The culture started on the Internet of making fun of people and/or insulting them by calling them "cringy" or "cringe" for doing something which doesn't harm or somehow insult anyone nor anything.

(The bad kind of)Edgy 13-year-olds calling people cringy (their holy grail of insults) because of something they enjoy. They got the word "cringy" from LeafyisHere and often use it to feel better about themselves since most of them have crippling depression because of their lack of emotional development or some other insecurity.
I'm so tired of seeing cringe culture on my dash.

Nigga, just let people do what makes them happy; cringe culture's dead.
by Edgy and Extra March 27, 2018
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A group of insecure teenagers who make fun of others' interests so they can feel validated.
Cringe culture is cringier than the things they make fun of.
by daikanjyo October 12, 2019
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Cringe culture is a community of people making fun of others for their interests. Most targeted communities are: furries, cosplayers, weebs, emos but there are many more. However, these communities fight back with the quote "CRINGE CULTURE IS DEAD RAWR X3" (I mean, they are not wrong or anything so have fun doing what you like if you aren't hurting anyone! :3).
Person 1: see Emma right there? She's a furry. Isn't that cringey?
Person 2: woah you must really be into cringe culture
by Carpic August 24, 2019
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The social landscape wherein those who display a facet of their identity that is considered “cringy” become targets of mockery, bullying and harassment, typically via social media sites like Reddit or YouTube.

“Cringe content” is usually aimed at completely harmless behavior and/or individuals and was popularized in the early 2010s during the boom of Anti-SJW Cringe Compilation videos on YouTube.
Person 1: I really want to cosplay at the convention but I'm afraid it'll come off as cringy.
Person 2: Oh, didn't you hear? Cringe Culture is dead! Do whatever you want forever!
by thisvexesme July 31, 2023
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A system set to keep fandoms in check. Once something's fallen in, all hope is lost.
"Hey, should i watch this show? I heard it's good."

"No way man, don't you know about the fandom!? Cringe Culture at it's finest."
by actualpalindrome December 25, 2017
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cringe culture is people making fun of others, simply for their preferences. i want to let all of you twits know that cringe culture IS dead, and you shouldnt be making fun of people who are just doing what they enjoy doing <3 people usually hate on people who do gacha, or are furries. you use "uwu" or "owo"? thats honestly so adorable. you do gacha? id love to draw one of your characters. youre a furry? i admire your work and the effort you put into making that suit. you guys are idiots for making fun of people for what they love.
ben: ew, you do gacha?
laura: yeah, what about it?
ben: gacha's gay
laura: using "gay" as an insult is stupid and TERRIBLY offensive to the LGBTQ+ community, first of all. second of all, darling, i can do whatever the absolute fuck i want :), and third of all, cringe culture died while ago. so move your donkey ass along, and go bitch about something else, okay? bye love <3
by toekage August 15, 2020
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