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(2) Ben Platt vs. (7) Halsey · (3) Christina Aguilera vs. (6) Kacey Musgraves


Ben Platt was a popular suggestion among Fug Nationals in our post about whom we should nominate, and as best I can tell, it’s because he dresses like he stole his pants from the costume archive of a theatre that does Tennessee Williams plays.

'The Politician' TV Show Screening, Cocktails, San Vicente Bungalows, Los Angeles, USA - 23 Jul 2019

They just LOOK like they belong on a young Brian Dennehy as he stomps around the stage, probably with a hat in his hand, rumpled, downtrodden, delivering a piercing but ragged stare. Which is fine! These pants, with their rise as high as a New York skyscraper, have their place. It is not here. And not with that tight tuck.

Spotify Best New Artist 2020 Party, Arrivals, The Lot Studios, Los Angeles, USA - 23 Jan 2020

I believe those pants best befit a musical version of The Legend of Bagger Vance. And these…

'Lorraine' TV show, London, UK - 17 Jun 2019

… are like if a Clue remake got Colonel Mustard all wrong.

The first time I saw this outfit, I described him as trying to sell us a monorail, and I sincerely cannot think of another approach to this photo:

The Politician Premiere, London, United Kingdom - 16 Sep 2019

It just IS. Somebody toss him his cane; he’s gotta to lie to us through song!

He just… really loves a high waist and a pleat:

Julia Schaepfer And Ben Platt Of Netflix's

And a loud shirt. That is a real SITUATION right there. Also, pant LENGTH is an issue here, as well. He has the vibe of Unfrozen Showman Youth of Yesteryear, who has somehow ended up in our time and is trying to figure out how to dress himself and keeps veering into Newsies.

Halsey also sometimes has problems with pants — namely, finding them:

Savage x Fenty show, Arrivals, Spring Summer 2020, New York Fashion Week, USA - 10 Sep 2019

I have really enjoyed Halsey this past year or so; she’s delivered several really visually interesting performances, and I think sometimes the sheer talent that requires gets overshadowed when people hear your name and think, “Oh, yeah, Neon Sheath Bikini Girl.”


Although honestly, it’s the shoes, Marty. Something’s gotta be done about your shoes.

Hey, this is messy:

26th MTV EMA, Arrivals, Seville, Spain - 03 Nov 2019

I appreciate how much she likes wearing THOSE shoes, though.

I enjoy the statement her part is making in this photo, but the dress is a mess:

2019 MTV Video Music Awards

Truly, she unearths… real… creations:

2019 Billboard Music Awards

She won’t be wearing one of these for a while, as I’m sure waxers were not deemed Essential Businesses and I am pretty sure you can’t wax from six feet away:

DKNY 30th Birthday Party During New York Fashion Week

Pelvises are not shoes, friend. Don’t lace them.

Archives: Ben, Halsey

Whose fug reigns supreme?

  • Ben Platt (39%, 1,971 Votes)
  • Halsey (61%, 3,094 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,065

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Every couple years, Christina Aguilera comes out of hiding and swans around in big outfits and then disappears again. This was one such year. So we were treated to this:

amfAR Gala 2019

And then this, which looks like a combo of Morticia Addams and some bad suturing:

World Premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY

I love the person openly photobombing her here:

Front Row at the Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Show During London Fashion Week

He knows exactly what he’s doing, and I’m here for it. I am NOT here for her poorly cut coat dress.

Jean-Paul Gaultier Show as part Paris Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2019-2020

For a second I thought that was an elaborate neck tattoo, until I realized it’s the neck of the dress.

Viktor & Rolf show, Front Row, Fall Winter 2019, Haute Couture Fashion Week, Paris, France - 03 Jul 2019

Yes, she was in Paris. That one does make me giggle. Although with the above Viktor + Rolf, that’s deliberate on its part; I don’t think this one is being intentionally funny:

47th Annual American Music Awards, Arrivals, Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, USA - 24 Nov 2019

That outfit feels like several Madonna videos rolled into one.

Kacey Musgraves’s Instagram handle is Spacey Kacey, and that is perfect because she always looks blissed out on something (perhaps merely the marrow of life). Here, she is apparently enjoying Zen and the Art of  Chanel Ski Suit:

Chanel In The Snow Launch Event, New York, USA - 10 Dec 2019

Here, she is high on Cher vibes:

Amazon Prime Video's 'The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show' launch party, Arrivals, Metrograph Theater, New York, USA - 19 Nov 2019

And again:

54th Annual ACM Awards Arrivals

Here, she is possibly smiling through whatever allergy meds wearing that dress requires:

53rd Annual CMA Awards, Arrivals, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, USA - 13 Nov 2019

Here, she is perhaps enjoying the effects of the Advil that are helping her function admit her punishing ab routine:

Savage x Fenty show, Arrivals, Spring Summer 2020, New York Fashion Week, USA - 10 Sep 2019

And here, I think she is High On Regrets.

The Hollywood Reporter And Jimmy Choo Power Stylists Dinner

I feel that.

Archives: Christina, Kacey

Whose fug reigns supreme?

  • Christina Aguilera (68%, 3,236 Votes)
  • Kacey Musgraves (32%, 1,551 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,787

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