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The Characters AHS Fans Admitted They Hate For No Reason

While the ensemble cast of "American Horror Story" is full of beloved faces, many fans are still more than willing to be critical of the show's characters, as opposed to just blindly supporting their favorite stars.

One of the most infamous examples of this is Hayden McClaine (Kate Mara). The "Murder House" character was the volatile student and mistress of Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott), who was intent on destroying his life. Fans despised Hayden and they made sure to let Mara know it. "I don't think people loved my character very much on that show," the actress told Collider in November 2020. "I loved playing her — who doesn't want to play a sex-crazed ghost? Most people hate me on that show, which I take as a compliment."

Of course, Hayden isn't the only "American Horror Story" character who fans have intensely hated over the course of its ten seasons. In fact, fans on the show's subreddit even started a thread titled, "characters you hate for no reason???" that received more than 100 responses.

So, which unlucky characters made the cut?

American Horror Story fans really wish some characters had been handled differently

There was plenty of hatred to go around on the Reddit thread, with the OP starting things off by naming Michael Langdon (Cody Fern) from "American Horror Story: Apocalypse" as one character they hate for no real reason. Other users chimed in to agree with that answer, while tons of other "American Horror Story" characters came up throughout the thread as well.

The answers ranged from some of the more obvious characters, like Ally and Ivy Mayfair-Richards (Sarah Paulson, Alison Pill) from "Cult," to surprising ones like Violet Harmon (Taissa Farmiga) from "Murder House" and Misty Day (Lily Rabe) from "Coven." Some fans said they disliked every character certain stars have portrayed, while others were more specific. One Redditor even listed more than 20 "American Horror Story" characters they hate.

Although the prompt encouraged fans to share characters they hated for no reason, some passionate users offered explanations. For instance, Bebe Babbitt (Frances Conroy) from "American Horror Story: Cult" outraged fans enough to spark discussions on how the character could have been improved. "Her motivations were so confusing, and this only worsened with the Valerie Solanas and SCUM backstory," wrote u/OedipusCapulet, wishing that Babbitt had formed a "counter-cult" in the series. u/ITwinkTherefore1am built off that latter idea, writing, "A full-on cult-gang war between different gendered ideologies would've been excellent and could've even made a compelling political point that being too radical on either end of the political spectrum (left or right) is harmful."

All in all, the thread's discussions just prove that, whether they love to hate them or hate to love them, even the most divisive "American Horror Story" characters still manage to get fans buzzing about the series.