25 Dumbest Things Said on Television

Posted by , Updated on March 24, 2024

You know the feeling when words slip out of your mouth and you instantly wish you could take them back? Luckily, for most of us, these instances don’t happen on national television. Such wasn’t the case, however, for the public figures highlighted in this article. Whether it’s a moment of misidentifying tuna as chicken, denying the existence of a chemical imbalance, or questioning whether science includes math, these regrettable lapses were all unfortunately captured on camera. Sometimes these comments can sabotage careers, but other times these gaffes make celebrities more human and relatable. We all are bound to make mistakes, but what truly matters is how we redeem ourselves afterwards. Here are 25 of the Most Foolish Comments Ever Made on Television.




I didn't go to college. I was making records!

mariah careyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBFic42aWDQ

Mariah Carey was seen on TV introducing LA Reid for the Snowflake Gala in 2009. She goes to say, “LA Reid’s musical talents and accomplishments are unparalleled; and his philanthropic ef… Listen, honey, I didn’t go to college. I was making records!”


Rap is the new Rock n Roll

kanye west girll glasseshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwSFuML3IzQ

Kanye West spoke on BBC Radio about how rap is the new rock n’ roll and how he is the biggest rock star. He ends the interview saying he is a god. No one knows Kanye better than Kanye. While viewers were disturbed by his comments, I’m sure no one was left shocked.


You grew up on tacos, correct?

Brian Kilmeadehttp://nymag.com/intelligencer/2013/10/fox-friends-taco-nicaraguan-kilmeade-molina-video.html?gtm=bottom>m=top

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade asked meteorologist Maria Molina if she grew up on tacos. Maria then tried to awkwardly laugh it off, informing everyone she was in fact Nicaraguan and tacos are not a Nicaraguan food.


Santa is white.

Megyn Kellyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28LKckSSgmE

Megyn Kelly said live on CNN that Santa Claus, a fictional character, is indeed white and will always be. She wanted to make sure all the children watching knew the truth.


Blood was coming out of her eyes, blood was coming out of her... wherever.

donald trumphttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/08/07/trump-says-foxs-megyn-kelly-had-blood-coming-out-of-her-wherever/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1203541d357f

President Trump spoke on CNN Tonight about how journalist Megyn Kelly had blood coming out of her eyes and out of her “wherever.” He later tweeted he was referring to her nose, but viewers weren’t buying it.


Our enemies never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.

george w bushhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at56A5eg3vs

During a Press Conference in 2007 former president George W. Bush talked about terrorists and their nonstop effort to harm the U.S. While I’m sure Bush didn’t mean to add “neither do we” at the end, he was still caught on camera making that mistake.


If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.

Todd Akinhttps://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/19/todd-akin-abortion-legitimate-rape_n_1807381.html

Todd Akin, a former U.S. Representative, talked about his views on abortions on Fox News and made that comment about rape. He left viewers outraged by his comments on female bodies.


It is the first time in history that fire has melted steel.

Rosie Odonnellhttps://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/05/16/rosie-odonnells-911-question/

After the attacks on 9/11, Rosie O’Donnell made a comment on The View about how the terrorists attack could have been an act from the U.S. government. I’m not sure if she knew it has already been proven that steel melts at about 2,750 degrees Fahrenheit.


Is math related to science?

katy perryhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbUoaBJd2sA

Katy Perry, an American singer, asked Neil deGrasse, an American astrophysicist, if math was related to science. A baffled Neil then goes on to say that math is the language of the universe.


I spray girls cologne on my pillows.

Ryan Seacresthttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3727088/Is-moment-Britney-Spears-realises-Ryan-Seacrest-isn-t-gay-Flashback-video-clip-goes-viral.html

Ryan Seacrest admitted on his iHeartRadio show to Britney Spears and will.i.am that he sprays girl cologne on his pillow cases to make him feel like someone else is there.


It is a talent to have a brand that is really successful.


Kim Kardashian, a reality TV personality faced backlash after her 60 Minutes interview. She was asked what her talent was and she responded creating a successful brand and making people like her was her talent.


Guys, I'm the worst reader.


Kendall Jenner, a model and reality TV personality messed up her words at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. However, instead of just moving along with her announcement, she blurted out, “Guys, I’m the worst reader.”


I have an interesting mind but I want to smell like a slut to be honest.

Lady Gagahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBFjjIt1_5k

Lady Gaga, a singer and actress, told Maggie Lake on a CNN television interview that while she has an interesting mind, she wanted her new perfume to smell slutty.


I'm tired of pretending like I'm not bitchin, a total freakin rock star from Mars.


Charlie Sheen, an American actor, talked about how special he was on NBC’s Today Show. He then went on to demand a pay raise and how people can’t process him with a normal brain.


Whale Sharks that must mean a whale and a shark have sex.

Tara Reidhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvhS9EPBCQc

Tara Reid, an American actress, admitted on Shark After Dark that she was shocked when she found out that whale sharks are not half shark, half whale, but just a name for another kind of shark.


I have decided in 2020 to run for president.

Kanye Loves Kanyehttps://www.billboard.com/video/kanye-west-i-have-decided-in-2020-to-run-for-president-6678746

Kanye West announced on MTV Video Music Awards he was going to run for president in 2020. West is known for his shocking quotes but this one seemed to leave viewers concerned for the future of America.


Is that a chicken?!

kylie jennerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5npueC4LMc

Kris Jenner is seen holding a pet pig on “Keeping up With the Kardashians.” Kylie Jenner came down the stairs excitedly asking, “Is that a chicken?!” Viewers were left wondering if Kylie actually knew the difference between the two animals.


I'm not about to hire you if your name is Watermelondrea.


Raven Symone, former Disney Chanel star, admitted that she wouldn’t hire anymore with an ethnic sounding or non-traditional name on live television. Viewers were left confused by Ravens opinion because she herself has a non-traditional name.


If you kick every Latino out of this country, who is going to clean your toilets, Donald Trump?

Kelly Osbournehttps://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/08/04/osbourne-the-view-latinos-comments-controversy/31142497/

Kelly Osbourne tried to back track her statement about Trump’s immigration policy on The View. Her suggestion that Latino jobs mostly involved cleaning toilets left viewers cringing.


White people shower a lot more than ethnic.

Naya Riverahttps://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/naya-rivera-showering-daily-is-a-white-people-thing-2015131/

Naya Rivera, an actress and model, shared her views about white people showering more than ethnic people on The View. She went on to justify her claims by saying her white husband showers three times a day while her half black, half Puerto Rican mother only showered once a day.


There is no such things as a chemical imbalance.

tom cruisehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc_wjp262RY

Tom Cruise claimed on the Today Show that there was no such thing as a chemical imbalance. He also claimed that psychiatry is a pseudoscience. Tom was widely criticized by his claims.


When a president does it, it means it is not illegal.

richard nixonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiHN3IJ_j8A&feature=youtu.be

David Frost, a British journalist, interviewed President Nixon about allegedly being involved in illegal activity. Nixon simply replied if a president does it, it means it is not illegal.


Is this chicken that I have or fish, I know it's tuna.


Jessica Simpson confused her tuna for chicken on MTV’s Newlyweds. She knew she was eating tuna but wasn’t completely sure since the brand was called “Chicken of The Sea.”


Everything bad that could happen to a person has happened to me.


Paris Hilton, whose father has a net worth of 300 million, spoke about her hard childhood in an interview with CNN in 2011. People were outraged by her ridiculous comment.


Therapy can be a good thing; it can be therapeutic.

A Rod

Alex Rodriguez, third baseman for the New York Yankees, made an interesting point. Who would of known therapy could be therapeutic.

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