Watch this compilation of Reddit’s favorite public freak outs

Warning: There's an unfortunate amount of vertical video. 

Mar 2, 2020, 4:06 am*

Internet Culture


Mike Fenn

The next time you lose your cool, think twice before really flying off the handle, lest your exploits make it onto YouTube and Reddit.

Reddit’s r/publicfreakout is a community where people come together to watch videos of others suffering complete meltdowns in public places. Each day, over 22,000 subscribers bear witness to profanity-laden tirades, fistfights, and an unfortunate amount of vertical video.

Now, moderators have compiled a “best of” collection, treating viewers to three straight minutes of people angrily freaking out in restaurants, airplanes, and even on television.

Somehow, adding a peaceful piano medley to footage of a man banging on the locked doors of a shopping mall is downright magical.

Image via David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons

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*First Published: May 25, 2014, 1:26 pm