These days, we’re accustomed to celebrities looking perfect in front of the camera. But the impact of social media has completely turned the tables on how A-list stars should genuinely appear to their fans. A majority of them are smart enough to hire social media experts to create memorable selfies, while others simply take snaps of themselves without even thinking of the backlash that will follow. In the midst of the hoopla surrounding selfies, it’s one medium that celebrities use to connect to their admirers. While celebrities
taking a shot of themselves are typically flattering, once in awhile, they wind up uploading a selfie that has gone horribly wrong. In the world of entertainment and social media, nit pickers would go on a frenzy to criticize or defend the supposed image. Others would drum up theories that try to explain why the selfie came to be.
Here are some famous celebs who should’ve thought twice before uploading these horrendous selfies online:
1. Tyra Banks
We all know Tyra is one of the many known supermodels in the world. But when you’re taking a selfie looking like an alien, it’ll creep out your fans. Bulging eyes, a huge forehead, and an alien shaped face? We have one phrase: Take me to your leader.
2. Katy Perry
Katy felt like it’s a terrific idea to lay on a warm bathtub with a tray of pizza close to his chest. It’s an unsettling sight for pizza lovers who prefer to at least have their meal on the couch or table. But pizza on a murky bath water? That’s plain disgusting.
3. Kim Kardashian
Kim is, unsurprisingly, a selfie fiend. Just about everything she does is uploaded on her social media accounts. But we felt this one didn’t make the cut given her untanned eye areas. But why take a selfie of them? Maybe she’s promoting a skin product or something?
4. James Franco
James took a selfie of himself wearing eye pads to reduce wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles under his eyes. It would’ve been better off if he had pineapple or cucumber slices over them since they’re natural and free of chemicals. But then again. He doesn’t care.
5. Blake Lively and Amber Tamblyn
Blake is a big fan of vegetables. She’s also a fan of taking weird selfies of vegetables in her mouth. But based on this image, we’re not sure what she and her friend, Amber, shoved in their throats. And as for their horrified expressions? We’ll never know.
6. Jessica Simpson
Jessica is a lot better than this. Her boots are definitely not made for walking the runway. More like running away from taking this horrid skincare selfie. Scary, right? Yeap. But what’s even scarier? The $320 mask she has on. Again, she’s better than this.
7. Miley Cyrus
Miley is following the trend of today’s celebs stuffing weird things on their faces. This is just one example. She did admit of having zits on her face when she took this selfie. But covering them with a pink keyboard? That’s going overboard.
8. Jared Leto
Jared felt it’s a good idea to wear a pair of tight zebra pants on a sunny day. If you’re a big fan of the guy and you don’t want to diss him on this getup, then look away. But if you like mashing up Jared and zebra prints together, then drool for all we care.
9. Ariana Grande
Ariana got swallowed up by a huge hairball! Wait. It’s her outfit? Yeap. The pop crooner took a selfie of her “dress” for her cameo appearance on the new show Scream Queens. If there’s one other figure worth competing with this dress, it’s Sesame Street’s Big Bird.
Madonna badly wants the whole world to know she’s a rebellious mom with a gangsta grill. As a matter of fact, her attention-grabbing selfie attracted rocker Marilyn Manson, a talented weirdo who still admits to having a crush on Madonna until this day.
Pwediepie, aka Felix Kjellberg, decided it’s cute to have a blown-up unicorn stuck on his forehead. Hoping for a supportive reception, he got a lot. But he’s also getting a lot of weird and negative comments too, which are too mean to be worth mentioning.
12. Nicholas Cage
Nicholas has plenty of good moments. But this selfie of him isn’t one of them. Taken from a commercial flight, he was barely ready for this shot. He looked tired. Maybe he’s better off in a first class seat where he won’t have to deal with this embarrassing shot again.
13. Chelsea Handler
Chelsea is one comedian who is smart enough not to do something unfunny as this. Maybe she’s taking a crack at a new fashion trend where negligees should be worn outside instead of stuffing them in. Or maybe she loves showing off those animal prints.
14. Mike Shinoda
Mike took this altered selfie for some unknown reason. Maybe he had something on his skin and neck not worth showing. The all-around musician and rapper from Linkin Park seemed like he’s in terrible pain. Or maybe he’s just doing it for fun. Is he really?
15. Conan O’ Brien and Ricky Gervais
Conan and Ricky on the same tub. Who would’ve thought this was a funny idea? For some, it’s disturbing. For others, it’s a hoot. Whatever it is they’re doing, they’re actually attracting attention and expanding their fan base. But did they really have to do this?
Selfies have changed the way people see themselves. People from all over the world won’t stop blabbing about the latest selfies from their favorite celebrities (including the ones we find extremely annoying). If there’s one thing the human race will ever be remembered in today’s tech-driven world, it’s through the obsession with selfies. The next generation of children will compel themselves to oggle themselves in front of a bathroom mirror trying to capture that perfect selfie look in case they (or their friends) want to upload them online. Influenced by celebrities, people left and right will take selfies just to get attention they need. And if there’s one valuable lesson learned about selfies, it’s to never take the wrong one.