275 Mainstream Things that are Also Pretty Metal

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You know what really pisses me off?

The mentality that just because something is “mainstream,” it’s immediately bad.

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As much as I love the “alternative” universe, I understand that plenty of the things which become popular with the masses are also pretty awesome.

Just to prove my point, here’s a gigantic list of things which are both mainstream (or, becoming mainstream), AND metal.

  1. Californication, by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
  2. Britney Spears
  3. Vincent Van Gogh
  4. The Hunger Games
  5. Hummus
  6. A.R. Rahman
  7. e-Readers
  8. Satan
  9. Kurt Vonnegut
  10. Spiderman
  11. Avocados
  12. Ralph Lauren
  13. The Olympics
  14. How I Met Your Mother
  15. Consent
  16. Avenged Sevenfold
  17. Flannels
  18. Groot
  19. Jennifer Aniston
  20. Tarot Cards
  21. Mean Girls
  22. Qdoba
  23. Hibiscus Tea
  24. Will Smith
  25. Gay Pride
  26. Calvin Klein
  27. MMA
  28. The UFC
  29. Friends
  30. My Fitness Pal
  31. Yankee Candle
  32. Bullet for My Valentine
  33. Bookstores
  34. Thomas the Tank (Read: Dank) Engine
  35. Red Lipstick
  36. Kurt Cobain
  37. Blogging
  38. Santa Claus
  39. Fall Out Boy
  40. Coconut Water
  41. Cara Delevingne
  42. Marvel Comics
  43. Marvel Movies
  44. Captain Marvel
  45. Eminem
  46. Riesling Wines
  47. Compassion
  48. Seto Kaiba
  49. Milkshake,” by Kelis
  50. Sephora
  51. Green Tea
  52. Jack Skellington
  53. Panic! At the Disco
  54. Portland, Oregon
  55. Sass
  56. Ass
  57. Women Standing Up for Other Women
  58. Missy Elliot
  59. Tattoos
  60. Candid Shots
  61. Clueless
  62. Astrology
  63. Shakespeare’s Sonnets
  64. Hard Work
  65. Being “Extra
  66. Armani
  67. Mindy Kaling
  68. The Semicolon Project
  69. Werewolves
  70. Naps
  71. Wine Tours
  72. Pulp Fiction
  73. High-Waisted Jeans
  74. Zelda
  75. Those Olive Garden Breadsticks
  76. Bollywood
  77. Trans-Inclusive Lesbians
  78. Dragons
  79. Robert Frost
  80. Star Wars
  81. Jennifer Lawrence
  82. Humanity
  83. Belly Dancing
  84. Edgar Allan Poe
  85. WordPress
  86. Elves
  87. Bridget Jones
  88. EDM
  89. Shameless (UK) {Enjoy the HORRIBLE quality/recording of like, the best scene ever}
  90. Masala Chai
  91. Kal Ho Naa Ho
  92. Archie Comics
  93. Priyanka Chopra
  94. New York City, New York
  95. Avril Lavigne
  96. Two Door Cinema Club
  97. Makeup
  98. Bilbo Baggins
  99. “Cash Me Ousside, How ‘Bout Dat?” (Shut up; it’ll NEVER go stale!)
  100. Slam Poetry
  101. Respecting Women
  102. Justin Timberlake
  103. Napa Valley
  104. Glow-Ups
  105. Glen Coco
  106. Being Emo
  107. Nose Piercings
  108. Rise Against
  109. Tweed
  110. Calling People “Peasants”
  111. Calling People “Plebs”
  112. Calling People “Serfs”
  113. Mulan
  114. Reese’s Pieces
  115. Cheryl Blossom
  116. Art
  117. Cole Sprouse
  118. Can’t Stop,” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
  119. Dark Chocolate
  120. Sugar Daddies
  121. Red Lipstick
  122. Tim Burton
  123. Bowzer
  124. John Abraham
  125. “Thicc” Girls
  126. Clean Eating
  127. Kesha
  128. Lord of the Rings
  129. Vogue Magazine
  130. Grease
  131. Tina Fey
  132. Raccoons (also known as “Trash Bandits”)
  133. Princess Peach
  134. Austin, Texas
  135. Rupi Kaur
  136. Milk and Honey
  137. The Sun and Her Flowers
  138. Boxing
  139. The Harry Potter Books
  140. The Harry Potter Movies
  141. BDSM
  142. Gucci
  143. Amitabh Bachchan
  144. Scrabble
  145. Deep-Tissue Massages
  146. Fenty, by Rihanna
  147. Rihanna
  148. Fitness
  149. Sholay
  150. Los Angeles, California
  151. Manicures
  152. Pedicures
  153. Wuthering Heights
  154. “Suicide Girls”
  155. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gum
  156. Neil Patrick Harris
  157. Anime
  158. Step Brothers
  159. Coffee Shops
  160. Pride and Prejudice
  161. Hershey’s Chocolate
  162. Shakira
  163. Craft Beer
  164. Anaconda,” by Nicki Minaj
  165. Vaccination
  166. Philanthropy
  167. Loki
  168. Twitter
  169. Self-Care
  170. Super Smash Bros. Melee
  171. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  172. Rainbows
  173. The Rock
  174. Ipsy “Glam Bags”
  175. Drinking the Blood and Tears of Your Enemies
  176. Drinking from the Skulls of Your Enemies
  177. Drinking the Blood and Tears of Your Enemies from their Skulls
  178. Puppies
  179. Gossip Girl
  180. Vegetarianism
  181. Pretty Woman
  182. H&M
  183. Women Supporting Other Women
  184. The Lion King
  185. Amir Khan
  186. Vinyl
  187. The Simpsons
  188. Hot Topic
  189. Bhangra
  190. Samuel Jackson
  191. Tofu
  192. Caking on Highlighter
  193. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  194. Lizzie McGuire
  195. Yoga
  196. Waluigi
  197. Akshay Kumar
  198. Demons
  199. Dylan Sprouse
  200. Harper’s BAZAAR
  201. Pai Mei
  202. Panera Bread
  203. [Intersectional] Feminism/Gender Equality
  204. J.R.R. Tolkien
  205. My Chemical Romance
  206. Art Galleries
  207. Wakanda
  208. Cats
  209. Grunge
  210. The Office
  211. Those Cajun Fries from Five Guys
  212. Canon Cameras
  213. Netflix
  214. Norse Mythology
  215. Crop Tops
  216. Skins (UK)
  217. Therapy
  218. Chutney
  219. Lilly Singh
  220. Becoming an Overlord
  221. The Pillsbury Doughboy
  222. Combat Boots
  223. Mental Health Awareness
  224. Lady Gaga
  225. Books
  226. Sacrificing Things and People to our Favorite Demon Overlords
  227. Matte Everything
  228. Meditation
  229. Alexa
  230. Demonic Felines
  231. Football
  232. Beyonce
  233. Moscow Mules
  234. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  235. Mrs. Field’s Cookies
  236. Aristotle
  237. Pokemon
  238. Sexual Assault Awareness
  239. “Danza Kuduro,” by Don Omar
  240. Hookah
  241. Kill Bill: Volume 1
  242. Kill Bill: Volume 2
  243. Greek Mythology
  244. Being Punk AF
  245. Amazon Prime
  246. Making Men take Responsibility
  247. Witchcraft
  248. Veganism
  249. Julia Roberts
  250. Sex-Positive Attitudes
  251. Pink Floyd
  252. Vampires
  253. Birth Control
  254. Mermaids
  255. Odyssey
  256. Coconut Oil
  257. Sailor Moon
  258. Curves and “Donks”
  259. Memes
  260. Mufasa
  261. The WWE
  262. Kendrick Lamar
  263. Burlesque
  264. The Incredibles
  265. The Incredibles 2
  266. Canceling” Horrible People
  267. Coffee
  268. Unicorns
  269. Strong Eyebrow Game
  270. SpongeBob Square Pants
  271. Recycling
  272. Cards Against Humanity
  273. Whatsapp
  274. Squidward
  275. Me, of course (jk, jk//also, don’t look at me… I’m famous)

Since we already made it this far, here’s a list of things that are mainstream, AND totally suck…

Not because they’re mainstream, but because they just… are.

And no, they don’t even deserve links//I’m really tired, and honestly can’t handle adding any more links. #trash

  1. Crocs (when worn for some warped version of fashion, not out of necessity)
  2. Kanye West
  3. Objectifying Women
  4. Zeus
  5. Turmeric
  6. Expecting POC to Adhere to European Beauty Standards
  7. Karan Joshar
  8. Toxic Masculinity
  9. Fragile Masculinity
  10. Insecure Men
  11. Misogyny
  12. Misogynists Disguised As Feminists
  13. Deadpool
  14. Uggs
  15. Slut-Shaming
  16. Kink-Shaming
  17. Shah Rukh Khan
  18. Salman Khan
  19. Rape Culture
  20. Wolverine
  21. Bi-erasure
  22. Femme-erasure
  23. Iron Man
  24. Dividing Women Up into “Hoez” and “Wifey Material”
  25. Homophobia
  26. Pitbull
  27. Racism
  28. “Wyd”
  29. Colorism
  30. Volleyball
  31. Calling Women “Butterfaces”
  32. Treating Mental Illness like a Trend
  33. Joey Wheeler
  34. Women Blaming the Other Women Instead of their [Stupid] Boyfriends/Husbands
  35. POC-Exclusive/Ignorant Feminism
  36. Entitlement
  37. Women Tearing Down Other Women
  38. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
  39. Disregarding the Negative and Lasting Effects of Colonialism
  40. Chris Brown
  41. #NotAllMen
  42. Treating Black Women like Crap
  43. Not Appreciating Black Women
  44. Dr. Phil (the guy, not the show)
  45. T.U.R.F.s
  46. Trans-Exclusive Spaces
  47. J.K. Rowling Deciding Who’s Gay
  48. Straight, White, Cis Men who take it upon themselves to play “Devil’s Advocate”
  49. And, again, just for emphasis… Crocs

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