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19 Celebrities People Think Are Soooo Cringey, Their Publicists Are Probably Sweating Like Barnyard Hogs In July

*induces a cringe so powerful, you'll be sore tomorrow*

So, let's just put it out there: Celebs have a tendency to be a little out of touch, and sometimes they say or do things that make the average person grimace. But out of all the high-profile facepalms, which celeb takes the crown as the Cringiest™?

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Well recently, Reddit user u/Eat_Train_Code_IN asked the r/AskReddit community, "Who is the cringiest celebrity?" and wow...people held little to NOTHING back on exposing ✨the cringiest of the cringe✨.

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So without further ado, here are the celebrities the internet found to be the most full-body cringe-inducing:

Note: This article contains mentions of sexual harassment, abuse, and miscarriage.

1. James Corden

James in a tie
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"He's apparently quite the prick behind the scene, mistreating his writers, being a douche to people he perceives as lower (restaurant servers, etc.), his jokes are generally unfunny, and Cats."

u/MistressGravity

"I can’t get that video of him pelvic thrusting while wearing a mouse costume out of my head. I think I need therapy."

u/JoyRideinaMinivan


2. Demi Lovato

Demi on the red carpet
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"I don’t wanna hate on them for being mistreated by Disney and their subsequent mental health and substance abuse problems, but I didn’t like them from the very beginning. Like back in the Disney Channel days. Cringe actor, and their music’s just not good, which is sad because they have an incredible voice, but they’re just wasting it on making shit music."

u/ProstHund

"When you start singing to ghosts who 'suffered from sexism,' that makes me lean toward the side of attention-grabbing virtue signaling."

u/ChunkyDay

"Recently saw a headline that said, “Demi Lovato Serenades ‘Ghost’ Who Faced Trauma From Sexism, Receives ‘Floating’ Ovation,” and I could not believe it was real. They make other people who actually suffer from these problems look like absolute fools."

u/toothpastenachos


3. Wendy Williams

Smiling Wendy with hands on hips on the red carpet
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"⁠⁠She basically told Jennifer Lawrence that her nudes being leaked was a good thing and she shouldn’t be upset because it made her famous. ⁠She asked Kesha why she wasn’t recording herself being sexually assaulted. She made fun of Terry Crews after he came on Good Morning America and said he was assaulted. What makes it worse is that her audience applauds this disgusting behavior."

u/KaptainKhorisma

4. Gal Gadot

Close-up of Gal
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"Whoever instigated that horrible 'Imagine' sing-along at the beginning of the pandemic. Erghhh."

u/Pythia007

5. Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen waving on the red carpet
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"Every time she is brought up, I tell this story to show how much of a garbage person she is. A few years ago, she had Mariah Carey on the show. Mariah had recently found out she was pregnant, but it was way too early to say anything, since complications happen a lot early on. Ellen found out about this and decided to make her spill the story on her show. So she brings up her pregnancy, and Mariah denies it and awkwardly laughs. You can tell she's not happy about Ellen saying it, but puts on a professional demeanor nonetheless...until Ellen says, 'Well, why don't we celebrate you not being pregnant with wine?' and hands her a full glass of wine, coaxing her to drink...which she obviously doesn't do and proves Ellen right. The worst part is, not long after the interview, Mariah miscarried."

u/Bishopkilljoy

6. Jake Paul

Jake gesturing with the "I love you" hand sign
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"I didn't pay attention to this dude for years, and then I googled him again and saw the interview he had with TommyInnit. I think he got worse over time..."

u/Bighsigh

7. Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy on the red carpet
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"It was so nice when she 'took a break' from social media (aka was too embarrassed to actually face the fact that the tables were turned on her after the whole bullying thing), and I hate to see her back. I honestly don’t know how her husband, who otherwise seems very nice and normal, puts up with someone like her."

u/crazycatlady6990

8. DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled on the red carpet
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"All he does is say his own name. The guy's a Pokémon."

u/smol_boi-_-

9. Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly

Megan and MGK on the MTV VMAs red carpet
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"They're like an early-2000s emo couple who are trying to be edgy — it's hard to watch."

u/Wobbleflopper

"They remind me of a couple of 15-year-olds who desperately want their friend group to know they've had sex!"

u/ThatNordicGuy

10. Chris Pratt

Chris looking serious
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"He is trying so hard to project a wholesome image, but it somehow looks fake and dishonest.'

u/serveyer

11. The Kardashian-Jenner Family

Members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan along with Lamar Odom and Kanye West
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"All I hear about the Kardashians is why they shouldn't be famous. I've never met anyone who actually liked them. This might be a stretch, but honestly, I feel like if people stopped hating them, they'd lose, like, half their fame."

u/StandardAnomaly2000

12. Elon Musk

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"The guy is a complete piece of shit. Especially after the World Food Program bullshit."

u/Plantain1979

"He thinks he's a real-life Tony Stark, when really, he's just the world's richest shitposter."

u/patrickkingart


13. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Will and Jada looking to the side
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"Recently, Will and Jada have been unbearable. Don't get me wrong, I like Will Smith, but the things he's been saying in interviews lately are just weird."

u/DaddyMango1899

14. James Charles

James wearing a strapless, frilly top
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"His singing, his overuse of the word 'sister,' his half-assed apologies for multiple scandals...ENOUGH!"

—Anonymous

15. Trisha Paytas

Trisha smiling and wearing a short pink tutu with wide train
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"I feel like Trisha isn’t even necessarily just cringe; she’s cringe because she’s just completely out of touch."

u/onegaylactaidpill

"She changes her mind more than a baby needs their diaper changed. Her drama is so fucking weird."

u/ricardabooks

16. Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth with a frilly collar
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"Perfect example of cringe. She's a pretentious, out-of-touch celebrity who is completely clueless about how everyone else perceives her."

u/kimapesan

17. Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil

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"The number of people who tune in and believe everything they say is unreal. It's disgusting, they make me mad, and people interpret them as a substitute for real and practical medical/mental health professionals."

u/TehChubz

18. Jared Leto

Jared wearing aviator sunglasses on the red carpet
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"Great in a handful of movies, but the band was not good, and now he has a cult...creepy for sure."

u/ThatGuy8

19. And Lastly, the "Buffoon" Who Is Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy pointing at the camera
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"Stop laughing at everything like a buffoon."

u/soline

"His forced laughter is absolutely annoying."

u/MistressGravity

Who do you think is the cringiest celebrity? Are they on the list? Weigh in in the comments!

Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.