There are many benefits to watching live television productions. Not only are they traditionally viewed by a larger audience, but they are also more interactive.
For example, live events have the option to include real-time chatting or polls. This gives viewers an opportunity to feel involved with the experience.
Another fun aspect of watching a live event is that it brings people together. There is something unifying about knowing millions of people all across the country are watching the same thing as you are … at the exact same time.
With all the good that comes with live television, there is a bit of bad. With everything filmed in real-time, a possibility always exists that something could go terribly wrong. Unlike with recorded broadcasts, you can’t simply edit out an awkward moment.
If something embarrassing happens on live TV, the whole world has a chance to see it. In this article, you will discover 25 of the Most Embarrassing Live Television Slip-Ups.
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One of the most infamous live television slip-ups occurred on February 1, 2004. Millions of people tuned in that night, surrounded by friends and family, to watch the Super Bowl XXXVIII.
The game was televised by the family-friendly CBS network. So when Janet Jackson’s breast accidentally got exposed during the halftime show, people were in shock.
The controversial halftime show went down in history with its embarrassing live television “nip slip” that some people believe was a publicity stunt.
Kanye West / Taylor Swift
Kanye West, an American rapper, is known not only for being a musical genius but for speaking his mind. Even though many people are aware of his outspoken ways, viewers were shocked when he jumped on stage during the 2009 Video Music Awards.
West took the mic from singer Taylor Swift as she was making her acceptance speech for the Best Female Video. He went on to tell Taylor that he was going to let her finish, but that Beyonce had the best music video of all time.
And the Winner goes to La La Land
The Academy Awards ceremony, often called the Oscars, is an annual event honoring achievements in the film industry. It is presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, located in Beverly Hills, California.
During the 2017 Academy Awards, La La Land was mistakenly announced as the Best Picture winner. No one realized the mistake until two minutes into La La Land’s acceptance speech.
The awkward moment was broadcasted on live TV for millions of viewers to see.
Being crowned as Miss Universe is a dream for hundreds of thousands of girls all over the world.
The international beauty pageant is held every year by the American-based Miss Universe Organization. It is viewed by half a billion people from over 190 different countries worldwide.
You can easily imagine the embarrassment and heartache of Miss Colombia when Steve Harvey mistakenly announced her as Miss Universe in 2015. Miss Philippines was the rightful winner.
Kendall Jenner, American model and media personality, was given the honor of announcing the winner of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.
As soon as Jenner took the stage, viewers could tell that she was nervous.
Instead of announcing the winner as 5 Seconds of Summer, she almost said “One Direction.” Luckily, she caught herself after saying, “One.” Jenner proceeded to say, “Guys, I’m the worst reader.”