Why I Hate the Color Purple

Disclaimer: If you adore the color purple, please don’t hate me for hating it. I still love you so you should still love me, no? 😉 😉 😀 😀

As far back as I can remember, I’ve had a strange aversion to the color purple. And by “aversion” I mean “repulsion.” The color, in some shades, can make me physically ill, while in others, is less abhorrent. This is one of the first things you learn about me when we become friends. Because it truly affects my life. And I really can’t stand purple.

For years, I had no idea why I loathed the color so much.

Then I watched Pocahontas for the fifty millionth time (okay, so that’s a slight exaggeration).

You know how every child has a movie they incessantly watch over and over again until your eyeballs and ears are bleeding because you just cannot stand to watch it once more? Pocahontas was that film for me.

And everything evil in that movie is coated in, you guessed it, the color purple.

Seriously. I’m not kidding.

Exhibit A

But he’s not the only one.

Exhibit B
Exhibit C
Exhibit D
Exhibit E


Are you seeing what I’m seeing?


This is what I was brainwashed to believe as a child. Pocahontas was my childhood hero, so of course I came to despise whatever stood against her. In this case, it was a purple clad mad man.

So now you know why I hate purple, some shades more than others.

I will say that understanding the why behind my aversion has made the horrors of it lessen. I now find purple tolerable, though I still avoid it whenever possible.

Do you have any strange aversions to things because of childhood influences? (pleasedontletmebetheonlyone)

Why I Hate the Color Purple

11 thoughts on “Why I Hate the Color Purple

  1. Ellie says:

    oh my god I read the title of this and thought this was a grammatically incorrect rant about hating the actual movie/book ‘The Color Purple’ and I was ready to fight someone and then I realized it was about the literal colour purple whoops

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    1. Oh gosh! I’m so glad I dodged that bullet! Thank you for taking the time to read before internet-punching me, not enough people do that. 🙂

      Also, I’ve never read the book “The Color Purple,” but have heard amazing things! I really need to!

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  2. Lem says:

    Honestly, YES. i hate purple so much. I’d choose red, blue, pink, anything over it. I actually never correlated childhood movies with purple tbh. Understated purple like Ursula or the evil cane guy, I can tolerate.

    But bright purples, light purples, neon, barney, mixed with bluec mixed with red, nyu purple, soooo many purples. It’s like looking at it literally makes my eyes hurt.

    I’ve been told I look good in purple, but I don’t like wearing it either. Sigh, I don’t know why I am this way 😩 Bc I like the color on other people sometimes.

    But most shades make me want to rip my eyes out.


  3. Neth says:

    Hehe… its your conviction… but i love purple… its just a color.. just like : we do hate sin but not the sinner..

    But i do respect your belief… 😊


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