12 Times Celebs Got So Offended By Interview Questions They Hung Up Or Straight-up Walked Out
The media-celebrity relationship is intriguing. They both rely on each other for promotion, fame, and, of course, money. However, it's not always a happy partnership. Before a celebrity interview takes place, there is a lot of prearrangement. Many people are involved, and for movie, TV, and album promotions, it's commonly agreed that personal questions are off-limits.
But no amount of planning can prevent some interviews from going wrong. In the best scenarios, these conversations humanize celebrities and inspire people. But in the worst cases, they cause public anger. And let's admit it, there's something captivating about a disastrous interview (as long as you're not the cause of it).
Because these situations are endlessly captivating, here are 12 instances where celebrities walked out of interviews after being asked tough or uncomfortable questions.
#1. Mel B
On The Howard Stern Show, Howard asked Mel B invasive questions about her sexuality. When he pushed her to come out, she got up and left.
#2. Paris Hilton
ABC interviewer Dan Harris asked Paris Hilton if she was worried about losing popularity, and she laughed nervously before leaving.
#3. Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson's publicist had him leave On Air with Ryan Seacrest when Ryan asked about his rumored romance with Kristen Stewart from Twilight.
#4. Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell knocked down a camera as she left an ABC News interview after being asked about receiving a blood diamond from Liberian dictator Charles Taylor.
Prince made a surprise appearance on The View but walked off abruptly when co-host Sherri Shepherd made a sexual comment.
Rihanna ended an interview with Sunrise when Natalie Barr asked about her love life.
#7. Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx walked out of a live SportsCenter interview when asked about his alleged relationship with Katie Holmes.
#8. Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz stopped a radio interview with KIIS 1065's The Kyle & Jackie O Show after host Kyle Sandilands made an inappropriate joke about Drew Barrymore's past addiction.
#9. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez was shocked when entertainment critic Dean Richards asked about Justin Bieber. She looked off-camera in disbelief, and the video feed abruptly ended.
#10. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber agreed to make a video to "break the internet" during a cringe-worthy interview on the Spanish radio show Los 40 Principales, but then walked off.
#11. Rita Ora
Rita Ora left an AP interview when the reporter brought up her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris, who was also her musical collaborator.
#12. Robert Downey Jr.
During a Channel 4 interview, Krishnan Guru-Murthy asked Robert Downey Jr. about his relationship with his father and past drug use. The actor cut him off, questioned his intentions, and walked out.
We are just thinking it would be nicer for these famous stars if they didn't have to face these same questions over and over again. What do you think? Let us know your thoughts!