Cringe is as cringe does. Even though the internet is full of wonderful things like cat pics, wholesome local news, and articles written by yours truly, it’s also home to the vast and spooky wilderness where you’ll find the most bizarre and cringe-worthy posts. And it’s the members of the ‘Cringetopia’ subreddit that bears the heavy burden of documenting the cringiest examples to share (and publicly mock!) with the world. These cringetopians have a duty to show us what to never ever do while at the same time providing us with some hilariously weird content.

We’ve collected some of the best recent posts that will make your face contort, your mind reel, and your lips say, “Oh God, why?! Please, no!” Remember to upvote the cringiest pics that hurt you emotionally (and maybe even physically). Oh, and if you haven’t had enough internet for today, then be sure to check out our previous posts about the ‘Cringetopia’ subreddit right over here: Part 1 and Part 2.

What the 1.3-million-strong ‘Cringetopia’ community teaches us is that cringey posts are more common than we might think. And we’ve all no doubt done embarrassing things that we still remember in the shower or late at night when we should be sleeping. However, ignoring these feelings and running away from them is far from healthy.

Bored Panda had a talk with a couple of the subreddit's moderators to learn more about how the massive community is managed, as well as how to live with the cringey things that we've done in the past (spoiler warning: it's to take responsibility for your mistakes and live life with courage). Scroll down for our interviews with them, as well as for our chat about embarrassment with award-winning social psychologist Vanessa Bohns, the author of the forthcoming book 'You Have More Influence Than You Think.'

#1

Dork A** Losers

Dork A** Losers

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
3 months ago

Classic. Seen this one so many times and enjoying them being roasted.

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#2

W H I T E P E O P L E A M I R I G H T!!!

W H I T E P E O P L E A M I R I G H T!!!

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wifeofweasley
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3 months ago

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#3

The Woman Is The Cringe One Here, In Case Anyone Is Confused

The Woman Is The Cringe One Here, In Case Anyone Is Confused

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Viviane
Community Member
3 months ago

I laughed. Let's just open doors out of consideration for others, instead of reading something negative into it. I've held doors for men who were pushing strollers or carrying a lot of stuff.

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#4

Keep Your Neck

Keep Your Neck

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Paul K. Johnson
Community Member
3 months ago

So while the world has been trying to explain to everyone that "no" means no, this person is saying, "Well, actually.... if he really loves you then no means yes." She's ruining everything for everybody.

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#5

$4k Rent

$4k Rent

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Kristal
Community Member
3 months ago

I shall be a child FOREVER!!!

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#6

So Much For Independent

So Much For Independent

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Kristal
Community Member
3 months ago

Bwahahaha!

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Fjallmadur told me that the best way to confront embarrassing and cringey situations is to fully admit to them. "A person should own up to their mistakes and embarrassments because it makes them a better person. If you're too concerned about doing something that may make people laugh at you, then you're never going to live," the mod noted to Bored Panda that being afraid of embarrassing ourselves can't have a wider impact on how we tend to live our lives.

"The jocks think the geeks are cringey, and geeks think the jocks are. And everyone thinks bronies and furries are cringey. Someone will always be there to make fun of you," Fjallmadur said, urging people to not mind the critics. "Live your life the best you can."

Meanwhile, redditor Tejmar, another 'Cringetopia' moderator, told Bored Panda that the people behind the community are absolutely awesome and laid back. "I can say this mod team is one of the friendliest and easy-going groups I've been a part of," they praised their colleagues.

#7

Cultural Appropriation

Cultural Appropriation

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*me*
Community Member
3 months ago

Don’t be so quick to judge, people. Actually know what you’re complaining about.

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#8

Facepalm

Facepalm

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Nicola Dimigen
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah. Its great. You can NEVER roll your ankle, cause we don't have them./s

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#9

Want Another Baby But Your Husband Doesn't? Just Get Him Drunk

Want Another Baby But Your Husband Doesn't? Just Get Him Drunk

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rehanne garvey
Community Member
3 months ago

Wtf

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#10

Easy Mistake

Easy Mistake

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Friday
Community Member
3 months ago

Omg that’s hilarious 🤣

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#11

Just Stop

Just Stop

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wifeofweasley
Community Member
3 months ago

She would've thrown a whole fit if a guy did this to her

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#12

She Is Not The Cringe But Those 6k Neck Beards Are! I Freaking Love Her Idea

She Is Not The Cringe But Those 6k Neck Beards Are! I Freaking Love Her Idea

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BlackestDawn
Community Member
3 months ago

Well played girl (in both meanings).

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Earlier, I spoke with social psychologist Vanessa about other aspects of embarrassment as well. She noted that we ought to embrace our embarrassment instead of shying (or running!) away from it. Not only does it help our reputation, it also helps us accept the fact that we can’t always be perfect.

"We spend a lot of time and effort presenting an ideal version of ourselves to other people. When something happens that contrasts with the image we’ve been projecting—when we say or do something that shows we actually aren’t as graceful or as smart as we’d like people to believe—we feel embarrassed," Vanessa told Bored Panda previously.

#13

Uh

Uh

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Becky Samuel
Community Member
3 months ago

It may be funny to the person doing it, but it is very disrespectful to the shop staff who deal with this exact same unoriginal nonsense all the time. Nobody condones that person who doesn't reshelve their books after browsing- how about we show the same respect to the staff by not messing up their shelves for a cheap laugh online.

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#14

Whats The Point Of This

Whats The Point Of This

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Emma Byrne
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm with Satan on this one.

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#15

What The F Is Twitter

What The F Is Twitter

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Michelle M
Community Member
3 months ago

I feel like nowadays, one in every five sentences involves race.

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"Discovering you were wrong about something most everyone else around you has long known to be true is one of those moments. In that moment we learn, 'Wait a minute, maybe I haven’t been presenting the image of being smart or worldly that I thought I was presenting all this time,' which is embarrassing,” the social psychologist noted that embarrassment occurs when reality doesn’t align with our view of ourselves. In short, embarrassment denotes a contrast between our subjectivity and objective reality.

“One thing that’s interesting about embarrassment is that, for as much as we might experience it as painful in the moment, it’s actually very socially adaptive. Being embarrassed signals to other people that you care about what they think. And that actually draws people in to you.”

#16

When You Just Want A Legitimate Business

When You Just Want A Legitimate Business

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Paul K. Johnson
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't get how people can have so little shame. I really don't.

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#17

Wow Real Help

Wow Real Help

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*me*
Community Member
3 months ago

There is no chance in hell anyone’s getting YouTube premium

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#18

That Is A Good Question

That Is A Good Question

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wifeofweasley
Community Member
3 months ago

You could start keeping your tongue in. No one wants to see this

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The expert continued: “So blushing, burying your head in your hands, laughing, acknowledging how embarrassing something was, are all totally healthy ways to react.” So while embracing our embarrassment is the healthy (and socially useful) way to react, trying to cover up our own faults and mistakes creates the opposite, negative effect.

“The unhealthy way to react is to pretend you’re not embarrassed, that you didn’t make a mistake, or to get angry. Those things undo the positive effect that embarrassment typically has on other people by conveying insincerity and pushing people away rather than drawing them in.”

#19

Huh

Huh

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Malakai
Community Member
3 months ago

So cheating is apparently a trustworthy act now? Got it👍

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#20

Gatekeeping Children’s Names?

Gatekeeping Children’s Names?

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Aunt Messy
Community Member
3 months ago

Why do people do this? NO ONE owns a name.

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#21

People Who "Fix Art"

People Who "Fix Art"

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Malakai
Community Member
3 months ago

"Fixing" art is such a stupid f**king trend. You're not "fixing" anything--you're a stupid, useless vain little sh*t with your head so far up your ass trolling for "woke" points that even a doctor can't surgically fix your idiocy. It's not about promoting anything good, it's about bullying others to make yourself feel good and it's so damn toxic I don't even know where to begin

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#22

Airsoft

Airsoft

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
3 months ago

"Uncle" seems more likely than "friend" though. Then you "have to".

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#23

Height Of Stupidity

Height Of Stupidity

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
3 months ago

Bitch. Wtf?

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#24

I Am Terrorist

I Am Terrorist

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wifeofweasley
Community Member
3 months ago

who makes jokes like this wtf

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#25

Prime America Moment

Prime America Moment

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Nicola Dimigen
Community Member
3 months ago

The stupididity is thick.

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#26

Classic Twitter

Classic Twitter

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lunar eclipse
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

‘Come back from the horrors of war’ First, who would enlist you? Second, pretty sure you wouldn’t come back lazy git.

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#27

This Is Not Cute

This Is Not Cute

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Nicola Dimigen
Community Member
3 months ago

No does not.

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#28

Now Listen Here You Little S**t

Now Listen Here You Little S**t

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Kira Okah
Community Member
3 months ago

Doxxing, at least in the UK, comes under cyberstalking laws. Very much illegal.

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#29

47

47

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Michelle M
Community Member
3 months ago

'Who are you to tell us there is no covid?' Ans: I know because I read an article online

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#30

That's Totally How It Works

That's Totally How It Works

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Steve Wilson
Community Member
3 months ago

No. They’ll be born with both your big nose and your small brain.

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#31

Legit Cringe Here

Legit Cringe Here

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#32

Yikes, That's Awkward

Yikes, That's Awkward

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
3 months ago

LOLLLL OMG

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#33

The Future Of Abortion

The Future Of Abortion

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Malakai
Community Member
3 months ago

Then how do they have such lethal death grips, the little monsters

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#34

Entitled

Entitled

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Dre Mosley
Community Member
3 months ago

Once you ask me how much I make per year, we're done. That tells me all I need to know.

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#35

Feels So Bad Man

Feels So Bad Man

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BlackestDawn
Community Member
3 months ago

In fairness that person could have asked to not be mentioned (so that others don't start begging them for stuff) BUT that should have been explicitly mentioned.

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#36

This Made Me Cringe

This Made Me Cringe

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wifeofweasley
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm dying of second hand embarrassment

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#37

The Kid Who Never Pays Attention In Class And Blames Everyone Else Made This

The Kid Who Never Pays Attention In Class And Blames Everyone Else Made This

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 months ago

"My unwillingness to study is entirely to blame on the teacher. And I've got my parents to support me in this." Heard it about 100 000 times during the years I worked at schools. There are quite some delusional people in the world, most of them are parents who think that their child is a genius, while everyone can see it couldn't even figure out how to eat an apple.

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#38

I Want Death

I Want Death

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Nicola Dimigen
Community Member
3 months ago

*Starts pack and hunts sheep with a happy family, and forget their human existense.* I made a happy ending.

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#39

That’s A Flex

That’s A Flex

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wifeofweasley
Community Member
3 months ago

ever heard of ponytails? No? ok....

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