There are some infamous TV moments that will always go down in history. Like that time a contestant on The Newlywed Game accidentally talked about anal sex, or this amazing moment from Survivor.
Then there are some gross things that you just can’t unsee, and I blame Fear Factor for a lot of those moments. For instance, I’m still traumatized by watching people eat extra large dung beetles or boiled antelope brains.
And the latest in unseeable, unforgettable on-air grossness doesn’t come from a nasty food challenge or a misunderstanding about newlywed sex.
It comes courtesy of Shaq’s feet.
The NBA Hall of Famer put his size 22 foot on full display during the Cavs game this past Thursday night and well, people were horrified.
Like, really horrified.
They just couldn’t comprehend his big toe.
They couldn’t get over how mangled they looked.
Some people made unwelcome food comparisons…
Others thought they looked ancient.
Others just wanted him to get help.
His feet became part of a cruel, worst-case scenario game.
They were so bad, his own son went on Twitter to apologize for them on behalf of the family.
As mangled as they look, respect to Shaq for being brave enough to put them out there on TV, knowing full well he’d be roasted. I would get upset if someone even pointed out my stretch marks, let alone a toe that looks like a can opener.