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The Euphoria Line Fans Thought Was Way Too Cringey

"Euphoria" offers a stylized take on a group of high schoolers just trying to find their way in the world. From addiction to abusive relationships, these characters deal with adult situations despite being literal children.

The real-world issues may help ground the show, but other aspects are heightened for dramatic effect. After all, we're pretty sure most high school girls wouldn't be able to get away with wearing some of the outfits Maddy (Alexa Demie) and Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) regularly put on. Additionally, a fair amount of coincidences happen throughout the show's plot that seem unlikely but nonetheless aid in upping the drama. 

Of course, just because audiences accept certain stylistic flourishes doesn't mean absolutely everything under the sun flies. On occasion, fans online have accused the show of being the worst thing Gen Z can accuse you of — cringey. And one line from Season 2, Episode 5, "Stand Still Like the Hummingbird," has rubbed audiences the wrong way.

Fans call out 'I'm literally gonna get violent'

Everything seems to hit the fan in this episode. When Rue (Zendaya) makes her way to the Howards' house, she detracts attention away from herself, who's currently in the midst of withdrawal, by letting the cat out of the bag that Cassie has been sleeping with Nate (Jacob Elordi), i.e., Maddy's ex-boyfriend, for a while now. This doesn't sit well with Maddy (rarely anything does), who promptly flips out and says, "I'm literally gonna get violent." 

Getting violent is absolutely within Maddy's wheelhouse, but it's the line itself that fans have taken umbrage with, like @theericklouis on Twitter writing, "No shade...the part where maddy says 'I'm literally gonna get violent'. I cringed a bit." The line didn't fare much better on Reddit, where one user started a thread dedicated solely to the threat: "'I'm literally gonna get violent!' is such a bad line!"

Others were quick to chime in agreement with comments rolling in like, "this whole scene gave me second hand embarrassment" and "The scene was written the way TikTok comment sections sound." Granted, not everyone was of that opinion. Redditor u/maaakus96 wrote, "how is it a bad line haha i feel like it's a pretty reasonable and well delivered response in the moment of the situation."

Whether you liked or loathed the line, it's all another day in the life for the folks on "Euphoria."