I hate cheering when something is cringe

You ever watched a bad performance that makes everyone feel awkward and then one person in the audience starts cheering? I haaaatteeee that... because it only confirms that "Yeah, it really is that bad... but I'll help you out!" I honestly feel like it generally makes the person feel more awkward than it did before.

If you're not sure what I mean, take a look at the 2:50 mark of this cringe comp. video, you'll see a kid bombing it at a talent show and then eventually you hear the "Woooo!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNBbhncQr-k

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  • People say cringe way too much

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  • I never laugh at jokes that I don't find funny just to be polite. I hate it when people do that.

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  • The source of all cringe is self-shame. If anything in that video prompted a strong, negative reaction from you then you're taking things too personally. If you continue to live inside your head you will vicariously suffer a million, invisible pains throughout your life.

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    • or..empathy ..

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      • You can empathize with someone in pain without feeling an imaginary pain yourself.

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        • I’d say tha your first point may be right for some people but I think in general, feeling cringed is a lot like feeling embarrassed for another person. I guess it’s just the absolutist statement of “the source of all cringe is self-shame” doesn’t seem to ring true for me personally , but perhaps for a lot of people that could be part of it.

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