‘Embarrassing’ is a gentle word to describe what happened to these 17 unlucky celebs. The awkward moments caught on camera came dangerously close to ruining their careers.
Anyone can have a bad day, but these are disasters!
1. Fergie Pees Her Pants
Never sing “Let’s Get It Started” on a full bladder!
For Fergie that was the worst moment of her career, one that gave fans a reason to look back with nostalgia at her 2005 San Diego concert. In a recent interview, Fergie came forward to admit the incident and explain that adrenaline was to blame.
Some say the event ultimately justifies a change of the band’s name from Black Eyed Peas to the Black Eyed Pees. Others praised the singer for her commitment and lack of inhibitions. The show must go on even if you feel like going number 1.
Can you imagine the shame and humiliation that followed? A couple of decades ago such an incident would probably leave no trace. However, when you have the Internet around, messy photos will always be there to stare back at you.
The next one is awkward! Can you come up with a reasonable explanation?
2. Nicole Kidman Claps Her Hands In a Bizarre Way
Nicole Kidman clapping her hands like a seal at the last Academy Awards manage to puzzle people more than the Best Picture controversy.
Being a cameraman at the Oscars is probably the toughest job in the world. With so many celebs packed into one place, focusing on details becomes a real issue. We should all take a moment and praise this incredible catch.
Nicole Kidman looked like someone who lost part of her motor functions. Nevertheless, the actress explained that the funny way of cherishing the winners was a result of her wearing expensive jewelry, which she did not want to harm.
Should we believe her? A most likely theory is that an alien parasite hijacked the body of the Australian beauty and still has to learn some of the controls.
The next hurt for sure and that’s why it is hilarious.
3. Kanye West Slams Head Into Metal Sign
There is one good reason why walking away from the paparazzi with your head down is not a bright idea.
For starter, you could end up like Kanye West, who smashed his head into a metal sign. The funny incident took place in 2013, a time when Kanye was trying to shelter his pregnant girlfriend from the blizzard of interest coming from the media.
A video of the embarrassing moment exists on the Internet. Unfortunately, it does not catch the exact second of the impact. The pictures speak for themselves of how much it hurt for the emblematic rapper.
We should point out that Kim Kardashian did something much more embarrassing. Her 2007 leaked sex tape was an awkward ticket for the high life. Ten years and millions of dollars later shame went away like a bad dream.
She showed too much! Are you old enough to see?
4. Iggy Azalea Shows Too Much Skin
Iggy Azalea is not exactly a nun when it comes to showing her body.
However, her wardrobe malfunction at the MTV EMA that showed a side vag was unintentional. The star desperately tried to hide her shameful parts with a dress that was designed to show.
It is hard to say whether that was embarrassing for Iggy and if she filled a bucket with tears once at home. The Australian rapper has no problem flaunting her perfectly shaped booty.
Clothes were invented to cover the body and protect it from the elements. When it comes to female celebs marching down the red carpet, the purpose is to show as much as possible without gearing towards NSFW content.
Reaching the sweet spot requires teasing without showing. Iggy Azalea obviously crossed the line a bit here.
She was too embarrassed to say something. You have to see!
5. Christina Aguilera Has Mysterious Liquid Flowing Down Her Legs
Christina Aguilera has had her fair share of embarrassment throughout her career, but nothing compares to the rumors that irrupted once this photo was out.
What is the mysterious liquid dripping down her feet? Was Aguilera experiencing her period while performing at the Etta James funeral? Did stress and the emotional burden cause all that mess?
According to the artist that was nothing more than tanning liquid that was not absorbed properly by the skin. Sweat and the pigment caused a leak that fooled everyone attending the ceremony and the millions of fans that watched the pictures.
The incident took place in 2012, the year Aguilera released her last album, ‘Lotus,’ and gradually disappeared from the top of the charts. Could the two somehow be related?
He became violent for no apparent reason.
6. Justin Bieber Kicks Dancer In The Face
Justin Bieber is known for his aggressive behavior. Did he go as far as dealing with his frustrations on stage?
By the looks of it, yes. Bieber can be seen kicking two of his dancers in front of a crowd that was not sure about the nature of his performance.
The good news is that all was staged and carefully rehearsed before. The trained stunt dancer knew how to take the blow and made Bieber’s pathetic karate tricks look genuine and efficient.
Why was this embarrassing in the first place? Let us just say that almost everything Justin Bieber does lately can become a source of jokes. From the moment he threw up on stage (this one is real) to the time when a bodyguard had to carry him like a little kid, this spoiled celeb endured shame like no one before him.
She blushed the moment she realized what she did.
7. Julianne Hough Paints Her Face Black
Racist people proudly handed Julianne Hough the club key.
The two times winner of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” thought there was nothing wrong in painting her face black to depict an African-American woman for Halloween. The result of her stunt was an incredible roast coming from all corners of the showbiz world and the most embarrassing moment of her career.
Julianne explained herself as a huge fan of the “Orange Is The New Black” TV show and that she wanted to pay tribute to the incredible role played by Uzo Aduba. Can you imagine what Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren or any other female inmate would do to her?
Julianne deserved at least one day in the joint. Maybe next time she chooses a more appropriate costume. We see no harm in appearing dressed up like Harley Quinn, a popular choice for other millions of girls.
The next one brought a celeb close to tragedy.
8. Beyoncé’s Hair Is Caught By A Fan
Most fans would die just to be inches away from Beyoncé. One of them saw the dream all the way to the end and dared to grab the diva’s hair.
Please excuse the word play. We are not talking about a crazy fan here, but about a ventilator with whom Beyoncé happened to cross paths. The incredible scene took part in 2013 while the artist was on tour in Montreal.
Although awkward at first, the incident served as a testimony to Beyoncé commitment for her act. The singer soldiered on and continued playing the lyrics of ‘Halo.’ while the audience kept its breath until staff members freed her locks.
It should be obvious by now. Most stages are teaming with booby traps, and our beloved performers are heroes.
One question lingers on. How would Beyoncé’s career turn up if she had lost her hair that fateful day?
Having a wardrobe malfunction in a critical moment counts as one huge fail.
9. Katherine Heigl Suffers Embarrassing Wardrobe Malfunction
What can be worse than having to give an acceptance speech while holding a broken strap to cover your breast?
For Katherine Heigl, winning the 2010 Female Star Of The Year at the ShoWest convention in Las Vegas also proved to be the most controversial moment of her career.
Luckily for her, host Billy Bush was there to save the day. He helped her stunning red dress stay in place, allowing Katherine to finish her speech and retain some dignity while walking down the stage. At least she did not create a Nipplegate like Janet Jackson in 2004.
Fans wanting to see more of that body are instructed to go and check out her Maxim photoshoot. Deliberate wardrobe malfunctions leave little things to the imagination there.
No one expected this from her. She was always perfect.
10. Angelina Jolie Shows Face Covered In White Powder Disaster
The lowest point in Angelina Jolie’s career involved generous amounts of white powder visible on her face and neck.
The sloppy make-up incident occurred in 2014, and people simply could not stop talking about it. Did she fire the staff member responsible? Is she no longer paying attention to details?
No one knows for sure what happened on that unlucky evening. Angelina was there to support Brad Pitt for the release of “The Normal Heart, ” and some controversy theories go as far as suggesting we are talking cocaine here.
Make-up malfunctions are acceptable for newcomers under the spotlights. Veterans like Angelina showed again why generations of good actors come and go. It is time for someone else to wear Hollywood’s beauty crown.
Never rush on a stage, especially not at the Oscars.
11. Jennifer Lawrence Falls As She Climbs To Snatch Oscar
22-year-old Jennifer Lawrence was so excited to get her hands on the 2013 Academy Award for Best Actress that she tripped while climbing for the podium.
Photographers were there to capture the embarrassing moment, as Jennifer managed to pull herself up without any help and without bursting into an emotional display. Was that another staged Hollywood moment, so that people can have a topic of debate?
All evidence points out this was genuine. Lawrence proves to be clumsy on the red carpet, and she fell on other occasions. A better source of embarrassment was the involuntary kiss on the lips she exchanged with Game of Thrones hottie Natalie Dormer.
How much time have we to wait until we see Jennifer ending up in crutches? Give her one more Oscar, and she would probably twist an ankle.
Does jumping on a couch ring a bell?
12. Tom Cruise Goes Wild On Oprah
12 years ago, Tom Cruise performed one of the most awkward celebrations in showbiz history, one that made fans wonder if he had lost his marbles.
“He’s gone. He’s gone. The boy is gone.” These are the exact words Oprah used to describe the unscripted reaction that made her fear for her safety. Tom used Oprah’s couch as a trampoline and performed various shenanigans as a way to share with the rest of the world the joy of being with Katie Holmes.
What made Tom’s reaction awkward and embarrassing? Let us roll a bit forward the events that followed. Most saw perfection in the Cruise – Holmes couple, but it all fell apart due to the actor’s over-zealously with his newly discovered religion.
She did not feel embarrassed although it showed it all.
13. Sofia Vergara’s Dress Rips Open
We all hope to see Sofia Vergara wearing skimpy outfits, and on a few occasions, our prayers get an answer.
Sofia’s 2012 Emmy wardrobe malfunction easily ranks as the most embarrassing. However, Vergara did not make a drama out of it and even shared revealing pictures on her Twitter account.
The steamy Colombian had a backup team taking care of the problem, and she was back to partying with her Modern Family crew in no time. Other celebs would have crawled back in their shells and spent the rest of the night drinking away the shame.
What’s the morale of the story? Even designer clothes are no match for generous curves that want to set themselves free and greet the world.
She got slapped in the face in front of millions of viewers.
14. Ariana Grande Gets Slapped In The Head By Angel Wing
Ariana Grande looks incredibly hot on stage, but the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show made her appear as a school girl who lost her barring on stage.
The world stopped spinning for a second when one of the angels smacked poor Ariana in the face with her wing. Besides the awkwardness, the 23-year-old singer did a pretty job at saving the show afterward.
Even so, the 2014 incident counts as the most embarrassing for Ariana. Her record includes tripping on a ladder and slapping a bodyguard while she was high-fiving the crowd.
Anyone remember the shaving incident?
15. Britney Spears Shaves Her Head
Ten years have passed, and the moment when Britney Spears shaved her head still haunts us.
The embarrassing meltdown is even now unbelievable and appears a result of fiction. No one knows for sure what was going on inside Britney’s head when she threw away her beautiful curls.
Britney’s new image trigger an avalanche of reactions across the Internet. By far the most hilarious was the “if Britney Spears can make it through 2007 so can you” meme.
Many interpreted the shave as a desire for a fresh start. Britney’s demise came after a failed marriage to Kevin Federline and after losing the custody of her two children. Giving up her hair offered Britney a badly needed break from her demanding career.
Although embarrassing, the shock therapy worked for Britney, and she did not join other famous troublemakers on the other side. Her Vegas artistic residency works quite well.
We all love seeing humiliation on the baseball court. Throwing the first pitch was supposed to be fun!
16. 50 Cent Shows Awful Baseball Skills
Someone should have told 50 Cent that the purpose of baseball you would never get your home run if you keep on aiming at the cameraman.
The rapper made a fool of himself when he threw what most considered the worst inaugural first pitch ever. However, we believe Carly Rae Jepsen did a worse job when she delivered the ball only a couple of meters in front of her.
Mariah Carry, Mark Mallory, and a former Miss Texas are some other celebs that ruined an inaugural ball. On the other side, one blind kid managed a perfect throw, showing everyone that all you need is a minimum coordination.
One thing is sure. No MLB team would ever draft 50 Cent after what he did to the New York Mets.
What is worse than having the whole world see you drunk and act foolishly?
17. Drunk David Hasselhoff Tries To Eat A Cheeseburger
Few celebs went through an ordeal similar to that of David Hasselhoff.
The Baywatch star was filmed by one of his daughters while trying to eat a cheeseburger off the floor. Nothing odd here, unless we add the fact that he was obviously intoxicated. The blurry footage shows the former heartthrob in an awful shape, and it probably ruined many fantasies.
How much David used to drink no one knows. One thing is sure. His uncontrollable behavior triggered a red flag for his family, and the odd intervention proved successful.
Hasselhoff admitted having a serious problem and went to rehab on multiple occasions. The bad news is that the disturbing video will survive forever on the servers of someone who is happy each time a celeb cries.