A new year equals a fresh start. Nothing feels better than going into Jan. 1 with a clean slate, and freeing ourselves physically as well as mentally from things that no longer serve us. One of our favorite things to do before the clock strikes midnight is reflect on the past 365-days and ask ourselves: Is this worth holding onto? With a mere 10-days left of the chaotic year that has been 2022, we look back at some of the things we need to leave behind as we enter 2023.
“POV: You’re dating an Arab” TikToks
Anytime these kind of videos show up on our FYP, it’s either a girl crying without any context, getting verbally abused by her boyfriend on iMessage, being spoiled with overly expensive gifts, or a strange combination of all three.
@tianadamien It do be true tho #fyp #fypage #foryoupage #viral #arab #arabtiktok #middleeastern #arabmen #funny #relationships #dating #lmao ♬ مريوم – الـمـهـيري .
Enough. I don’t know how many “what’s your favorite color?” I have left in me. Like, do you want to get married or not?
@a.d_x7 #fyp #fypシ #talkingstage #relationship #foryourpage ♬ original sound – A.D
Let’s be real: BeReal is really boring. The Gen Z-centered app was created as the antithesis of Instagram by encouraging users to show their lives as they really are by only allowing them to post during random, two-minute time increments during the day. But, all it does is make people’s lives look bleaker than they actually are.
— best bereals (@bestbereals) December 7, 2022
“How can I be homophobic?…”
I literally never want to hear this combination of five words ever again. You have ten days to wrap it up.
A microphone, headset, and two of your closest guy friends sitting next to you does not make one qualified to hand out relationship advice.
No more relationship topics or podcast please. We get it, we hate each other, ENOUGH.
— J Bobby (@Justinbobbyx13) May 16, 2022
Pete Davidson discourse
We get it, he dates hot women.
pete davidson’s pull is something that needs to be studied pic.twitter.com/a2SL95Re9o
— ‘ (@wolfiesqualley) November 15, 2022
We’re literally destroying the planet for a couple thousands views on TikTok :(
@milenalife.style Which look is your fav Use my code S3milena15 for extra 15% off until 3.31 @shein_official #sheinhaul #springhaul #grwm #commentyourfav #fyp #you ♬ Pop Smoke candy shop – EZD
Celebrity beauty brands
I can’t think of any possible reason why Brad Pitt should have a skincare line. Yet, here we are. I would like to give a pass to Selena Gomez though, because RARE Beauty slaps.
big name fashion brands love taking the most mid looking white celebrity male and posing them in the most horrendous outfit, and some of you bitches EAT that shit up 😭 absolutely foul
— shawna 🦑 (@_shawnalynne) December 19, 2022
The cut-out fashion trend
BBL clothes AKA tight dresses slashed and held together by a single string are a marketing scam created by manufacturers who want to use the least amount of material possible while selling to consumers for luxury prices in the guise of style propelled by Instagram baddies. In this essay I will…
So I thought I was ordering a dress… Turns out i spent $300 on a sleeve. Wtf. pic.twitter.com/wQqTTvJYSP
— Seek (@SeekTheFinds) May 4, 2022
Elon Musk and/or Kanye West
As our staff writer Yassine put it, it’s time we send our salams to them both.
#KanyeWest (2022) knocks out a fan that wanted an autograph pic.twitter.com/3THJbGLbtP
— Rap Squabbles (@UltraULT50) December 17, 2022
The “female gaze”
DOES NOT EXIST. Let’s please retire this phrase for good.
Everyone always wants to talk about the male gaze (and their made up version of the female gaze) but no one ever wants to talk about how to get the internalized male gaze OUT OF MY HEAD like it is truly a SICKNESS I don’t need theory I need a solution!!! pic.twitter.com/uegCyHCWKu
— Heather (@perksofbeingHC) December 19, 2022