We all enjoy celebrity fails. They remind us regular folk that no matter how perfect your hair is or how unique your gown is, or how flawlessly you sing that high note, no one is perfect. And when you basically live your whole life in front of camera, you just know embarrassment is right around the corner at any given time. In front of millions of viewers, too. Then you have millions of others competing to make the best gifs and memes of your embarrassing moment. Life can be hard in these moments as a celebrity, but you just have to embrace the fail and the ensuing mockery and move on.
Here’s a bunch of funny celebrity fails and mishaps from the “all time” category.
1. Jennifer Lawrence
When J. Law was on her way to collect her Oscar, she had this embarrassing fall. Like all great actresses, she’s good at improv and started her speech saying, “This is nuts. You guys are only standing up because I fell and you feel bad. That was embarrassing.”
Beyoncé got her hair stuck in a fan during her performance in Montreal. She decided to carry on with the song while security worked to free her. Cute in a way.
3. 50 Cent
You know you’ve made it in life if you’re invited to throw the first pitch at a New York Mets baseball game at Citi Field. 50 Cent made it in life, then blew with this horrible excuse for a pitch.
4. Katy Perry
Source: Pop Music TV
Need some help getting up, Katy?
5. Zac Efron
Zac Efron had his embarrassing moment on the premiere of The Lorax, when he reached for something in his pocket and accidentally dropped a condom on the red carpet. He now has a pocket checking policy before going on the red carpet.
6. John Travolta
John Travolta didn’t seem to care too much to pronounce Frozen singer Idina Menzel’s name correctly and just went with “Adele Dazim” instead. She got him back in some style at the following year’s event when she introduced him onto the stage as “Glom Gazingo”.
7. Scarlett Johansson
How about this classic fail? While filming Under the Skin, Scarlet was caught by paparazzi taking a tumble in Glasgow, Scotland. The mid-fall paparazzi picture became an Internet sensation, appearing in countless memes. Great delivery and landing.
Source: Life Mag
When you’ve been performing for over thirty years, you’re bound to have a few accidents onstage. Madonna had one at the Brit awards in 2015, when her dress was supposed to be torn away but instead she went flying backwards.
9. Madonna (and Drake)
What are you doing, Drake? That’s Madonna. Let’s be honest, this is a big fail from top to bottom, pun intended.
10. Meghan Trainor
Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Meghan closed out her performance in spectacular fashion when she slipped on her heels and even the microphone stand couldn’t save her.
11. Justin Bieber
At a concert in Saskatoon seemed too focused on adjusting his pants, and ended up tumbling through an opening in the catwalk. The fall was caught by literally hundreds of cell phones and lit up social media with this painful fall.
12. Demi Lovato
This is Demi Lovato face planting at a special concert at the WaterMarke Tower in downtown LA where she promoted her song Cool for the Summer. Demi slipped on the wet stage and face planted hard in front of a pool party. Painful to watch.
13. Demi Lovato (again)
This time Demi was rather confused when asked what her favorite dish was, and responded: “I like mugs because they’re very comfortable in your hand and they hold the hot things that you don’t have to touch.” Dish. Mugs. Fail.
14. Harry Styles
Who throws a shoe? Honestly! Well someone in the crowd thought it was a good idea and immediately regretted it when the shoe hit Harry in the nether regions.
15. Kristen Stewart
The Twilight seemed so confused at being handed a box of popcorn onstage at the MTV Movie Awards (we all were) that she dropped it in hilariously awkward style. Just let it fall, Kristen.
16. The Jonas Brothers
The group made their 2007 American Music Awards entrance by breaking through glass panels on stage. Well, Joe Jonas made his entrance by tripping and falling to his knees, then quickly jumped back up as if it’s part of the show. Saved?
17. Nicki Minaj
Nicki had a completely unintentional (I’m not buying that) wardrobe malfunction at the 2014 MTV VMAs, when her zipper dress split down the middle and she had to hold the two sides together! Hold it together, girl!
18. Emma Stone
When La La Land won an award for best screenplay at the Golden Globe Awards, Emma Stone awkwardly went in for a hug with director Damien Chazelle while he was going to kiss his wife. Awkward for all parties involved.
Part of P!nk’s circus-themed stage show was to fly around the arena on a harness. Unfortunately, it went disastrously wrong one night and she flew into the crowd, injuring several people. Can’t say she wasn’t asking for it.
20. Lady Gaga
Delivering one of her trademark shows, Gaga took a hard fall on stage one night, and the whole thing was captured forever! Somehow it fits stylistically with the performance.
21. Iggy Azalea
Luckily for Iggy Azalea, this tumble was at the rehearsal for the MTV VMAs. Unluckily for her, cameras captured the whole thing anyway, and the accident was posted online.
22. Ashlee Simpson
Ashlee Simpson lip-synching on Saturday Night Live was her most memorable moment. That’s pretty much the thing she’s most famous for still! A fail for the ages.
23. John Barrowman
The stage and screen star seemed a tad bit too comfortable in his chair while wearing high heels and ended up falling right off a stool on UK TV.