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Is National Unfriend Day just what your Facebook feed needs?

Let 'em go.


Nayomi Reghay


Posted on Nov 17, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 3:32 pm CDT

Jimmy Kimmel, the man behind celebrities reading mean tweets and parents pranking their children until they cry, is also the founder of one of our nation’s most essential holidays: National Unfriend Day.

For the sixth year in a row, Kimmel is encouraging his audience, and all fed-up Facebook users nationwide, to eliminate their least likable Facebook friends.

This year, in the spirit of venting, Jimmy Kimmel Live invited people on the street to don various masks and rant about their worst Facebook friends. That, or it’s all a ruse to see nudes.

Perplexing as the execution may be, the holiday itself is a great reminder to free yourself of any social media ties that shackle you.

So take a scroll through your friend list and unfriend to your heart’s content!

Photo via Jimmy Kimmel Live/Facebook and mkhmarketing/Flickr

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*First Published: Nov 17, 2015, 4:55 pm CST