, this one came up with a ridiculous story to prove a point. The only thing we agree on is that this was a bizarre conversation. According to the author, NASA is nothing but smoke and mirrors. The man who worked for NASA attested this too!

Essential Oils

We’re not sure what’s more comical: the story or the cheap advertising tactic. Here’s another poor attempt at advertising. The author was idly chilling in the park, munching on almonds. A woman appeared out of the blue and started screaming at them.

Essential Oils

She and her son are allergic to almonds. In response, the author took out her new essential oil blend and injected them with it using a needle. Absolutely normal, right! They were then able to eat almonds with ease. Prescribed medicine didn’t work, but DIY essential oils did!

Mickey D’s

Here’s another unbelievable story. This user apparently created a new dish for McDonald’s. Here’s how the tale goes. The author wasn’t pleased with McDonald’s Big Mac. So, of course, they complained to the “cook.”

Mickey D’s

The cook wasn’t pleased and invited them back to the kitchen for a quick cook-off. They created a new sandwich on the spot. That’s not all! The sandwich was so good that it impressed the rest of the staff. It has now appeared on the menu for future use. What a believable tale!

Absolute Hogwash!

Everyone loves Harry Potter. All the characters are filled with vigor, and the plot is filled with adventure. So, of course, the fandom is expansive. People frequently pair Hermione and Draco together for their strong personalities.

Absolute Hogwash!

We don’t wholly blame the author for trying to manifest this. Our “Hermione” found a “Draco” in the coffee shop. He was perfectly in character too. It was believable up until this point. Then the author said they got free pastries. Life isn’t this magical, unfortunately.

We Can’t Decide What Sucks More

There’s no place on Earth like Disneyland. You can only get this one-of-a-kind experience here. From meeting your favorite childhood characters to getting on those fantastical rides, it’s a surreal experience.

We Can’t Decide What Sucks More

Even meeting like-minded people and enthusiasts like you feels different. That’s why this post has us confused. Why would straws receive this kind of response? Paper straws work just fine. Unfortunately, the author seemed to have spent more time distributing straws than having fun. Their loss!

The Trajectory Is Off With This One

The Flat Earth Society is back at it! Why would anyone believe this silly story? We wish we had the author’s confidence! Just read this post. The user wanted a word with the pilot. Lo and behold, they were actually allowed.

The Trajectory Is Off With This One

What was the conversation about? The curvature of the flight. The author wanted to prove a point. The plane doesn’t nose-dip. So, of course, it flies over a flat surface. This reasoning explains how the Earth is flat and not round. On point, isn’t it?

What an Elevated Tale

How do you know someone is trying really hard to roast someone with futility? Take a look at this post. Here’s a clearly made-up interaction by the author. First, the older man tried to shame her for not reading.

What an Elevated Tale

She refuted that statement by showing the book in her hand. He then proceeded to question her taste in music. Baby boomers have all the time in the world, right? Want to hear her retort? She was listening to hymns. Wow, she had everything prepared!

This Man Is Immune to Humiliation

How is this real? Do people not feel embarrassed saying things like this? This entire post is just plain laughable! So the author went to get tested for a virus. The test came back negative. Great! The story should end there, right?

This Man Is Immune to Humiliation

Apparently not! The doctor came back and told him his immune system was superior to all. His DNA is the answer to the current world’s problem. He is the cure. However, since he won’t be getting paid for it, he won’t help out. We believe every word!

Take a Look at This Nonsense

The outlandish stories don’t end there. Here’s another. So this patron visited a restaurant hoping to get a good meal. Unfortunately for them, people filled the place to the brim. That’s fine. What would an average person do?

Take a Look at This Nonsense

Wait for a vacant seat of course. The author came up with a master plan. They called their “bro” to let them know their significant other was here with someone else. This statement prompted six couples to leave the premises. It seems like the majority cheats in this sad, cruel world.

We Could Live With This Heartbreak

The mission of Walt Disney is to inspire people through compelling stories. We think this user is just living up to the name! This story is so unbelievable; it can only be fiction. Why do we say so? Well, ask yourself this, who do kids go to see in Disneyland?

We Could Live With This Heartbreak

Mickey Mouse is a common name. Any of the Disney princesses too. Now, Walt himself? That’s something worth thinking about. He doesn’t dare to say he’s not Walt. He doesn’t want to hurt others’ feelings, of course.

The Classic Mix-Up Story!

Let’s take a look at one of the classic mix-up stories. This one is so crazy that you can catch the lie from the get-go. It’s just too illogical to be true. So, the user wanted three donuts and a water cup. Everyone in Dunkin’ Donuts heard it wrong.

The Classic Mix-Up Story!

So, the author got three donuts in a cup instead. Congratulations! You managed to squash a bunch of donuts for likes. You must be pleased. There’s no way this was a lie. We can’t detect it at all!