Jamie Lee Curtis just came for the 'Fiji Water Girl' over photobombing at the Golden Globes
The Golden Globes took place over the weekend, and, of all the famous faces invited, there was only one person who stole the show: the Fiji Water Girl.
While everyone else was showing off on the red carpet in their designer dresses and polished smiles, the Fiji Water Girl was there hanging around like Amy Poehler's character in Mean Girls - lurking in the background - looking as if she might be about to offer someone some snacks or a condom. Obviously, this made her a viral sensation.
Kelleth Cuthbert, to give her her proper name, was the subject of countless memes in the days following the awards ceremony, with even Fiji Water themselves joking about her on Twitter.
However, at least one person wasn't impressed with her photobombing antics.
Jamie Lee Curtis, the star of the original Halloween films, spoke out on Twitter about the Fiji Water Girl after Cuthbert was caught in the background of several photos with her.
"So, I specifically moved away from the blatant Fiji & Moet promotions," she wrote on the social media platform. "I knew there was a photographer poised & I moved as I didn’t want to be doing advertising for either. The sponsors of events need to get permission from people before they try 2 take their picture with them."
And yet, she still appeared in at least one picture with Cuthbert:
Basically, Curtis' beef with Cuthbert is that she didn't sign up to advertise anybody else's products, which is fair enough.
Cuthbert, meanwhile, insists that her comical appearances in everyone's pictures were entirely unintentional.
"There are tons of photographers everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you stand, you’re in the crossfire of every shot," she said. "Obviously, your face doesn’t look perfectly pleasant in all of them, so they captured lots of expressions [where I’m] naturally making weird faces. I loved the Jim Carrey one. I love his work. I grew up watching his movies and thought it was a funny thing to find myself in the background of."
What's more, she said, she had no idea that she was a viral sensation until later on because she had no way of checking her phone.
"I felt very cut off from everything. I didn’t find out until the last stragglers of the red carpet were heading into the awards ceremony, and all these people walking by started shoving their phones in my face and showing me that I was trending on Twitter, but I didn’t understand the magnitude of it till later. Nothing quite so interesting has ever happened. Nothing has garnered so much attention as this before."
Ultimately, Cuthbert was paid to promote Fiji Water, and she did a spectacular job of it. Curtis was there to promote herself, and she also managed to turn a lot of heads. So what if Cuthbert got in a few of her shots? Curtis probably got a decent night out of it (and possibly a ham sandwich from Melissa McCarthy), so it seems like there was no harm done.