*Dies From Cringe*

*Dies From Cringe*

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Updated Jan 30, 2023 at 03:30PM EST by Adam.

Added Aug 16, 2021 at 09:12AM EDT by Bagdoe.

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Dies From Cringe, also known as Dies Of Cringe, refers to a series of reaction images with a character sprawling as if they've died after seeing something deeply embarrassing, aka cringeworthy.


On December 18th, 2017, Urban Dictionary[1] user Hi, I'm Steve added a definition of "dies of cringe" to the site that explained "To see or hear something, so f*cking cringy you die." (shown below).

dies of cringe To see or hear something, so f*cking cringy. you die. "I PLAY POKÉMON GO EVERYDAY!!!!!" *dies of cringe* by Hi, I'm Steve December 18, 2017 69 49 FLAG

The catchphrase didn't gain popularity until early 2021. On March 15th, 2021, Tenor[2] user amareloPvP uploaded a GIF using a character from Killer Bean fainting with the caption "dies from cringe" (shown below).

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Starting that day, the GIF began seeing use as a reaction on social media. Variations soon followed on Tenor. For example, on August 21st, 2021, Tenor[3] user RocketMan341 uploaded an edit by using the character Aether from Genshin Impact (shown below, left). On January 28th, 2022, Tenor[4] user MroddMEMES uploaded similar edit by using the character SpongeBob from SpongeBob SquarePants (shown below, right).

Dies from cringe dies from cringe

On June 25th, 2021, TikTok[5] user @this.is.fvcking.cringe uploaded a video using the Killer Bean version as a reaction. The video received more than 249,000 views in one year (shown below, left). On June 27th, 2021, TikTok[6] user @_.hawii uploaded an edit that received more than 4 million views in one year (shown below, right).


On June 23rd, 2021, YouTube[7] user TrackingLuis uploaded an edit titled "Dies of Cringe Meme" that received more than 188,000 views in one year (shown below, left). On December 12th, 2021, YouTube[8] user manlikeisaac uploaded a Shorts video that received more than 1.6 million views in one year (shown below, right).

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