You hate to see it is a popular phrase, that is mostly viral on Twitter and is predominantly used to express dismay or sarcastically, to gloat at the expense of others.
“You hate to see it” is a common comment when we see someone fail or experience misfortune, though it was especially prevalent on sports commentaries.
It started appearing on Twitter pages and profiles at the late 2000’s and early 2010’s, mostly related to sports.
By the 2015 “you hate to see it” became a common phrase to encounter in all sorts of tweets.
The phrase was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2018, with another entry written in 2019.
- The New York Times – You Love to ‘Hate to See It’
- Daily Dot – How ‘you hate to see it’ became a meme to express disappointment