Kaley Cuoco regrets her SAGs bangs: A black eye would’ve been better

Kaley Cuoco

At this year’s SAGs ceremony, one of the very worst red carpet turns came from Kaley Cuoco’s awful bangs disaster as she supported her fellow “Big Bang Theory” cast members. This was, to quote Kaiser, a textbook case of “bangs trauma.” Kaley’s saccharine-sweet, red lace Romona Kevesa dress wasn’t the best choice either, but let’s be honest here and acknowledge that Kaley could have worn the most amazing dress out there, and her bangs would have ruined everything.

I’m not full-on anti-bang like Kaiser is, but I think most people look better without them. Some obvious exceptions are Reese Witherspoon and Zooey Deschanel, who can really rock bangs. But I think Kaley’s face shape isn’t well suited for bangs, and even worse — these were cheap, clip-on bangs. Clip-on bangs almost never look good and always look out of place. I remember quite vividly that Katie Holmes made the mistake of wearing clip-ons at last year’s VF Oscar party, but she might have been attempting to divert everyone’s attention from her ill-fated marriage to Tom Cruise at that point.

Back to Kaley, who has received everyone’s message loud and clear: no more bangs for her! She admits that she only wore the clip-ons as a means of covering up a black eye, and she says that if given the choice next time, she’ll totally go with a black eye instead:

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco is used to receiving accolades, but after wearing controversial bangs to the 2013 SAG Awards, the actress learned how it feels to be panned.

“I got reamed a new A-hole,” The Big Bang Theory star, 27, told PEOPLE on Wednesday at The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo’s Most Powerful Stylists luncheon. “I will never do that again! That was my faux pas, and because of that, they hated everything: the [Romona Keveza] dress, my shoes, everything.”

She swears the bangs were supposed to serve a purpose: “I had a black eye, so we were trying to hide it,” she says. “Next time, if you’re going with a black eye or bangs, go with the black eye.”

But at the time she made the decision, there was no stopping her.

“I know what I want, so even if everyone said ‘Bangs don’t look great,’ I loved them,” she said at the West Hollywood Soho House event, dressed in a colorful McGinn ensemble. “I think that on the carpet, they read worse than they did at home … I just accepted it and made fun of myself and moved on. You show up at the next one and you look fabulous and fine and they make fun of someone else.”

[From People]

Poor Kaley. Many of us experiment with hair styles and have experienced at least one style that has resulted in tears, but most of us haven’t had to live it down after a red carpet disaster. Here are some subsequent photos of Kaley at a Television Hall of Fame induction gala and PaleyFest where she looks much, much better. Hopefully, the entire world will someday be able to forget those awful bangs.

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. Hannah says:

    Oh well, it was just one stupid hair-do. No big deal. Props to Kaley for dealing with it with humor.

  2. Cleveland Girl says:

    You’re such a bangs hater. LOL

  3. Apsutter says:

    They made her look like a blond Elvira! It’s weird how oddly chubby and kind of plasticy looking her face looked like with the bangs but not in the pic below.

    • The Original Tiffany says:

      You stole my comment!
      Totally Elvira Mistress of the Blond. 😉

    • OutstandingWorldCitizen says:

      I just do not find her attractive AT ALL. I don’t get the whole brouhaha. Back to subject: The bangs and bleached out hair on her puffy face does not work. Glad she did not get all Jennifer Aniston over a hair style.

      Since EVERYONE is doing bangs now, I am now a part of the anti-bang movement.

  4. Mook123 says:

    Her eyebrows are really strange.

    • Dhavynia says:

      Yes! She should look for someone else to style her eyebrows because there are times all I notice is the whack job done to her eyebrows when she’s on the show

    • Samigirl says:

      +1. She’s gorgeous, but her brows are like…tadpoles. She needs to find someone else to do them.

    • French reader says:

      Thank you, I was just scrolling down to post that. On a random girl on the street I wouldn’t mind it, but on someone who’s on TV and red carpets all the time they look really “amateurish”.

  5. danielle says:

    I really like her alot. Nice to see some cb coverage

  6. GoodCapon says:

    I am not a fan of Big Bang but I do remember her in 8 Teenage Rules (which was a good show). She was decent enough and funny in it.

  7. Talie says:

    She’s adorable…I wish she would get more attention for her work on Big Bang.

  8. Samihami says:

    Love her, love BBT and loved that red dress on her…but I agree, a black eye would have been better! She’s got such a great attitude, though.

  9. Eleonor says:

    I like her a lot, but I think she is wearing too much makeup: it makes her look older.

  10. vixo says:

    Love Kaley too, she’s pretty and sweet and we all make these mistakes !

  11. Ellie66 says:

    She’s awesome! Her eye makeup doesn’t look great and the bangs really do suck. I like bangs on some people (me) she has a amazing body and looks good in her clothes. She seems very normal and cool!

  12. TheOriginalKitten says:

    She definitely handled that well. How did she get the black eye? Bar fight?

    • L says:

      She rides horses alot (she hurt her back falling off a horse last year)-so I’m guessing that?

      Good for her for being able to laugh about it and acknowledge it.

  13. bea says:

    Pretty blase about having a black eye…

    I didn’t hate that dress THAT much. What was so terrible – the full skirt?

    She has swimmer/gymnast shoulders & body and she looks amazing. These photos don’t do her justice.

  14. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    This girl rocks and she’s really cute – looks-wise and personality. She is def way cuter in the show/real life vs how she photographs. Really like her, her self-deprecating humor is pretty awesome.

  15. lucy2 says:

    That was some horrible hair. It was beyond just bangs, it looked like a cheap wig. Plus holy caked on makeup.

    I didn’t mind the dress so much though.

  16. logan says:

    Just wishin that bangs or no bangs were my big body problem. lol
    Cute lady, great show, is talented. Bangs not so much a big deal.

  17. Tessa says:

    I love her look in the black dress

  18. dcypher1 says:

    I luv tbbt its my fav tv show. Bangs really dont suit her at least she has a sense of humor about it. She looks so much better in those two other pics. She seems like a cool chick in person.

  19. Sweet Dee says:

    Aww poor Kaley. Soon the world shall forget the bangs. I really like her.

    Hopefully the writers on BBT do something about her character’s attitude problem though. They made her into such a B when she got back with Leonard.

  20. Ainsleigh says:

    The way she is with Leonard makes it interesting. She’s a doll.

  21. Itsa Reallyme says:

    I think she looks cute with bangs but these bangs start too far back on her head and the top of her hair is too poofy. I think if it was styled a little differently the bangs would be cute.

  22. TXCinderella says:

    Oh no! She looks like Dolly Parton now. Blech!

  23. i'm french don't kill me says:

    I thought it was a wing

  24. bunny says:

    The Big Bangs.

  25. KellyinSeattle says:

    I love her and the Big Bang Theory; I she and Leonard eventually get married; Sheldon is incredibly funny, too..he reminds me (acting style) of a Niles on Fraiser. Both so well-spoken. We won’t talk about Kelsey Grammar. Also, on BBT, I love…what’s her name..? The blond one married to what’s his name?

    • I Choose Me says:

      Bernadette Rostenkowski who’s now married to Howard Wolowitz.

      Did you know Penny’s the only one who’s last name has never been revealed? Can you tell I’m a huge fan of the show? 🙂

  26. citygirlsf says:

    Love the red dress but I feel like it should be mid-calf length?

  27. LittleMissy says:

    I’m sorry, it has to be said! this girls is not hot! average at best…and i dont believe she’s 27….more like early 30’s!

  28. lisa says:

    it looks like hydrocephaly

  29. Suze says:

    To each their own, and I can see where men would find her hot, but I don’t get her. Bangs are the least of it. Her style is so off and she wears way too much makeup all the damn time.

    And it seems that she finds it hard to smile naturally…she is always grimacing.

  30. Anguishedcorn says:

    She would look so much better if she wore more flattering makeup, in general.