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As usual we have a word in German that perfectly describes what we witnessed tonight.

It's called "Fremdschämen" and it's the vicarious embarrassment you get when you see something so deeply mortifying, you feel embarrassed just watching it.

#debates2020
yes. I was too shy to watch this train wreck.
I cannot believe it. It is horrible.
As that Death Grips song once said, "Its a shitshow"
To quote the meme...

“My world’s on fire, how bout yours?”
That feeling is exactly why I can't watch shows like The Office.
are there a german word for those kinds of words?
In dutch : plaatsvervangende rvangende schaamte
In dutch : plaatsvervangende schaamte
Korean: 초침 당황 (chochim danghwang)
@shellowl can you add the word by word meaning? In German it is actually two words connected to each other
Fremd = Foreign/Third person
Schämen = ashamed
sure.
초침 = Second Hand
당황 = Embarrassment/Upset
@fribbledom
The English "cringeworthy" seems related, though it refers to the event rather than the feeling.
we have this word in finnish too: myötähäpeä
In portuguese we call it "vergonha alheia".
That is why some people in Germany simply does not watch such debates.
I love these German words... They are so specific, and perfectly describe things that are so hard to describe.