(1) KRISTEN STEWART v. (4) KE$HA
This is possibly the only time these two will ever meet in anything. Wait, what am I saying? They’re both at Coachella in this very slideshow. I hope they hang out there this year and trash talk!
Archives: Kristen Stewart, Ke$ha
You guys, I don’t remember the matchups being this difficult before! Every single one requires serious contemplation and research. FUN. Especially on a Friday when we’re supposed to be working.
On that note, I love how typing this comment makes it look like I’m hard at work. I even frowned a bit while pondering.
I agree, I think this has been the most difficult Fug Madness yet!
Absolutely! I voted each matchup but was satisfied if the majority of the vote went the other way b/c they are all so close that it’s hard to choose!
Hahaha!! Thanks for the “frown” tip, I will have to use that!
I agree, these decisions are so hard!
I know! I think my head is going to need a vacation or something chemical. I’m going to read all the comments yet again, seeking some clarity and direction!
There was no worse outfit by anyone this year than KStew’s blue old-tyme-y bathing suit. Kesha cannot possibly be beating her!
I beg to differ! There have been worse outfits!
Halle Berry’s pants were worse, but only by a smidge.
I don’t like the outfit..but have to admit I am hypnotized by the fluorescent orange shoes. I love them but could never wear them!
Those shoes are about the only good thing in all these slides. The rest of the outfit, however, is one of the worst things I have ever seen and thus, my vote goes to KStew. That’s even without the rest of the godawful things she’s worn.
NO Way is Ke$ha (I cant believe I just used the $) beating Kristen! That lace jump suit? And that SW&TH black dress? Oh man. Im seriously going to be upset if she doesnt rally.
Wholeheartedly agree! KStew should be sailing through on that jumpsuit alone! And the nude lace dress with visible panties. I can’t even handle it.
Completely agree! IMO, Ke-Dollar Sign-Ha has actually improved her looks this past year, because she discovered pants. Whereas KStew just wants to show her panties. And look dour while doing so. KStew’s fug needs to take this!
Agree! I actually thought Kei$Ha improved over the past year, plus skank is a core pillar of her brand so it’s what I expect. But K-Stew embraced with wild abandon all of the bad aspects of too much lace and transparency.
These fug on purpose (Kesha) vs. regular fug (KStew) are so tricky, in the end I had to vote for KStew for all those horrible lace see-thoughs she wore.
Had to go with KStew! Her fug is so much more visible with her being an “A” list star. She’s another one who thinks she is being fashion forward when she’s really being fug ass-backward. She could really pull off fabulous clothes if she tried but she’s above all that. She’s so too cool for school that we get her misguided fug and bad attitude. Her style is definitely more fug that KLooseChangeHa (she ain’t worth no dollar bills). Besides, Loose Change has cultivated a fug look that’s all her own and she seems pleased with it. And I’m not assaulted with Loose’s fug fashions every time I go on the damn internet – ahem, KStew. KStew is everywhere and so is her fug.
Totally agree, and after those KStews, I can’t get the Nicks/Petty song, “Leather and Lace” out of my head.
If you add “bratty bitch-face frown” into an allowable factor, I think you’ll find yourself saying “Ke$ha who?”
Amen to that!
Yes, that swayed my vote, easily. This is thrilling, though, 49% to 50% Saturday evening.
This last round has really come down to perceived intent. For example, I think Ke$ha and Gaga are trying to shock us with their clothing/costume choices where KStew just seems to have bad taste. I feel like fugging the performers is a reward for their bad behavior, so my votes are going to those that repeatedly look fug while thinking they’re looking good.
Actually, I vote for the one whose FUG offends me the most, as in I want to wash my eyes with Holy Water after looking at their pictures, especially if they include private parts! In this case, that would be Kesha
Yeah, Sajorina, I gotta agree with you on this one – I voted Kesha.
The Fug Madness Analysis, for me, is a case-by-case multi-factored balancing test. I do not have any categorical rules like “she wore that on stage” or “it’s a shtick” or “she was on drugs.” These may all be considerations (though I don’t really accept the intoxication defense), but I also ask myself, like you do, whose fug is just ineffably, intangibly more offensive to me? Is there an artistic vision, even if it’s fugly? Is she being brave? Is it classless? Is it inhumane or cruel to animals (the Beyonce factor)? Etc. At the end of the day, I found Kesha’s fug more offensive. There is a derivative, cynical, unwashed aspect to it that I just can’t like — like, oh, i know the secret to success: I’ll dress like an idiot on ecstasy and write pop hooks.
Couldn’t agree more, pantsonfire!
Completely, 100% agreed, pantsonfire.
Pantsonfire…I hope you were at work and frowning as you typed (see @christine christine, above)!
I really have to give it to Ke$ha here. At least with KStew’s outfits, a few changes could usually fix them–like LOOK INTO LININGS–but I wouldn’t know where to start with K$.
I struggle with that often in the voting. If they’re fugging on purpose to get attention, is it better or worse than fugging when they think they’re being edgy and fashion forward. In the end, for me, it comes down to who is the most horrible to look at, regardless of their intent.
I enjoy Kristen Stewart… I like some of her outfits, like the one that reminds me of Spencer Hastings (#10) and the Oscars dress, plus that last picture made me grin! Kesha is so ridiculously FUGLY all the time that I had to vote for her!
I was at the Hurricane Sandy concert – with a hot date who (like me) is a serious distance runner. He was in jeans and a sweater, I was wearing skinny jeans and a sequined tank top (like, you know, normal people at a concert), and all night long we scratched our heads over K Stew’s track shorts. Honey, NO.
Ke$ha’s getups, however, are just eye searingly heinous – and that’s my top criterion. Which means I might have to revise my prediction for the overall winner. I thought the title was Rihanna’s to lose, but I will have nightmares about Rita Ora’s rainbow neon cycling shorts. [shudders]
kstew = formalwear + chuck taylors. More times than not.
That’s how I feel, KS is trying and FAILING while K$ is doing this on purpose. That beige lace gown of KS’s is the epitome of awful. Then there is the ill-fitting Oscar gown. I always marvel at how people with loads of money choose to dress.
I impulse-voted for Kesha because that last pic of Kristen was cute! AHH what have I done?!?!
KRISTEN PULLED AHEAD!
I normally vote for the fame-whore (Ke$ha) but had to go with KStew on the strength of the butt window dress and all the black mold lace.
Something to consider re Kristen Stewart: She also has many great outfits, especially when she rocks her own style, rather than being square-pegged into these frilly lace numbers. She has good to balance out the fug, whereas I can’t recall EVER seeing Kesha in anything remotely acceptable. I just don’t get the sense that the Kristen Stewart outfits showcased above truly reflect her own personal tastes (ok, maybe those cutoffs and t-shirt do), which is a factor for me. In contrast, I think Kesha is completely derivative and cynically doesn’t care about showing her personal taste–I think she just puts on the pop singer outfit du jour in order to make that dollar sign.
I agree. Sometimes Kristen wear really awful things, but every once in a while she wears something really cute. I dont think you could EVER say that about Kesha.
I actually genuinely liked the Steven Tyler suit and the pimped-out pink patterned suit. I guess I think she looks good in pantsuits! They’re both very rock star, but not OTT within that context, in my opinion.
Yes! I agree, you summed it up perfectly!
Kristin Stewart is the WORST.
Kesha’s are basically costumes. KStew’s are true fug, and I think she really thinks they’re elegant and sexy.
Oh my god, Ke$ha is almost like the fug Syracuse. (Yes, yes, I know, Fugacuse.)
Also, while I’m creating portmanteaus out of the word “fug” and college names, is anyone else upset that all of the 15 seeds are gone from Fug Madness? I mean, the FGCU pun basically writes itself.
Oh my god, replace Kristen’s blazer in slide 10 with a sweater and it’s my old school uniform. That’s never a good sign
You didn’t even highlight the back of that atrocious black lace jumpsuit, which is THE WORST: http://gofugyourself.com/twilight-breaking-fug-11-2012/twilight-premiere-9-141112
And also very funny. Though, I am sure, not intentionally so.
This one looks like it’s going to be a knuckle biter.
I think Kesha is more cracked out on purpose, and KStew is more cracked out b/c she doesn’t know. It was all good with minis – but then those sheer monstrosities – WTF? Everytime the comment read ‘sigh” I actually read “thigh”. There was so much of both, I guess. Still, Ke$ha for the win!
This is the first year that I haven’t thought about KeUSDha’s opponent, “Well, at least she’s clean.” Although to be fair to KStew, she definitely bathes more than her opponent. In a tough match-up, I went with KStew–she has her pick of designer outfits, and she picked these.
This was touch-and-go, for me, but I finally went Stewart because, though the photo isn’t featured in this particular line-up: CROTCH SEQUIN DISCO BALL.
Ke-’smell the BO through the screen-ha got snotty with Rachel Maddow. I now want her to fail at everything, including being worst-dressed.
Did she REALLY? I have to go look for a clip RIGHT NOW.
And, wow. Very classy and funny response by Maddow to some really unnecessary mocking over a minor error. Now I kinda wish I’d voted the other way on this one.
I just found out that her name really IS Kesha (she added the stupid $)! Anyway, after watching that clip, now I feel like calling her Ketchup!
KETCHUP! I like that. Wasn’t her snide, fake-sounding tone just the worst, Helen? Like she thinks she could possible faze the likes of Ms Maddow!
I just really wish Kristen Stewart would put some clothes on.
I think my new rule is if I can smell you through the computer screen, you get my Fug Madness vote. It works for Bieber and KeDollarSignha, and I hope to God I’ll never have to use that metric again.
Yes! Looking at the Kesha photos, I kept thinking the term “smell-O-vision.” It was like her look is so palpably whatever it is that it translated into smell. And that smell is, in my mind, a combination of sweat, urine, patchouli, smoke, and corn chips.
That is also exactly what I get.
And for Bieber, pencil shavings, Axe, pee-filled diapers, and halitosis (I just have this feeling he refuses to brush his teeth – “No, no, I won’t, you can’t make me!”).
Corn chips. TOTALLY corn chips. Stale, crumby, bottom-of-the-couch ones.
I love them both and I would LOVE to party at Coachella with them. Forgive me, father.
Come on guys – let’s differentiate “attention-seeking-costuming” from downright fuggery! KStew for the win – no one that pretty should look that bad.
Stewart all the way, after an agonising decision. I agree that this year is one of the most difficult, if not the most difficult.
Ke$ha is just straight up cracktastic. Even KStew’s sartorial mishaps cannot overcome how bored/boring she otherwise seems, especially compared to Ke$ha. I give points for showing up looking like you are wholly invested in owning your said fugliness. Besides, KStew occasionally shows up in something cute, whereas Ke$ha is just always operating in her own universe of cramazingly bad outfits. Ke$ha, come on, you’ve been inching back up I see, you can MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!!
In slide 8, some see a pelvic mustache. I, however, see an evil clown face on her torso.
But the most obvious feature of that ‘dress’ is the enormous spreading mildew stains emanating from her armpits.
I’m clearly grading on some sort of bizarre curve, but Ke$sha just looks so much BETTER than she used to. I will usually pick the movie star over the pop star, as pop stars are supposed to look crazy, and movie stars are supposed to look elegant/stylish. I make big ol’ exceptions for this, though, if the pop star makes me laugh my head off (lady gaga’s face-wreath comes to mind)
I completely agree. KeDollarSignHa, though I can’t really stand her vibe, has gotten better. K-Stew fell of a cliff to new lows this year. And just objectively, without looking at year-to-year changes, I think K-Stew’s fug this year was much worse than KeDollarSignHa’s fug this year.
K-Stew all the way. While I certainly don’t give a pass to Ke$ha, I understand that she’s working a certain aesthetic that ties into her overall image. And she’s looked LOADS better recently – she’s softened her makeup, and she rocked some groovy suits. Plus, and this can’t be said enough, she actually looks *happy* on the red carpet. It’s her style, and she’s working it.
K-stew, on the other hand, really doesn’t have a personal style. She just wears whatever is trendy, and her execution is almost always unfortunate. But the real kicker is that she always looks like she’s just barely tolerating the red carpet, her presence on which – I must emphasize – is part of her damn job description, so she needs to suck it up already.
Plus – girl, what is up with your hair? I mean, at least Ke$ha looks like she actually washes hers. And when Ke$ha has better hygiene than you, it’s time to reconsider. RECONSIDER YOUR LIFE, K-STEW.
I had to go with Kesha on this one. As much as K Stews see through outfits are hideous, I can’t help but feel that they simply can’t stack up to Kesha’s complete craziness.
I feel like some of K Stews clothes had potential. If she wore some of the same things lined and got things to fit right, it would be passable. She also has occasional good looks, everyone knows that she can rock a mini dress. For someone who obviously puts little effort in, she gets things right at times. Go through her archives, she has some good looks.
When I look at Kesha by comparison, I can’t help but think “where the hell do you even find clothes that bad? who is actually making these?” Every single outfit she wears is offensive to the eyes. I dont think I have ever seen her look good. For this reason, I voted for her. She goes out of her way to look bad. K Stew simply doesn’t go to that much trouble. at all…
I don’t like either of them at all, and they both always dress really hideously, but Ke$ha is just an annoying pop star that makes terrible music, whereas K.Stew just makes me really, really depressed every time I look at her. She never, EVER looks happy. She always looks uncomfortable and sad. I don’t understand why she is an actress if she clearly loathes being in the public eye. Plus the things that she wears are less wacky, and more desperate. She clearly just wants to attract attention from MEN who want to look at her naked ass cheeks through her creepy lacy garments (WHY ALWAYS WITH THE LACE WHY) rather than people in general, and that bothers me.
Kristen Stewart should be banned from ever wearing lace, ever, *ever*, again.
I thought I would be more torn up about this. After all, Kedollarsignha is wearing a Magic Eye suit. And no pants, on Thanksgiving. But slides 12 through 15 made it a LOT easier. K Stew is just, wow. Keep in mind I’m not even counting the BP oil spill suit. That is its own level of fug. I’m not surprised at how close the vote is, but K Stew was easier to vote for than I expected.
I can see the writing on the comment wall and it seems that a lot of people are voting Stewart based on the monstrosities featured above. I would just say again that you should Google image search for her. She gets photographed A LOT. And she has her fair share of interesting, awesome looks. Neon yellow minidress? Fantastic! Kickass black leather pants and a tasteful grey blazer? Bitchin. Absolutely perfectly chic LBD on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon? You betcha. The perfect sexy menswear ensemble of ALC wool trousers and a Balenciaga white shirt, with heavy liner and an aggressive ponytail? YES! And that’s just what I found within less than a minute of searching for stuff from this year. If you conduct a similar image search for Kesha, you will not find such saving graces.
Sure, that black lace jumpsuit is bad. And Kristen had some major sheer missteps, but so did Krysten Ritter and she’s long gone.
*Sigh* In a contest like this, we’re all losers.
OK, I can almost appreciate Stewart. She believes she’s doing this Brat Pack-meets-Gothy Wannabe Vampiress thing. Or, I hope so. Otherwise, her expressions look so miserable most of the time I only feel sorry for her.
But – is there no way to report which crazed, legally-blind stylist is doing this to these poor girls? Seriously. If they are criticized, they can probably blow it off as snarky regular types, drowning in envy. But if the stylists were reported? Ohhhhh mama! Patterns WILL emerge quickly, and their clueless victims can be enlightened!
I voted for Kristen Stewart because I think Ke$ha knows shw is wearing costumes whereas Kristin thinks she is actually wearing clothes.
Ok, I think it has to be Ke$ha for one simple because of the Coachella outfit. Imagine being so badly dressed that your outfit makes a girl in a faux crop top, purple puffy shorts and fanny pack, take time out from eating a quarter of a watermelon to judge your outfit unacceptable? Isn’t that the essence of FUG?