decade of decadence

The 10 most iconic viral meltdowns caught on tape over the last 10 years

As we enter into the roaring ’20s, Queerty is looking back on the last 10 years of culture in our “Decade of Decadence” series. We’ve seen an explosion in queer representation in film and TV, music, politics, and on social media. We’ve grown more aware of intersectionality, gender identity, and sexual fluidity and we’ve seen major social and political advancements across the globe. It’s been wild, wonderful decade, and we can hardly wait to see what the next one has in store.

The 2010s gave rise to what is known as the "viral video." OK, OK, viral videos existed before 2010, but it wasn't until the last decade that they really went, well, viral.

Thanks to smartphones and social media, videos can now rack up millions of views in a matter of hours. They get shared and re-shared, uploaded onto one platform, and then another, and then another, and then re-shared again, and again.

Sometimes people become famous from their viral videos. Other times they become infamous. Like these 10 bigots who wore their hate on their sleeves and, as a result, have been immortalized by the internet.

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Anonymous Pedicure Lady

I’ve been holding back sharing this, but what kind of social justice warrior would I be staying quiet?This situation occurred at my favorite foot spa in Lynnwood, Washington.She enters the spa with commotion, and then proceeds to engage in a speakerphone / FaceTime dialogue with her daughter. The staff are already irritated, as well as the patrons.Being the outspoken gent that I am, I say “mam, would you kindly mind taking your phone off speaker in the spa?”She looks at her FaceTime call and goes “hold on, I need to take care of this faggot”.And at this moment I was able to record:Please take a minute to view and share this, and know that even in the Seattle region, life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows for the lgbt community. I hope her family and friends see this one day, and are embarrassed by her despicable behavior. There is still work to do folks. #resist

Posted by Christopher Brown on Thursday, January 3, 2019

All Christopher Brown wanted was to enjoy a nice mani-pedi after the craziness of the holidays last December. But the woman next to him would not stop talking on speakerphone. When he politely asked her to stop, she went off on him, calling him a “f*ggot, sissy, queer” and claiming that he’s jealous of her having a “p*ssy” before getting up from her chair while shouting, “Eat my p*ssy! Eat it! How’s that f*g? Queer!”

Related: Woman launches into antigay tirade against man getting pedicure, screams “Eat my p*ssy! Eat it!”

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