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A Guide To The Internet’s Love Of Hating Larry Bloom From ‘Orange Is The New Black’

Fans of the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black probably don’t need to be told that Larry Bloom is pretty unpopular. Played by the arguably equally unpopular Jason Biggs, Larry initially has a pretty good excuse for behaving like a total douchebag – his fiancée has been sent to prison for the role she played in smuggling some drug money a decade ago, all at the behest of her lesbian lover, Alex. Without getting too in-depth with the plot for the sake of people who are only now catching on to the beloved series (based on the prison memoirs of Piper Kerman), Larry’s evolution as a man coping with the absence and unraveling sexual history of the woman that he loves has helped turn him into one of the most hated characters ever written.

In fact, the existence of Larry Bloom and the spectacular loathing that he has inspired has led to an interesting and quirky little hobby for the show’s fans, as they like to go on the Orange is the New Black Wiki site and edit the character bio. For example, a visit to his bio today reveals this colorfully written description of not Larry Bloom, but “fuckin larry.”

Additionally, Larry’s character bio sidebar is equally mean-spirited.

This isn’t a new thing, as people have been editing and “updating” Larry’s bio since the show began and he was slowly revealed to be a festering wart on the b-hole of Satan’s pet walrus. Sorry, I’m no fan of Larry either. So why then, someone who hasn’t watched the show may ask, is he so hated? What on Earth has he done to deserve this scorn and vile outrage, other than the fact that he’s played by Biggs?

Here’s a brief example:

Only a truly terrible human being would go against his loving girlfriend’s wishes and watch their show without her. But turning the frame over? That’s just cold-blooded.

Even worse, as we dive further into the rabbit hole (again, I’m not responsible for spoiler alerts if you’re way behind, because you should know better by now) Larry doesn’t exactly have the best… timing.

So with moments like those in mind, it has been pretty easy for the show’s fans to vent their frustrations on the Orange is the New Black Wiki page in very creative and bluntly profane ways.

“Soggy lampshade” is such a wonderful description for another person. To others, he’s less of a soggy lampshade and more of a bathroom break.

It’s always sad when a character causes people to lash out at the actor who plays him. Wait, did I say sad? I meant hilarious.

Easy now, my son’s name is Potato.

My father was a crusty dishcloth, as was his father and his father’s father.

“To old”? Remember to spellcheck your Wiki edits, people.

Wait, is Potato a name or a gender? Is it both? People today are too over-my-head with their insults. I feel so old.

I think the common theme is that OitNB fans would like to see Larry fed to sharks.

That’s some world class hatred of a fictional character right there.

And the rage has even found its way over to the character page for Alex, as #TeamAlex vs. #TeamLarry has become a one-sided battle for the ages.

Biggs even claimed that his real-life wife, Jenny Mollen, prefers Alex over Larry. Like we’re surprised.

Honestly, you can take away the major plot points that identify him as a terrible person, and I’m still convinced that this is one of Larry’s greatest flaws:

Of course, that’s all what makes this one special moment from Season 2 all the more worthwhile…

Although, I’m sure some people would have like to have seen that hand replaced by a cinder block.

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