These brands get the most online hate in America

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“Don’t give in to hate, Luke. That leads to the dark side.”

You know that quote from the popular Disney-branded Star Wars franchise? 

Obi-Wan was onto something. Just look at Disney. We found that more than a third of tweets about Disney were negative towards the brand, yet Disney share prices rose 125% last year, even with its theme parks closed.

When you give in to hate, your tweets provide free publicity for the dark side (whatever you consider the dark side to be). And the brands we hate the most are often the least vanilla. Better to divide opinion than to inspire no opinion at all!

RAVE Reviews used the research tool SentiStrength to assess over a million brand-related tweets for positive or negative content in the U.S. We calculated the hate rate (% of negative tweets) and ranked the brands by location and category to find the most hated brands in the U.S.

We defined “biggest brands/popular global brands” as those with the highest search volume on Google. We used our findings to find the brands that get the most hate in the U.S.

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Methodology

We compiled a list of some of the biggest global gaming, fast food, tech brands and ISPs within the UK and US. Using Twitter’s API, we pulled tweets mentioning these brands.

We then used language analysis tool SentiStrength to determine the sentiment of tweets (considering tweets with a negative component from -5 to -2 as negative). Aggregating the data by country and US states, we calculated the % of negative tweets and ranked the brands to reveal the most hated in each region. For all countries, we omitted brands without at least 10 unique users tweeting about them.

You can find a full list of sources online.

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62. Instagram

Negative-tweet percentage: 13.02%

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61. Nescafe

Negative-tweet percentage: 16.05%

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60. eBay

Negative-tweet percentage: 18.33%

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59. Louis Vuitton

Negative-tweet percentage: 20%

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58. Xiaomi

Negative-tweet percentage: 21.28%

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57. Heineken

Negative-tweet percentage: 21.30%

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56. Spotify

Negative-tweet percentage: 22.75%

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55. LinkedIn

Negative-tweet percentage: 23.94%

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54. Adidas

Negative-tweet percentage: 24.46%

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53. Mercedes-Benz

Negative-tweet percentage: 25.45%

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52. Land Rover

Negative-tweet percentage: 26.32%

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51. Dell

Negative-tweet percentage: 26.34%

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50. Rolex

Negative-tweet percentage: 26.65%

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49. Lancôme

Negative-tweet percentage: 26.85%

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48. L’Oréal

Negative-tweet percentage: 27.46%

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47. Chevrolet

Negative-tweet percentage: 27.5%

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46. Porsche

Negative-tweet percentage: 27.73%

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45. Lexus

Negative-tweet percentage: 27.73%

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44. PayPal

Negative-tweet percentage: 28.34%

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43. Hyundai

Negative-tweet percentage: 28.54%

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42. Hennessy

Negative-tweet percentage: 29.45%

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41. Budweiser

Negative-tweet percentage: 29.57%

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40. Gucci

Negative-tweet percentage: 29.73%

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39. Vodafone

Negative-tweet percentage: 29.79%

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38. Cartier

Negative-tweet percentage: 30.06%

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37. Honda

Negative-tweet percentage: 30.31%

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36. Jack Daniel’s

Negative-tweet percentage: 30.34%

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35. Chanel

Negative-tweet percentage: 30.38%

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34. Audi

Negative-tweet percentage: 30.62%

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33. YouTube

Negative-tweet percentage: 30.65%

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32. NIKE

Negative-tweet percentage: 31.12%

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31. Samsung

Negative-tweet percentage: 31.23%

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30. Pepsi

Negative-tweet percentage: 31.41%

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29. Volkswagen

Negative-tweet percentage: 32.3%

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28. BMW

Negative-tweet percentage: 32.63%

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27. Ferrari

Negative-tweet percentage: 32.63%

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26. KFC

Negative-tweet percentage: 33.21%

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25. Starbucks

Negative-tweet percentage: 33.44%

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24. Amazon

Negative-tweet percentage: 33.55%

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23. IKEA

Negative-tweet percentage: 33.72%

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22. Gillette

Negative-tweet percentage: 33.84%

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21. Facebook

Negative-tweet percentage: 33.9%

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20. Ford

Negative-tweet percentage: 34.07%

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19. Coca-Cola

Negative-tweet percentage: 34.08%

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18. Disney

Negative-tweet percentage: 34.32%

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17. Google

Negative-tweet percentage: 34.4%

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16. Burger King

Negative-tweet percentage: 34.72%

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15. Huawei

Negative-tweet percentage: 34.89%

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14. Apple

Negative-tweet percentage: 34.91%

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13. Nissan

Negative-tweet percentage: 35.13%

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12. Xbox

Negative-tweet percentage: 36.02%

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11. McDonald’s

Negative-tweet percentage: 36.3%

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10. Tesla

Negative-tweet percentage: 36.43%

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9. Toyota

Negative-tweet percentage: 36.75%

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8. ESPN

Negative-tweet percentage: 36.84%

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7. Nestle

Negative-tweet percentage: 37.07%

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6. Red Bull

Negative-tweet percentage: 37.19%

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5. Netflix

Negative-tweet percentage:  39.87%

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4. Microsoft

Negative-tweet percentage: 41.57%

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3. Sony

Negative-tweet percentage: 43.86%

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2. LEGO

Negative-tweet percentage: 46.43%

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1. Uber

Negative-tweet percentage: 48.35%

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