‘The Dictator’ Compared To 12 Historic WTF Red Carpet Outfits

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Sacha Baron Cohen, the man behind reality-straddling characters like Borat and Bruno, now has a new character to unleash upon the world–General Aladeen of his new movie “The Dictator.” So in true SBC fashion, he wants to show up at the Oscars in character. (Why is he even invited to the Oscars, you ask? He’s in “Hugo,” which is up for Best Picture.)

The Oscars were swift to ban his character, but not him. So Cohen responded to the ban as Aladeen. It’s basically now a Jenga tower of confusing meta-publicity for both sides, which was probably the goal anyway.

At this point nobody knows what he’ll do, but if he pulls through, Cohen wouldn’t be the first to execute a ridiculous stunt at an awards show red carpet. Hell, it won’t even be his first time. Read on to see how General Aladeen would stack up against 12 past red carpet WTF moments.

Trey Parker & Matt Stone–2000 Academy Awards

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Tripping balls and dressed in drag at the self-serious, uptight Oscars. Simply cannot be topped. But that didn’t stop everyone else on this list from trying.

Bjork–2001 Academy Awards

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Before “Black Swan,” there was Bjork Swan.

Lady Gaga–2010 VMAs

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MTV’s VMAs are a honeypot for ridiculous outfits, so to stand out one must call in the big guns. Or in this case, knives.

Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake–2001 American Music Awards

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“Internet, I want to be your generous lover and have your babies.” –Every person who’s ever seen this pic.

Rose McGowan–1998 VMAs

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Totally exudes “class.” Did we say “class”? Meant to say “areola.”

Macy Gray–2001 VMAs

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9/11/01: Never Forget. 9/18/01: Never Forgotten…because it was never remembered in the first place.

Victoria Rowell–2009 Emmy Awards

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Out-cheesed those cheezer presidential plates hawked at 3 a.m. on QVC.

Lara Flynn Boyle–2003 Golden Globes

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Flamingos saw this and yelled, “Daaaaaamn, girl’s got some skinny-ass legs.”

Christina Aguilera–2002 VMAs

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We’re shocked, SHOCKED I tell you, that the titbindle never caught on.

Lizzy Gardiner–1995 Academy Awards

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A dress made of American Express Gold cards. Transaction DENIED!

Cher–1986 Academy Awards

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Nightmare Fuel.

Andy Dick–2001 VMAs

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Nightmare Fuel: Part 2.

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