Unless you’re Lauren Conrad, you are an ugly crier. If you’ve been living under a rock–or never watched an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians–“ugly crying” is when you’re so upset that your face takes a mushy, demonic shape. Everyone has an ugly cry trigger–a sappy movie, an ex-boyfriend, losing a $75,000 earring. Well, that last one is specific to mirror pic maverick Kim Kardashian.
But she’s not the only person in pop culture to gain notoriety for an ugly crying face. Dozens of celebrities–either IRL or in character–dabble in the art. And the results are, well, ugly. Here are 16 of the most disturbing sad faces in entertainment history.
Kim Kardashian, Keeping Up with the KardashiansE!
“I start laughing at Kim when she’s crying.” —Kourtney Kardashian
Buffy Summers, Buffy the Vampire SlayerThe WB
Even teen monster killers break down.
Tyra Banks, FABLifeABC
Back when I was a model, the girls knew how to cry on cue.
Kurt Hummel, GleeFOX
Nothing to sing about here.
Wendy, The ShiningWarner Bros
Come talk to us when your husband turns into a psycho who sees ghosts and tries to kill you with an axe.
Evey, V for VendettaWarner Bros.
Or when you have to shave your hair off.
Lindsay Lohan, CourtGiphy
OR WHEN YOU’RE SENTENCED TO JAIL.
Jinkx Monsoon, RuPaul’s Drag RaceLogo
If you have to cry, (untuck and) go outside.
Heidi Montag, The HillsMTV
Why didn’t anyone buy Superficial?
Chris Crocker, Under His CoversGiphy
And then we left Britney Spears alone.
Britney Spears, PrimetimeABC
Diane Sawyer will do that to you.
Teddy Daniels, Shutter IslandParamount Pictures
Um, where was the Oscar for this?
Dawson Leery, Dawson’s CreekThe WB
Nicole Polizzi, Dancing with the StarsGiphy
Carrie Mathison, HomelandShowtime
What do you mean the caterer forgot the fish option?