Has your favorite idol ever done something so cringe-worthy that you've felt secondhand embarrassment just watching them? From forced aegyo to awkward interactions, it's hard not to want to go to the nearest FedEx and mail 1000 condolence cards for the intense discomfort that we can only imagine the idol is going through. Here are 8 of the most cringe-worthy idol moments to date:
Tiffany's "YouTube is my BEST FRIEND!"
During Tiffany's YouTube Awards speech, she kept saying "Oh my gosh!" and our favorite iconic line: "YOUTUBE IS MY BEST FRIEND!" This embarrassingly cringe-worthy moment has even become a meme among the members of Girls' Generation!
EXO's "Wolf" Teaser
When EXO came back with "Wolf," all EXO-L's were going through a whirlwind of emotions. When the leaked demo was out, fans were surprised and anticipated something even better as the single. What did they get? A teaser full of kittens pretending to be wolves crawling on the ground in excessive eyeliner. "Wolf" gave us secondhand embarrassment then, but gives us a good laugh now.
4minute's "Milkshake" cover
This absolutely legendary 4minute performance is a cover of none other than Kelis's "Milkshake". Nothing says awkward quite like performing a slightly provocative English song in the middle of a park in broad daylight.
Taemin and BeWhy's "That's something we have in common."
Taemin... you. are. a. grown. adult. Yet, he and BeWhy bonded over eating ants! It's hard not to laugh hysterically when Taemin says "I can still remember the texture" as if eating ants is the most normal thing in the world.
Seventeen Joshua's Pledge of Allegiance
In order to show off his English ability, Joshua of Seventeen said the one thing that every student who has grown up in the US has learned: the Pledge of Allegiance. We love the fellow members' reactions to his excellent English accent including Woozi's under-his-breath "WOW."
Chanyeol and Jin's intense awkwardness around Irene
Given the fact that a lot of idols come under a ton of criticism for coincidentally brushing an idol of another gender's arm, we can see why Jin and Chanyeol are struggling to find a comfortable and non-provocative way to stand next to Irene. But, we can't help but cringe at the intense awkwardness- it's like they think that she has cooties!
Henry's Gassy Exercise
Our favorite cringe-worthy moment to date is when Henry was on 'Real Men' and during training had terrible gas and couldn't stop FARTING. We feel for his unfortunate flatulence, but Henry, this was a hilarious moment that no K-Pop fans are going to let you live down.
INFINITE Sungjong's Lemon Candy
And the most cringest idol moment goes to Sungjong. The iconic 'lemon candy' scene, where Sungjong offers a lemon candy to Kim Yoo Jung to brighten her mood, is just the definition of awkward. Sungjong is still and probably will continue to be teased for the ever so cringy acting.