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15 Celebrity Interview Moments That Were Absolutely Not Okay

"Unprofessional" is an understatement.

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

1. When David Letterman sucked on Jennifer Aniston's hair.

David Letterman sucking on Jennifer Aniston's hair
CBS

"She was clearly very uncomfortable but tried to stay professional. He’s so gross."

katrawling

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2. When Oprah was insensitive to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen about their weights.

Oprah interrupting Ashley to ask her what size she is
ABC

"When she interviewed the Olsen twins, she was so disrespectful the whole time. That interview is probably why they’re so notoriously private now."

diyanahj

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3. When Wendy Williams asked Laverne Cox extremely personal questions about her transition.

Wendy asking Laverne if she has breast implants
CBS Television Distribution

"So tacky and awkward."

ashleyl31

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CBS Television Distribution / youtube.com

4. When Jay Leno asked Kanye West if his recently deceased mother would be ashamed of him for interrupting Taylor Swift's speech at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Kanye trying not to cry and Jay Leno asking Kanye if his mother would give him a lecture
Citytv / NBC

"I don’t support Kanye, but asking a question like that when someone is in such a vulnerable state is just wrong."

seapens2095

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Citytv / NBC / youtube.com

5. When Ellen made a whole game out of which English words Sofía Vergara could and couldn't pronounce.

Ellen laughing at Sofia not being able to pronounce a word
NBC

"Ellen laughed at her the whole time."

foxja2005

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NBC / youtube.com

6. When Robert Downey Jr. was promoting a Marvel movie and was asked about his past drug use and getting arrested.

Robert Downey Jr. leaving an interview after being asked about his addiction and relationship with his father
Channel 4 News

"RDJ clearly looked like he didn't want to answer but the interviewer kept pushing him to the point were RDJ left the room."

tatumrosner

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Channel 4 News / youtube.com

7. When Wendy Williams asked 18-year-old Marcus Scribner if he was a virgin.

Wendy asking Marcus if he's a virgin
CBS Television Distribution

"He was super uncomfortable and to make it worse, his dad was on the side with the camera witnessing everything. She said the reason why she asked was because his character on Black-ish was sexually active. Luckily, he just nervously laughed it off and said that the audience can use their imagination on that subject."

jsmnmllr164

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CBS Television Distribution / youtube.com

8. When an interviewer asked One Direction which band member sleeps with the most women.

An interviewer asking One Direction, "Who is the main fucker of the band?"

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TVB / youtube.com

9. When Katie Couric asked Carmen Carrera if she'd gotten bottom surgery.

Katie asking Carmen if her private parts are different
ABC

"Carmen wasn't comfortable with the question. Laverne Cox was also on the show and she was quick to shut Katie down with an eloquent explanation as to why her line of questioning was offensive."

myviolentheartandsoul

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ABC / youtube.com

10. When a red carpet interviewer at the Grammys told Taylor Swift she'd be walking home with a lot of men that night.

An interviewer telling Taylor she will leave with a lot of men tonight
Entertainment Tonight

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Entertainment Tonight / youtube.com

11. When Ellen asked BTS if they've ever hooked up with their fans.

Ellen asking BTS if they've hooked up with their fans
NBC

"So disrespectful and it made RM so uncomfortable. She then took it a step further when they didn’t answer and asked the translator to translate for her. Not funny."

kirstinguardian

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NBC / youtube.com

12. When Howard Stern asked Harry Styles about his dad and recently deceased stepfather.

Howard Stern asking questions about Harry's relationship to his father and dead stepfather
The Howard Stern Show

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The Howard Stern Show / youtube.com

13. When Ellen forced Mariah Carey to drink alcohol to prove she wasn't pregnant.

Ellen telling Mariah to toast to her not being pregnant.
Entertainment Tonight / NBC

"How messed up is that?!"

frankiebkhan

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Entertainment Tonight / NBC / youtube.com

14. When David Letterman asked Lindsay Lohan questions about rehab that hadn't been approved.

David Letterman asking Lindsay Lohan about rehab and her saying that these questions were not approved
CBS

"Letterman started addiction-shaming her and her rehab failures, and kept pressing on her. She handled it well, but ew."

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15. And when Ellen brought up Justin Bieber's nude paparazzi photos and displayed them on a huge screen.

Ellen displaying Justin's nude paparazzi photos and asking him about it.
NBC

"She was disregarding the fact that he was obviously uncomfortable."

bhenaultbassett

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

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