The Craziest Publicity Stunts Celebs Were Crazy Enough To Pull

There’s no denying that celebs participate in publicity stunts to promote their current project or at times, just for attention. Sometimes they totally work, other times they completely backfire, and in some cases, it’s hard to believe anyone was ballsy enough to attempt them. Check out these 10 publicity stunts that are forever burned in the brains of fans around the world.

Lady Gaga's VMA Meat Dress
Even if you love to eat meat, there's no denying that Lady Gaga's 2010 MTV VMA meat dress was a bit much. Donned head to toe in raw meat, this publicity stunt was so crazy, TIME magazine deemed it the top fashion statement of the year. Gaga wore the dress to display, "one's need to fight for what one believes in."
Britney Spears & Madonna's VMA kiss
We all seem to forget that Madonna also kissed Christina Aguilera during the iconic VMA performance, but the spotlight was stolen when Madonna and Britney Spears locked lips and caused everyone in attendance to freak out. The media was buzzing about it for weeks, and years later we still haven't forgotten the jaw-dropping moment.
As the story goes, Joe Jonas was approached by Disney execs to fabricate a relationship with Camp Rock costar Demi Lovato to boost ratings for Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam. The unfortunate part is Demi had no idea and was blindsided when Joe and his dad told Demi the truth. Ouch.
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Charlie Sheen's Meltdown
Remember when Charlie Sheen had a very public meltdown when he was #winning and had "tiger blood?" We all thought he had gone off the deep end, but turns out it was all an act to bring attention to the way Charlie felt he was wronged by his then-show Two and a Half Men.
Heidi Montag's Plastic Surgery
The former Hills star rendered Hollywood speechless when she underwent 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day in an effort to be "perfect." Thinking it would skyrocket her fame even further, it totally backfired, leaving Heidi looking weird and without the cute, natural look we loved when she first stepped into the spotlight.
Miley Cyrus & Robin Thicke's VMA Performance
Looking to finally shed her Disney image for good, Miley Cyrus took the VMA stage in 2013 to perform her hit single "We Can't Stop." Twerking, flashing her tongue, and grinding up against Robin Thicke's groin had Hollywood buzzing about her new racy persona for days, weeks and months after. It's a publicity stunt that seemed to work and shot Miley to the top of the charts.
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Paris Hilton's Sex Tape
The hotel heiress conveniently had a sex tape "leak" one week before the premiere of her show with Nicole Richie, The Simple LifeIt made Paris a ton of money and viewers, as 13 million people tuned in to watch the hijinks of the now former BFFs.
Kanye West Steals Taylor Swift's Spotlight
The MTV VMAs seem to be the place to pull a major publicity stunt, as further proved by Kanye West. The rapper stormed the stage and took the mic from Taylor Swift while she was accepting her moon man for Video Of The Year to rant about why Beyoncé should've won. Taylor was completely caught off guard, no one thought Kanye's stunt was cool, and later when Beyonce was awarded a moon man, she gave her acceptance speech time to Taylor.
Sacha Baron Cohen throwing ashes on Ryan Seacrest during the Oscar Red Carpet
In a complete a-hole move, Sacha Baron Cohen, known for his ridiculous stunts and characters threw an urn full of fake ashes all over Ryan Seacrest. It was super lame and there was no reason for it. Suffice to say, all it did was make Cohen look like a huge jerk.
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Janet Jackson & Justin Timberlake - Super Bowl Wardrobe Malfunction
We all remember Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl performance. "Accidentally" exposing her nipple-adorned with a huge silver star at the very end of the song, more than 500,000 complaints were called in. Coincidence that Janet had a new single to promote. Too bad the stunt did nothing to boost sales, but JT's popularity soared after the wardrobe malfunction.