Brace yourselves for some of the worst interview questions that, by some miracle, made it to air. Television has come a long way since the ’70s, and looking back over some of these classic segments certainly sends a chill down your spine.
“Are you a homosexual or a transvestite?”, “Are you attracted to women?”, “Do you use drugs?”, “You come across as a very aggressive lady.”
Interviewers questioned or made fun of the sexuality of Grace Jones, Lou Reed, Boy George, and George Michael. A TV personality slut-shamed Mariah Carey. One journalist even tried to justify shooting Britney Spears… while talking to Britney Spears.
These are all interview questions that wouldn’t fly today: