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12 Interviewers Who Tried To Embarrass A Female Celeb, But Just Ended Up Embarrassing Themselves

I think it's time we call out Ellen's weird obsession with Taylor Swift's dating life, because it was actually suuuper creepy.

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We, as a society, love exploiting and embarrassing women for content. And unfortunately, talk show hosts and interviewers are, like, experts at this.

But a lot of the time, thankfully, it backfires. And they're the ones who end up looking like absolute fools.

So here are 12 times when an interviewer tried their hardest to embarrass a female celeb and ended up coming off as ignorant, rude, entitled, or just low-key desperate:

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1. Back in 2008, during an appearance on a radio station, a teenage Taylor Swift was forced to play Twister with the adult male hosts.

taylor on the floor playing twister

Taylor attempted to combat the inane questions and comments with jokes.

taylor saying, there's no such thing as twister

She even tried telling him she wasn't exactly game-ready, but he kept pushing her.

taylor saying she's not ready and wearing a dress and the host saying it'll be fine

2. During the 1999 Academy Awards pre-show, Joan Rivers told Mariah Carey that people said she gained weight.

mariah questioning that people said she gained weight

Mariah handled it like a champ though, and fired right back at Joan.

mariah saying, if joan rivers says it, then it has to be true

3. In 2017, Graham Norton kept asking Cara Delevingne inappropriate questions while her dad was in the audience.

graham: cara, you were having sex and then cara cuts him off saying, my father is here by the way. sorry dad

She even straight-up said she was embarrassed, but Graham continued pushing.

graham: so you were having sex on a plane and someone was watching you

Seeing just how uncomfortable Cara was, actors Jessica Hynes and Martine McCutcheon tried to shift focus by declaring they were the ones on the plane with her.

jessica raising her hand saying, it was me

4. In 2007, while she was promoting her movie, Why Did I Get Married?, Janet Jackson was very rudely asked about the completely unrelated (and four years old at the time) Super Bowl incident when Justin Timberlake exposed her breast.

anchor asks, hey janet, anything happen to you at a super bowl

The anchor didn't take the hint and kept asking questions, blaming her, and only her, for what happened.

anchors and the actors being interviewed

Then, in THE MOST disgusting part of the interview, that same anchor jokingly asked if Janet was wearing "iron suspenders."

anchor asking if it was so bad that she now has to wear iron suspenders

5. In a 2012 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen badgered Taylor Swift to reveal her dating history.

Ellen: you were here with your boyfriend zac efron last time, how's he doing? taylor: we never dated

Then, when Taylor refused to tell Ellen who her song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" was about, Ellen handed her a bell and instructed her to ring it when the person's picture appeared on screen.

taylor: i don't know if i'm gonna do this. this is the one thing that I have. It's the one shred of dignity that i have

6. While promoting Jennifer's Body on ET in Canada, Megan Fox had to sit through ridiculously misogynistic comments and questions.

interview: I don't know if there's a man alive who's not in love with you in some way. Megan: you're a silly man you're a silly man in a checkered shirt

But, the guy kept going, insisting that every conversation she had with a man must end with that man flirting with her.

interviewer saying every situation must end with flirting

Megan responded that she didn't socialize with a lot of people and called herself a "recluse."

interview: see now I think you're flirting with me

7. While promoting The Avengers in Russia, Scarlett Johansson was scrutinized for wanting to...eat.

interviewer: aren't you on a diet, no?

Scarlett quickly clapped back and made it clear that there was no rumored "diet" preventing her from eating.

Scarlett: no are you kidding me? Bring it on, I want the caviar

8. In her 2000 appearance on The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Mariah Carey was forced to defend a wardrobe choice.

Rosie: American Music Awards, hello trampy dress

Before she let the conversation get any further, Mariah rolled her eyes and interrupted Rosie, declaring, "I have something to say!" Mariah went on to explain that she could wear whatever she wanted.

mariah saying that if she wasnts to show her body in a dress, she's gonna do it

9. At a press conference promoting her movie Battleship, Rihanna was asked about her personal life.

interviewer saying things are going great in rihanna's career, should they be expecting to see ashton kutcher with her

Before the interviewer even finished, Rihanna commented on the ridiculous question.

rihanna: wow, how disappointing was that question

10. While appearing on a Denver morning show to promote her movie Skeleton Twins, Kristen Wiig was asked for nudity advice.

host asking kristen if she recommends for him to do the news fully nude?

11. During a 2004 interview on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah asked Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen their clothing size.

closeup of the twins

Oprah asked the twins about the rumor, but as Ashley was explaining how rumors just "come with the territory," Oprah interrupted her to ask what size they were.

closeup of ashley asking after oprah asked what size they were

When both Mary-Kate and Ashley said they didn't know their exact size since they're very petite (they're both just over five feet tall) and had to get their clothes taken in most of the time, Oprah condescendingly made fun of them.

oprah smirking and asking, oh you're not sure

12. And finally, while Sandra Bullock was promoting her movie The Proposal on The Today Show, Matt Lauer couldn't stop talking about her "nude" scene.

matt: the major thing that's changed since you were here.. i have no seen you naked

Sandra held her composure and made jokes until he moved on. But his last question brought her nakedness right back into the conversation.

matt: did i mention you have a nude scene. Sandra: pretty much from the time you opened your mouth, yeah

Then when the interview was over, Sandra joked that she was never coming back.

matt: come back more often. Sandra: no not after this interview

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