American Stereotypes Are So Hurtful

A German David Hasselhoff lover recently wrote 10 Common German Prejudices About The USA. I am deeply offended as an American and would like to take some time to clear the air.

“What’s with all the fast food?”

We are BUSY people. Have you looked at our GDP lately? It’s the highest in the world. You think we got there by taking the to time to cook boring meals at home? Give me animal fat and give it to me NOW. Maybe you’d be rich too if you spent your time working instead of making thick sausage or whatever it is you eat over there.

“Americans are war mongers”

The recent military operations in Iraq (both of them), Afghanistan, Panama, Kosovo, Somalia, and Grenada were all ACCIDENTS of history. We do not have imperial notions on this great Earth, and if you give honest examination to the periods between 1891 and 1897, you will see that we are a very peaceful people.

“Americans are extremely superficial…celebrity culture”

Wrong. We follow celebrities because they have achieved a level of enlightenment that commoners like you and I can only dream about. I’m talking about sex, clubbing, drugs, tell-all books, gotcha photography featuring nipples and shaved vaginas, and most importantly, FASHION. Quick: name a German-born celebrity. I thought so. If you had celebrities then you would be obsessing over their god-like status as well.

“Americans don’t give a shit about their poor people”

Now you’ve went too far. Look in any American city and you will see an area of very fine buildings that we have built EXCLUSIVELY for the poor. We give them schooling, food, and police protection, and make sure that they live far far away from the middle and upper classes, who may interfere with their admirable way of life. Poverty in the United States will be relegated to the history books as soon as we win the war on terror.

“Everything needs to be XXL (houses, cars, refrigerators, Burgers, breast implants,…)”

How’s that 300 square feet of living space in Germany doing for you? Other than the breast implants, which can be explained by evolution, we need large because our founding fathers, God rest their souls, want us to settle in a vast frontier of rich, bountiful land. Ever heard of the Homestead Act? Otherwise this land would just go to waste, and what’s the point of that? As for automobiles, I’d like to see you drive one of your fuel-efficient scooter smart cars on a real highway and see how long you survive as SUV monsters of American pride block your puny visual field.

As an American citizen, I just can’t stand by and watch as foreigners trash the country I’ve grown up in. Instead of acting out in a pointless jealous rage, I think this German should get a J-O-B so he can afford to buy one of our state-of-the-art plasma televisions. Just don’t forget to budget for the necessary Monster cables.

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Jo
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Hurtful? You meant to say true right? Because all those stereotypes are facts.

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No i’m pretty sure he meant hurtful smile Can I insult you? Is that okay? I’m American and damn proud. I also ADORE Europe and Asia and other places and it hurts like freaking HELL when they can’t give us damn respect. We’re a young freaking country, give us time to LEARN dammit!

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“americans are warmongers”

wow. coming from a kraut that’s rich.

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German-born celebrity = Heidi Klum

:hump:

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I love how people are missing the obvious sarcasm…

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You took the words right out of my mouth, murdoc…and I thought I was clever.
I love David Hasselhoff’s video for whatever that song of his is called…”jump into my car”?
He’s such a douche.

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XXL? Have you driven the new 7 series? Damn, thats a big car!

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UGH the poor DO NOT live far enough away from me. ga-ross

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German vehicle I would drive: Heidi Klum
Alpha driver of vehicle = Seal sad

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I’m with Roissy on that one.

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Right Sweat P.

Biggest misbehavin’ celeb = Hitler

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Ditto, the dude.

The Germans are notorious for starting wars and killing randomly, though. They just haven’t since Hitler and the Berlin Wall cause uhm… ugh. Can’t be bothered to find out why. I’m sure it’s something to do with the rest of Europe having to baby sit them or something.

This is coming from someone who is, largely, of German descent.

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1st..Heidi Klum can get it..Seal is a lucky bastard

2nd..How the fuck can anybody from Germany ever call somebody “warmonger”??? Didn’t they try to exterminate a whole segment of the human population?

3rd..Heidi Klum is fine…

4th..At least at our public sporting events are crowd doesn’t line up together to form swastika’s..

5th..Do Germans know of any other color outside of black and grey???? Whats up with the David Hasselhof infatuation???

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Americans are totally not overweight, either. (A stereotype that was completely overlooked).

And, we never tried to exterminate a whole segment of the population *cough**cough** native americans **cough** cough**

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Last time I checked our warmongering status saved the world from the Nazi Germans and the Imperial Japs.

And taking a close look at what the Europeans provide NATO milatary wise — a simple thank you would have to do.

If it wasn’t for us, Berlin would be the capital of Western Russia.

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And other then some decent cars, Hiedi Klum, Boris Becker and Octoberfest — I can’t think of a single decent thing that Germany has contributed to this world.

Ok — maybe a decent world cup soccer team to watch every four years.

But other then that — nada.

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germans are actually really awesome people. in fact, they were one of the most successful immigrant groups in the United States. They make great cars, great technology, and are incredibly efficient. Germany itself is beautiful! Just because they caused WW2 doesn’t mean other nations aren’t capable of autrocities like that. umm in fact, stalin was way worse than Hitler. This is coming from a Jew.
as for XXL and our fatties… My family has really good friends who are Germans and when they came here they took photos of morbidly obese people to show back home. They sent us a copy of the photo CD and I very much enjoyed it!

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hahahaha! Brilliant. (god I hate fast food though)

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God damned Germans.

I am going to pick up Wendy’s for dinner right now.

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Irina — Germany is literally America Jr. That is why so many Americans *love* Germany. People there speak english, are very materialistic, arrogant people, and shopping everywhere.

Personally I think Germany sucks fat monkey balls. France, Hong Kong and Peru are fantastic countries in my opinion.

But what would I know. I went back to school and am stuck at home studying on a Friday night. Fuck…

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YEah.. the more I think about it, the more Germany sucks.

If you’re in Berlin or Frankfurt you’re not really travelling.. you’re visiting a tourist trap.

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I don’t really agree with the sarcasm of the article, but towards the comments? Germany gave the world Protestantism, which allowed for people to acknowledge the Earth revolved around the sun without getting their innards cooked as they stretched in the hot sun. Free thinkers everywhere should thank the Germans for that everyday… just, uh, have to overlook that whole Nazi incident last century…

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One thing that always bugs me about these sorts of things is the whole “arrogant American” stereotype. Citizens of other countries can beat their chest and wave their flag and crow about how great their country is but the second an American does it, we’re jingoistic assholes. Honestly, I think we’re one of the most self-loathing countries in the world, especially people aged 30 and under. I’ve literally heard people say things like, “America is what’s wrong with the world”, “this is the worst country ever”, etc. I think if we all had a little more national pride would be a good thing.

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all i an hear when I got to the US is Dunkin Donuts… dukin donuts.. peanut butter, tamoatoe sauce!! lol… sorry. but its true!

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can i just say that the stereo types are true though. I mean, all we hear is america saying war war war! Theyve made the world a much more dangeous and unstable place. They dont really consider the rest of the people in the world.

in terms of fast food and portion size, well that usually the case too.

If u americans want to get rid of the stereo type then just dont do it!

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Europeans have no right to bitch about America untill they are gay, poor, black, native and stuck in Neocon state. At least your contries have actual civil rights ohh wait unless you are African or Muslim. I have been to Europe and I saw plenty fat europeans and smelly tacky Euro trash. Lets not start about all the wars you started.

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Germans . . . Fucking European people are jelous
We’re da best

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Amen, to be honest

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Sorry americans, but the german dude is SOOOOOOOOOOOO RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I agree with johnson316; the population of the U.S. around the age of 30 and younger are actually really critical of the country. Again, we all need to realize that the government officials tell lies to get into office and then once their there, usually don’t live up to all of the things that they said they would do or improve. Yes, it was a huge mistake to elect Bush for a second term and I honestly don’t know how it happened, but we learn from our mistakes just like every other country. There are definitely things we can improve on, I do not disagree in the slightest, but I think that all of these cruel stereotypes flying around are just making for a most hostile world. What’s the point? We all live on this planet and die on this planet, can’t we at least try to be nice to one another and appreciate all of the things that we as different cultures have to offer?

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wow my English sucked in that…sorry. “population IS” and “once THEY’RE in office.” Guess I blew that one, huh? haha.

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haha he actually thinks Americas GDP has something to do with average noobs like him, that german is right, im totally with him

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Hey guys,
Im 100% German & all I can say is that I love America. Opinions of course differ, but in my mind, as considered “bad” stereotypes of American people aren’t too bad at all. Fast Food is an American Product, and its been the greatest Invention at all times. People keep complaining about Fast Food making people fat, but listen its not the Fast Food, it’s the amount of how often you eat Fast Food. Imagine you eat 3 times at McDonald’s a day, wouldn’t it be the same as eating 3 Full Racks of SpearRibs a day ? Fast Food industries mainly offer the same Product Range, if you eat in a Restaurant you have differences ( Chinese, Mexican, German …. :)) Concluding: What makes people fat isn’t the Fast Food, but the same stuff every day !
I just googled this page cuz I am looking for the American – German stereotypes in order to set up my University Work at Business Communication..
Whatever , just wanted to write something here smile

Have a good day
Greetz
Florian from Germany wink

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on the fucking food….it is rediculous that you generalize our diets down to eating only fast food. the only reason that you see only advertisements for unhealthy food is that there are advertisers paying millions of dollars every year to sell that product. It is shameful that it is mostly true with all the Americans commenting on this. We’re trying to abolish steorotypes…not strengthen them.

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on war…I just love to say right now that NOT every American is PRO-war. Some might place blame on president Bush….which unfortuneatly I do too…but it is unfortunate we have a man like this that is the leader of our nation that makes descions for us all…only for us to become seen as more hateful then we actually are to other countries.

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on superficial americans…this actually sadens me because we DO have superficial americans. It makes people in America that are educated and don’t fall victim to celebrity obsession look bad. It is pathetic that a statement would be made supporting their “god-like status” as “sex, clubbing, drugs, tell-all books, gotcha photography featuring nipples and shaved vaginas, and most importantly, FASHION.” Once again you’re only supporting steoreotypes…

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on American’s not ‘giving a shit obout their poor people’…I know that this could be percieved as a pretty ignorant statement but…some Americans are so blindsighted by caring about OTHER countries poverty that some tend to put other peoples problems ahead of their own…it is rediculous that it’s said that “we don’t care” cause we do.

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on everything needs to be XXL…I actually have no problem whatsoever about this statement. There is nothing to protect because I fully believe in this aspect of our culture.

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TO ROOSH V. YOU ARE A SAD EXAMPLE OF HOW AMERICANS SHOULD AND DO LIVE THEIR LIVES. YOU HAVE NO RESPECT FOR OTHER CULTURES AND BELIEFS. CLEARLY YOU BASH THEIR CUSTOMS JUST TO PROTECT OURS. YOU USE LOWER LEVEL THINKING IN YOUR JUSTIFICATION FOR THESE STEREOTYPES. I, AS AN AMERICAN, AM SADDENED BY YOUR, YES, SUPPERFICIAL COMMENTS. YOU WERE NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT WAS “DEEPLY OFFENDED” BECAUSE I’M NOT EVEN GERMAN AND I WAS PUT OFF BY YOUR UNINTELLIGENT “SARCASM.” THE REAL SAD PART THOUGH, WAS AMERICANS COMPLETELY AGREEING WITH YOUR BULLSHIT IN THEIR COMMENTS.

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Great! Roosh, you really made my day! Thank you so much! You just gave the shortest and best proof of one of the most typical American stereotypes: being uneducated! wink or call it numb, superficial, whatever you want.
Hell, I´m gonna send this post to all of my friends (and I am not even German) to enjoy your ridiculous “arguments” -and if you would even know ANYTHING about German culture, inventions and history you would just be quiet, but obviously you just fulfilled your task in being, well, uneducated, superficial, numb..we already had that wink
but my real thanks go to My Name Is Nothing, who brought everything to a good ending and showed that not all Americans are like that.

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I just want to say that I think this is all wrong. These are stereotypes we’re talking about which means they are not actually completely true. I think every nation has something to give. France is environmentely friendly, England has good education, China is a huge world economic factor, and so many other people from many countries have brought us to where we are today.All of our home countries have made mistakes. I think we would get a lot farther if we quite insulting each other. Some of what was said here has offended me, but hey, whatever, I know Im better than that.

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Sorry to say it, but I’ll state the obvious and blame the Zionist led media for all negative American stereotypes. The one thing this country considers an export is it’s culture, and our culture has become disposable images and ideas. Just visit any “Jew” in their palaces and they will treat you as their hackneyed worldview dictates.

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hmm and just how were all those invasions “accidents”?

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ps – Hitler was Austrian, and it wasn’t him who nuked 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 in Nagasaki…. most of which were innocent people

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ah ah ahhhhhhhh~
Who started that shit?
Thanks Japan!!!!!

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Our state-of-the-art plasma TVs? Japanese.

You do have the right to defend your country against nasty, hurtful stereotypes (remember, not all stereotypes are bad, that’s just a false stigma), but insulting Germans as retaliation to prove you are right definitely makes your argument questionable. Einstein was a German by the way.

The title is 10 Common German Prejudices About The USA, not 10 Common Truths.

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tell me why thats all right, america is full of overweight people. im tired of looking at fat women everywhere i look!

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I like how your upset by American stereotypes and then you call Germans sausage makers, and Hasselhoff fans. Being a hypocrite is hilarious. Dumb Americans trying to defend other dumb Americans is hilarious. Its ok to be lumped into these stereotypes, thats whats so great about this country. If you like fastfood eat it.

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Why are you saying the Germans tried to wipe out the Jews. It was HITLER who wanted that, and that weird Goebbles or whatever he’s called. Most American stereotypes are true. Here is Northern Ireland, (no, I am not a leprechaun), our lives are busy and stressful. We do not eat fast food every day, we are able to eat proper food most days of the week, often all days.

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So what’s wrong with Americans loving good food. I personally have only met three really big people in my entire life. It’s very rare that I actually see a fat person. The rest of the world is just pissed off because we Americans have really good metabolisms and can enjoy all the wonderfuly delicious food god created and still stay skinny. I weigh only 115 and eat mcdonalds for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I out eat everyone in my family except my dad and still gain no weight. Foreigners are just jealous. And not all of us are warmongers. Just like foreign countries who get a bad seed once in a while representing their country (Hitler), we too are gonna have a bad seed once in a while too. Just because Bush is an asshole warmonger, it doesn’t make the rest of the country just like him.

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Has anyone realized that most of our country is made up of different people from different countries all over the world. So foreigners who call all of us dumb americans are talking about some people who are the same ethnicity as they are. So actually I would think the foreigner calling americans dumb is actually the one who is dumb!!!

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There are ten times more muslims in the U.S. with big shiny cars, big houses, and big jewelry than any normal typical American. we are more conservative. It’s the foreigners who come to our country that feel the need to get big things to look like they out shine the typical American, thinking they are better than us. And then people who don’t now anything about us from other countries think that its us that need everything big. I live in Dearborn where the populaton is like 90% muslims straight off the boat and 10% white americans. All you see all over the place are huge black, expensive SUV’s driven by old, young, femal, male muslims with huge shiny jewlery. I just have a small 1993 buick regal, and I hate anything but small earings, and so do most white american females that don’t like to think their black. so got over yourselves and stop blaming the general american population for all this crap that you foreigners like to stereotype us on. the stereotypes that you place on us are actually all the foreigners in our country trying to make us look bad!

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I hate how Americans are so sensitive to stereotypes when in fact they seem to be the ones judging everybody else. I’ve seen that Americans generally don’t fall into most of those stereotypes, so just cool it. But I guess it’s with everybody. The bully has fun ruining other peoples lives, but gets angry when his is ruined.

@48, Lets say, me, being a Canadian, would go to the United States. Would you call me an American? No.