Top 15 Most Embarrassing Celebrity Moments

Sometimes it’s nice to know that celebrities can have embarrassing moments just like us. Uh, come to think of it, celebrities suffer far worse embarrassing moments than we do in our worst nightmares. It kind of comes with the territory of being in the spotlight, because the public eye magnifies every little slip-up into worldwide water cooler talk. And embarrassing celebrity moments happen all the time, but the top ones are those that end up defining the star: the ones that go viral, the ones we talk about for years and the ones they just can’t live down.

Here are the most embarrassing celebrity moments ever.

15.) Jennifer Lawrence

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A few years ago, Jennifer Lawrence was Hollywood’s “It Girl.” She always made self-deprecating jokes. When she went up to accept the award for the Best Actress at the 2013 Oscars, she tripped over her gown.

Like her normal sense of humor, she laughed it off. Then the following Oscars, she tripped over an orange traffic cone on the red carpet.

14.) Warren Beatty

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At the 2017 Oscars, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty presented the final award for Best Picture. Dunaway announced that La La Land won, as many people expected. When the cast and crew took the stage and speeches started, it was announced the Moonlight actually won.

Warren Beatty explained that he was given the wrong envelope. Even though it wasn’t his fault, the actor was still embarrassed!

13.) Mike Tyson

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In 2015, the former boxer had a video surfaced: he fell off a viral hoverboard. Even though it lasted just a few seconds, the entire internet was talking about it.

The athlete was able to laugh at himself and uploaded the video on Instagram.

12.) Michael Keaton

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When the actor Michael Keaton presented an award for Best Support Actress, he said Hidden Fences instead of Hidden Figures.

He came under fire because many people thought this was disrespectful. The actor later apologized.

11.) Zac Efron

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When Efron was walking the carpet for the Lorax in 2012. When he stuck his hand in his pocket, and when he pulled it out, a condom fell out. Efron quickly put the condom back in his pocket, but the media ran with the story.

The actor played it off in a carefree way, offering the message to have safe sex.

10.) Ariana Grande

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The pop singer, Ariana Grande had an awkward moment on stage. When she was performing at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2014, she was hit in the face by the wing of a model.

She took to Twitter and expressed that she was not embarrassed. She enjoyed the moment, even though it turned into a meme not long after.

9.) Julianne Hough

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The dancer turned actress received a huge backlash from a Halloween costume. Hough made an irresponsible choice when she put on blackface while dressing up as Suzanne, better known as Crazy Eyes, from the series Orange Is the New Black.

Hough dressed up as the character as part of a group costume but was the only one who painted her face. The actress apologized after she was called out, saying that she was a “huge fan of the show.”

8.) Robin Thicke

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Blurred Lines was one of the biggest singles in 2013. When the music video came out, it came under fire for its sexism and apparent promotion of rape culture.

The fame seemed to get to his head because the two years after he released this song, it was crazy. For example, he was caught grabbing a fan’s butt while posing for a picture.

7.) John Travolta

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At the 2014 Oscars, Travolta took the stage to introduce Idina Menzel before she sang “Let it Go” from Frozen.

But when he said her name, it came out completely wrong. It sounded something like “Adele Dazeem.”

6.) Ryan Lochte

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In the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Lochte came under fire for lying to the world. Lochte and his teammates alleged that they were robbed at gunpoint on August 14, 2016.

However, there was a lot of back-pedaling on the part of the men involved. Lochte was charged for a false claim of robbery and was later suspended from swimming professionally for 10 months.

5.) Ashlee Simpson

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The singular most memorable moment in Ashlee Simpson’s career was the time she was caught lip-synching on stage. Not just anywhere, but on Saturday Night Live, the show that has always prided itself on live performances. The audience heard Simpson’s prerecorded voice singing while she held the microphone at her waist. The 2004 incident was made even more embarrassing by the way Simpson handled it: dancing a goofy little jig before running offstage. And then trying to blame her band for accidentally playing the wrong song.

Bad excuse because even if a whole band could possibly make that ridiculous mistake, it wouldn’t include her disembodied vocals. “I made a complete fool of myself,” she later said. Yup, got that one right!

4.) Fergie


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So you think barfing on stage is bad? Wait, this is definitely worse: peeing your pants on stage. That’s what Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie did during a 2005 San Diego concert. “I was late, so I didn’t go to the restroom before I went on stage,” she offered as a lame excuse. “It was horrible, but whatever, it happened.”

Come on now, Fergie, there’s always time for a pit stop before climbing onstage. And if you just can’t hold it, that’s what drum solos are for!

3.) Justin Bieber

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Male celebs don’t seem to do as many epic embarrassing things as the ladies. They don’t have the same opportunities for wardrobe malfunctions, and when they do screw up they pretend they actually meant to do it. Justin Bieber, on the other hand, makes up for his brethren.

From hoping Anne Frank would have been a “Belieber” to calling the Sistine Chapel the “Sixteenth Chapel,” he puts his foot in his mouth often. In the fall of 2012, he let everything out of his mouth when he puked onstage during a concert in Phoenix. He blamed it on guzzling whole milk with spaghetti sauce.

2.) Britney Spears

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What’s worse—or at least as bad—as being topless on the red carpet? Being bottomless on a night out. Going pantyless and flashing paparazzi while getting out of cars became common for the drunken starlet. But Britney Spears was the first to make a spectacle of her nether regions while out partying with Paris Hilton in 2006, and her name will forever be linked with that kind of behavior.

Oh, and in case you missed all the pictures of that first really embarrassing time, Spears made sure to give encores of her flash mob performance repeatedly. Kind of gives new meaning to her song “Oops! … I Did it Again.”

1.) Tara Reid

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This was more than a nip slip. Actress Tara Reid’s whole left breast decided it wanted to be part of the red carpet photoshoot at Diddy’s 35th birthday bash in 2004. Tara’s wardrobe malfunction was snapped by countless press photographers for several long seconds before she quickly pulled up her dress.

Reid admits to being clueless about it, saying, “You can tell I don’t even know what’s happening. I’m just standing there, smiling like an idiot with her boob out.” And yes, this is now what Tara is known for above all else.

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