Opinion: Why Do People in Other States Hate Missouri So Much?
There are some mysteries in life that I can't solve. Who invented liquid soap and why? I dunno. Why are women the ones who are required to dance backwards during waltzes? It's a dilemma. Also, why do people in other states hate Missouri so much? Let's try to figure it out.
Disclaimer - As someone who was born and raised in Missouri I really don't care what other states think of us. As a matter of fact, I wear their disdain as a badge of honor.
Let me give you an example of what I'm talking about. I frequently see people dogging on Missouri on the Missouri sub-Reddit page.
Posts from the missouri
community on Reddit
OK, so that's some funny stuff right there, but the hatred for Missouri from other states is real. Both Illinois and Kansas are notorious for hating Missouri yet their citizens are the ones moving there the most. I have some theories. Much of the disdain comes from those that don't agree with the recent political decisions made by the state. To each his own. Whatever. Political differences are a dime a dozen. We're not all Josh Hawley, by the way.
The hatred for Missouri also carries over to sports with the St. Louis Cardinals being one of the most hated teams in baseball.
I've been fortunate to have lived in many different parts of America (thanks for that, radio). Whenever I'd reveal that I was originally from Missouri, there would often be a snicker and sometimes a reference to my redneck blood. Guilty as charged. Get er done.
I don't have a definitive reason for why the hatred for Missouri continues. All I can say is that it's very much a real thing and I'm proud as a Missourian to say that I really don't care.