The Most Iconic Ugly Cries in Pop Culture History

"I start laughing at Kim when she's crying."

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 Kardashians

    E!

    “I start laughing at Kim when she’s crying.” —Kourtney Kardashian

  • Buffy Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    The WB

    Even teen monster killers break down.

  • Tyra Banks, FABLife

    ABC

    Back when I was a model, the girls knew how to cry on cue.

  • Kurt Hummel, Glee

    FOX

    Nothing to sing about here.

  • Wendy, The Shining

    Warner 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 Vendetta

    Warner Bros.

    Or when you have to shave your hair off.

  • Lindsay Lohan, Court

    Giphy

    OR WHEN YOU’RE SENTENCED TO JAIL.

  • Jinkx Monsoon, RuPaul’s Drag Race

    Logo

    If you have to cry, (untuck and) go outside.

  • Heidi Montag, The Hills

    MTV

    Why didn’t anyone buy Superficial?

  • Chris Crocker, Under His Covers

    Giphy

    And then we left Britney Spears alone.

  • Britney Spears, Primetime

    ABC

    Diane Sawyer will do that to you.

  • Teddy Daniels, Shutter Island

    Paramount Pictures

    Um, where was the Oscar for this?

  • Dawson Leery, Dawson’s Creek

    The WB

    TEEN ANGST.

  • Nicole Polizzi, Dancing with the Stars

    Giphy

    DANCING ANGST.

  • Carrie Mathison, Homeland

    Showtime

    I’m hiding.

  • Helen, Bridesmaids

    Giphy

    What do you mean the caterer forgot the fish option?