Celebrities, by their very nature, are wild and unpredictable. From unexpected scandals to outrageous outbursts, they never fail to keep us guessing. This past year was no different, with some of the wildest celebrity fails of the year taking center stage. From outrageous behavior to unfortunate incidents, these wild celebrity fails from this past year will leave you in shock and awe.
1) Justin Bieber’s Egging Debacle
It’s been a wild year for celebrities, filled with triumphs and embarrassing fails. But none was as bizarre as Justin Bieber’s egging debacle of 2014. The incident occurred when Justin Bieber allegedly egged his neighbor’s house, resulting in an estimated $20,000 in damages. The incident sparked international media coverage and police were even called to investigate.
Bieber eventually paid a settlement to the neighbor and was ordered to attend an anger-management class. While it’s unclear if this incident caused Bieber to reevaluate his behavior, it certainly serves as a reminder of the consequences of one’s actions. It also showed that, despite all the fame and fortune, celebrities aren’t immune to making mistakes.
2) Lena Dunham’s Doggate Scandal
The past year has been rife with celebrity fails, but perhaps none have been quite as wild as Lena Dunham’s Doggate scandal. The controversy began in March of this year when the actress and writer adopted a shelter dog, Lamby, from the Brooklyn Animal Care and Control. Shortly after, Dunham was accused of mistreating Lamby, resulting in her decision to give him back to the shelter.
This caused an uproar on social media and Dunham was put on blast for failing to properly take care of her pet. She initially defended her actions by claiming that the dog had behavioral issues, but soon after released a statement where she apologized for not recognizing the extent of his issues.
It was clear that the public wasn’t buying what she was selling, as criticism and backlash continued to pour in for months. Even today, it’s still difficult to forget how badly this whole situation unfolded, making it one of the wildest celebrity fails of this past year.
3) Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance Flop
Miley Cyrus had a rough year when it came to her performances. Her VMA performance was one of the most talked-about fails of the year, and her stage antics didn’t help her reputation. She twerked, gyrated, and wore a nude bikini that left very little to the imagination. She also sang with a foam finger and simulated certain sexual acts. The crowd was left shocked, confused, and angry as Miley moved around the stage in her barely-there outfit.
The performance garnered a lot of attention and criticism from the media, who felt that her actions were inappropriate and over the top. Cyrus responded to the backlash with a public apology and vowed to never perform the same way again. While some people were offended by her performance, others defended her artistic expression. Regardless, this performance will go down in history as one of the wildest celebrity fails of the year.
4) James Franco’s Oscar Snub
It’s hard to forget one of the biggest celebrity fails of this past year – James Franco’s Oscar snub. After being nominated for Best Actor for his role in The Disaster Artist, Franco was heavily favored to win the award. But when the night of the ceremony rolled around, Franco was completely shut out.
The snub came as a shock to many, especially considering Franco’s high-profile performance in the film. Despite early predictions that he would be a front-runner for the award, Franco was eventually overshadowed by Gary Oldman’s performance in Darkest Hour.
While it was certainly a disappointment for Franco, he still managed to find some success from the nomination. The Disaster Artist was a critical and commercial success, leading to a successful showing at the box office and plenty of praise from critics.
The snub also seemed to have little effect on Franco’s career. He still remains one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors and has already been cast in several upcoming projects.
5) Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour Disaster
Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour was one of the wildest celebrity fails of this past year. The rapper’s ambitious arena tour had all the trappings of success, boasting sold-out shows across the country, as well as a surprise appearance by Justin Timberlake. However, Kanye ran into trouble with his infamous live rants, which got him into some hot water with concert promoters and fans alike.
The biggest moment came when he dedicated his song New Slaves to Jay-Z and Beyoncé, which earned him a chorus of boos from the audience. Things continued to go downhill from there, with Kanye storming off stage in Nashville during a show and canceling two others. The situation culminated with Kanye abruptly canceling the remainder of the tour after an argument with Live Nation about production costs.
At the end of it all, fans were left disappointed and Kanye West’s reputation as an artist was damaged. It’s unclear what the future holds for Kanye and the Yeezus tour, but one thing is certain: it won’t be soon forgotten.
6) Amanda Bynes’ Twitter Tirades
When it comes to celebrity fails, few have been as wild as Amanda Bynes’ Twitter tirades from this past year. From odd declarations of love to random insults, Bynes’ tweets have made headlines on a regular basis in 2020.
The former child star’s downward spiral began in March of this year, when she took to Twitter to declare her admiration for rapper Drake. This was followed by several strange posts, including an ill-advised tweet that accused her father of sexual abuse (which she later deleted).
Things got worse in May, when Bynes went on an expletive-filled rant against comedian Chrissy Teigen and made claims that she was under the influence of drugs. As a result of her tirade, Twitter temporarily suspended her account.
The situation only worsened from there, with Bynes continuing to make outlandish claims on Twitter and even sharing photos of herself appearing to be intoxicated. Despite multiple interventions by family and friends, Bynes continues to make concerning posts online.
7) Lindsay Lohan’s Clubbing Antics
Lindsay Lohan’s wild partying ways were on full display in 2019, when she was spotted clubbing at the notorious Hollywood hotspot, The Nice Guy. Lohan reportedly got kicked out of the club after she started dancing wildly and throwing drinks. She later tweeted that she had been having an amazing time, but it was clear that her night had ended on a sour note. Other celebrities present at the club included Kendall Jenner and Travis Scott, who were seemingly unfazed by Lohan’s antics. This incident served as yet another reminder that when it comes to celebrity partying, things can get pretty wild!