These fans got lucky enough to pose for a photo with their celebrity idols. It's too bad they all came out to be pretty embarrassing! Celebrities are caught off guard all the time by fans that see them on the street, and they are not always camera ready. Sometimes, stars just do embarrassing things with fans in photos, or do something inappropriate or weird during a meet-and-greet after a show.
Celebrities also do not have a lot of time to stand with fans and take photos until they get one that they like, so most of the time, the first picture they take is the only one the fan will get. Unfortunately, that leaves some stars looking disheveled and unprepared for a photo, but it comes with the job. Famous people expect to be photographed when they go out in public, but that doesn’t always mean the photographs will come out looking good. Unfortunately, a picture lasts forever, especially if it's on the internet.
These fan photos are awkward, unfortunate, and super cringe-worthy. From the biggest stars of today to the biggest stars of yesterday, these celebs have been caught in some pretty bad photos.
Check out these 15 celebrities who have been snapped in some awkwardly embarrassing photos with their fans. From inappropriate touching, to wandering eyes, to looking like they're about to fall asleep, these stars probably aren't too thrilled about these fan photos being on the internet.
15 Hulk Hogan
This photo wasn't so embarrassing for Hulk Hogan, but probably was for the fan who he is posing with, which is the pop singer, James Blunt. James had his arm on the Hulk's flexed arm with the biggest, widest smile on his face. The "You're Beautiful" singer certainly seemed to be fawning over the wrestling pro.
This embarrassing fan photo was taken back in 2006 at an MTV event, which was long before Hulk Hogan destroyed his career by sleeping with his best friend's wife on camera and making racist remarks about his daughter's African American boyfriend. In the early 2000's, the wrestler and his family had a reality television show on VH1 called Hogan Knows Best and he was still very prominent in WWE.
14 Luke Wilson
Luke Wilson is a handsome Hollywood actor and has lots of female fans who would jump at the change to snap a selfie with him. These two young ladies ran into Wilson at what looks to be a bar back in 2013. The girls seem to be ecstatic to be taking the picture with the celebrity, but Luke seems to be a little distracted by something.
The actor's eyes are directed at what appears to be one of the young women's breasts. Then again, he could also be looking at her beer? One of the girls uploaded the photo to the internet with the caption, "Ran into Luke Wilson at a bar last night, got a picture with him looking at my boobs," which garnered lots of attention.
13 Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage is known for his roles in action films, as well as directing and producing. This fan of the actor caught him off guard when she got a lucky seat next to him on a plane. The excited fan decided to take the opportunity to snap a selfie with the Hollywood star, but it did not look like he was at all prepared for that.
This embarrassing fan photo was taken back in 2012. The redheaded fan had a huge smile on her face, but Nick Cage definitely didn't appear to be photo-ready, and looked tired, scruffy, and maybe even drunk or high. Either way, the celebrity was clearly disheveled and probably was just looking to get to his destination without being disturbed. However, being recognized in public comes with being famous!
12 Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus has recently toned down her risqué image and cut back on the partying, but it wasn't long ago that that was what she was known for. During her Bangerz Tour in 2014, Miley got pretty inappropriate with a fan while she was taking fan photos backstage after her show. The fan had been standing behind Cryus, reached around, and grabbed her breasts for the photo with Miley's hands on top of his and her mouth wide open, as if to seem like she was shocked by what was happening.
The Bangerz Tour was one of the singer's wildest and most controversial tours. Miley was known for coming out in skimpy attire, smoking marijuana on stage, and having twerking teddy bears dance with her. Needless to say, people were not too shocked by the embarrassing fan photo when it surfaced online.
11 Robin Thicke
This embarrassing fan photo may be one of the worst. The "Blurred Lines" singer Robin Thicke was caught red-handed groping this woman's behind in the mirror reflection of the image back in 2013. The two were at an after-party for the MTV Video Music Awards. The young woman said that she had no idea the photo would go viral saying, "I knew his hand was on my butt. I posted it on Instagram and didn't notice the reflection."
Thicke was married to Paula Patton at the time, and it was rumored that, although they already had issues in their relationship, this photo was one of the reasons for their divorce. The musician was harshly criticized online and his career suffered because of it. He hasn't had another number one hit single since.
10 Katy Perry
This fan photo is more awkward than embarrassing, but this Katy Perry fan couldn't wait to show off her new tattoo to her idol at an event for the pop singer's Purr perfume. Katy Perry posed for a strange photo with the fan back in 2012, pointing awkwardly at the tattoo of herself on this fan's back.
The tattoo is an odd-looking colored sketch of Katy with blue hair, sitting on the ground in a skirt, with an umbrella in front of a green picket fence. She also has a bunch of blue star outlines above the design. Perry did her best to appear supportive and smile for the camera, but you can definitely tell that she feels a bit weird about this poorly-done tattoo.
9 Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber has one of the most dedicated and devoted fan bases. They even have a name for themselves: The Beliebers. A large majority of these "Beliebers" are young girls who practically worship the pop singer, so when one of them got the chance to take a photo with her icon, she seemed to be totally fine with a little groping and kissing.
Justin Bieber has his hand cupped around the young woman's breast and is kissing her on the cheek in this embarrassing fan photo. This was back in 2013, and the musician even tried to deny that he ever "groped" this woman, saying afterward that it "definitely didn't happen." The awkward fan photo was taken not long after Justin broke up with his girlfriend at the time, Selena Gomez.
8 Khloe Kardashian
The Kardashians are some of the most popular celebrities on the face of this earth, so it makes sense that their fans will go to extremes to try and get a photo with them. This fan appeared to have snuck up behind Khloe Kardashian to take a selfie with her. Obviously, the reality star doesn't seem to thrilled by this man invading her personal space. The photo probably would have turned out better if he had just asked her nicely.
Celebrities are often bombarded by fans in public. This photo was taken a while ago, but we are sure this has happened many times to Khloe. After Khloe's sister Kim Kardashian was robbed in Paris last year, the entire Kardashian/Jenner family has increased their security teams, and it is doubtful that another fan would be able to pull a move like this on her again.
Rihanna is known for her fun, carefree, party girl attitude, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that she likes to get up close and personal with her beloved fans, whom she calls the "Rihanna Navy." It was this Rihanna fan's lucky day, because the singer was clearly feeling frisky during this post-concert meet-and-greet.
The fan grabbed the "Love on the Brain" singer's butt while she reached around and touched his! The singer looked seductively to the side, while the fan stared straight at the camera with a big grin on his face. There are multiple other photos from the same meet-and-greet of Rihanna groping and hugging her fans, both male and female. Although others might find this photo a bit embarrassing, it doesn't look like Rihanna minded it at all.
6 Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is another musician who loves her fans and doesn't mind getting close. This fortunate fan got a chance to go up on stage at her idol's concert in Germany back in 2015. Nicki's fan didn't waste any time, and when she went to hug the singer, she grabbed her butt in the process! However, the "Anaconda" pop star didn't seem to mind because she laughed it off and went in to grab the fan's breasts.
Obviously, fans in the audience got some photos to capture the moment of Nicki and the fan. After the show, Nicki tweeted out to her fans saying, "She wanted to get it poppin so I got it poppin right back. I'm not kidding."
5 Britney Spears
On the opposite end of the spectrum, singers like Britney Spears do not even allow their fans to touch them at all. This embarrassing fan photo showed just how awkward it is for someone to meet their idol without being able to actually get close enough to take a good photo.
While setting boundaries is understandable for celebrities, this fan paid for VIP backstage treatment after her Femme Fatale show, and all he got was an awkward-looking photo with both of them clutching their hands in front of them because they didn't know what else to do. They both couldn't look any more uncomfortable if they tried. Britney looked like she was forcing herself to smile and the fan just looked sweaty and nervous.
4 Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio is used to being fawned over by tons of female fans around the world, but he probably wasn't expecting this guy to drop down to his knees when he met him. A fan named Vitalli Seduik, who has pulled stunts with other well-known celebrities as well, broke free from the crowd at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in 2014 and ran over to DiCaprio, falling down to the ground and latching on to his leg.
Leo is laughing in the photo but he surely feels very awkward. The actor's security team promptly pulled the man off of him and escorted him away. This is the same prankster who tried to kiss Will Smith on a red carpet in 2012, and grabbed Kim Kardashian and Gigi Hadid while out in public in the streets within the past year.
3 Lady Gaga
These fans were probably so pumped to see Lady Gaga backstage after performing a show. Unfortunately, the singer seemed to be a bit tired in the photo. Lady Gaga, who calls her fans her "Little Monsters," gave a weak-looking grin with a limp claw while her devoted fans gave their best "monster" hands and fiercest faces. The pop star encourages her fans to be true to who they are: loud, proud, and unapologetic.
The musician appeared to be less than thrilled and looked like she was thinking about how soon she could leave and climb into bed. The two fans could have caught Gaga on a bad night, but it will likely be the only opportunity they'll ever have to get a personal photo with the music icon.
2 Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is the best curator of the perfect selfie. The reality star is known for her social media sharing, and even has her own book on selfies. However, when it comes to taking photos with fans, Kim is sometimes a bit awkward looking.
The fan on the left attempted to snap a photo of Kardashian while she was signing autographs. Kim noticed she was taking the picture and smiled and waved at the camera, but the end result was not flattering. The fan is too focused on her phone to worry about her own face, and Kim was caught off guard, so her smile looked a little strange. The photo on the right is more representative of the face Kim has prepared for her fan selfies.
1 Edward Furlong
Edward Furlong is a former teen actor who made it big with his performances in Terminator 2: Judgement Day and American Heart. He also made a name for himself on the show Dawson's Creek. Today, the star is hardly recognizable, as he has gained a lot of weight. While the actor was still living in his glory days, he had lots of fans who were dying to get a photo with him.
Furlong has multiple photos with fans that are inappropriate and embarrassing. These two take the trophy for the most cringe-worthy. On the left, he is making a crude hand gesture in front of a female fan, while on the right he appears to be "ripping" the fan's heart out, but it really just looks like he is grabbing at her chest. How awkward.
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