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Jim Halpert Is A Scumbag, And It's Obvious If You Just Pay Attention

Updated 5 Nov 2019 89.5k votes 9.7k voters 156.2k views14 items

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Face it: Jim Halpert is the worst. The resident heartthrob of The Office may be presented as the coolest guy in Scranton who gets the girl and becomes successful without trying very hard, but he’s your college boyfriend. He’s that guy who has to have an ironic detachment from everything he likes to protect himself from his feelings. He’s a headset-wearing douchebag who manipulates everyone around him. To put it simply, Jim Halpert is a scumbag. It’s already heavily suggested that Jim cheated on Pam, and if you were watching NBC in the mid-2000s then you know that Ben Wyatt was a much better husband than Jim could ever be. But just in case you’re on the fence, consider this irrefutable evidence that Jim is a horrible man.

Before you get too worked up, this isn't to say the show is bad. Not at all – The Office was such an important show for young comedy fans. It proved that a sitcom didn’t have to follow the same structure that had been run into the ground, it played with pathos as much as humor, and it put normal looking people onscreen. But the show made its hero Jim Halpert, who was straight up scum. If you need convincing, keep reading to find out why Jim from The Office sucks.

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