As long as there have been red carpets, there have been worst dressed lists. And the women on the receiving end of such sartorial criticisms don't often just lie down and take it—in fact, sometimes, they get very outspoken about the critiques hurled their way.
In honour of these women, we thought we'd take a look at the best-ever responses to red carpet outfit shame. Keep scrolling for eight celebrities who responded brilliantly when shamed for what they wore!
After hitting the red carpet in this revealing gown at the 2014 CFDA Awards, Rihanna responded to criticism by showing a sense of humour: She tweeted an illustration of Family Guy cartoon Peter Griffin wearing the same dress.
After people started comparing Taylor Swift's rainy-day look to the Paddington Bear uniform, Swift partook of the comical festivities by posting this Instagram.
At the 2013 Academy Awards, Hathaway came under fire for her revealing gown. "So if you think about embarrassment [on a] scale of one to 10, one just being a person walking down the street, and 10 is, for me, co-hosting the Oscars with James Franco," Hathaway later told Jimmy Fallon. "That is only tied with being honored to accept an Oscar whilst wearing a dress that I knew made it look like my nipples were erect."
The pop star came under heavy criticism for her Bangerz tour costumes in 2014. Her response? "Save your complaints for the McDonalds drive thru when they forget the fries with that," she tweeted.
In 2013, a very pregnant Kim Kardashian hit the red carpet at the Met Gala in a custom Givenchy gown, which drew some not-so-rave reviews from the masses. "My look at the Met Ball two years ago when I was really pregnant—I had these gloves and this whole floral print, and I loved it. I thought it was so cool, and it got a lot of criticism, and I didn't care because I really loved it," Kardashian later said.
At the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, Lady Gaga's meat dress became an instant meme—and drew a lot of heat from animal rights activists and fashion critics alike. "Well, that dress is certainly no disrespect to anyone who is vegan or vegetarian," Gaga later said of the unforgettable look. As you know, I am the most judgment-free human being on the earth. However, it has many interpretations, but for me this evening it was about, if we don’t stand up for what we believe in and if we don’t fight for our rights, pretty soon we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our own bones. And I am not a piece of meat."
After Del Rey was placed on the worst dressed list for her look at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, she was approached by Fashion Police critic Kathy Griffin. The pop star simply said, "Uh, I don't think so." Burn!
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