April 22, 2021

25 Hilarious Times People Thought They Met Celebrities (But Definitely Didn’t)

Can you imagine what it’d feel like to be strolling through Whole Foods or riding along on the bus and suddenly glance over to find yourself in the presence of one of your favorite celebrities? Unfortunately, the folks you’re about to meet can for all the wrong reasons. Here we’ve gathered a hysterical collection of photos and social media posts from people who thought they met celebrities, though they were clearly and sadly mistaken. Awkwardly, some even tagged the real celebrities into the photo.

Throughout this display of wrong celebrity sightings you’ll meet a few folks whose mistakes were actually understandable, some because of the similarities between the person they thought they were meeting and the actual person themselves, others because of blatant levels of intoxication high enough to convince about anyone that Madonna was actually the Pope. You’ll watch in horror as folks cling to hopes such as an overly ambitious belief in the power of on-screen make-up or photoshopping to explain away the glaringly obvious differences between the celebrity they wish they were standing next to and the random person they actually are.

So gear up and get ready to see some of the funniest fans’ fails of all time as you feast your eyes on these hilarious celebrity false alarms.

1. At Least She Got The Celebrity Part Right

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2. The Ultimate #TrueFan

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3. When Dwight Howard Has To Step In On Your Comments To Set The Record Straight

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4. We Assume Beer Goggles Were Involved

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5. Why Take The Benz When You Can Totally Roll Out With Your Bus Pass?

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6. Oh Boy!

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7. False Alarm, Cupcake. Please Keep Breathing.

Photo: Bossip

8. “I Met A Girl Who Thought I Was Bieber Today.” – This Guy On Facebook

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9. Johnny Duped

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10. Imma Let You Finish, But…That’s Not T-Swift

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11. If Owen Wilson and Matthew McConaughey Had a Love Child

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12. Well, They Got A Free Drink Out Of It

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13. Something Tells Us He’s a Democrat

Photo: Deadspin

14. Mr. Worldwide

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15. Nope, But Way To Look On The Bright Side

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16. Confessions Pt III: I’m Not Usher

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17. That Hair Could Fool Anyone

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18. This Guy Apparently Met Marilyn Manson Right After His Sex Change

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19. The Two-For-One Sale On Orlando Bloom And Christian Bale

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20. This Impostor May Be Planning To Stage A Duck Dynasty Takeover

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21. Blinded by the Hair

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22. A Little Chin Jut Went A Long Way For This Fake Reese Witherspoon

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23. Something Tells Us This Guy May Have Been Smoking More Than A Cigarette

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24. “It’s Called Hollywood Magic!”

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25. Might Want To Hold Off On That One, Sweet Pea

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26. Time to get a selfie with Morgan

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27. 3 Years Ago, Happy Drunk, I Thought I Met Jake Gyllenhaal… I’m Now 90% Sure I Didn’t

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28. Here’s Me Before A Hugh Laurie Concert, With Some Guy Who’s Not Hugh Laurie

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29. At least this guy does actually look like Drake

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30. You can deny he really is trying his best to look like Tom Cruise

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31. That Hulk impersonator would fool many

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