With constant media coverage, paparazzi photos, and the gossip mill, it’s easy to forget that celebrities are people, too. Many people think that anyone in the public eye gives up all rights to privacy and is willing to share the darkest, most intimate moments of their lives with the public. That’s why it’s always so shocking and interesting when a famous person completely shuts down invasive interviews and questions that make them uncomfortable. Honestly, we find it pretty refreshing! Here’s a list of surprising moments when celebrities put their foot down, established boundaries, and shut down interviews. Some moments are super awkward, while others make us want to stand up and cheer. Get your popcorn ready and enjoy these cringe-worthy moments!
#1: That’s Hot
Paris Hilton was undoubtedly the queen of celebrity culture in the early 2000s. The Simple Life, constant paparazzi photos, and that infamous stint in jail for a probation violation put her front and center of people’s minds. However, some people had their doubts about Paris’ ability to remain relevant, even back in 2011.
During an ABC interview, Dan Harris asked Paris, “Do you ever worry about your moment having passed?” In response, Paris looked off-camera, laughed, and then walked off set. The interview resumed after a heated discussion between Dan and Paris’ publicist. Watching the interview over 10 years later, it didn’t age well. Paris Hilton, ever the businesswoman, has pivoted and is doing just fine. She has a successful podcast and recently launched “Paris World,” a Roblox metaverse.