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Why Do People Hate the Ice Bucket Challenge?

By 08.13.14



Unless you’ve lived under a rock this past month, Ice Bucket Challenges have been blowing up your Facebook and Twitter feed. It’s a great viral stunt to bring awareness and donations to ALS disease a.k.a. Lou Gehrig Disease, which over 12,000 Americans are suffering from. The ALS Association has seen a 1,000 percent spike in donations over this time last year. Yet fuddy-duddy haters on Facebook, Twitter, and contrarian “intellectual” blogs like Huffpo, Slate, and Salon are complaining about it, because that’s what people do on the Internet: Watch porn and bitch about… everything that’s ever been a thing. 

If you’re a hater of the Ice Bucket Challenge, I really think you should reconsider. Who’s the worse person: The guy having fun calling out his friends to donate money to a great cause and dump ice water on his head while recording it for everyone to see or the snarky keyboard warrior born-to-hate who says “deeerpa derpa derrrrp those damn kids!” and does nothing?

Ashley Burns at Uproxx wrote a fantastic post about why the Ice Bucket Challenge is a good thing and not something Internet hipsters should scoff at. Go read it.

READ: Why Are People So Upset Over The Success Of The Ice Bucket Challenge? via Uproxx:

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Brandon Wenerd
About Brandon Wenerd... Brandon Wenerd is BroBible's senior editor, guru of @brotips, and director of strategic partnerships. He joined BroBible in the fall of 2009 after graduating from Penn State. When he’s not writing, Brandon enjoys fishing, Phish, Philly sports, Dewey Beach, supporting live music, hot sauce, and beer. E-mail him with post ideas and news tips:

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