Celebrity interviews don’t always go as planned. Occasionally, even the most famous journalists ask terrible questions, placing the star in an awkward position. Some celebrities attempt to respond and move along, while others simply express bewilderment, become extremely angry, and even storm out.
Here are the most cringe-worthy ways celebrities have reacted to the worst interview questions of all time. You won’t believe who shut down Matt Lauer prior to his termination from NBC (page 9).
1. Mel Gibson loses it after a prying question
The question: “Do you think the public will perceive you any differently after all that’s been in the news about you?”
When WGN News’ Dean Richards asked Mel Gibson this question, an uncomfortable Gibson asked him to be specific. Rather than gloss over the Braveheart star’s prior behavior, Richard said, “Referring to the drinking problems, referring to what’s been called the anti-semitic rant.”
“That’s almost four years ago, dude,” the actor replied. “I’ve moved on; I guess you haven’t.” After Richards signs off, Gibson thinks the camera is off and his response is priceless.
The response: “Asshole.”
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