Twitter users confess everything before “end of the world”

#endoftheworldconfessions trended on Twitter Thursday night, prompting Twitter users to share their darkest, most offensive secrets.


Fidel Martinez

Internet Culture

Published Dec 21, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 4:59 am CDT

It turns out the Mayans were wrong. The world did not end in fire, nor did it end in ice. Dec. 21, 2012 came and went without so much as a bang or a whimper.

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That didn’t stop some people from covering all their bases just in case the Mayan apocalypse did happen. People didn’t want to be raptured—or whatever the hell was supposed to happen— without clearing their consciences first. And thus, #endoftheworldconfessions was born.

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The Twitter hashtag became popular overnight, becoming a trending topic. According to social analytics tool Topsy, #endoftheworldconfessions was mentioned 476,411 times between Dec. 19-20. Apparently, Twitter users had a lot of things to get off their chest.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled some of the better ones. These run the gamut from funny to just plain bizarre.

File our first tweet under “obvious confession is obvious.”

Photo via @Nikki_1D/Twitter

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It’s not really much of a secret when the name of the boy band is part of your Twitter handle.

Others used this opportunity to reveal their long-time secret identity.

Photo via @boring_as_heck/Twitter

Even some celebrities got in on the hashtag action. Unfortunately, not all of them got the point. Rapper Wiz Khalifa, for example, took it as an opportunity to tweet tired aphorisms.

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Photo via @TheWhizKhalifa/Twitter

That’s deep.

Speaking of rap, it turns out some people have just been pretending they’re fond of the genre.

Photo via @lyoungbreezyl/Twitter

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Up next are four contenders for the title of “worst human beings in the world” award.

Photo via @Chamill1/Twitter

Pretty sure you can’t give someone cancer, jerkwad.

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Photo via @laurenrehn557/Twitter

That’s just wrong.

Photo via @TheeWizardKelly/Twitter

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In case you’re wondering, that’s not an example of racism. That is, however, the exemplification of douchebaggery.

Photo via @pentylu/Twitter

Yes, that tweet is awful, but we’d be lying if we said it didn’t make us laugh. Moving on.

It’s not a legitimate worldwide trending hashtag without a mention of the scatalogical.

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Photo via @guacamallory/Twitter

You probably should have kept that to yourself regardless.

And finally, the winner for the weirdest and creepiest end of the world confession:

Photo via @RonnieBitner/Twitter

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Just… wow.

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*First Published: Dec 21, 2012, 3:10 pm CST