Celebs who've had random objects thrown at them

Florence Pugh hit by projectile from audience while promoting 'Dune 2' in Brazil

Stars Insider

04/12/23 | StarsInsider


Celebrities are often exposed to both die-hard fans and haters, and both can be problematic. Then there are also the adoring fans who have high expectations about their idols, which results in heavier criticism. Being late for a show, for example, caused Rihanna to get showered with chips by angry fans. And then there are those who just plain dislike a celebrity and choose to express it in ill-mannered ways, like throwing shoes at them.

When booing someone or cheering them is not enough, it seems some people think the next best things is to throw objects at them. Perhaps water bottles or eggs come to mind, but if you think you’ve seen it all, think again. From sharks to pigs' heads, these stars have had all sorts of bizarre things thrown at them.

More recently, fans seem to be pushing against the boundaries of bodily safety and common sense when they see their favorite performers live. Attempts to throw items that might be intended as gifts or personal mementos on stage have injured several stars in quick succession throughout 2023.

On December 3, Florence Pugh was hit by an object while promoting her upcoming film 'Dune: Part Two' in Brazil. Pugh stood with her co-stars, such as Zendaya and Austin Butler, posing for photos at a CCXP event (Brazil's version of Comic Con). Suddenly, Pugh was struck near her right eye by something thrown from the audience. She winced and bent to pick up the item as her fellow cast members looked shocked and concerned. Luckily, the actress appeared unharmed, but this wasn't the case for many other celebrities in similar situations. 

Countless celebs have unfortunately had strange things thrown at them on stage, from adult toys to human ashes. Browse through the gallery and see what your favorite stars have been pelted with during performances and public appearances.

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