Hot Take

What is a hot take?

A controversial opinion

A hot take is a controversial opinion. It is referred to as "hot" because it goes against the majority of opinions and can rile people up into a frenzy.

People often share hot takes on social media regarding politics, sports, religion, movies, TV, and other related topics that people take personally. The opinion usually isn't thought out well and is made primarily to rile up others.


Here's a hot take, I think bacon tastes disgusting
Stephen Colbert and his hot takes segment
Stephen Colbert and his hot takes segment

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Updated January 24, 2017

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