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A subreddit dedicated to people freaking out, melting down, losing their cool, or being weird in public. Drugged out or sober, anything goes. Keep the comments respectful where mental disorders are concerned, and remember that the individuals depicted in these videos are real people too. This subreddit is essentially dedicated to their worst moments, so do keep that in mind.

>Saturated with TV and movies, our brains have become used to watching the imitation of emotions, so much so that it is strangely surprising and fascinating to watch the real thing.

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  1. Don't mess with /u/Ezziboo the Public Freakout 👑Royalty👑.

  2. Never post personal information, do not ask for personal information, do not encourage or call for witch-hunts

  3. Comment with tact in videos which may involve mental disorders

  4. Bans: Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, Transphobia, Harassment, Race Baiting etc. (Racist people freaking out in videos are allowed, but being a racist in the comments section will get you banned.)

  5. Abusive comments will be removed at moderator discretion and may result in a temporary or permaban

  6. Video Posts only [exception: Gifs uploaded to reddit or imgur]

  7. Text Posts may only be posted after moderator approval. Message the mods before making one

  8. Reposts over 4 weeks old are permitted. Reposts under 4 weeks old will be removed.

  9. ~~Submissions from are banned and will be removed.~~ (This rule no longer applies, but may be re-instated in the future.)

  10. This isn't /r/watchpeopledie: People being straight up murdered or dying in shocking/gruesome ways should be the cut-off.

  11. Facebook Videos are allowed, but not encouraged. If you must post a video hosted on Facebook, you need to provide a link to a copy of the video hosted on a more acceptable video hosting platform. For videos under 10 minutes Streamable makes it easy to make copies of videos.

When you get banned for violating the rules, it has nothing to do with free speech.


[Mod's Choice] - The mark of a good find and a quality freakout

Users who submit a "Mod's Choice" qualify for permanent custom user flair. You must request the flair for it to be implemented, it is not automatic.

[Loose Fit] - A semi-public freakout and passable submission. Not entirely in keeping with the general theme: spatially-situated freakouts occurring in person and in public

[Repost] - While they have their place, avoid making these submissions consistently

[Follow Up]- A news article or other report which follows up on a video that was previously posted to the subreddit. Please include a link to the original freakout if possible.

[Protest Freakout] - Videos of Protests and the Freakouts that occur during the protest.

[Compilation] - A compilation of freakouts

[Possibly Fake] - Might have been staged


[Fake] - Staged freakouts

[Non-Public] - Non-public freakouts

[Non-Freakout] - Submissions that are not freakouts


Filter out submissions with 'Protest Freakout' flair/tag.

Filter out submissions with 'Super Bowl Freakout' flair/tag.

Filter out submissions with 'Repost' flair/tag.

In the News:

Vice Article about /r/publicfreakout and /r/skateparkfreakout

Know Your Meme - About "Public Freakout Videos" that goes on to talk about the history of /r/PublicFreakout.

Our Friends:

  • /r/FinalPunch

  • /r/deescalation

  • /r/PublicCivility

  • /r/protestfreakout

  • /r/virtualfreakout

  • /r/skateparkfreakout

  • /r/tooktoomuch

  • /r/arrests

  • /r/thiscrazybitch

  • /r/rightinthepussy

  • /r/GetOffMyPlane

  • /r/newsbloopers

  • /r/AuthorityParanoia/

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