This was a rough one, ya’ll, but for those of us who are still standing come January 2017 — we did it! We made it out of one hell of a year. An Olympian lied, a lot of icons died, and when it came to the odds, a reality star defied. If 2016 was an episode of Friends, it’d be “The One Where Americans Made a Questionable Decision.” It’d also be the year we saw the best and worst of pop culture when it came to the following…
Worst: Creepy Clowns
What started out as a seemingly isolated event got too big, too fast. Clowns were popping up all over the place, and while those who make a living in the vibrant makeup urged them to stop because it was messing up their careers, you have to admit it was pretty weird. Wouldn’t it be funny if that was all just to pump us up for the It remake coming in 2017?
Best: Chicago Cubs
Cursed for like a century, no one thought they’d ever live to see the day this team won anything grand. Even people who could care less about sports were happy to see these underdogs finally have their day.
Worst: Chewbacca Mom
Best: First Male CoverBoy
People are always talking about women breaking glass ceilings, but what about men when it comes to realms they aren’t known for? I’m all for equality on all levels and that’s why it was amazing to see a guy become CoverGirl’s first male representative.
Best: Beyoncé’s Lemonade
Worst: Harambe the Gorilla
Best: Stranger Things
Best: Pokémon Go
Remember back when this came out and people were LOSING THEIR MINDS? Then two weeks went by and it was like it never happened. While the craze was short, it was strong enough to become a very memorable moment from 2016.