Usually, on-screen kisses are perfect… sometimes too perfect, meaning you know things would never happen like that in real life. And while celebrities in movies and on TV shows almost always get it right, every once in a while they deliver a kiss so bad and so awkward that it is literally hard to watch. Ugh. But at least it gives you something entertaining to watch, right?
I’ve rounded up some of the most seriously awkward on-screen kisses of all time. If you were wondering how to kiss, here’s a tip: don’t do the stuff done in these videos. There is only one way to describe these smooches: bad. Just… ouch. I’m cringing watching them.
Charlotte and Brad from Sex and The City
Let me just agree with Charlotte, Samantha, Miranda and Carrie: Ewwwwwww! This is gross. Just… no. No. I can’t even watch this dude lick her mouth like that. It’s seriously grossing me out.
Harry and Cho from Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix
This kissing scene was awkward enough to read about in the book, but it was even more awkward to actually watch it in the movie. I mean, the girl was crying over her dead boyfriend. How can you kiss someone while she’s crying about something like that?
Rachel and Blaine from Glee
This kiss itself wasn’t that bad, it was more of the situation surrounding the kiss. Like the fact that we watched Kurt watch his biggest crush of all time kiss someone else – a girl, not a guy! – right in front of him. I felt his pain. Talk about awkward.
Olivia and Vanessa from Gossip Girl
Ouch. This was… bad. Not because it’s two girls kissing each other, but because a) Vanessa looks so incredibly uncomfortable as Olivia is coming towards her and b) Dan and Vanessa are just extremely awkward in general. This threesome was not something anyone believed would ever happen.
Michael Scott and a client from The Office
Michael Scott is weird and so it’s weird to think of him kissing anyone. But this scenario is even more awkward than what an actual kiss would be like because that actual kiss? Never happens. Oof. No one wants to be Michael’s shoes at this moment.
Joey and Rachel from Friends
I wish I could have found a video of Joey and Rachel’s first kiss, but unfortunately, I couldn’t. Anyway, basically every time Joey and Rachel kissed was awkward because… Joey and Rachel? No! There was a reason she pictured Ross almost every time they locked lips.
Damon and Elena from The Vampire Diaries
I’m sure this first kiss was very satisfying for fans of The Vampire Diaries, but for me? Not so much. I mean, look at Damon. He’s sweating because he’s sick and has a fever! Not because he’s hot for Elena. He looks like he’s seconds away from being unconscious. It’s just… weird.
Ben and Jamie from The Bachelor
Another kiss that was painful to watch, but even more painful because IT WAS REAL. It just looked like this girl was trying so hard… her dress even ripped! Ouch. Awkward. And this exchange was equally as awkward: “Do you like me sitting on your lap?” “This is A-okay.” Girl, stop talking. Just. Stop.
Pauly D and Deena from Jersey Shore
I literally screamed at my TV while this was happening because it was so horrible to watch. Deena, Pauly, I love you, but please don’t ever kiss on camera again, ever. That lip bite? Ouch. The look on Ronny’s face says it all.
The Virgin Diaries TLC Commercial
This takes the cake. I am convinced it’s not real. It can’t be real. Right? Right?!?!
Which of these kisses do you think was the most awkward? Do you disagree with any of these choices? Which bad kissing scenes did I miss? Tell me in the comments!