Usually, when we here at What’s Trending cover stuff that makes us cringe, it’s people who genuinely deserve to be mocked — like that meme-heavy anti-smoking ad, or Wal-Mart manager who forced his employees to chant for him.
This is that rare form of cringe where you feel just as bad for the cringee as you feel for the cringer. A student recorded his teacher singing an excruciating eight-minute medley of popular recent songs with the lyrics changed to be about math class and homework. Here’s the original video:
If you can make it through all eight minutes without your face getting permanently screwed up into a grimace, you’re made of stronger stuff than I. Bonus points to the kids who keep stone faces throughout this whole thing, and extra bonus points to the girl at 5:05 who closes her eyes and whispers “Oh god” when “Hotline Bling” starts.
That said, I feel for this teacher. Everyone knows teachers don’t make enough to live on. And she clearly poured a great deal of effort into this song. She just wants these damned kids to liven up and enjoy math class, but now she’s getting mocked by dumb writers like me on the internet! HOW DOES SHE REACH THESE KIDS?!
What do you think? Was this song cute and endearing, or did you cringe your whole damn face off? Let us know in the comments below or @WhatsTrending on Twitter!