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Hollywood stars-turned-parents often share heartwarming moments from their children's lives, but also may choose to broadcast less warm and fuzzy occasions. Celebrity kids pranks have become more commonplace in recent years, thanks in part to hosts like Jimmy Kimmel – every year, he encourages parents to jokingly claim they ate their kids Halloween candy, and every year it's hilarious. Pranks celebrities have pulled on their kids often leave fans both laughing and cringing. 

Funny pranks stars play on their children often involve intentional embarrassment in the form of PDA or compromising photos. Even celebrities who don't intentionally mess with their kids may slip up and cause childhood humiliation via quips in interviews, social media oversharing, and red carpet mishaps. Reading up on the various pranks famous people play on their kids will leave you thankful your childhood wasn't broadcast for the world to see. 


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Ozzy Osborne apparently thought his daughter, Kelly, was growing up a little too fast when he spotted her wearing a thong under her jeans during her teenage years. His solution? He tackled her to the ground and cut off the thong in front of her friends. In a 2009 interview, Kelly recalled bursting into tears immediately after the incident.

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Channing Tatum’s daughter was not having it when Tatum told her he ate all her Halloween candy in the fall of 2017, part of an annual prank orchestrated by Jimmy Kimmel. After she ran to her mother for comfort, Tatum fessed up and told her it was a joke. His daughter was not amused, responding with, “That’s not funny.”

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In a 2013 interview, Jaden Smith spoke of his father Will Smith by saying, “I appreciate love, but there’s a time and place to kiss people.”

Apparently, Smith constantly messes with his teenage son via public displays of affection. In Korea, he tried to kiss his son on the mouth during a press conference, and then made a heart symbol with their hands. On a taping of Ellen, Jaden claimed he almost flipped the couch over when his dad tried to kiss him in front of the audience.

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When P!nk and her husband tried to convince their daughter, Willow, that they’d eaten all her candy after a couple of beers in 2017, Willow wasn't having it. Willow threw the empty candy bag at her dad, saying, “You promise? You don’t, do you? So I don’t believe you.”

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