23 Of The Absolute Pettiest Things People Tried To Gatekeep

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1.This concerned citizen who made up a rule that you can't wear sneakers in the Oval Office:

A woman saying you can't wear sneakers in the Oval Office
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2.This metal fan who said women shouldn't take pictures at events...because you couldn't possibly be enjoying something if you're taking pictures of it:

"I went to a metal concert and there were a lot of female posers just there flirting and standing there like clowns.."
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3.This person who saw that the Bidens both ordered the same rigatoni dish at a restaurant and shared his weird rule that no one's allowed to order the same thing:

A man saying no one is allowed to order the same dish
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4.This person who said that if you can't drive stick, you shouldn't drive at all:

"If you can't drive a car with a manual transmission, you don't deserve a license."
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5.This person who really said healthcare workers shouldn't be called "heroes":

"Stop referring to healthcare workers as heroes."
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6.This person who saw a post from a girl whose hair fell out from using too much bleach and tried to gatekeep hair loss:

"we get it, only cancer patients can suffer."
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7.This parent who thought that people without kids couldn't possibly be the same level of tired as people with kids:

"When I hear someone without kids complain about being tired."
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8.This person with major ~high school bully~ vibes who tried to gatekeep birthday cakes:

"The fact that at age 20 your still having your parents buy you a birthday cake"
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9.This person who must have thrown out all of their hoodies the night before they turned 47:

"Nothing if you're a college student or younger."
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10.This person who tried to gatekeep cow-print clothing:

"it just feels like a kick in the head when thin people dress in cow print..."
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11.This Android-user who made up a rule that iPhones are for 13-year-old girls only and Androids are for adults:

"Adults use Android"
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12.This person who said that certain wallets have an age limit:

"Guys, you should own an age appropriate wallet."
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13.This gatekeeper who made up a rule that once a woman turns 30, she can no longer celebrate Valentine's Day:

"If you're older than 29 years, please wait for 'Mother's Day'"
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14.This extremely classist "mover and shaker" who felt entitled enough to say that cars that aren't as "nice" as his don't deserve to use the regular car wash:

"Do not use the automatic car wash as those are reserved for people with nice cars."
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15.This EV owner who took the time to write a note to a person CHARGING THEIR CAR telling them it's not a real electric car...

A note attached to someone's electric car
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...and literally compared it to parking in an accessible parking space as a person without a disability:

"I guess you also park in disabled spaces when you have a cold."
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16.This hiker who tried to gatekeep being prepared for a hike:

"my 5 yr old walked the same trail in Crocs carrying a naked Barbie."
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17.This father who seemed to be passing down his gateekeeping through generations:

"This is some elitism at its finest"
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18.This person who must regard themselves as the official goth gatekeeper:

Someone comparing fake goth to real goth
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19.This mad lad who should maybe stop going out:

"my mad night is 3 fights with people getting stabbed gettin searched by cops ..."
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20.This person who saw a picture of a very organized and pretty bookshelf and accused the owner of not even reading books:

"Which is exact opposite thinking of actual book reader."
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21.This person who tried to gatekeep flavors:

"Green apple is for children."
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22.This gatekeeping duo who thought up the brilliant idea of having two separate drink stations at bars and cafes since they clearly have trouble waiting their turn:

"Can we also add coffee shops to this movement."
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23.And finally, this gatekeeper who had the worst take I've seen in a long time:

"Tag a mom who really ain't a mom."
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H/T: r/gatekeeping