What would you do if you found out your high school legacy was nothing but a lie? Marc Snetiker, a Senior Editor at Entertainment Weekly, posted this “burn it all to the ground” post from his high school Facebook group that has left many questioning if there was a conspiracy at their own high school, too.
In the post, an unnamed classmate revealed the Senior Superlatives from their high school were completely rigged by the Senior Leadership Council. The group stuffed the ballot box with fake votes for their friends in the class of 2007. In many cases, but not all, their friends were victorious, winning such important categories that were probably things like Nicest Eyes and Best Dressed.
The classmate did not reveal which winners were the rigged ones and which ones were not, leaving the group spinning into chaos. This life-defining info, withheld for the past 13 years, was troubling, to say the least.
Really, how would you feel if you found out over a decade later you might not have been the Best Kisser? What if the fact that you were voted Most Likely to Succeed was your entire identity and now your whole career trajectory has been a lie? Or worse: You didn’t get the superlative that you rightfully would have won, and it crushed your spirit and you never laughed at another joke after you lost Best Laugh?
Why did the poster feel the need to come clean in 2020, after all this time? They claim it was in the spirit of the new year, but you have to wonder if this has been weighing heavily for over a decade.
Though the drama was swirling within the group, Twitter decided it was hilarious and started adding scenarios of their own. Movies were pitched:
Confessions were made:
To be honest, this would make a killer Netflix true crime documentary. Or another season of the satirical “American Vandal” at the very least.
But seriously, folks, did you ever think these kinds of elections were totally legit in the first place?
And the ultimate troll is the possibility that no rigging ever happened and this person just started drama for the fun of it. *sigh* That’s the true meaning of high school, isn’t it?