19 Viral Internet Moments From The 2010s That Are So, So Cringey Now

Trends that stem from viral moments not only show that we cling to moments to have something to talk about, but that we are also an unoriginal bunch socially. Of course, it's all for fun, but sometimes we can look back on viral, trendy moments and say, "What were we thinking?"

Man slams his computer mouse over and over
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Here are 19 viral moments and trends from the 2010s that people thought were "cool," but are now pretty cringey:

1.That Oscars Selfie

Celebrity-packed selfie at an awards show

2.ALS Ice Bucket Challenges "Gone Wrong"

Two men are participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, one standing and pouring a bucket onto the other who is seated

3."Hot Felon" Memes

Mugshot of Jeremy Meeks, man with tattoos looking at camera

4.Everyone Wants to Find #AlexfromTarget

Alex from Target on The Ellen Show

5."Adele Dazeem" Jokes

John Travolta on stage at an awards show, mistakenly says "Adele Dazeem" instead of Idina Menzel

6.Torturing Rebecca Black Every Friday

Rebecca Black sings "Friday"


Animated mascot dancing during a football game for crowd entertainment

8.The Storming of Area 51

Reporter holding a microphone with a "THE BIG STORY" banner, looking surprised as wind tousles hair

9.World Record Egg

Hand holding a phone showing the Instagram record-breaking egg post


Man in suit walking confidently with a slight nod


Mister Peanut character dabs during a parade

12.Ugandan Knuckles

Ugandan Knuckles meme stands with arms outstretched in an animated landscape

13.Fidget Spinners

fidget spinner spins in a person's hand

14.Tide Pod Challenge

A hand placing a laundry pod into an orange container with a slot


"Floss kid" dances his famous floss dance at a Hornets game featured on Dance Cam

16.BBC News Dad Video

Jimmy Fallon and a guest are dancing joyfully behind a curtain on a stage

17.Pretty Much Every YouTube Prank in the 2010s

David Dobrik smiles

18.Harambe Jokes

Ape from "Planet of the Apes" warns about humans


Mascot and fans dance on the basketball court for the #InMyFeelingsChallenge

If there is one thing I can't tolerate, it is people looking for approval through clicks. Anyway, if you liked this post, smash that thumbs-up button (LOL). And be honest, even if you don't agree with these, there has to be some trend or viral moment that you look back and cringe at. Comment below!