We often put celebrities on a pedestal because of how popular they are. For some reason, being a public figure makes us assume that these people, who are human in every sense of the word, are immune to mistakes and are somehow flawless by default. However, that notion couldn’t be further from the truth.
In fact, because of their high-strung lives and the constant stress of being under the spotlight, celebrities are bound to make more mistakes than most regular people ever will. That being said, sometimes celebrities will go out of their way to do some of the dumbest things that have been, unfortunately for them, caught on camera for the world to see.
Some of these things are just plain bad luck, while the others are basically things that common sense would tell you to never do. Either way, these celebs did it, and their misfortune is now on display for the world to see.
13 Ashlee Simpson’s Lip-Sync Disaster
Remember Ashlee Simpson? Jessica Simpson’s little sister rose to prominence with a few hit songs back in the early-mid 2000s, but one of her most memorable moments is this disaster that took place on Saturday Night Live. Not only was Ashlee busted for lip-syncing, she also tried to cover it up in the worst way possible.
12 Justin Bieber Vomits On Stage
11 Janet Jackson’s Wardrobe Malfunction
10 50 Cent’s Botched Pitch
9 John Travolta’s Oscar Fail
8 Coco Gets a Butt Ultrasound
Have you ever been accused of having a fake butt? Probably not, so you’ll never know how Coco Austin felt when she was accused of enhancing her backside via surgery and implants. However, Coco wasn’t having any of it and scheduled an ultrasound to prove that her dashing derriere was in fact, 100% authentic.
7 Ariana Grande’s Donut Licking Habit
6 Robin Thicke Grabs a Handful
5 Drake Grossed Out by Madonna
4 Milli Vanilli Exposed
Milli Vanilli’s lip-syncing debacle is much like Ashlee Simpson’s SNL fail… only a hundred times worse, ultimately leading to the abrupt end of the duo’s careers. Originally from Germany, Milli Vanilli charted a highly successful career for themselves after the release of their debut album, Girl You Know It’s True, which earned them a Grammy for Best New Artist. Unfortunately, it was later exposed that none of the vocals on the album belonged to either Fab Morvan or Rob Pilatus, causing their fame to instantly plummet.
3 Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed Argue On TV
Everyone has had that one experience of being caught in the middle of a heated argument between two other people. Sometimes it’s your friend’s parents yelling at each other in the living room while you’re on the third level of God Of War II, so you just pretend to keep playing like nothing is happening. Other times, it’s an intense couple’s debate on the drive to some place, and you’re stuck in the back seat wishing it didn't have to be so damn awkward.
A word of warning, this video is heavy with profanity and racial slurs, so consider it unsettling to say the least.
Michael Richards' career never really recovered after this horrific rant at The Laugh Factory, a famous stand-up comedy joint patronized by a lot of famous Hollywood comics. Apparently Richards, famous for playing the eccentric Kramer on Seinfeld, was either heckled or distracted by audience members who were talking during his set, which sent the Seinfeld star into a full-blown, rage-induced meltdown.
2 David Hasselhoff’s Drunk Video
Okay, I saved this post for second last because unlike the previous entries, it isn’t as easy to brush off. In fact, it’s some pretty unsettling stuff. After a successful career as TV show lifeguard, hunk, and overall sex symbol of the 80s and 90s, David “The Hoff” Hasselhoff’s life and career took a turn for the worst when videos of him eating food off the floor while severely intoxicated spread like wildfire all over the internet in 2007. And it wasn’t fun to watch.
1 Paula Abdul’s Bizarre Fox News Interview
Unless you've been living off the grid for the last decade or so, chances are you've seen at least one celebrity interview blooper or “fail” compilation on YouTube. Only a few, however, live on in infamy as truly bizarre segments. Unfortunately for ex-American Idol judge Paula Abdul, her hard-to-watch interview on Fox News continues to make rounds to this day as one of the most awkward displays of intoxicated behavior on live television.
It’s hard to believe that this segment even went on for so long. Where was Paula’s publicist? Rumors suggest that she was drunk, high, or both, and the side-effects of such habits reared its ugly head for everyone to see, in the worst way possible.
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