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Who said what and probably wishes they hadn’t?
Who said what and probably wishes they hadn’t?
The thing about the celebrity interview is that what is said can be listened to or viewed over and thanks to the net. These celebs probably could not have imagined that one interview could result in something they wish they could return.
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From Charlie Sheen and his obsession with Tiger’s Blood and other odd items to R. Kelly and his infamous current interview, all these famous folks are just the tip of this cringy interview iceberg.
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Contained here are 13 of the most embarrassing, horrible and cringeworthy celebrity interviews !
[embedded content]1. Courtney LoveWhen? 1995Why so cringeworthy? Courtney Love crashed a meeting which MTV’s Kurt Loder was conducting with Madonna. A clearly shifted Love threw a make up streamlined that almost hit the interviewer as well as the Material Girl herself, as chronicled in Rolling Stone magazine. Then the”Celebrity Skin” rocker climbed up the staircase into the attic overlooking the 1995 MTV VMAs and joined the chat. The”Like a Virgin” singer said,”Courtney Love is in dire need of attention right now.” She also made a crack on Love’s medication use. Madonna was eventually pulled off the stage.Response from the entire world: It made headlinesbut the public seemed to shrug it off as Courtney being Courtney. Her Response? [embedded content]2. Farrah FawcettWhen? 1997Why so cringeworthy? The icon was seeing David Letterman and created talk show history for all the wrong reasons. Farrah Fawcett may happen to be seated from Letterman on his iconic talk show, but she appeared to be emotionally far, far away. She was late on account of the simple fact that there were”people, lots of individuals.” Afterward, as CNN chronicled, the pop culture icon appeared to have lost in the nyc facade, that is the place supporting Letterman. She told Letterman,”Wow. I really believed I was looking out the window. She did not ever bring this up, however, the icon certainly was conscious enough during the actual Q&A to point out to Letterman,”You are making fun of me”
[embedded content]3. Ben AffleckWhen? 2004Why so cringeworthy? Ben Affleck requested an interviewer to perform the Q&A topless! It was 2004, and Affleck was feeling refreshing during a chat with Canadian journalist Anne-Marie Losique. Not only did he say that individuals could”like the show better if you did it topless” and that he noticed “you usually demonstrate a lot more cleavage than that,” but he was also physically all over the reporter.Her Response? Years later, when asked about the awkward interview, Losique really defended the Oscar winner saying that the whole thing was taken from context. She told E! News,”Nothing improper actually happened. I never believed at one stage uncomfortable and that I never felt at any stage it was wrong, and when I’d felt that, really honestly I would not have continued.” [embedded content]4. Tom CruiseWhen? 2005Why so cringeworthy? Tom Cruise jumped over an iconic talk show host sofa announcing that he was”in love” with Katie Holmes. The adoring leap left a seismic mark on pop culture. Instead, the chat became about his love affair with Holmes while fixing the couch like a trampoline.Response from the entire world: Judging by the lack of a dent in his box office receipts, the worldwide community just shrugged it off as celebrity being Cruise. After all, the Scientologist wasn’t famous to be ordinary.His Response? He explained he would not take back a thing, as chronicled in The Hollywood Reporter. After all, love does allow us to do crazy things. It’s even possible that the couch jumping made Cruise popular.
[embedded content]5. Jerry SeinfeldWhy so cringeworthy? Jerry Seinfeld was being interviewed by Larry King (who worked on CNN at the time) and the journalist said something about Seinfeld’s iconic show being cancelled. Seinfeld wasn’t cancelled. In fact, the superstar comedian walked off from his show as it was still the best rated comedy on television. The comic appeared to become mathematically offended by this. Seinfeld said,”You believe I got cancelled? Is this still CNN? Would you know who I am? Geez, can we get my resume in here? “How would the world respond to the interview? The legendary newsman, in his later years, wasn’t immune to a questionable inquiries. But some believed that Seinfeld had overreacted by phoning out King and making it a huge thing. Others, like Reuters, sided with the comic and named that moment as one of Larry King’s worst interview moments. [embedded content]6. The KardashiansWhen? 2011Why so cringeworthy? Barbara Walters was interviewing the Kardashian clan at the end of 2011 as part of her annual look at the 10 most intriguing people of the year. The trailblazing journalist referenced the shortage of ability in the throw of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Kris Jenner — and brothers Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian — obviously didn’t agree. Following Walters’ comment, you can hear a pin drop! She added,”You don’t really act; you don’t sing; you don’t dance. You don’t have some, forgive me, any talent.” Khloe defended her whole family and their show,”But we’re still amusing men and women. The family told Walters’ manufacturers that nothing newsworthy would occur before the special aired. Wrong! You can’t trust the Kardashians.”
[embedded content]7. Charlie SheenWhen? 2011Why so cringeworthy? It was also among the first hashtags that could go viral. Listening to the interview with Andrea Canning, it is clear the soon-to-be-fired from 2 and a Half Men star was anything but winning. He admitted to having a continuous diet of tiger blood and also described himself in the most uncommon of ways. “I am on a medication. It’s named Charlie Sheen,” he told Canning as he then issued a warning. “It’s not available since if you attempt it you will die. Your face will melt and your kids will weep on your burst body.” The journalist appeared worried for the celebrity, even inquiring at a point if he was bi-polar. He responded,”I am bi-winning. I triumph here, I triumph there. Sheen’s newly created Twitter accounts set a Guinness World Record for fastest to a million followers (at the time), according to Huffington Post. For some time after that interview, his millions of followers fawned over everything he explained. One of his stone was,”I’ve a 10,000-year-old brain and also the boogers of a 7-year-old. That is how I explain myself,” and, obviously, the one about the infamous blood of a specific jungle cat. In a written announcement,’please forgive us for being such blatant impostors. Clearly you, Mr. Sheen, have the sole real tiger blood in the known universe.’ And they’d been cautioned.” [embedded content]8. Justin BieberWhen? 2012Why so cringeworthy? Justin Bieber occasionally doesn’t handle the pressures of popularity with absolute grace. Remember when he ruined a paparazzi’s camera (or battled him)? He called into Mojo in the Morning since the”Sorry” singer had an issue with his new music being compared to Justin Timberlake’s. “Man, that is crazy’cause our voices sound nothing alike. I mean, I am not wanting to sound like anybody. Saying I sound like someone isn’t actually a compliment. … I believe if you should say I heard some Justin Timberlake-esque items on your audio I’d take that as a compliment,” he said, according to MTV News. Hey, there are artists to be in comparison to… but alas, things got worse when the radio personality asked,”Can you worry about Harry Styles on your mom, because he likes older girls?” Bieber snapped,”that I think you should be worried about me about your mom, bro.” The audio listeners (which radio host) heard next was Bieber’s dial tone.His Response? Not much. For what it is worth, the DJ went Twitter to say he had been suspended over the incident.
[embedded content]9. Jesse EisenbergWhen? 2013Why so cringeworthy? The interviewer, Romina Puga of Univision, requested Jesse Eisenberg to perform a card trick on cue and also asked him to say her name to the camera. The star of Now You See Me took offense, saying that it made him feel like a trained fighter. He probably ought to have seen that”say my name” ask a mile off — after all, the name of Puga’s show is Say My Name with Romina. In the get-go, the interview was tense. She referred to Morgan Freeman as Freeman, to that Eisenberg said,”Freeman? Who are you? What are you really on a baseball team with him?” But the awkwardness was only getting started, and he called her the Carrot Top of interviewers for composing notes on her hand. The Social Network star also used her interview time to inquire how the material was likely to be used. When asked to say her name, Eisenberg uttered it gently. She requested him to say it like he was looking for her in a crowd. He testily responded,”The thing is I really did not wish to find you.” Obviously angry, Puga retorted with”You are such a jerk. Nothing. Another day at the office for the actor.Her Response? Puga said in The Daily Mail that she felt”humiliated” and”butchered.” [embedded content]10. KTLA entertainment”reporter” Sam Rubin touched a nerve (and rightfully so) when he requested Samuel L. Jackson about his Super Bowl advertisement. “What Super Bowl advertisement?” Jackson responded. Turns out Jackson wasn’t in an advertisement, but Laurence Fishburne was! The reporter had to know he was in for this when Jackson began his reply with,”Oh, hell no…” — no. Anyone who has seen Jackson in some of his roles or interviews understands he can light off like a firecracker when triggered like he was by Rubin. “There’s more than one black guy doing a commercial,” Jackson ignored at Rubin as Rubin clearly squirmed.His Response? Rubin apologized profusely during the interview and tried to proceed, but Jackson was ticked, and the whole interview was massively off the rails. Following the televised portion of the interview, Rubin publicly apologized and said,”I am really embarrassed about it.”
[embedded content]11. 2015Why so cringeworthy? Most everyone can identify with the need to shout,”Mom!” sometimes. But most of us are not embarrassed by mom on the red carpet of the Academy Awards… with countless millions of people viewing! As OK! Chronicled, Dakota Johnson and her mom, Melanie Griffith, had ceased to talk with journalist Lara Spencer. The reporter asked Griffith if she’d observed Fifty Shades of Grey. The veteran actress said that even though she encouraged her daughter’s choice to perform the movie, she couldn’t watch it because of this graphic nudity and sex. Johnson added,”I don’t think it would be strange. I think, 1 day, maybe you can see it.” Her mum’s face said it all. Johnson wasn’t pleased whatsoever. She then snapped, “Alright! You don’t need to watch it. Jesus Christ. “Their Response? Nothing! Both sides of the issue probably wanted this thing to fade off. [embedded content]12. Ariana GrandeWhen? 2015Why so cringeworthy? At a live radio interview, multi-platinum singer Ariana Grande was displeased by the point of questioning. She called the host out about being sexist when he made a comment about all girls loving their phones and makeup. Grande immediately cracked,”Can this guys assuming that is what girls would need to pick between?” The host dug a deeper hole and said,”Ladies, learn!” The”Bang Bang” singer’s chin shouldn’t have dropped that way because she quickly retorted,”Boys, learn. Boys and girls, we can all know.”
[embedded content]13. R. KellyWhen? 2019Why so cringeworthy? There are train wrecks, then there’s R. Kelly. It was the first interview the singer had awarded because his most recent charges of sexual misconduct — aggravated criminal sexual assault between minors. But I am alive!” He continued,”I did not do that stuff. This isn’t me! I am fighting my f–king life! You are all trying to kill me” After the topic of this doc Surviving R. Kelly came up, he said,”They were describing Lucifer. I am not Lucifer. I am a guy; errors are made by me. But I am not a devil and by no way am I myself a monster. “Response from the entire world: If clearing his name was his goal, yelling at the very public wasn’t how to go.His Response? The journalist reported that the singer’s team believed that their customer arrived off as”passionate” and that is a good thing.Her Response? The veteran journalist wasn’t afraid for her safety and wanted to keep the interview moving. “My sole motivation at the point was,’Please don’t let him depart.’ I actually did think it was a breakdown. He was so mad. He moved from zero to a two into a six to an eight into a 12. All right before my eyes.” “I think people were amazed that in that moment I did not run from this space,” she told the Washington Post.