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15 Interview Moments With Famous Women That Were Completely Inappropriate

Just plain old disrespectful.

We recently asked the members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what celebrity interview moment was inappropriate or uncalled for. Here's what they said:

Warning: This post contains topics of sexual harassment.

1. When Megan Fox brought up that she was sexualized from a young age, and Jimmy Kimmel shut her down and made jokes.

Megan Fox talking about Michael Bay sexualizing her as a teen and Jimmy Kimmel joking about it
ABC

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2. When Howard Stern interviewed Emma Bunton (aka Baby Spice) and was offensive and sexist the whole time.

Howard Stern saying that Emma lost her virginity when she was "Swallow Spice"
E!

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3. When Ellen put photos of famous men and Taylor Swift's exes on a big screen and asked her which ones she dated.

Ellen putting pictures of Taylor's exes on a huge screen
Warner Bros. Television Distribution

"Ellen was basically slut-shaming her. Taylor legit almost started crying and Ellen was cackling like an old witch! It is so upsetting!"

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4. When Ellen pressured Mariah Carey to either drink champagne or announce her pregnancy.

Ellen pressuring Mariah to drink champagne
CBS / Paramount Pictures / Warner Bros Television Distribution

"Ellen made Mariah Carey visibly uncomfortable when she asked Mariah why she didn't want champagne. No one knows what a person might be struggling with, be that pregnancy, fertility issues, miscarriage, or even alcoholism."

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5. When Anderson Cooper was interviewing Lady Gaga and brought up the rumors about her having a penis.

Anderson Cooper bringing up rumors about Lady Gaga having a penis
CBS

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6. When David Lettermen interviewed Lindsay Lohan and made jokes about her personal struggles.

David Lettermen asking Lindsay Lohan questions about rehab that she says weren't approved
CBS

"She handles it so well despite how uncomfortable she obviously felt. The way he treated her was criminal."

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7. When David Letterman interviewed Paris Hilton and made jokes about her being in jail.

David Letterman joking about Paris Hilton being in jail.
CBS

"You could see she was holding back all her anger. But being made fun of for something when you’re trying to move forward in life was so uncalled for."

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8. When Wendy Williams slut-shamed Draya Michele in front of her audience.

Wendy Williams saying that Draya Michele gets around
CBS Television Distribution

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CBS Television Distribution / youtube.com

9. When Anne Hathaway was on The Today Show to talk about Les Misérables, and the first thing Matt Lauer did was ask her about the photo the paparazzi took of under her skirt.

Matt Lauer asking Anne Hathaway what she learned from the paparazzi taking a photo of under her skirt
NBC

"She was able to steer the convo slightly, but Matt just wouldn’t let go of the topic. It was so cringe and uncomfortable."

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10. When Wendy Williams defended Trey Songz after Keke Palmer called him out for pressuring her to be in his music video and then featuring her in it without her consent.

Wendy Williams saying she couldn't be less accusatory to Keke Palmer
CBS Television Distribution

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11. When Cara Delevingne was on Good Morning Sacramento and they mocked her because she didn't seem excited.

News anchors mocking Cara Delevingne
CBS

"They began by getting her name wrong. Later, when she gave a dry response, they told her she should take a nap and drink a Red Bull, then continued to mock her even after the interview was over and she was gone."

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12. When Scarlett Johansson was doing a press junket for The Avengers and was asked if she wore underwear beneath her costume.

Interviewer asking Scarlet if she wears undergarments under her costume
Warner Bros. Television Distribution

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13. When Jane Fonda was promoting her new movie and Megyn Kelly asked about her cosmetic surgeries.

Megyn Kelly asking Jane Fonda about her plastic surgery
NBC

"Megyn had no right to ask her about that. We all know she had surgeries, but who the fuck cares? It's her body. Jane was there to promote a movie and not discuss her personal choices."

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14. When Ellen repeatedly asked Taylor Swift and Zac Efron if they were dating when they went on her show to promote The Lorax.

Ellen telling Taylor Swift and Zac Efron they're a cute couple even though they weren't dating
Warner Bros. Television Distribution

"It was SO rude and uncomfortable for both of them."

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15. And when Conan O'Brien was staring at Nicole Scherzinger's chest and she called him out.

Nicole Scherzinger telling Conan to focus on what she's saying and not her chest
TBS

"Conan O’Brien has made so many women on his show visually uncomfortable. Even though they both play it off like a joke, it was so inappropriate."

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What's another completely uncalled for celebrity interview moment? Let us know in the comments.

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