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IN Celebrities ON 25 Sep, 2016
Awkward family photos can be a matter of major embarrassment. And the more popular you are, the more awkward it can get for you. So when a celebrity family photograph goes awry, chances are that it may become a subject of national humiliation for the person concerned.
No, I am not kidding! How long does it take for a picture to go viral these days? Gone are the good old days when there used to be some sanity intact despite the omnipresence of the paparazzi, for social media can get the job done in seconds. Even before you know your funny family picture might already be trending on Twitter or Facebook. There is little a celebrity's image consultancy can do to control the damage, once it is done. So the best way to avoid an embarrassment is to avoid taking an awkward family picture altogether, especially if you are a public figure.
Embarrassing pictures happen when time and space conspire to yield the unlikeliest imprints. Yes, sometimes it may be a result of some prank but mostly it is coincidental. Besides, there is no such thing as a perfect family picture, celebrity or no celebrity. A slight misjudgment can result in a major disaster. You can put the blame on the guy who clicked the picture but that doesn't change the reality that it wasn't really his doing. For, the conspiracies of the cosmos are beyond anybody's control or understanding. Even if you are extra careful you may end up being a part of a big mess as sometimes it is impossible to click family photos that are embarrassingly awkward.
The thing with celebrity pictures is that the moment they go out in the open everyone becomes extremely observant, trying to figure out even the minutest of the flaws. And if a photo involves the celebrity's family then it is likely to create an even greater buzz. Speaking of families, it is always the oldest member of the family who insists on getting a family picture clicked. While you may be comfortable with a selfie with one's dad, mom or siblings but the idea of a family picture always sounds so burdensome. There is a great sense of awkwardness attached to it. There is always a desire to avoid the awkwardness of getting a family picture clicked over and over again.
Whether you are a commoner or a celebrity, everyone wants to ignore an awkward family photograph. Some would even go to the extent of disrupting the proceedings. Have you ever tried bribing the photographer or sabotaging his or her equipment? Well, if you haven't, how about now? For, there is always a first time. Believe me, not having a family photograph is any day better than having a grotesquely ridiculous one! So make sure you don't leave any stone unturned to thwart all efforts of getting a family photograph clicked. After all, a stitch in time saves nine!
As embarrassing as they may be for the persons concerned (especially if they are famous), these bizarre family photographs are always a great deal of fun for a third party. Some even have the morbid hobby of collecting such photographs. So, today, we will check out some of the most awkward celebrity family photos ever clicked.
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Groovy, isn't it? We all know how good an actor Alec Baldwin is, but seeing the above picture, we can easily deduce a thing or two about his kissing abilities. Not sure what Hillaria Thomas had to say about it. The paparazzi must have had a field day. As passionate as it may appear to the onlookers, there is is no denying that celebrity family photographs seldom get any weirder than this one.
Britney, what are you trying to attempt, pray tell? We all know that you love your kids like any loving mother but why do you need to make such funny face?
Let's hope your kids have your sense of humor!
And the Smiths have done it again. It is difficult to think of another celebrity family who pose as bad as the Smiths do. Seriously, it cannot be a coincidence. Papa and Mama Smith are almost always photographed at the wrong moment by the paparazzi but this time around even the kids weren't spared.
What are you doing, Tony? Eva is clearly not impressed by your immature behaviour. A school kid would know better how to handle her girl in public. No wonder Eva eventually broke up with you. We hope next time you would be more careful with your girl.
Flea and Frankie have been happily married for over a decade and they have a lovely kid named Sunny. But this photograph redefines the notion of bizarreness as far as I am concerned.
Mr. President, Michelle Ma'am is just not in the mood! So all you will have is a courtesy response from her. Believe me, Sir, it could have been worse! Please ensure that she is in a better mood next time when you make such a move on a public forum so as to avoid another embarrassing moment.
Here we see Madonna, Guy Ritchie and children Rocco and Lourdes arriving at the British premiere of animated film 'Arthur and the Invisibles' on January 25, 2007. This picture may be nine years old but the awkwardness of it never ceases to amaze me. Need I say more?
Some people just don't know when to wear a smile. Or maybe they are too bored to afford one. Wonder which category Haylie Duff falls in?
No set of awkward celebrity family pictures can be completed with the Kardashians. Now you know why!
They have to be the youngest WWE wrestlers on the planet. Just look at those biceps!
OMG! Gene Simmons is endowed with a long, serpentine tongue and clearly, he knows how to put it to good use. No wonder Simmons and Tweed are still going strong. And together they look wonderful. But I don't think anybody would disagree when I say that this photograph takes awkwardness to a whole new level.