We don’t tend to think of celebrities as having awkward moments. Awkwardness is meant to be reserved for ordinary people like us, people who don’t have an army of makeup artists, hairdressers, publicists and agents tracking our every move, ensuring that we remain coiffed, pristine and aloof. When celebrities interact with their adoring fans, it can often seem like a state visit from some high-profile diplomat.
But when celebrities are forced to interact with an equal, or worse, a superior, things can often get very awkward indeed. After all, celebrities are used to having people defer to them, so when a bigger fish starts swimming in their small pond, you can expect to see a clash of egos, and this inevitably devolves into behaviour so cringeworthy that even a group of teenagers would consider it immature.
Jilting, mispronounced names, bizarre statements and non-sequiturs: nothing is off-limits when you put two celebrities in the same room together. In fact, you can expect chaos to ensue pretty quickly. If you don’t believe me, then check out these examples below, and prepare to feel majorly embarrassed on their behalf.
1. Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah’s couch
2. When John Travolta introduced Idina Menzel as “Adele Dazeem”
3. And when he randomly kissed Scarlett Johansson
4. Nicki Minaj having the audacity to call Miley Cyrus “tacky”
5. Drake’s reaction to being kissed by Madonna