It was a tremendous Fug Madness tournament this year. We had two complete nail biters — Rihanna vs. Cara Delevingne in the second round, and Rita Ora vs. Lindsay Lohan in the Elite Eight, both of which came down to the last half-hour of voting as the pendulum swung wildly back and forth between them. We had new Cinderellas in Keke Palmer and Kate Walsh, who made it all the way to the Sweet Sixteen, and a slew of top seeds who delivered on the promises of a year’s worth of heinous insults our eyeballs. We made tournament history by giving us the first-ever final game rematch, between Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian. And now, at long last, we have our official winner:
Yes, Kim was in this on her own, but the hand of Kanye was everywhere. And in this precise case, all over her face. But lest you think this victory deserves an asterisk: Kim is hardly the only person in this contest to have a stylist (if that’s what he would even call himself), so his implied participation in her slew of atrocious Givenchy and Balmain and other affronts in no way invalidates her efforts. At the end of the day, if you walk outside in the clothes, they’re on YOUR back and yours alone. It’s on you. Literally.
Kim blew through Fug Madness, winning every matchup with more than 90 percent of the vote — until Miley, who managed just barely to keep Kim in the high 80s. The former Destiny Ray Cyrus couldn’t stop Kim from achieving hers, and so Kim gets the (dented) crown, which we hope Miley at least hit with a Lysol wipe before handing it off.
Still, this year wasn’t JUST The Year of the Kim. Plenty of other atrocities need to be celebrated, and so we present to you our annual homage to the fugtrocities that were, set to the same tune March Madness uses after the winning basketball team has cut down the nets. The official GFY HQ Senior Montage Specialist and Fug Husband has been working away, to the detriment of his own sleep cycle (and potentially that other thing he has… what’s that called… oh yes: his actual paying job), to bring you this season’s “One Fugging Moment.”
“Kim is SO BORING,” our Vice-President of Post-Production and Star Wipes said after looking at the pictures. “How does she have the same facial expression ALL THE TIME? She has no attitude.” I replied, “I think ‘no attitude’ IS her attitude.” To which he said with a sigh, “I just don’t get the appeal at all.” From your lips to the pop culture gods’ ears, Official HQ Editing Guru. Our confusion propelled her to victory this year at long last. Can she repeat? Stay tuned. Her 2016 campaign is rolling. Who will emerge to challenge her? SOMEONE? ANYONE? BIEBER? Wait, no, not that guy again.
Here is the final bracket, in JPEG form…
… and in PDF: Fug_Madness_bracket_2015_final
Please visit our Wall of Fame for all the videos from years past, as well as the list of winners/runners-up and the filled-out brackets, archives, and other useful links. And thanks again for another great contest. You guys and your debates and discussions keep it lively and interesting; YOU make Fug Madness the most wonderful time of the year. Well, you and the sheers. It’s the ONE thing they’re good for, right?