The cringe is real.
In case you missed it, there are legitimate talks of a straight pride parade in Boston, potentially slated for the end of August. While there are sadly supporters of this concept, there have been far more people trolling the idea of Straight Pride, including Captain America aka Chris Evans.
Many of the straight people who don't support the false equivalence of a "straight pride parade" have been feeling secondhand embarrassment by the whole ordeal.
To this very point, the Twitter user Deon expressed his secondhand embarrassment at the concept of a straight pride parade, and asked white people if they feel similarly about race.
The question of whether white people feel secondhand embarrassment obviously hit a nerve, because the answers quickly came flooding in like a river. Given centuries of history, and the current political climate, and well, a lot of white culture in general - many of us have found ourselves cringing by association at one point or another.
@imnottayediggs @allegralovelace Definitely. And there even is a nice German word for it: Fremdschämen (when you fe… https://t.co/mBPGnweium— WendiDoe RDC6 🇪🇺 ☮️#savehannibal (@WendiDoe RDC6 🇪🇺 ☮️#savehannibal) 1559722876.0
@imnottayediggs Every time Trump speaks.— Ed Poole (@Ed Poole) 1559714236.0
@imnottayediggs Yes. My ex wife is Mexican. At a kid's birthday party, I was often the only white guy. We were at a… https://t.co/O1BJeofYhD— Jim Kohl (@Jim Kohl) 1559676332.0
@imnottayediggs I have literally felt the need to apologize for being white after some of the ridiculous examples o… https://t.co/zio8KrdBlL— 🌈Leigh “Nix” Ward-Broussard 💙💕💛 (@🌈Leigh “Nix” Ward-Broussard 💙💕💛) 1559787813.0
@imnottayediggs As an old, straight, white guy, on some days my embarrassment is never ending. Today is one of those days. . .— Jeff Logan (@Jeff Logan) 1559677359.0
@imnottayediggs I’m a former right wing extremist I feel embarrassed everyday for the views i once had I speak now… https://t.co/qcwC0jt2uh— nick (@nick) 1559712319.0
@imnottayediggs Yes. It’s especially pointed for me because I grew up in a Latino community and it wasn’t until I w… https://t.co/wNx4KKTjc2— The Prime Lib (@The Prime Lib) 1559797572.0
@imnottayediggs @_jrichardnoel Witnessed two white males queuing at a supermarket self-service talk in a derogative… https://t.co/8JKIQwFVBx— Jay™ (@Jay™) 1559818011.0
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