To most people, the bar is a place to hang out with friends, have a few drinks and watch the latest sports game. OK, it’s also most likely the place where you’re going to get hit on, a lot. However, some people have always used the bar as a place to get way too drunk and belligerent. This almost always leads to trouble, and that’s how the ever-popular bar fight was born.
Bar fights are centuries old. They were made popular in Old Western films, but they take many forms. Whether you’re in the mood for some reality show-style conflict involving your favorite celebrities, or you prefer your bar fights a little more sophisticated, where the participants exchange catty insults, there’s likely a bar fight style out there for you.
When women get into fights, it can be a little cringe-worthy. Let’s be honest, it’s not the classiest thing in the world. Yes, some guys thoroughly enjoy it, but that doesn’t make it a good idea. Then again, it depends on the type of celebrity you want to be. A bar fight could cause people to shake their heads in disappointment, applaud you, or at least talk about you in the news for a while. Interestingly, these could all turn into positive things for celebrities. Here are 10 of the worst female bar fights.
9 Avril Lavigne
8 Lolo Jones
The Olympian, who is in her 30s and is known for her athletic skill and religious convictions, was said to have punched a woman in a bar. Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken stated on her radio show that she’d heard about Jones’ bar fight, and the story was repeated on Fox Sports Tonight. Allegedly, the victim of the punch was the stepdaughter of Tony Carlino, who is a coach and former Olympic bobsledder. Lolo Jones has been training for bobsledding, and is also known for her track and field career. Luckily, the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation didn’t punish Jones for the incident. Maybe she’s just that good at bobsledding, or perhaps there’s more to the story.
7 Jayde Nicole
6 Kim Kardashian
Contrary to somewhat popular opinion, everyone doesn’t want to keep up with the Kardashians, and some people really don’t care for Kim. Apparently, when Kim was out with some of her family members, a guy at a bar got a little out of hand. He started saying some inappropriate things, and his drunk girlfriend wanted to add her two cents as well. The situation started to get physical, but luckily, Khloe Kardashian and Scott Disick were there to protect Kim. Kim stated the next day on social media that she was “totally fine” and thanked her sister and (sort of) brother-in-law for stepping in.
5 Lindsay Lohan
4 Paz De La Huerta and Samantha Swetra
A few years ago, Paz De La Huerta, an actress known for her work on Boardwalk Empire, got into a scuffle with Samantha Swetra, who is also an actress. Swetra stars on The City, an MTV reality show. De La Huerta allegedly punched Swetra during the fight, and hit her with a glass, leaving Swetra with a bloody nose. Paz also stated that she was a real actress who starred on an HBO show, while Samantha was a fake actress and only wanted publicity. That may have hurt worse than the punch in the face. De La Huerta pled guilty for harassing Swetra when the case was brought to court, and said she was “extremely glad this was over.” Imagine how Swetra must have felt. The fight was likely fueled by alcohol. De La Huerta was once turned away from a Golden Globes after-party because she was too drunk to go inside.
3 Shanna Moakler and Paris Hilton
2 Teresa Giudice
Snooki, whose real name is Nicole Polizzi, is mostly well-known for being part of the original cast of the MTV reality show, Jersey Shore. Snooki had her share of less-than-classy moments on TV, but we couldn’t help but feel a little sorry for her when she was punched in the face by an angry guy named Brad Ferro. Ferro, who was a gym teacher, was arrested for disorderly conduct and assault, according to the New York Post. The drunk Ferro, who was not part of the Jersey Shore cast, was advised by club bouncers to stop drinking, but he continued to get intoxicated. He even started to steal drinks from Snooki and her friends, and that’s when the trouble started. MTV took a lot of heat for the incident, since the network has been criticized before for displaying footage that seems to glorify violence against women. The bar fight was deleted from the Jersey Shore episode it was intended for.