Awkward Moments, John Travolta, Mariah Carey, Steve Harvey, Ashlee Simpson

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We could all use a good laugh right about now.

With the state of the world what is it is right now and everyone practicing some extreme social distancing for the sake of everyone, we're all looking for something to take our minds off our worries, if even for just a few minutes. Enter: National Awkward Moments Day.

We're not sure why someone decided to dedicate a day every year to celebrating the cringe-inducing moments that we all experience from time to time, but we're so glad that they did and that it falls on Wednesday, March 18--right when we need it most.

To celebrate this year, we've gathered the funniest and strangest pop cultures moments in recent years that left us with a full-body cringe as we watched them unfold. Thankfully, there's been no shortage of them. From a pair of unforgettable John Travolta moments at award shows to Mariah Carey's NYE meltdown, a Bachelor dumping his fiancée on live television to Steve Harvey crowning the wrong Miss Universe, these are the moments we live for and are so glad we weren't actually a part of.

And, of course, we mean this all in good fun and thank the celebs involved for their service!

John Travolta, Adele Dazeem

Kesha, Jerry Seinfeld

La La Land, Moonlight, 2017 Oscars, Academy Awards

Mariah Carey, 2017 New Year's Rockin' Eve


Demi Lovato

Keke Palmer, Mike Johnson, GMA3


Nicki Minaj, 2015 MTV VMAs


John Travolta, Jade Jolie, 2019 MTV VMAs


Jason Mesnick, Melissa Rycroft, The Bachelor


Leonardo DiCaprio, Lady Gaga, 2016 Golden Globes


Jesy Nelson, Little Mix


Steve Harvey, Miss Universe 2015


Ashlee Simpson, SNL


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