Skip To Content
  • Viral badge
  • Bestof2020 badge

18 Times Celebs Just Straight Up Failed This Year

What a year.

Perhaps it's just me but, in hindsight, 2020 was never going to be a smooth year for a lot of celebs.

@fallontonight / Via giphy.com

And all it took was a pandemic to make them seem even more out of touch.

So, here are just some of the worst celeb fails from this year:

1. First, when director Tristram Shapeero forgot to mute himself on a Zoom audition with Lukas Gage and could be heard saying, "These poor people live in these tiny apartments."

psa if youre a shit talking director make sure to mute ur shit on zoom mtgings

2. When Kim Kardashian wouldn't stop posting about her 40th birthday party on a private island:

After 2 weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine, I surprised my closest inner circle with a trip to a private island where we could pretend things were normal just for a brief moment in time.

3. When Kendall Jenner threw a huge birthday party, which she apparently asked people not to post about on social media. Obviously, this did not go over well:

Kylie Jenner / Via Instagram: @kyliejenner

4. When Vanessa Hudgens posted a coronavirus rant on Instagram, in which she said, "People are gonna die, which is terrible, but like, inevitable?":

Vanessa Hudgens / Via Instagram: @vanessahudgens

5. When Priyanka Chopra shared a video of her clapping on her balcony:

6. When Katy Perry and Madonna shared fake videos of Italians singing their songs from balconies:

Pop Crave / Via Twitter: @PopCrave

7. When Lana Del Rey decided to drag artists like Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, and Beyoncé:

8. And when Lana Del Rey appeared to wear a mesh face mask at a Barnes & Noble:

JUST MET LANA DEL REY I COULDNT GET A SELFIE BUT WTF!?!?!!!

Lana said that the mask had plastic sewn on the inside.

9. When the Chainsmokers' "socially distanced" concert was anything but:

The Chainsmokers had a “Drive-in” concert in the Hamptons last night...looks like social distancing was strongly enforced 🤦🏻‍♂️....when NY gets the inevitable spike just blame these rich selfish white people Via IG:adamalpert

10. When Scott Disick and Brody Jenner promoted apps that used filters to change their race:

not digital black face 💀 https://t.co/xJaZhOxuAA

11. When Bella Thorne started a ton of controversy over her OnlyFans page — and her subsequent apology:

I wanted to bring attention to the site, the more people on the site the more likely of a chance to normalize the stigmas, And in trying to do this I hurt you. I have risked my career a few times to remove the stigma behind sex work, porn, and the natural hatred people spew...

12. When Chet Hanks, son of Tom Hanks, wouldn't stop speaking in a fake Jamaican accent:

13. When Evangeline Lilly posted on Instagram saying that she wasn't socially distancing:

14. When Madi from The Bachelor accidentally left a fan comment on her own post:

15. When Chris Pratt encouraged people to vote in "the most consequential vote in the history of mankind" for his movie Onward at the People’s Choice Awards:

16. When Robert Downey Jr. photoshopped Tom Holland out of his post in defense of Chris Pratt being dubbed the "Worst Chris":

17. When Britney Spears burned down her gym:

18. Finally, when a bunch of celebs sang "Imagine" on "day six" of quarantine.

2020 is finally (almost) over, and we're looking back on the year. Check out even more from the year here!

BuzzFeed Daily

Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

Newsletter signup form