Author Topic: Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?  (Read 1456 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline cocamojoe

  • Intellectual Tortoise
  • *
  • Posts: 444
Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?
« on: August 21, 2019, 10:00:25 PM »
I know that U2 has a very particular political bent, and is vocally in support of virtually all social justice issues of the day. Thatís no secret..... but, did anyone else see this absolute cringefest on their Instagram page earlier today?

I havenít checked their other social media pages to see if itís also been shared there..... I was too busily cringing at what felt like a blatant stab at relevancy? I donít know.

Thoughts? Also, just to be clear, Iím not asking for thoughts on the message of
The video, but of the video itself.



Offline singnomore

  • Administrator
  • Airborne Ranger
  • ******
  • Posts: 8,491
  • These city lights, they shine as silver and gold
Re: Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2019, 07:47:16 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
I know that U2 has a very particular political bent, and is vocally in support of virtually all social justice issues of the day. Thatís no secret..... but, did anyone else see this absolute cringefest on their Instagram page earlier today?

I havenít checked their other social media pages to see if itís also been shared there..... I was too busily cringing at what felt like a blatant stab at relevancy? I donít know.

Thoughts? Also, just to be clear, Iím not asking for thoughts on the message of
The video, but of the video itself.

Did you intend to add a link?

Offline cocamojoe

  • Intellectual Tortoise
  • *
  • Posts: 444
Re: Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2019, 10:15:16 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
I know that U2 has a very particular political bent, and is vocally in support of virtually all social justice issues of the day. Thatís no secret..... but, did anyone else see this absolute cringefest on their Instagram page earlier today?

I havenít checked their other social media pages to see if itís also been shared there..... I was too busily cringing at what felt like a blatant stab at relevancy? I donít know.

Thoughts? Also, just to be clear, Iím not asking for thoughts on the message of
The video, but of the video itself.

Did you intend to add a link?

I did, and Iím also fairly confident that I did include it in my original post.

Regardless, take 2: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Offline singnomore

  • Administrator
  • Airborne Ranger
  • ******
  • Posts: 8,491
  • These city lights, they shine as silver and gold
Re: Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2019, 06:28:54 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
I know that U2 has a very particular political bent, and is vocally in support of virtually all social justice issues of the day. Thatís no secret..... but, did anyone else see this absolute cringefest on their Instagram page earlier today?

I havenít checked their other social media pages to see if itís also been shared there..... I was too busily cringing at what felt like a blatant stab at relevancy? I donít know.

Thoughts? Also, just to be clear, Iím not asking for thoughts on the message of
The video, but of the video itself.

Did you intend to add a link?

I did, and Iím also fairly confident that I did include it in my original post.

Regardless, take 2: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Thanks - and yes cringefest!

Offline Mark72

  • Refugee
  • *
  • Posts: 205
  • Modern Life Is Rubbish
Re: Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2019, 09:05:58 AM »
God that's awful!

Offline Tortuga

  • Party Girl/Boy
  • **
  • Posts: 522
Re: Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2019, 05:40:39 PM »
I thought it was funny.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline Billy Rhythm

  • Babyface
  • *
  • Posts: 46
Re: Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2019, 07:01:43 AM »
my computer is infected with Windows Vista and the browser won't display it (nice thing is most ads don't work either...;-)...  what exactly do you see?...  I thought "cringefest" had a ring to it and want to know what it's all about now...:-)

Offline summerholly

  • Headache in a Suitcase
  • *
  • Posts: 323
Re: Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2019, 01:57:01 AM »
I didn't really take much notice of the video I just filtered it as noise.  I just focused on the message which I thought was relevant. 

Offline JTNash

  • Numb
  • **
  • Posts: 976
Re: Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2019, 12:05:58 PM »
I love the message and all the avengers moves so it was cool with me


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline Tortuga

  • Party Girl/Boy
  • **
  • Posts: 522
Re: Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2019, 01:40:50 PM »
Iím curious why some find it cringey.  I took it as tongue in cheek.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline ian ryan

  • Global Moderator
  • Child of Grace
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,699
  • Don't worry, baby, it'll be alright
Re: Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2019, 10:20:27 PM »
Yeah, that was really, really bad. Just bad.

Offline shineinthesummernight

  • Child of Grace
  • **
  • Posts: 1,858
Re: Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2019, 04:11:16 PM »
It's hyperbole--look it up if you don't know what it means.  U2 have always been political and I'm amused by fans who take offense now.  You should probably go spin some Coldplay or Taylor Swift.

Offline cocamojoe

  • Intellectual Tortoise
  • *
  • Posts: 444
Re: Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2019, 12:00:03 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
It's hyperbole--look it up if you don't know what it means.  U2 have always been political and I'm amused by fans who take offense now.  You should probably go spin some Coldplay or Taylor Swift.
Who said anything about being offended? Regardless if one agrees with U2ís politics or not, doesnít change the fact that this video was so horribly cringey. Scroll through the comments there on Instagram, and youíll see more than a few comments stating their support for U2ís ďcauseĒ, while also stating how awkward this video is.

If one supports U2ís politics, that doesnít mean that they canít be critical of how they may choose to voice that.

Offline singnomore

  • Administrator
  • Airborne Ranger
  • ******
  • Posts: 8,491
  • These city lights, they shine as silver and gold
Re: Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2019, 12:13:22 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
It's hyperbole--look it up if you don't know what it means.  U2 have always been political and I'm amused by fans who take offense now.  You should probably go spin some Coldplay or Taylor Swift.
Who said anything about being offended? Regardless if one agrees with U2ís politics or not, doesnít change the fact that this video was so horribly cringey. Scroll through the comments there on Instagram, and youíll see more than a few comments stating their support for U2ís ďcauseĒ, while also stating how awkward this video is.

If one supports U2ís politics, that doesnít mean that they canít be critical of how they may choose to voice that.

This. I was more commenting on how it comes across not so much the content. There is another thread for that if anyone ever dares visit it  8)

Offline Tortuga

  • Party Girl/Boy
  • **
  • Posts: 522
Re: Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2019, 05:33:10 AM »
Maybe I just find the idea of cringe an odd one anyway.  If U2 makes an effort at tongue-in-cheek and its not particularly funny, I donít see how that would make me cringe.  Cringe means to be embarrassed because of something someone else did either for yourself or or for the person that did it.  I guess my emotions just arenít that intertwined with the band that it really bothers me and makes me ďcringeĒ.  I think you guys are taking it too seriously.  It was a light-hearted attempt to bring attention to something.  If it wasnít very funny, who cares?  It wasnít in poor taste. Besides thereís nothing in it even identifiable to U2.  They just posted a video somebody else made on their instagram account. Itís not like they put Bonoís face on the table-turner.

And you donít find the expression on Trumpís face funny?