Buzz·Posted on Jun 22, 2017Ellen Caught One Of Her Audience Members Stealing And It's Almost Too Awkward To WatchSERIOUS CRINGE ALERT.by Stephen LaConteBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink So in case you missed it, things got REEEEEEEAL AWKWARD on Ellen last week, when Ellen DeGeneres caught one of her audience members stealing, like, a whole lotta stuff from her show's gift shop. Telepictures / Via youtube.com It all started when Ellen put out a big table of swag before the taping, and audience members were told they could each have ONE (1) ITEM for free. Telepictures / Via youtube.com But what the audience DIDN'T know was that Ellen had set up hidden cameras to watch them. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC Now, almost everyone was honest. Like this lady — she really wanted a hat AND a T-shirt, but she told her friend she would just buy the hat later. Telepictures / Via youtube.com For the record, Ellen ended up giving her the hat for free. Honesty = rewarded! But then...there was this lady. Telepictures / Via youtube.com Who DEFINITELY did not notice those hidden cameras. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Telepictures / Via youtube.com And, with the help of a friend/accomplice, stole a bunch of stuff. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Telepictures / Via youtube.com She circled back to the table THREE SEPARATE TIMES to steal as much as she could without arousing suspicion. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Telepictures / Via youtube.com So, naturally, Ellen decided to shame this woman on national television. And, well, things got pretty uncomfortable. Just watch: View this video on YouTube Telepictures / Via youtube.com We can all learn a lesson from this very embarrassed lady: A free hat will never be worth a lifetime of humiliation. Telepictures / Via youtube.com And if you're gonna go to an Ellen taping, for crying out loud, you should probably assume there are hidden cameras everywhere. HAVE YOU EVEN SEEN THE SHOW, LADY???