A Short History Of Catastrophic Celebrity Meltdowns
Bi-winning? Bald Britney with a brolly? Timehop through a selection of catastrophic episodes...
When we heard the news that Brian Harvey had smashed his platinum records (on camera, no less) we were saddened.
The parka-wearing legend has long struggled in his ever-raging battle against the music industry, and this self-produced video made us want to take a broom and tidy up the mess he’d made.
Luckily, tidy Brian had did it himself and saw fit to capture it on camera, in a second video entitled ‘tidy and angry’. He’s hurt, but he ain’t no litterbug.
Bad Brian’s meltdown has only really seen fit to remind us of times other celebrities have appeared less than perfect. Bald Britney and the brolly came at a time when Brit, who was only 25, was checking in and out of rehab on the regular.
Locked in a custody battle with her ex, Kevin Federline, we can breathe a sigh of relief that Brit’s hair has grown back, her career is flourishing and (almost) everyone’s forgotten about her stint of looking like this:
You have to wonder what would have happened to Brit if her meltdown had coincided with the golden age of social media. Probably a load of rage filled #custody hashtags, though maybe nothing as graphic as Amanda Bynes' big societal contribution in 2013.
Drake addressed Amanda’s really rather pretty weird tweet in the most Drake-ish of ways, saying, “It’s obviously a behavioural pattern that is way bigger than me”.
In the spirit of gender neutrality, it’s only fair to mention the sorry gentlemen who have had their inner demons splayed out in the gossip press.
Exhibit A: The notorious Charlie Sheen. Specialist in tiger blood, #epicwinning and being unceremoniously thrown from the highest paid comedy role on television, his now notorious TV interview was the clip that launched a thousand comdy spin-offs.
Finally, a special honourable mention goes out to Tom Cruise, for this slice of Oprah couch cringe gold. Making women question entering into a relationship with him since 2005.
Happy 10th sofa anniversary, Tom!
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