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Hilarious and Borderline Messed Up Pranks Celebrities Have Pulled On Their Kids

Updated June 14, 2019 541 votes 167 voters 11.8k views11 items

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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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  • Channing Tatum Told His Daughter He Ate Her Halloween Candy
    Video: YouTube

    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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  • Will Smith Always Tries To Kiss His Son
    Video: YouTube

    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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  • Neil Patrick Harris Teamed Up With His Kids For An Easter Prank
    Video: YouTube

    Neil Patrick Harris actually teamed up with his kids, Harper and Gideon, for a prank on Easter 2017. He posted a seemingly adorable picture of him and his twins holding a cute plush Easter Bunny doll. However, after pressing a button, the bunny grew fangs and angry eyes as everyone on screen screamed.

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  • Jimmy Kimmel Finally Pulled His Famous Prank On His Daughter
    Video: YouTube

    Jimmy Kimmel has been telling viewers to prank their children on Halloween for years. Their task: tell their kids they ate all their candy, and record their reactions. In 2017, Kimmel finally decided his daughter Jane was old enough to experience the prank for herself. She didn't seem too bothered, though she was concerned that her dad ate some bubbles.

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