Embarrassing Chapters in Pop Culture History

Guess these people, places, and things in (mostly) U.S. pop culture that those involved would probably rather forget.
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Last updated: April 1, 2022
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At the Academy Awards, comedian Chris Rock is slapped and cursed at by this actor who would later go on to win Best Actor minutes later.
Will Smith
This entrepreneur and former reality TV star would become elected President of the United States.
Donald Trump
At the MTV Video Music Awards, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is interrupted during her acceptance speech by this rapper.
Kanye West
This soft drink company, in an attempt to gain back customers from their main rival, changed their classic formula, resulting in a nationwide backlash.
Coca-Cola
At the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Justin Timberlake exposes the breast of this R&B singer.
Janet Jackson
This critically acclaimed film directed by Steven Spielberg gets an awful video game adaptation released on the Atari 2600; it would be blamed for the video game crash of 1983.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
At the Academy Awards, this actor royally screws up the name of actress and singer Idina Menzel, calling her "Adele Dazeem" instead.
John Travolta
During an interview on The Oprah Winfrey Show, this Hollywood actor gets so excited about his new romantic partner that he awkwardly jumps on the couch.
Tom Cruise
Paparazzi chase this beloved British royal to her death in a car accident in Paris.
Princess Diana
The British sitcom Heil Honey, I'm Home!, which was centered around this infamous dictator and his wife living next door to Jewish neighbors.
Adolf Hitler
At the Academy Awards (sensing a pattern here), this 2016 film is accidentally announced as the Best Picture winner.
La La Land
Similar to the above, this comedian and game show host accidentally announces the wrong winner of the 2015 Miss Universe pageant.
Steve Harvey
This classic Stephen King horror novel gets turned into a horribly-made Broadway musical.
Carrie
This gorilla becomes a meme after he is shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo when a young boy fell into the gorilla's enclosure.
Harambe
This German-French R&B duo gets exposed for lip-syncing all of their songs.
Milli Vanilli
Numerous high-profile individuals, usually men, get slammed with charges of sexual abuse and harassments allegations following the allegations of this former film producer.
Harvey Weinstein
During a global pandemic, Gal Gadot and a bunch of other celebrities thought it would be a good idea to sing this John Lennon song to boost morale. It didn't.
Imagine
This former football player and actor is tried for the murders of his former wife and his wife's friend.
O.J. Simpson
At the Academy Awards (yet again), this Disney princess is used without permission during the show's opening, which features her and Rob Lowe awkwardly trying to sing "Proud Mary."
Snow White
Songs of Innocence, the 2014 album released by this Irish rock band, appears in every single iTunes account.
U2
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