Some creative efforts rub so many people the wrong way that you sort of have to respect the creators for their attempt. They tried something! And it failed spectacularly! (Don’t hide your light under a bushel basket, Robert Rodriguez.) Other times, it’s the motivation behind the effort itself that overshadows anything positive that would’ve come from it. These may not be, aesthetically speaking, the worst movies, songs, and web garbage we’ve seen all year, but rather the most creatively bankrupt and reprehensible items and trends of the bunch.
No pop cultural concoction is empirically bad, but sometimes it sure looks that way to a wide margin of people at the exact same time. It might be a matter of poor ingredients, shoddy execution, or simply no reason to exist. In Co.Create’s round-up of the Least Creative Things That Happened In 2014, we are focusing on this last group. With a vengeance.
Look through the slides above for our picks for Least Creative Things of 2014, and let us know in the comments what we forgot, and what you hope to see happen instead in 2015.