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11 Famous People Who've Reacted To, Been Embarrassed By, Or Absolutely Loathe The Memes That Have Been Created About Them

Dua Lipa said the "Go girl give us nothing" meme was "humiliating" and "hurtful." She had to take herself off Twitter because of it.

This post includes mention of body dysmorphia and depression. 

1. Dua Lipa said that the "Go girl give us nothing" meme was "hurtful" and "humiliating." She added that she had to "take [herself] off Twitter" because of it. "The thing that made me the happiest — performing and writing songs — was also making me really upset because people were picking everything apart that I’d been working on, and I had to learn all that in front of everyone," she said.

Dua Lipa in a lace bodysuit with feathered sleeves poses against greenery

2. Kevin James chatted about his King of Queens promo-shot-turned-meme and said at the time he was told the photo would never see the light of day. "The photographer was just telling me to do goofy things. He was like, 'Smile now like you're sexy. Now, like you're shy.' I got into this position like, 'What the hell am I doing?'" he said. "Then I said, 'Well, please bury that one.' And he goes, 'Yeah, no worries. That won't come back.'" Of course, that was the photo that became a viral meme.

Kevin James in dark velvet jacket seated on a talk show couch

3. Adele spoke about the meme of her looking unimpressed at a basketball game and said her attitude was actually because she was being filmed without her consent. She explained, “I know it sounds crazy, but I really don’t like being famous, right? I know I’m sitting courtside at a basketball game, I’m asking for it, whatever, but Rich was working the room and talking to players and people, I was fine, I didn’t mind. I was just there on my own, looking for Michael Jordan, to be honest with you.”

Adele stands posing on the red carper  in a striped suit with embellishments at an event

4. Millie Bobby Brown went viral for her love for carrots, and people compared her to a Wallace and Gromit character. In an interview a few months later, she said, “I actually saw a meme of me eating a carrot and then somebody relating me to Wallace and Gromit. So I’m not gonna pick up any carrots ’cause I don’t want that meme to carry on."

Millie Bobby Brown at a media event in a black dress with a prominent LV belt, posing with hands behind back, smiling

5. Selena Gomez had a few moments turn into memes after she was seen making some faces on camera and covering her ear. Shortly after the event, she went to Instagram to say, “I will never be a meme again. I’d rather sit still than be dragged for being myself. Much love.”

Closeup of Selena Gomez

6. Chloë Grace Moretz opened up about the time a paparazzi photo of her was compared to a Family Guy character and how it contributed to her struggle with body dysmorphia. "There was one meme that really affected me, of me walking into a hotel with a pizza box in my hand," she said. "And this photo got manipulated into a character from Family Guy with the long legs and the short torso, and it was one of the most widespread memes at the time."

Chloë Grace Moretz wearing an NY Islanders jersey standing in front of a hockey rink

7. Demi Lovato revealed that she had a really hard time after seeing the "Poot" photo going viral. "When Poot went viral, that actually sucked because I thought that was a real picture of me. And I was like, oh no, that's a really bad angle. But Poot was photoshopped. Later, I felt better about it because I realized that wasn't my face," she said.

Demi Lovato in a sparkling strapless silver gown with floral accents at the Met Gala

8. Charlie Wright became a meme after "#NotMyRoderick" began trending after he was cast in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. "For the better half of 2017 and honestly until, like, 2018, I was kind of a worldwide meme, not to brag or anything," he said, adding that he received death threats that were "a little disturbing." He said the experience "ruined" his acting career and that he had "a depressive episode for almost three years" following the movie's release.

Charlie Wright  on the red carpet

9. Jennifer Garner said it was "embarrassing" for her when a face she made at the 2018 Oscars became a meme. "I can’t even look at it. I can’t. It’s too embarrassing!" she said of the moment, adding she had no idea what she was thinking to make the face. "I have no control over this. What am I doing? … We’re standing! I don’t know, what’s wrong with me? … I wish I did [know]. I wish I had a better story about it," she said.

Closeup of Jennifer Garner

10. Josh Hutcherson became a meme when someone turned a fan edit to Flo Rida's "Whistle" into something resembling a Rickroll. Josh, who's not on social media, had no idea the meme was a thing and had his brother explain it to him. "My little brother and his boyfriend actually sat me down during the holidays and were like, 'Okay, you don't live on the internet. We need to explain this to you.' And they just started going through — and they are very creative. Very odd. And I'm here for it. It's great," he said.

Closeup of Josh Hutcherson

11. Finally, Jason Derulo addressed the meme of a man, said to be Jason, falling down the stairs at the 2015 Met Gala. At the time, he clarified that the person identified wasn't actually him, but the joke stuck. "There's still people on the planet that think that I'd fall down the steps," he said. "I've definitely seen some messages like, 'Are you OK?' But yeah, every single year, a couple of times a year...it's not even just the Met Gala anymore! It's kind of inching its way onto other events, but it's hilarious."

Jason Derulo in a textured sweater posing on the red carpet at a media event