That Awkward Moment: 2014’s Top Cringeworthy Incidents

Anne Kennedy - Author
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Dec. 14 2014, Updated 10:32 a.m. ET

Thanks to the Sony hacker raid, Angelina Jolie and Amy Pascal shared the ultimate awkward moment at a recent breakfast in LA. Both women knew about the memo exchange between Pascal and producer Scott Rudin in which Rudin said Jolie was “a minimally-talented spoiled brat” and Amy didn’t argue. As the New York Daily News said, Jolie made it known she was displeased, giving Pascal what might just have been the glare of the year.

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“She gave Pascal a stone-cold stare and the exec appeared like a mourner greeting the bereaved at a funeral.”

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Talk about awkward. Here are a few more top moments of 2014.

America tried giving Justin Bieber back to Canada. They said no thanks.

Back in January, shortly after Bieber’s arrest for drag racing and DUI, New York City immigration attorney Michael Wildes told ABC News the following.

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“Justin’s arrest early Thursday morning in Miami Beach for allegedly drag racing and driving under the influence (DUI — first-degree misdemeanors) are not necessarily crimes that would lead to deportation. But if ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) wanted to go after him, they could make a case. That and the eggs is opening files in multiple government agencies and states, and could make it more likely.”

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The awkward moment? Canada took to YouTube, pleading with America to keep Bieber for itself.

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Talk about an awkward moment… try getting stuck in a vagina sculpture like this kid did.

In June, the Huffington Post reported that an exchange student had to be rescued after getting trapped inside a giant vagina sculpture at Tübingen University’s institute for microbiology and virology in southern Germany.

That awkward moment? The whole incident was embarrassing, but it climaxed when 22 firefighters showed up to pry him loose.

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The first Australian to purchase a new iPhone 6 dropped it.

That awkward moment? The whole thing was caught on camera.

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A guy in China bought 99 iPhones just for his marriage proposal. She said no.

China’s singles day is a big event one love-struck young man didn’t want to face. He spent about $82,000 on a proposal that included 99 iPhone 6s. Despite the elaborate, heart-shaped setup he created, she said “no.” Talk about an awkward moment that really hurts!

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In case you haven’t had enough awkward moment fun, here are some #awkward tweets to keep you entertained for a moment more.

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