We’ve all had embarrassing moments in our lives. Since celebrities are a constant target of the paparazzi, they always land in the spotlight when they do something embarrassing. Celebrity gaffes are always big news, but some of them are more memorable than others. Celebrity blunders can often become the subject of jokes and internet memes, making them a part of pop culture that will live on for many years.
There are so many awkward celebrity moments that it is impossible to narrow them down to just a few, but here are the 10 most awkward celeb moments. You may laugh or cringe when you see them, but they will serve your memory for a long time. After all, we could all use a good laugh.
1. A Russian model loses half of her skirt
In 2018, a Russian model named Yulia Rybakova flashed herself by tearing half of her beautiful red dress. Someone stood on her dress, and the model faced this awkward moment. She was unaware of the torn skirt until someone pointed it out. Luckily, a man rushed to her aid and repaired the dress. The plus-sized model was generous enough to laugh off the situation. Yulia Rybakova’s actions caused quite a stir, becoming an internet sensation almost instantly. People even started blaming her for doing it on purpose.
2. Katy Perry lands on a giant cake on live TV
If you don’t remember Katy Perry’s song “Bon Appetit,” this awkward moment of hers will remind you. In 2008, Katy Perry was performing her famous song, “I Kissed a Girl,” at the MTV Latin American Awards. And there was a giant cake in front of her, and she jumped on it. This was not the end of the story. She tried to walk her way off the stage after the cake dive, but couldn’t do so. She slipped and fell several times on stage, making people roll around with laughter. This bizarre event caused an uproar and became a defining moment in Katy Perry’s career, marking her as the quirky pop star she is today.
3. Zac Efron dropped a condom on the red carpet
Who hasn’t heard of this Hollywood “chocolate boy”? But did he do something chocolatey in public? Yes, when the animated film The Lorax was released in 2012, Zac Efron played the role of Ted. He accidentally dropped a condom on the red carpet. The incident was quite funny, and everyone took it lightheartedly. As fast as he could, Efron snatched it up and attempted to pass it off, donning his sunglasses to cover his embarrassment. He couldn’t stop blushing. Back then, the star was 24 and was dating Lily Collins.
4. Jennifer Lawrence stumbles at the Oscars
In 2013, when Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for best actress for the film Silver Linings Playbook, she had a bit of an “oops” moment. She stumbled on the way up the stairs to collect her prize. In spite of the obvious awkwardness of the situation, it rapidly went viral and received extensive media coverage. Naturally, this made Lawrence giggle. Later, the incident was discussed, and she stated that her dress and walking style were to blame.
5. Emma Chamberlain gets hit by “Love You”
Emma Chamberlain, a social media star, had an awkward moment in 2022 when she was at the Met Gala. No, it is not about wearing the diamond necklace of the Maharaja of Patiala. In her red-carpet interview with Jack Harlow, she kind of got herself into an awkward moment. As he departed, the rapper blasted her with an impromptu “Love you!” She stood there stunned, with a shocked Pikachu face. She swiftly replied, “love you” and made funny sounds. The memes on the internet indeed had a gala time, thanks to this funny moment at the Met Gala.
6. Beyonce’s hair in Montreal
This pop culture queen has had some pretty awkward moments in her lifetime, and this one tops them all. She had a bit of a hair issue while performing in Montreal in July 2013. Her hair got stuck in a blowing fan, but she kept on delivering her vocal masterpiece. Even though her hair was wrapped around her head like a halo, she managed to keep performing. Beyoncé’s dedication to her career is incomparable. The singer will stop at nothing to provide a fantastic show.
7. Steve Harvey’s mix-up at Miss Universe 2015
Steve made the official crowning of Ariadna Gutiérrez, Miss Colombia, as Miss Universe 2015 during the competition. But minutes later, to everyone’s surprise, the presenter returned to the stage to announce that he had made a mistake and that the actual winner was Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach. Well, if “Oops! I messed up,” could be a person, that’d be Steve Harvey at the Miss Universe. The confusion started when a last-minute decision to read three names on stage was made. To hear Harvey tell it, he didn’t do anything wrong. Only two names—”runner-up” and “Miss Universe”—were expected to be announced.
8. Harry and his torn leather pants
Former One Direction singer Harry Styles is the kind of guy who creates awkward moments for himself, be it falling on the stage every time or tearing his pants on his own show. Harry Styles knelt down in front of Jennifer Aniston at his Los Angeles performance. The singer’s leather pants ripped, exposing a gap between his legs, and he had to quickly duck for shelter. Given Styles’ reputation for awkward moments, this is just a drop in the ocean.
9. Kissing on the Mouth: Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly
This Hollywood couple is surely high on PDA. Although we are starved of their pictures on Instagram, the 2021 Billboard Music Awards presented a rather awkward moment. The couple was making out and licking each other. It’s fair enough that the two sexiest individuals on the planet are also social misfits. The situation was certainly scandalous, cringe-worthy, embarrassing, and undoubtedly the talk of the celeb town for quite some time.
10. Kanye and Taylor Swift’s feud
In the 2009 MTV VMAs, Kanye abruptly crashed Taylor’s stage when she was receiving her award for best female video. He ambushed her acceptance speech and declared that Beyonce had one of the best music videos of the year. That was indeed one slap-worthy moment from Kanye. Like the queen she is, Taylor put Kanye in his place years later.