- One definition of butthurt on Urban Dictionary is: “a person who is highly sensitive over minor things.” Another: “Being passive aggressive, silent, awkward, mad, raging, usually done all at the same time.” Yet another: “Taking things way to literally and being sore about the dumbest of topics.”
- I haven’t put in my own definition (yet), but to me it’s a person (Karen or Ken) who is just waiting to pounce on some woke (or anti-woke) thing — it seldom matters its import, it can be sausages or a guy laying down on stage during the Emmys or a Disney character.
And in recent weeks, that’s exactly what it has been. We are now a population of perennially butthurt people, moaning about the dumbest things possible. Social media swooped in this century to give a voice to … well, anybody … but now we’re here, with every idiot immediately tweeting and Facebooking how they feel about this thing or that thing.