tbh, I didn't know there was something like a "cringe culture" O_o
For me "cringey" is something I can't look at because it is like Fremdschämen (external embarassement), or some things I can simply not understand (like: people know that there are certain TV channels that aim for public embarassment of their participants in gameshows or "documentations", looking at you here RTL! But still people sign these contracts and are forced to act like their IQ is negative, I mean, why???)
Oh, yeah, end self-cringe XD I admittedly wrote fanfics and added some Mary Sue self insert ones... some of them are actually pleasant to read, while others... well, kill it with fire ^^". And old art. You can't beat your old art - from Kindergarten it's sweet and cute, while there are some phases of your artistic life that better never come to the public XD;
It is not about dissing someone having fun what tey are doing. I especially hate it when people discourage young artists that way - we all started out on the bottom and noone was born as a master. In my understanding, cringe had something to do with deliberately being a dork (or let others make you a dork and embarrass in public).
I could be mistaken though =) Sorry if I did not phrase my thoughts correctly, I sometimes still have trouble with the English language. Please correct me if you find any mistakes, also, please share your opinion on what I said =)