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It’s true that some people can tend to fall all over themselves to be polite – so much so that others tend to take advantage of them. For those who spend the other 364 days of the year focusing on politeness, this day offers an opportunity to be more upfront, frank, and honest. It’s time for Be Nasty Day!

History of Be Nasty Day

Being Nasty has probably been around about as long as humans have! But the idea of living in polite society has made its way around the world and being nasty is often considered to be in poor taste and without merit. However, there are just some times when it is necessary to take off that polite mask, stand up for what you believe in, and get things done!

In 2016, the idea of The Nasty Movement developed as a political response to a comment made about then-candidate for US President, Hillary Clinton. Called “that nasty woman” by her opponent, Clinton’s supporters decided to turn something meant to be an insult into a motivator. A group of women believed that it sometimes takes being nasty to change the world, and a grassroots feminist movement was launched. 

Today, Be Nasty Day is here to encourage people, women and men, to stand up for what they believe in. And sometimes that requires being a bit nasty!

How to Celebrate Be Nasty Day

Take on some of these ideas in celebration of Be Nasty Day:

Stand Up for Yourself

Be Nasty Day is all about remembering that it’s okay to sometimes not be a people pleaser. It’s not always possible to make everyone else in the world happy. Instead, it can sometimes be important to remember that, every once in a while, it’s necessary to be a little be nasty in order to get some things accomplished and stand up for yourself!

(On the other hand, some people are nasty all the time, so this day might not be for them at all! They should, instead, refer to National Say Something Nice Day!)  

Watch a Be Nasty Day Movie

Perhaps this day will require a bit of inspiration for some people, so check out some of these movies in honor of Be Nasty Day:

  • Mean Girls (2004). This cult classic movie stars Leslie Lohan, Rachel McAdams and features a guest appearance by Tina Fey, who was also the writer of the film.
  • Horrible Bosses (2011). Offering an all-star cast, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Jamie Foxx and a variety of others, this movie is all about what happens when three guys decide (in a night of drunkenness) that they are going to put a hit on their terrible bosses.
  • The Devil Wears Prada (2006). Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway star in this comedy about the perils of a young, naive graduate who gets a job in the fashion industry.
  • The War of the Roses (1989). A classic dark comedy, this film stars Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner as a couple who are doing everything they can to drive each other crazy and leave the house they both love. Also featuring Danny DeVito.

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