20 First-World Rebels Who Straight-Up Refuse To Play By The Rules

They say rules are made to be broken – no matter how big or small. And these 20 first-world rebels definitely subscribe to that school of thought. Yes, it seems that they will stop at nothing to defy all manner of rules and regulations in their campaign to stick it to “the man.”

It’s not just the kids who refuse to play by the rules, however. After all, rebellion knows no age limits, as this eternally cool silver-haired lady demonstrates. She’s completely ignoring the “no hitchhiking” sign with a simple flick of her thumb.

Of all the places to show off your rebellious nature, a military target area probably isn’t the safest. However, isn’t defying danger what being a rebel is all about? Still, let’s just be thankful that’s not an exploding sign.

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Who’d have thought that you’d one day be able to stick it to the man by showing off a receipt? Well, as long as “the man” in this scenario is rock band System of a Down. Indeed, their clear instructions appear to have gone sadly unheeded.

We’re not sure how often headless people try to leap over this fence, but it’s clearly often enough that a sign was necessary. Not that this decapitated fellow seems like he’s paying much attention, though. Then again, he doesn’t have any eyes, so perhaps you can’t really blame him.

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If you make your sign that specific, you’re basically asking for someone to defy it. Whatever happened to the simple “keep off the grass” sign? Or maybe you are allowed on the grass – you’re just not allowed to do crunches while you’re there.

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Why break one rule, when you can break four? While we’re not sure wine and McDonald’s go particularly well together, when you’re this badass, who cares what your taste buds think?

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Is there anything more badass than eating an After Eight before 8:00 p.m.? If there is, we don’t want to hear about it. We’ll just be sat here, quietly rebelling against chocolatiers everywhere.

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Who’s going to let a box tell you what to do, anyway? Besides, there’s probably nothing inside that could befall harm from a knife. Right? These warnings are totally just for people who can’t handle sharp objects.

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Sometimes, you just have to do what feels right, no matter what everyone else says – or writes. This guy, for example, is going to eat alone as much as he likes, and look totally awesome while doing it, thank you very much.

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These signs are getting out of hand now. Can anyone really expect to tell people what to think? That’s a strange level of mental authoritarianism. Not that this rebellious guy cares, however, as he uses all available brainpower to think really, really hard about parking next to that tree.

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Even the paper towel dispensers think they can tell you what to do these days. It’s no wonder this guy has decided to rebel, then. He’s simply preserving his right to freedom of thought; he sure showed that inanimate object who’s the boss.

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Safety warnings are for the weak. Although, in this case, it’s probably more of a helpful reminder to tourists that they drive on the other side of the road in England. Not that this guy is bothered – he’s determined to flaunt the rulebook, even if it means getting run over.

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Of all people, rock stars are probably the last ones to tell you to follow orders – so we’re sure that this band didn’t care that one of their fans was flagrantly flaunting their venue’s rules. Presumably that’s what she’s doing, anyway – who knows when “ho” actually is?

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It doesn’t matter how old you are, a sign that says “please do not touch” is just like a big red button that says “do not push.” You know it’s going to happen. It’s just a question of who’s going to do it first.

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“The man” is always trying to dictate how you take your medicine. Then again, rebelling by overdosing probably isn’t the best idea, either. Maybe we should strike a middle ground on this one?

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That other door has nothing on this door, no matter what any sign has to say about it. Presumably that’s the reason this guy is totally flaunting its instructions, anyway. Or maybe he’s just a 21st-century rebel without a cause.

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This stamp knows what’s up. Liberty forever – and that means liberty to place your stamps wherever you darn well please. Who cares if the letter even gets to its intended recipient? Sticking it to the archaic laws of the Postal Service is far more important.

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Even though this is pretty much the most timid act of rebellion ever displayed, there’s no revolution too small. After all, everyone starts somewhere – even if it is just a foot on the grass. And, next thing you know, this guy will be flaunting signs left, right and center.

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First of all, you’ve got to admire this guy’s commitment to the cause. Because it can’t have been easy or quick to dress up in full diving gear simply to disobey the “no diving” notice. But someone had to do it.

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Sure, taking a photo near a bison is extremely dangerous. But when it comes to scoring internet points and ridiculing the rulebook, who’s to say what it means to go too far? As long as you don’t actually get hurt, of course. It’s all about the image.

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