Everyone experiences embarrassing moments at some point in their life. When these embarrassing incidents occur, most of us just want to cease existing. We feel so embarrassed, so ashamed. We believe that no one will ever forget the dreadful incident we were involved in. We fear the embarrassing moment will forever be etched in people’s mind.
Thankfully, that is not the case. Those who witnessed our embarrassing moments eventually forget they ever happened. And with time, we forget them too, even if we do recall them on sleepless nights and wonder at our stupidity.
But everyone is human, which means that no one is exempt from embarrassing situations, not even celebrities. We tend to regard celebs as almost otherworldly beings so it is nice to see them in embarrassing situations. It makes us feel better about ourselves.
15. Madonna’s Fall
In 2015, Madonna was performing at BRIT Awards 2015. It was a great night. Or would have been if it wasn’t for one unlucky incident – while Madonna was singing Living For Love she failed to untie her cape in time and as the dancers ripped it away she fell down the stairs.
However, Madonna picked herself up and continued singing until the end of the show. Later, she posted on Instagram saying that the cape was simply tied too tight – “Armani hooked me up! My beautiful cape was tied too tight! But nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up! Thanks for your good wishes! I’m fine! #livingforlove”
14. Julianne Hough’s Makeup
In 2013, singer and actress Julianne Hough dressed as Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren from Orange Is The New Black for a Halloween party that was sponsored by Casamigos Tequila. However, Hough took her costume too far – not only did she dress as Warren, she also painted her face black!
Naturally, the public was horrified after pictures of Hough’s costume emerged. People thought Hough’s blackface was offensive and racist. They claimed that the name tag she wore with the name ‘Warren’ on it should have been enough.
Hough later apologized for her costume – “It certainly was never my intention to be disrespectful or demeaning to anyone in any way. I realize my costume hurt and offended people and I truly apologize.”
13. Something Dripped Down Christina Aguilera’s Leg
Who can forget that time when Christina Aguilera appeared at Etta James’s funeral service with something strange dripping down her legs? People instantly began speculating as to what it was.
Some people believed that Aguilera got her period while she was singing at Etta James’ funeral. This assumption is quite understandable – periods are tricky and awful and always come at the most inopportune moments.
12. Beyonce Got Her Hair Stuck In A Fan
Remember that time when Beyonce got her hair stuck in a fan mid-song but continued singing, acting as if nothing happened? The incident occurred in Montreal during her Mrs. Carter Show. While Beyonce did look shocked for a moment, the incident did not stop her from finishing her famous song Halo.
The shocked bodyguards flocked to Beyonce, attempting to free her. Finally, one of the bodyguards cut the singer’s locks loose.
Luckily, Beyonce found the incident funny and later posted rewritten lyrics of Halo on her Instagram page to fit in with the fan incident – “Gravity can’t begin, to pull me out of the fan again/I felt my hair was yankin/ From the fan that’s always hatin’”
11. Emma Watson Mixed Up Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel
Emma Watson is rarely caught in an embarrassing situation. She’s always poised and on her game. Yet even Watson is not beyond blunders! This year she ended up mixing up Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel when she appeared on The Tonight Show.
While on the show, Watson told Jimmy Fallon – “I love that Halloween candy thing that you do.” Of course, Watson was referring to Jimmy Kimmel asking parents to tell their kids that they ate all the Halloween candy.
10. Jennifer Lawrence Tripped And Fell During The Oscars
We all know how clumsy the actress Jennifer Lawrence really is. Over the years, she has tripped countless times. But all her falls and all her fails have only made her more relatable than ever. However, relatable or not, her fall at the Oscars in 2013 was certainly embarrassing.
At the 2013 Oscars, Lawrence won an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook. However, as she was on her way to collect the award she tripped over her dress and fell on the stairs.
The actress quickly picked herself up and went on to accept the award. The audience was impressed by Lawrence’s reaction and went on to give her a standing ovation. Lawrence replied to the ovation saying – “Thank you so much. This is nuts. You guys are only standing up because I fell and you feel bad. That was embarrassing.”
9. Ashlee Simpson Lip-Syncing
It is probably fair to say that all singers have lip-synched at one point or another in their careers. However, those that get caught wish they had never done so.
Take singer Ashlee Simpson, for example. In 2004 she appeared on Saturday Night Live where she was performing her songs. Simpson sang her first song, Pieces of Me, perfectly. However, when it was time to sing her second song, the vocals for Pieces of Me came back on again, causing Simpson to panic. She performed a little jig and then walked off the stage while her band continued playing for about 30 more seconds before SNL cut to commercial.
8. Ariana Grande Was Smacked By A Victoria Secret Angel
Sometimes celebrities end up in embarrassing situations as a result of other people’s actions. For example, in 2014, Ariana Grande almost ended up getting smacked in the head by a Victoria Secret Angel’s wing.
As the Swedish supermodel Elsa Hosk was strutting on the runway, she almost hit Ariana Grande in the head. The latter had to kneel down low to avoid being smacked and her facial expression was hilarious.
Later, Grande tweeted – “Victoria’s Secret angel accidentally smacked me in the face with her wings and it was awesome #goals #bangbangintomyface.” And of course, other people tweeted about the incident too. Alex Maggos, for example, said – “I really hope when they air the VS Fashion Show that they show Ariana Grande getting hit by the model’s angel wing.”
7. Katy Perry’s Wipeout
In 2008, Katy Perry had an extremely embarrassing moment while she was performing at the Latin American MTV Awards in Guadalajara in Mexico.
Perry was wearing a pink doll-like dress and was about to finish her performance by jumping into a huge pink cake. However, her plan failed – Perry slipped and fell on the icing. She then skidded on stage. Unable to stop Perry tried to grab onto one of her bandmates. However, her bandmate could not help and Perry fell face-first on the floor.
6. Mo’nique’s Hairy Legs At The Golden Globes
We all know how important aesthetics and beauty are in Hollywood. And we all know how hard actors and actresses alike try to hang onto their beauty and their youth. It’s very superficial, that’s true, but that’s the way it is. However, it seems that not everybody in Hollywood takes their personal hygiene and beauty ideals seriously.
Take the actress and comedian Mo’nique as an example – she appeared at the 2010 Golden Globes, where she won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role as an abusive mother in Precious, with hairy legs!
5. Sofia Vergara’s Torn Dress
In 2012, the Modern Family star Sofia Vergara appeared at the Emmy show wearing a stunning green dress which showcased her chest. However, by the end of the night, those present at the show had gotten a good glimpse not just as Vergara’s chest but also at some of her other assets!
Vergara’s dress split in the back thus exposing her bum. Vergara then had to quickly get help in sewing the dress together. But even when the dress was fixed Vergara was not ashamed to share a picture of her wardrobe malfunction on Twitter. She also said – “Yes!!!! This happened 20 min before we won!!! Jajajajja. I luv my life!!!!”
4. Anne Hathaway Flashed The World
In 2012 the actress Anne Hathaway appeared at the premiere of the Les Miserables looking as elegant as ever. She wore a beautiful black dress and gladiator bondage boots. But she did not become known for her lovely attire that night.
You see, as Hathaway was getting out of her car, she accidentally flashed the world. Of course, that wouldn’t have been that bad had she worn knickers. But she didn’t, and thus the whole world saw her private parts.
Hathaway later said – “I was getting out of the car and my dress was so tight that I didn’t realize it until I saw all the photographers’ flashes. It was devastating. They saw everything. I might as well have lifted up my skirt for them.”
3. Kanye West Walked Into A Sign
In 2013, Kanye West was walking to a restaurant in LA with Kim Kardashian when he walked into a pole. How did this happen? Well, as always, Kanye and Kim were surrounded by paparazzi and so the two held their heads down. Unfortunately, because of this Kanye did not see where he was going and he ended up banging into a pole.
A source close to the pair said – “He had just nearly killed himself when he ran into that pole. He wasn’t even looking where he was going because he was making sure Kim was alright. He makes sure she’s taken care of first before he worries about himself.”
2. Zac Efron Dropped A Condom At A Kids Movie Premiere
In 2012, Zac Efron was attending the premiere of a new Dr. Seuss film, The Lorax, at Universal Studios in Hollywood when he dropped a condom. Efron dropped the condom just as he was approaching one of his fans to greet her.
Naturally, Efron picked up the fallen condom immediately and grinned sheepishly in embarrassment. He then put on his sunglasses and continued on his way as if nothing had happened.
1. Katy Perry’s Revealing Butterfly Costume
In 2012, the singer Katy Perry appeared at the MuchMusic Video Awards 2012 in a sheer suit that no doubt embarrassed her immensely. The suit was supposed to make Perry look like a butterfly and was her third look that night.
Perry’s first look was a black gladiator-style gown. Her second look was a demure pants ensemble. And then came the butterfly costume which Perry wore while performing her song Wide Awake.
Clearly, at some point during the show, Perry realized that her butterfly costume was much too sheer for when she returned on stage to receive a trophy for Best International Artist, and she seemed incredibly embarrassed. Perry later used her new trophy to shield her private areas from the cameras.