15 Savage People Who Served Up The Truth Without So Much As a Flinch

The truth can be a tricky thing. Often times, the truth will set you free. Other times, the truth has the potential to break your heart entirely.

Much like Jack Nicholson said in A Few Good Men, many of us simply can’t handle the truth. It’s either too real, or too painful, or maybe it was something that we were attempting to run away from altogether.

Still, as difficult as it can be to hear the truth, there are still countless people out there telling it day in and day out. These people are both heroes and villains, but, we figured that, given the hard truths they tell, they deserved a list of their very own.

So, for you today, we have 15 people who served up the brutal truth without so much as a flinch. Enjoy! 

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15 Trojan Man

When it comes to the internet, you have to be really, really careful with what you say, especially if you’re someone as hugely famous as Justin Bieber.

The Biebs himself has been in quite a bit of trouble in the past due to his big mouth and even bigger ego. Some people say it’s because he got too successful, too early. Other people think he just let fame get to his head and now he’s just a spoiled brat that seems to think he can get whatever he wants.

To be honest, we don’t know what to "Beliebe" anymore when it comes to Justin. But, the Tumblr user who shared and commented on this tweet sure has an idea of what they consider to be true.

14 Blame the Media

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These days, it doesn’t take much to cause a media frenzy. News outlets all over the world pick up stories and sensationalize them to no end in the interest of ratings, and frankly, it’s sad. Journalism and news media used to mean something. But, now, many of them are just as bad as TMZ, E!, Entertainment Tonight, and all those other garbage networks out there.

It’s truly a sad state of affairs, but it’s the world we live in, unfortunately. And even megastar rappers like B.O.B. are starting to notice how bad it’s become.

Normally, you wouldn’t expect to see much scholarly analysis as you scroll through a rapper’s Twitter timeline. But, B.O.B. actually had something pretty astute to say this time around.

13 Use Protection

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Zac Galifianakis is well known for his comedy career, his movie career, and for all you, “Between Two Ferns,” fans out there, his hilarious internet video career as well. Most people probably didn’t know him too well before The Hangover franchise, but, rest assured, this man has been funny for way longer than most people realize.

Speaking of what most people don’t realize, there’s actually a lot more to Zac than his comedy. He’s also an incredibly bright guy with a razor sharp wit and a well-developed worldview, as is made clear by this particular tweet of his.

So, even though Ebola is kind of old news, people neglecting to use protection is still very commonplace these days. And, well, Zac is sick of it.

12 You Tell 'Em, Billy

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Billy Eichner’s career is a truly fascinating one. You saw him most recently in American Horror Story, but, you probably recognize him most from his Billy On the Street series on Fuse TV.

He’s had quite a few different roles over the years in wildly popular television shows like, Parks and Recreation, Bob’s Burgers, New Girl, and many others. So, you could say he has a pretty decent foothold in Hollywood.

But, other than being known for his acting credits, Eichner is also known for being really active on Twitter and sharing really biting critiques of pop culture. If you haven’t, we highly suggest reading through his tweets. They’re absolute gold.

And if you don’t believe us, check out the tweet above. He nailed it.

11 You Can't Handle the Truth

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Like we said earlier, the truth can be a hard pill to swallow. We all know that honesty is always the best policy. But, the thing about honesty is that it can sting on the way down. And it takes a great deal of strength to choke it down when it comes time for you to take your dose.

We are faced with many truths in our day to day lives. Whether it’s about ourselves, or the people we love, life has an incredible way of dishing up the truth when we least expect it. Which is what we think is happening in the picture above.

Clearly, this kid’s peaceful, contemplative car ride was interrupted when he realized that his car runs on fossil fuels, a.k.a. dinosaur bones.

Mind = blown.

10 Literally X-Men

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Comic books, although often mocked, are a very intriguing medium. They combine graphic art and story better than almost any other type of printed work out there. In fact, most people who haven’t ripped through the pages of a graphic novel probably don’t even realize what they’re missing.

Believe it or not, comic books these days are ripe with metaphors dealing with very real world problems and often concern themselves with social, political, and economical issues. Sure, not all of them are this enlightened, but there are many others, much like X-Men that definitely are.

As you can see in the image above, the basis of X-Men really is one based in contemporary history. The characters may be able to fly, shoot lasers out of their faces, and conjure up natural disasters, but it really is a metaphor for the current struggles of humankind.

9 Way To Kill the Mood, Picard

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Much like comic books, Star Trek is another pop culture phenomenon that sees its fair share of criticism. Fans of the franchise swear by it, often resigning themselves to the notion that its primary contender, Star Wars, pales in comparison.

But, there are others who aren’t familiar with Spock, Captain Kirk, and Jean-Luc Picard who think that Star Trek is just another dorky show made for dorks by a bunch of other dorks.

That is certainly not the case though, as you can see by the picture above. Picard may be one of the bravest captains to ever sit in the seat on the Enterprise, but he’s also a vast well of sage wisdom.

Unfortunately, sage wisdom can sometimes be a total buzzkill.

8 Racial Profiling Sucks

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There’s nothing worse than having to be randomly searched by the TSA when you’re on your way to catch a plane. It’s humiliating, it’s invasive, and the searching itself really isn’t completed with much grace. It’s usually some big lug on a power trip with too much time on his hands patting you down, which is just the worst.

Even worse than that, though, is the fact that people who look a certain way get targeted and routinely pulled aside when they’re just trying to get through security at the airport.

Unfortunately, given the way 2017 went down, we all know that racism, discrimination, and bigotry is still alive and well in this big, bad world of ours. And, as you can see in the photo above, it rears its ugly head more often than we would all like to admit. 

7 Lighting Fail

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Relationships really are a beautiful thing. People sharing themselves with one another and teaming up to fight off everything life throws at them is just really nice to see. Some couples can be a little nauseating, but, at the end of the day, love is pure and something to be admired when it’s in your sights.

But, relationships aren’t always hunky-dory. They come with their fair share of challenges and hardships that can really break you if you don’t maintain your partnership properly.

And while it’s not necessarily a hardship, trying to find the right selfie lighting can really be a pain when you’re in a relationship. If you’re not careful, it will most definitely turn into an argument. So, make sure you proceed with caution. 

6 Liquid Courage

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We have all been there: at the bar on a work night, a few drinks deep, with no sign of stopping anytime soon. Sometimes the vibe is just right and you have to see where the night takes you. Some people are able to fight off this urge, but, there are others who let the party get the best of them and end up drinking all night long.

When this happens, there usually isn’t much thought given to how bad the hangover is going to be the next day. Unfortunately, it’s pretty easy to get carried away, which is exactly what the unknown person on this bar sign was talking about when they dropped this beautiful quote. 

Being too hungover to go to work is never a good look. But, it happens. Just make sure you don’t overdo it and end up out of a job.

5 No Quotes For You

We honestly had never thought about this, but why aren’t your successful friends the ones sharing inspirational quotes all over their social media accounts? It seems like it’s always those friends you had in high school who have four kids and a job at a gas station that overuse the hashtag #MotivationalMonday every single chance they get.

We have no idea how this happened, but, you’d think if someone you know found success, that they would then want to share how they achieved it with all of their closest buddies. But, unfortunately this doesn’t seem to be the case these days.

Apparently it’s true, fame and fortune can make you jaded. Which is fine, we just worry that all of those successful people are going to be lonely at the top.

4 Get Your Priorities Straight

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For anyone out there with a significant other who’s a frequent gamer, maintaining a relationship can be really difficult. In their heart of hearts, gamers loves games and nothing else. In a way, it’s their end all, be all.

Which is fine if you can get behind it. But, for most people, it can be hard to be jazzed on someone sitting around all day in their underwear, playing video games, and talking trash via headset to fellow gamers all over the world.

But, sometimes you just have to put up with it. Which is exactly what the young woman in the photo above is doing. She may have other intentions, but she’s just doing all she can to be supportive, not to mention patient, with her boo bear.

3 Tell 'Em, Neil

Let’s be real, the American educational system isn’t quite what it’s cracked up to be. On paper, it’s producing engineers, mathematicians, scientists, and future leaders of tomorrow. However, much like everything else that looks good on paper, it’s not quite always perfect.

Unfortunately, many students these days are forced to suffer through standardized testing that people, like famous astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson, consider to be way more concerned with grades than actual, honest learning.

We don’t want to get into the whole standardized testing debate, but one thing’s for sure, Neil is onto something with his analysis. It may cause a stir in the world of education, but what he’s saying is a pretty brutal truth, and one that we imagine educators will have a hard time with.

2 Tuition is a Nightmare

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Much like we discussed in the previous entry, the American educational system is a little screwy right now. Standardized testing is killing learning, schools and the educators that are housed within them are suffering severe budget cuts, and tuition rates are absolutely skyrocketing.

For Lebron James to do what he did, and spend $41 million to send 1,100 kids to college, well, that’s incredible. Kudos to him for the amazing gesture and for being able to make such a huge difference in all of those children’s lives.

But, $41 million to send that many kids to college? Even for Lebron, that’s pretty steep. It definitely shouldn’t cost that much for the youth of tomorrow just to get an education. Which is exactly the point this particular tweeter was trying to make.

1 The Truth Hurts

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So, as you have seen, this list has just been chock full of people being honest and sharing the brutal truth. Some were definitely harsher than others, and some were just downright hilarious. But, at the end of the day it’s just nice to see people who aren’t afraid to speak their minds and share what they feel in their heart of hearts.

That being said, if you don’t follow Pakalu Papito on Twitter, you probably aren’t too familiar with his brand of truth.

His account is wrought with hilarious, brutally truthful observations such as this one, and he does a great job at exemplifying the kind of dark sense of humor that exists inside all of us. Which is why we thought this particular tweet of his was a shoe-in for the number one spot.

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