Emma Roberts debuted some terrible bangs at the Critics Choice Awards

The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals

I love the fact that my bangs-hatred is so well known that as soon as a celebrity gets new bangs, I’ve got people tweeting @ me. When the camera cut to Emma Roberts at the Critics Choice Awards, people were like “damn, what happened to Vera Farmiga?” No. Emma Roberts attended the CCAs with her on-again boyfriend/fiance (?) Evan Peters – ordinarily I would be talking about how f–king toxic this relationship seems, but we’re talking about her bangs instead. LOOK AT THEM. WHY DID SHE THINK THEY WERE A GOOD IDEA? What in the world possessed her to go into a hair salon and ask for this shade of blonde – it’s awful too – and those bangs??? As for her gown – it’s Armani and it’s beautiful. She should have chosen this for her wedding dress. But now she has to wait until she grows out those hideous bangs.

The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals

The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals

Remember when I was grotesquely obsessed with Jessica Biel’s bad bangs? At some point, she grew them out and I guess I didn’t notice. She looks worlds better now. She also looks so much prettier when her douchebag husband isn’t attached at her hip, trying to steal her thunder. Biel looked lovely in this Oscar de la Renta dress. Really pretty.

The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals

I enjoy the fact that Kiernan Shipka is trying to “work” this Delpozo, like maybe if she just poses in the right way, this ensemble will look cute. Oh, honey. That’s not the way it works! This is awful – a tutu attached to bad pants and a terrible tank top. Nope.

The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals

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  1. NayNay says:

    OMG! CB you’re right, they are terrible. Ugh!

    • Joss RED says:

      She looks like one of those creepy dolls from horror movies, like Annabelle or something!

      • Amanduh says:

        She looks like Simple Jack from Tropic Thunder…

      • Erinn says:

        YES Amanduh. I was going to go with Dumb and Dumber – but Simple Jack works just as well.

      • lucy2 says:

        OMG. Simple Jack. You’re right.

        That may be one of the worst haircuts I’ve ever seen. I’d feel bad for her if she were a nicer person.

      • Megan says:

        My niece cut her own bangs when she was three years old. They looked exactly like Emma’s.

      • jess1632 says:

        Lol she looks like a lego characters face

      • Willa says:

        Simple Jack!!!!! Lol!

      • Yup, Me says:

        That haircut looks like that Garbage chick from The Walking Dead.

      • smcollins says:

        It wouldn’t surprise me if she fancies herself a member of the “I’m so beautiful I can pull off anything” Club, except NO ONE could pull this off. And lmfao at the Simple Jack reference!

      • jwoolman says:

        She can’t help having a creepy doll effect, she seems to have always had that look even as a kid. But possibly the blonde color is what’s really jarring. If she kept her natural hair color, it wouldn’t have looked so bad. There’s also something off about the way those bangs are cut, but I don’t know why.

    • Bettyrose says:

      And yet *** random reference ahead *** they weirdly make her look like Rosanna Arquette circa mid-late 80s. Or did she always have that resemblance and I never noticed?

  2. Surely Wolfbeak says:

    If you are not currently lying beneath a headstone bearing the words Louise Brooks, you should not attempt this haircut.

  3. Beluga says:


    That brings back memories of being six and managing to get hold of a pair of scissors!

    • Beth says:

      Reminds me of when my mother was brave enough to let me cut her bangs once while I was in elementary school. She never let me touch her bangs again

    • Esmom says:

      Ha, a four year old in my preschool class just did that over winter break. Hers looks much better than Emma’s, though, lol.

    • M4lificent says:

      That was my first thought — it looks like her mom cut them with a bowl. I’m ordinarily a big bangs defender because I have the forehead that ate Tokyo. But these bangs are indefensible.

  4. Astrid says:

    I’m OK with bangs in general but these are just awful!

    • Erinn says:

      Me too. I more often than not disagree with the bangs complaints on this site. But this is GENUINE bang trauma.

  5. LizLemonGotMarried says:

    Biel looks gorgeous; what the HELL was Emma Roberts thinking? She is not Emma Watson or Zoe Kravitz.
    I’m hoping it was a wig. That’s all I got.

    • Esmom says:

      Zoe Kravitz Wannabe is the exact vibe I got, too. The bangs almost don’t look real, though, they start so far back on her head. So tragic looking.

    • Amy says:

      I also loved Jessica Biel’s. The dress is crazy but somehow it works and I love it, and her hair is gorgeous.

      The bangs and hair color on Emma together with the super dark, very severe eyebrows is making me angry for some reason. Like I’m mad at her for what is happening with her hair and eyebrows. She’s so pretty, why would she do this to herself?

      The last outfit I said “oh god,” out loud to. I am starting to loose all faith in fashion. Things are just hideous lately! I feel like we’re all being punked or something. Do the people who pick these things out or wear them like them? Or is everyone just such a sheep now that they assume if a designer designed it, and their stylist picked it out, it must be good?

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Yes, this is the best Biel has looked in a long time! Also glad to see her solo.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      They look like fake bangs to me. It seems I can see a dark brown hairline under them.

  6. SM says:

    Terrible bangs. My God. And I see Jessica came alone. Did she manage to lock JT in a closet and run away from the house?

  7. Kimma1216 says:

    Emma Roberts dress is not gorgeous, and the seams near her chest are bumpy…

    • INeedANap says:

      I love the idea of a clean, solid white column as a wedding dress, topped off with fabulous jewelry. This really is a good idea for her but those BANGS OMG.

  8. ichsi says:

    Nah, they look like clip-on bangs. No damage done. And I like that he for once doesn’t look as if he’d slept in a dumpster

  9. Hildog says:

    They look like clip ins- notice you can’t see where they start -a hairstylist

  10. Whoopsy Daisy says:

    I like them! She has the right face for it, it looks quite edgy and cool.

  11. Hildog says:

    They look like clip ins- notice you cants see where they starts -a hairstylist

  12. Lilith says:

    Well, Emma obviously lost the bet. Awful. And creepy.

  13. Char says:

    I think Kiernan looks really beautiful, young and happy! It’s nice to see different clothes on the red carpet, people should get more props for trying fashion!

    • Bettyrose says:

      ITA! I love that she’s being youthful and silly.

    • Naptime says:

      Me too, what a fun, adorable ensemble!

    • minx says:

      She looks darling, and happy.

    • Kitten says:

      Me too. I think her outfit is cute and fun..youthful.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Exactly! I personally love when people step outside the box and don’t do the same boring evening wear look we see all awards season long. Kiernan has really great taste and is very fashion forward. And she looks her age!

    • SK says:

      I love it too! The pastel colours and varied fabrics. It’s fun and cute, perfect on Kiernan

    • magnoliarose says:

      Crazy fashion is for her age group. She looks cute.

    • Polly says:

      I agree. The people styling the ‘stranger things’ girls should look to Kiernan for inspiration on how to look fashion forward and age appropriate. She never gets it wrong imo.

      • Bettyrose says:

        I actually didn’t even realize she’s already 18. I love that she’s still a goofy kid at 18. Same age as bikini models dating Leo but totally making it okay to not grow up so fast. Looking forward to new Sabrina series!

      • Kelly says:

        Yes, Bettyrose! There is so much pressure put on these girls to become overtly sexual when they’re 16-18. I’m glad she’s comfortable in her own skin and dresses how she likes.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I agree with this. I regret not having enough young coming of age years, so I like when I see a young woman just keeping it light and fun.

    • Liberty says:

      I like it too – she is trying something, instead of being shuffled into fashion submission by Anon Stylist Number 4576. If you can’t have fun at her age….in Hollywood….then when? And where?

      Makes me think of the great, no fucks fashion you see with Sofi Tukker, actually. And that makes me happy.

  14. Josephine says:

    despite the bangs, love the dress and the date. the dress is very simple but the fabric looks gorgeous and I think she pulls it off from the neck down.

  15. Lucy says:

    Jessica looks absolutely fantastic. Loved that De La Renta collection. As for Emma, I feel like that is something Noomi Rapace would try (assuming she hasn’t done it yet). Not feeling it but props to her for taking a risk.

  16. Anastasia says:

    Those bangs either need to be shorter or longer. This length is no bueno. And they go WAY up on her head, which makes me agree they are clip ins, but it also makes them look worse.

    Kiernan’s outfit would be ADORABLE on a little girl, minus the heels!

  17. kb says:

    i was going to tweet at you, but figured a million other people were doing it so i left it alone, lol.

    jessica’s dress is gorgeous.

    & for some reason i kinda like the tutu dress. maybe it’s the pastel colors. hate the pants, but really like the top half of what she’s wearing.

  18. Babs says:

    I’m laughing out loud at those couple pics. The look on their faces!

  19. Girl_ninja says:

    Those bangs are terribly unfortunate. Lets hope that they’re clip ins.

  20. Juliaoc says:

    I think it’s a hairpiece. I hope it’s a hairpiece. Please be a hairpiece.

  21. Rosey says:

    Emma’s bangs are way too short. The bob suits her, but I don’t know why you would think that length is a good idea.

  22. minx says:

    Emma always looks mopey and disagreeable so she deserves the bangs.
    Biel’s dress is beautiful!

  23. Esmom says:

    Biel looks beautiful and I always appreciate Shipka’s unique choices. I think Millie Bobby Brown could take some cues from her on how to be fashion forward while still age appropriate. Her ensemble is a little quirky — in fact her pants remind me of the little octagonal tiles on my bathroom floors — but I think she’s so lovely no matter what she wears.

    • Polly says:

      +1 Esmom. I didn’t see your comment when I replied to an earlier post above and said practically the same thing!

  24. BengalCat2000 says:

    She kind of looks like the woman from Die Antwoord.

  25. Christa says:

    The blonde shade is 2x worse than the bangs, IMO.

  26. OG Cleo says:

    PSA: Emma Roberts is an abusive mess.

  27. Nikki says:

    Ha, ha, Kaiser, you hate all bangs practically, so I rolled my eyes just a tiny bit at the headline- UNTIL I SAW THEM! Either they’re extra heinous, or you’ve converted me to a bangs-hater as well.

  28. Livethelifeaquatic says:

    Kiernans dress looks like she attached Kotex pads to the straps. I’m embarrassed for her

  29. Erin says:

    Jessica Biel is taking my breath away! WOW. Her entire look is goals

  30. Other Renee says:

    When my daughter was little, I decided to cut her bangs. How hard could it be, thought I. When I finished, one side was a bit shorter than the other so I cut the longer side. But then that side was shorter so I cut the other side. By the time I was done she looked like Emma. It was awful. I let a hair stylist cut them after that.

    Jessica is stunning.

    I have to say that the tutu thingy is the stupidest outfit I’ve ever seen. It’s like someone deciding to dance Swan Lake then out to dinner wearing a backpack but didn’t want to change clothes in between and forgot the rest of the backpack.

  31. mannori says:

    is a hairstyle trend, one of those several stars start sporting out of nowhere probably suggested by their super expensive hairstylist, probably taken right ut of the latest runways and fashion weeks and sometimes stick and sometimes doesn’t.

  32. Rachel in August says:

    I rather like them, they suit her! I know I’m in the minority, but they flatter the shape of her face. I like all the outfits :)

  33. robyn says:

    Bad bangs for her, that’s for sure, unless she’s a Vulcan. Similar did look better on Spock! Maybe she’s hoping to be in a Star Trek movie.

  34. Kate says:

    She looks terrible, but I think these bangs are fake…

  35. holly hobby says:

    Wow her hair stylist must really hate her. Someone gave her the Barbie chop (that’s what girls did to their doll’s hair when they played beauty salon).

  36. Freddy Spaghetti says:

    I don’t usually care about bangs but Emma’s are a train wreck. So so bad.

    Jessica looks good, though I’m surprised that idiot she married didn’t show up to make it all about him as usual.

  37. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I don’t hate bangs. But I hate THESE bangs. They are terrible. Emma’s dress is beautiful but I had to LOL when you mentioned it as a wedding dress. She and Evan will probably never make it down the aisle. They can’t even maintain a stable relationship for longer than 6 months at a time before splitting up and then getting back together. Personally, I wish Evan would see the light and move on. I love Kiernan’s outfit. It’s cute, playful and age appropriate. I like that unlike a lot of her peers (Millie Bobbie Brown comes to mind), she’s not trying to sexy. She looks and dresses her age.

  38. Jessica says:

    OMG I love her bangs. I think they’re cool af.

  39. elle says:

    WTF happened to Evan Peters? He looks like they exhumed him for this event.

  40. magnoliarose says:

    Emma’s bangs do nothing for her face.

  41. Olive says:

    my god, those look JUST LIKE bangs I’ve had in the past after drunkenly deciding to cut my own hair. they have to be a mistake!!

  42. kimbers says:

    there’s a reason these baby bangs didn’t make a great trend in the 00s…Theyre butt ugly on EVERYONE!

  43. matahari says:

    I like them, they give her a sort of punky look, kind of Betty Paige..

  44. Twinkle says:

    Emma Roberts is not attractive in any way. At all.

    • dj says:

      Agreed Twinkle. I am not a fan of Emma Roberts…either her lack of talent or beauty. But when did ER get these boobs? I remembered her being rather less endowed.

  45. Cupcake says:

    Possibly the worst bangs I have ever seen. Just dreadful.

  46. Summer says:

    They look like clip-ons. Based on the other photos of her that night.

  47. Layla Love says:

    She’s an average looking Meh