Let’s be honest here, we’ve all had an embarrassing moment or two that still keeps us up at night every now and again. However, I’m willing to bet you’ve never had an experience on the level of “Zac Efron accidentally dropping a condom on the red carpet while at the Hollywood premiere of Dr. Seuss‘ The Lorax.”
“What was that square thing that fell out of Mr. Zac Efron’s pocket” is probably something parents didn’t think they would have to explain to their kids while at something as seemingly innocent as the premiere of The Lorax. But hey, they’ll have to learn about safe sex at some point.
Hats off to Zac for sheepishly keeping his composure throughout the accidental condom dropping moment though as most people would crumble under the scrutiny of something like that happening in public.
He also gets bonus points for later copping to it when being interviewed on The Today Show. Not only did he joke about it (“I never really had a pocket-checking policy prior to going on the red carpet before, but now we fully instated one.”) but he managed to spin it into a positive by saying how him being responsible adds a “great message” to the many great messages already in The Lorax.
This little trip down memory lane does bring up a couple of questions about Zac and what was in store for him later that night after The Lorax was over and the kids had gone home:
- Why wasn’t he carrying the condom in his wallet? That would’ve spared him the embarrassment.
- Who was he hoping to hook up with? There are a heap of single women at these things and he was single at the time (as far as we know) so he was probably hoping something might happen that night. Beyond the good-looking people who were invited, his Lorax co-stars Taylor Swift and Betty White were also present. Just saying.
- How did Danny DeVito react? He probably would’ve went all Frank Reynolds on it.
Whatever Zac Efron had planned for that after party for The Lorax premiere at least he was being mature about it, so kudos to him for being responsible and practising safe sex.