Watching cringey stuff is painful. Our eyes are running away from it, our gut is repulsed, maybe even our muscles are involuntarily contracting. But we can't help it. Teens congratulating their classmates because they are black, a woman licking a toilet bowl in hopes of starting the 'coronavirus challenge'... For some reason, we need to see how these things play out. Even if our body is refusing to allow it.

The subreddit r/Cringetopia is a gold mine for this type of content. With 1.1 million active members constantly sharing some of the cringiest things they can find on the Internet, it's just getting bigger and bigger, too. Continue scrolling and check out what they have collected so far!

#1

It’s Actually Quite Sophisticated Stuff

It’s Actually Quite Sophisticated Stuff

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Seabeast
Community Member
5 months ago

*My dear*... oh no, that isn't patronizing at all.

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Frieder Paulus, a psychologist at the Lübeck University in Germany, told Quartz that embarrassment is social: it tells us when we have violated a social norm and makes us feel bad for doing so. But it's not clear why exactly we have the capacity to cringe or as scientists call it, feel vicarious embarrassment.

We feel others' embarrassment because we are empathetic—we imagine how someone else thinks and feels because it determines how we treat others and cooperate with one another. Feeling second-hand embarrassment might be just a byproduct of a more important trait, much like how the belly button is a symbol of the umbilical cord.

#2

Imagine The Conversation

Imagine The Conversation

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Paul K. Johnson
Community Member
5 months ago

At least you didn't ask if you could pet her muffin.

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#3

Posting Buzzfeed Is Practically Cheating

Posting Buzzfeed Is Practically Cheating

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Jonathan
Community Member
5 months ago

Buzzfeed is the worst.

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#4

Hysteria Has Always Been Everywhere

Hysteria Has Always Been Everywhere

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Sargundeep Singh
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Why do some people just spew garbage from their mouths about the things they do not know about? It's awful if a tornado drill image can be twisted to form such hate in people.

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#5

Cringe Post Followed By A Funny

Cringe Post Followed By A Funny

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Lindsey Turner
Community Member
5 months ago

That response is perfect

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#6

He's Also 1 Million Times More Useful Than She'll Ever Be

He's Also 1 Million Times More Useful Than She'll Ever Be

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Lxm
Community Member
5 months ago

Go George!

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#7

Rather Be Single And Homeless Than Paying Half Rent

Rather Be Single And Homeless Than Paying Half Rent

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Maddie Star ⭐
Community Member
5 months ago

😆 Off you go then.

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#8

Yikes

Yikes

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Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

Well her tale was: Son, I'm your grandma and you have a 6 second memory.

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#9

The Definition Of L

The Definition Of L

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Scagsy
Community Member
5 months ago

Houston we have a problem. Oh, it's ok, she's gone now

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#10

Yes

Yes

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K.
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

It’s not a bad thing to be selective about what you put in your body.

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#11

Whitewashing

Whitewashing

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K.
Community Member
5 months ago

Science and paying attention...might have saved that person a trip to the burn unit.

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#12

Ummm Yeah That’s A Big Yikes

Ummm Yeah That’s A Big Yikes

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Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
Community Member
5 months ago

And then the desks clapped

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#13

I Always Think That Too...

I Always Think That Too...

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NoodleBear
Community Member
5 months ago

Ugh I’m Christian yet I hate these things

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#14

This Would Haunt Me For The Rest Of My Life

This Would Haunt Me For The Rest Of My Life

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

It should. Even picking up a child without the parents' permission is questionable.

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#15

This Animal Crossing Shit Is Cringe But Entertaining As Hell

This Animal Crossing Shit Is Cringe But Entertaining As Hell

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Rae Black
Community Member
5 months ago

Dude, Bob Ross

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#16

Oof

Oof

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varwenea
Community Member
5 months ago

Someone needed some affirmation. Apparently, just place an order.

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#17

Just Do The Challenge, Man

Just Do The Challenge, Man

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Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

I cannot even type that with my eyes open. Not without peaking at the keyboard from time to time

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#18

I Hate This Sub But This Fits Here So

I Hate This Sub But This Fits Here So

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

If you send someone an unsolicited d-pic , you deserve that message sent to everyone. Your parents, your grandparents, your employer, any friends remaining, and the rest of the world so they know what a disgusting human you are.

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#19

How To Ba Hypocrite 101

How To Ba Hypocrite 101

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
5 months ago

Let's talk about double standards.

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#20

Saying “Ok Boomer” To A Distinguished Scientist Because You Can’t Actually Defend Yourself

Saying “Ok Boomer” To A Distinguished Scientist Because You Can’t Actually Defend Yourself

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Aroace tiger
Community Member
5 months ago

Welp. The flat earthers clearly won that...

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#21

What Can I Say

What Can I Say

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R D
Community Member
5 months ago

If netflix ever make a series on tongue twisters....

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#22

Disney Keeps Taking This Down

Disney Keeps Taking This Down

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Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

What is Disney's legal team high on?? I know.. greed!!

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#23

Honestly More Sad Than Cringe But Wtf Netflix

Honestly More Sad Than Cringe But Wtf Netflix

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Scyth
Community Member
5 months ago

Netlfix knows its audience very well it seems.

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#24

Nobody Cares!

Nobody Cares!

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B
Community Member
5 months ago

Wait, you mean some airhead celebrity doing nothing outweighs a human rights issue? Oh, yes. Yes it does. :/

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#25

What Is Even The Human Race Anymore

What Is Even The Human Race Anymore

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kasa alex
Community Member
5 months ago

Or read the book

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#26

This Aged Like Milk...

This Aged Like Milk...

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M O'Connell
Community Member
5 months ago

Well, both were charismatic. They just chose to use that charisma to do horrible things. Try and use yours for good.

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#27

Stop Being Norwegian, You Racist

Stop Being Norwegian, You Racist

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Shelp
Community Member
5 months ago

This is absolutely next level f*cked up BS

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#28

This Is Why I Can't Go To Anime Con

This Is Why I Can't Go To Anime Con

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Scyth
Community Member
5 months ago

Why am I not surprised.

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#29

Accidentally Uploading A Picture Of Yourself On Your Catfish Page

Accidentally Uploading A Picture Of Yourself On Your Catfish Page

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Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

Well well well!! Look a bit man-ish in that last pic, Sandra!!

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#30

When Your Mom Accidentally Shares Erotica In The Family Chat

When Your Mom Accidentally Shares Erotica In The Family Chat

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Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

It's not for mum.. she's reading it to the cat..

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#31

Oh Lord

Oh Lord

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Kaisa
Community Member
5 months ago

Poor people, hope they grow out of it

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#32

Oh God...

Oh God...

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Maddie Star ⭐
Community Member
5 months ago

I can't believe this. What the actual f... I really hope this isn't true and just someone trying to stir some s**t.

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#33

What Is Wrong With People?

What Is Wrong With People?

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Lxm
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

This person should be ashamed of themself

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#34

Post Title (Required)

Post Title (Required)

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Todorokie-dokie
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Honestly, the Post Title (Required) is the funniest thing in this post~ I just... can’t stop laughing for some reason.

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#35

Dentists Gonna Have A Field Trip With This One

Dentists Gonna Have A Field Trip With This One

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Scyth
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm getting old for this world.

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#36

I See A Lot Of Vegan Cringe I Here But I Think People Who Are Anti Vegan For No Reason Can Be Cringe Too

I See A Lot Of Vegan Cringe I Here But I Think People Who Are Anti Vegan For No Reason Can Be Cringe Too

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mph seti
Community Member
5 months ago

What a douche. Eat whatever you want, don't brag or shame others about it. It's pretty simple.

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#37

Dude Is Flexing His Louis Vuitton Bag On Auschwitz Train Tracks

Dude Is Flexing His Louis Vuitton Bag On Auschwitz Train Tracks

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Canadian in Cornwall
Community Member
5 months ago

W*NKER !

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#38

Bro Get Help Please

Bro Get Help Please

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Lisa loves cats
Community Member
5 months ago

what the actual-

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#39

This Man Is 22

This Man Is 22

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Tee
Community Member
5 months ago

He's 22 and whining like a 10 year old🙄

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#40

Ok I Know Tiktok Comes Round A Lot Here But Holy Crap This Is Disgusting..

Ok I Know Tiktok Comes Round A Lot Here But Holy Crap This Is Disgusting..

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Lxm
Community Member
5 months ago

Awfulness all round

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#41

Wow, So Relatable!

Wow, So Relatable!

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Scagsy
Community Member
5 months ago

Gosh. Life can be so tough sometimes. Our thoughts and prayers are with this poor young woman.

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#42

Caption: "Waited Outside Her Hotel For 46hrs Straight For This Opportunity. Worth It"

Caption: "Waited Outside Her Hotel For 46hrs Straight For This Opportunity. Worth It"

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Csaba Hegedűs
Community Member
5 months ago

What is even happening here? O.o

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#43

What A Simp

What A Simp

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MauKini
Community Member
5 months ago

awwww... isnt that cute. They look sooo sweet apart!

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#44

Domino's Or Sex?

Domino's Or Sex?

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Pamela24
Community Member
5 months ago

Teaching "abstinence-only" simply doesn't work. Teach the kids about safe and consensual sex and about birth control. If you really care about fewer children getting pregnant and requesting abortions, this is the only reasonable way to go. (Nothing wrong in abstinence as an idea, though.)

miten sasmita
Community Member
5 months ago

Agree. And showing pics of horrible stds and aborted babies did nothing but traumatize the teens.

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GirlFriday
Community Member
5 months ago

Pizza is better than sex so I would like to get one of these.

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
5 months ago

sure pizza is cool but have you ever constructed a paracosm for several years

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
5 months ago

I didn't know Domino's did a cherry topping

Zophra
Community Member
5 months ago

"What kinda of discount for just oral sex?".... would have been fun to ask with a serious face.

Mowgli808
Community Member
5 months ago

Maybe he’ll hand this to one of his many great-great grandchildren to keep as a family heirloom.

Lyra Rey
Community Member
5 months ago

That's a lousy trade. The abstinence pledge doesn't expire until your wedding night but the coupon expires August 31, 2008?

pusheen buttercup
Community Member
5 months ago

If you choose abstinence, that is ok, but those that don't or have had it taken from them shouldn't have to pay extra.

C.S. E.
Community Member
5 months ago

Now that I think on it, I don't remember any teaching at all. I have very vague memories that we did have a class, and I lived in Texas, so it was probably abstinence-only, but I had already had the talk so I probably didn't pay attention. My sister got the talk from our Mom, my brother from our Father, and I got a set of 4 books. 1 was about the male body, another about the female, another about relationships, and the last about sex and birth control options. I got the books because I learn much better that way. Surprisingly, even with the wealth of information in my hands, I didn't go out and start sleeping with anything and everyone. Knowledge doesn't make one promiscuous.

Amber Turk
Community Member
5 months ago

All that for carry out only?

Jules Caldwell
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow, that was in Ohio. I'd have guessed it further south.

Seabeast
Community Member
5 months ago

And this is why places that do this have such high teen birth rates. Because pizza!

Evil Little Thing
Community Member
5 months ago

I will also lie to get freep pizza.

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
5 months ago

'MERICA! Hell no.

George Hudacko
Community Member
5 months ago

Must been in the south or Bible belt of America. Hard to get an abortion.

Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
5 months ago

OK but I need to know how this was monitored. Do you hand your card to the cashier and the cashier starts interrogating you? (Also please note that this was signed in 7 March 08 and it clearly states that the offer expires on 31 August 08. 6 months of abstinence and on 1 September your conscience is clear.)

Roxy Eastland
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow, how *dare* a publically funded body get involved with a child's genitals???? What are parents thinking??? These are literally agents of the state dictating to a child what they can and can't do with their genitals. If they're being indoctrinated that these people can have a say on what they do with them how they meant to understand that they belong to no one but themselves? They are being taught from that age that their genitals are public property, other people's business, and what they do with them can be decided by others. (I'm talking about what they do with their genitals *consensually*, obviously)

Catlady6000
Community Member
5 months ago

Yeah, I really don't like the idea of the pizza guy knowing me that well and I'm 55

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Mark Kelly
Community Member
3 months ago

wtf?

George Hudacko
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh wait I'm from Ohio.

Poppy Petal
Community Member
5 months ago

„... harm my marriage..“ I would say that being no virgin anymore definitely won‘t harm any marriage between people who love.

Susan Williams
Community Member
5 months ago

How will anyone know if you keep this promise or not? If you trust your partner, sign it and get the pizza. If you don't trust your partner, give them a card to sign as well.

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
5 months ago

and if you really wanna teach abstinence do it properly - have the whole class go witness a live birth. All the blood, s**t, screams, sweat, swearing, crying... great birth control there.

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
5 months ago

Teaching how the body works has kept more people away from sexual activity than not teaching anything at all.

Leesa DeAndrea
Community Member
5 months ago

So what would happen if you violated your pledge? Would lightning come down from heaven and strike you? No? Yeah, didn't think so.

A Lemon
Community Member
5 months ago

Dominoes is the answer.

Meami
Community Member
5 months ago

This is disturbingly sad and hilariously funny at the same time.

Mike DeLancey
Community Member
5 months ago

The card says it expires on his wedding day and the small print says that's 5 months later on 8/31/08. I say discount pizza is a low price to ensure a 13 year old stays faithful to their fiancee for a whole summer. You wouldn't want to ruin that Labor Day weekend destination wedding in Dayton, Ohio. The more you dig, the more surreal the card becomes. If you look up the address, its a boutique anti-abortion center because who wants to go to the one of those big chains. The phone number is to file a new unemployment claim in New York. When you look up their funding grant, you find out they had to pay back part of it so they switched to marriage demonstrations. They received $1.7million of $8million set aside nationally to make videos on how to be happily married and how to do a budget. As we all know, the best way to convince a teenager not to have sex is to teach them how to balance a checkbook and then watch movies on what makes old people happy.

𝕥𝕠𝕒𝕤𝕥
Community Member
5 months ago

You'll win every card game if you play the virgin card. Outstanding move.

Inga Viviane
Community Member
5 months ago

*facepalm*

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Hugh Crawford
Community Member
5 months ago

So no sex AND they die young from obesity?

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#45

What A Hero

What A Hero

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Davor Jelacic
Community Member
5 months ago

An inspiration to us all

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#46

"Haha I'm So Quirky"

"Haha I'm So Quirky"

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My Life at
Community Member
5 months ago

Elon Musk be like "How do you do, fellow kids"

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#47

I'm Stuck In A "How To Play Fortnite" Speech. This Is A College Class

I'm Stuck In A "How To Play Fortnite" Speech. This Is A College Class

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JOOSSED4T
Community Member
5 months ago

Why?!

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#48

I Think He's Lost His Mind

I Think He's Lost His Mind

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Tee
Community Member
5 months ago

I can't help but to think of Mrs. Doubtfire

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#49

Ok Now Wtf

Ok Now Wtf

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Tee
Community Member
5 months ago

People are disgusting

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#50

These Fucking Youtubers

These Fucking Youtubers

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John Tan
Community Member
5 months ago

disrespectful.

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