We shouldn’t laugh at other people’s expense when they have cringeworthy mishaps
But when it comes to the most embarrassing celebrity moments, their cringeworthy experience makes them more relatable to us regular folk. As much as they can seem like untouchable gods and goddesses, they have their limits!
Below are some of the most red-faced moments endured by our favorite celebs while they were live on stage, when, unfortunately, millions of people witnessed their hysterical disasters. Whether they have had wardrobe mishaps in public or found themselves tripped up on the red carpet – it reminds us that they are only human after all.
Katy Perry seems to always pick herself up after she embarrasses herself on stage, laughing it all off. She has had many wardrobe mishaps and was once caught pretending to play a flute.
But her most humiliating moment was the time she decided to incorporate a giant pink cake into her stage performance of “I Kissed A Girl”, and ended up slipping and sliding down the side of it covered in icing and cake crumbs. She jumped up defiantly only to find herself slipping over again multiple times after she attempted to tease her guitar player.
Justin Bieber is known for being spoilt brat pop star. He is renowned for the amount of times he has had to apologize to his devoted fans for humiliating them – including a time when he threw a tantrum on stage after an obsessed fan hoisted a gift onto the stage for him.
But his most embarrassing moment came for him while he was mid dance moves at a concert during his Believe tour, when he vomited on stage – not once, but twice! He blamed it on drinking out-of-date milk.
Beyoncé usually takes embarrassing moments in her stride, but she has been known to be a bit ditzy and say some really dumb things. There was the time she got her hair caught in a fan when she was performing in Canada in 2013, but she soldiered on and finished her song.
She was caught lip syncing at the 2013 Barack Obama presidential inauguration, and has suffered a wardrobe malfunction that exposed her breast! She has also had multiple tumbles, and once left her audience in hysterics when a bubble of snot formed in her nose while she was singing on stage.
Poor Fergie! We all felt embarrassed for her when we witnessed the biggest faux pas of her life. She describes it as having been the most unattractive moment of her life.
She and her band the Black Eyed Peas had been running late for a performance in 2005, thanks to traffic. So when they arrived there was no opportunity for her to go to the bathroom before they rushed on stage.
Mid “Let’s Get It Started”, she just couldn’t hold it in any longer and peed her pants on stage. She didn’t let it hold her career back, however, and she recovered and went on to become a super star solo artist.
Probably one of the most famous humiliating stage mishaps happened to the famous sister of the now late Michael Jackson.
Janet Jackson had been singing a duet with Justin Timberlake at the Super Bowl half time show in 2004, when Timberlake finished the number by ripping at Jackson’s top, exposing her breast.
Her nipple was concealed by a shield, but it initiated a media frenzy of controversy which became named “nipplegate”. Jackson and Timberlake have always claimed it was a wardrobe malfunction, but many believe it was a publicity stunt.
She plays a force to be reckoned with in The Hunger Games films, but in real life she is super clumsy. Luckily she takes it in her stride and can laugh about it afterwards.
Poor Jennifer Lawrence had been called up to the stage to receive her Oscar for Best Actress in 2013, and tripped on her stunning ball gown as she began to walk up the stairs.
She has had many other trips in front of large crowds, and once had a major wardrobe malfunction in front of Francis Ford Coppola where she didn’t realize the back of her dress had entirely unzipped, revealing her thong!
Madonna has done well for her age, still a sexy, feisty siren at 58. But she hasn’t been immune from enduring incredibly humiliating stage mishaps while performing her controversial and erotic numbers.
We will never know what possessed her to date Vanilla Ice. And ironically that may be the least embarrassing thing she has done. Exposing her body parts has never been something she has felt embarrassed about. However, others may have felt embarrassed on her behalf.
But her most ridiculously humiliating moment came from a stage fall she had during her Sticky And Sweet tour. After gyrating evocatively against a speaker, she then attempted a rock star mosh pit leap. Unfortunately, she just ended up falling on her behind.
Britney Spears has had a terrible run of embarrassing moments. We all wish we could give her a big hug for them! It’s probably not surprising that she followed the path of many child stars. Many experience major public melt downs and stints in drug rehab.
Most cringingly memorable was the time she shaved her head. Then there was the time she got married for a total of 55 hours. She has pulled herself together now and has reinvented her career with dignity. But it doesn’t mean she is immune from regular stage mishaps.
Once, she decided to attempt a glamour hair flip. However, she just ended up shooting her hair extensions off her head, and across the stage.