Kendall Jenner — the only thing worse than majorly messing up at an awards show in front of millions of viewers, is pulling a non-believable excuse out of your hat. Forgot your contact lenses — really?
Kendall Jenner — there’s no question that you made a hilarious and slightly embarrassing flub at the 2014 Billboard Awards on May 18, when you accidentally introduced the band, 5 Seconds of Summer, as One Direction.
Kendall Jenner Messing Up At Billboard Awards: Your Flub Excuse Is Lame
Now, Kendall, this was hardly a mistake of epic proportions or of long-term consequences. Honestly, it wouldn’t have even been particularly entertaining if you hadn’t dated One Direction frontman Harry Styles for a a few months in the past year. After all, celebrities make teleprompter gaffes all the time. But your excuse for the foul-up is actually worse than the misreading itself — here’s what you tweeted:
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) May 19, 2014
Sorry, Kendall, but it’s just not believable that you left your contact lenses at home. Really? What person who normally wears contacts would “leave them at home again?” There’s no way, especially since you knew you’d be introducing hot Australian band, 5 Seconds of Summer’s performance.
It’s not like you went to the Billboard Awards thinking that you were just going to do the red carpet and then quietly watch the show from your seat. No — you knew you had a job to do and that you’d be reading the teleprompter. And even if you were just going to watch the show, you’d still need your contacts.
No, Kendall, I think we’re looking at a Freudian slip here! Admit it, you just had Harry Styles on the brain, and that’s completely understandable. You actually first met him backstage at The X Factor and afterwards you went out on your first dinner date to Craig’s in West Hollywood on Nov. 20, 2013. So, Harry Styles and live shows have a mental association for you.
Furthermore, Harry has a British accent and the 5 Seconds of Summer guys have Australian accents. So, maybe it was the accents that created confusion for you.
Kendall Jenner: You Should Admit That You Had Harry Styles On The Brain
In any case, you simply must have been doing what millions of young women do every day — thinking about an ex. And you just happen to have a particularly cute and famous one.
Granted, the social media comments were harsh. Here’s a typical sampling:
The hologram of Michael Jackson reads better than Kendall Jenner … Drops mic … Goes to bed … G’night ✌️😜❤️
— Jackson Harris (@Jackson_Harris) May 19, 2014
If ur reading this congrats ur at a higher reading level than Kendall jenner
— ♛ (@nuteIla) May 19, 2014
I dont know whose dumber , the people who think michael jackson is still alive or kendall jenner — North Korea Sucks (@SpoderSteve) May 19, 2014
With nasties like these speaking out about your goof-up, we can see why you’d feel compelled to tweet a light-hearted explanation. But honesty is always the best policy in these situations. A funny response alluding to your “Harry history” would have made a lot more people laugh in empathy, instead of calling you out for being lame.
But it’s not too late. That’s the wonderful thing about our modern social media world. You can still tweet to 5 Seconds of Summer and tell them that they’re even cuter than that other boy band guy! And everyone will laugh along WITH you instead of AT you!
Do you agree, HollywoodLifers? Let me know.
— Bonnie Fuller