Face swapping is one of the most alarming, disarming things that you can do with your phone or picture editing software. Unless you’re completely comfortable with the person you’re face-swapping with, it’s better if you leave this one alone… and leave it to the professionals.
Then again, there really isn’t a “professional” face swap, as you’ll see. Everyone looks completely ridiculous and hilarious, and that’s the point. Switching a man’s face onto a woman’s face and vice versa—especially when those faces are so recognizable because they belong on celebrities—might make you feel like you’re having a stroke.
Beware when you look at these crazy photos. They’re unnatural, not normal, and oftentimes quite scary. Here are 20 celebrity face swaps that you’ll never be able to unsee.
Two of the biggest stars from the MCU, without a doubt, are Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson. Captain America and Black Widow in the flesh are two of the best looking people in the world, and when they’re together, they basically break the internet. But when they’re together like THIS, it’s hard not to spit your coffee at your computer screen.
This might boggle your mind a bit: Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith at a soccer game together, with their faces swapped. It might make a little more sense now, with Jaden being older and taller, but… no, it would still be weird. There’s never a graceful way to do a face swap, as this picture clearly shows of the father and son duo.
The best face swaps are those taken in-scene, as part of the show or film that made the people famous. There could not be a better off-screen-turned-to-on-screen romance in the world than that of Pam and Jim’s from Parks & Rec. When it was discovered they were seeing each other in real life, the whole world practically “aww’d” and sighed in relief. This face swap will definitely make you sigh in a different way, though.
Jay-Z has never been known as a looker, which is why it was such a shock to so many when the rap mogul married Beyonce, way back when. But now it’s old hat—they’ve gone through their ups and downs. But nothing quite shows the dichotomy in the looks department between Jay-Z and Queen B like this face swap here, which is equal parts terrifying and hilarious.
We all know how media outlets and tabloids like to make cute little nicknames for our favorite celebrity couples—after “Bennifer” (Brad and Jennifer Aniston, also Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez), there was “Brangelina.” This face swap between Brad and Angelina might be taking that nickname pairing a little too literally, though. Brad, especially, looks pretty interesting with his new… assets.
By now, everyone knows that if you mess with Taylor Swift’s heart, she’ll write a song about you and that relationship will become a legacy that will never be forgotten. Harry Styles of One Direction learned that the hard way. But perhaps an even worse way for their relationship to end up is with their faces swapped on the other’s body! No one deserves that!
Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence are such good friends in real life, you might suspect they were dating. But you’d be wrong. The Hunger Games co-stars just had such a great chemistry on set, as Lawrence herself said, that their friendly, platonic relationship in real life just looks natural. What looks very unnatural, and doesn’t have great chemistry, is this horrifying face swap of the two actors.
When Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were together after their stint on Twilight, people fell in love with idea—it’s always cute to see co-star lovers become real life lovers off-screen. But that quickly ended in tragedy that we don’t need to mention. For their crimes against each other, we give you this crime against humanity, in picture form.
Nicki Minaj is great with making her face look weird—doing strange duck faces and poses and such. So when you see her face swapped with Drake, it looks pretty alarming. What’s even more alarming is that these actually look like they could be two real people—just two very strange, awkward people. Drake looks pretty hilarious with that big blonde wig, and Nicki looks just as bad with those pursed lips.
This was another celebrity coupling that everyone was talking about, back when Britney and Justin were the “it” couple. The pop stars seemed right for each other. Heck, they’d gotten the same start, on the Mickey Mouse Club, as Mouseketeers! Then they both skyrocketed to fame, and the world hasn’t been the same since. Justin looks pretty shy here, and it almost fits Britney’s body, funnily enough.
Miley Cyrus definitely went through her crazy phase, after leaving Disney and Hannah Montana behind. For a time, she was making headlines practically every day, as people started to question her sanity. But she definitely seemed to make a good decision when she married heartthrob Liam Hemsworth, of the royal Hemsworth family. Nonetheless, this insane photo shows the body size differences between the two in stark contrast.
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul couldn’t be more different than each other. Their personalities are so starkly contrasted, that it almost makes them the perfect duo, in some strange way. Here we see a perfect example of how different the Breaking Bad stars are: Cranston looks utterly ridiculous in Paul’s clothes, and the same goes for the other way around.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are another comedy duo that you can’t help but love. They’ve both come very far since their days on Saturday Night Live, and are arguably the most successful female stars from the show. Amy had Parks & Rec, and Tina had 30 Rock, but they both have so much more than that—including each other! Crazily enough, these two people here almost look like real people!
On the other end of the spectrum, we have a face swap that’s so ridiculous that it’s hard not to laugh. In the original picture, we see Brooke Hogan cozying up to her daddy, Hulk, but the reverse just makes for such a gentle, hilarious, and alarming image! Tiny Hulk Hogan and Bulked Up Brooke just looks utterly insane.
Oh, boy. Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe have really come a far ways since their Harry Potter days, but this picture is just downright funny. In the original, Harry is staring sternly away from Hermione, while she looks on imploringly. The reverse makes Harry (with Hermione’s face) look like he’s hiding some terrible secret that he’s shy of sharing, and Hermione (with Harry’s face) just looks mean and not very supportive.
For a while, Katy Perry and Russell Brand were a definite “it” couple. The British comedian and his American pop star partner seemed so different, but also so right for each other. But we all know how that ended up. This alarming picture of Katy Perry showing off her chest hair and Russell Brand showing off his bangs really throws our brains for a loop.
Funnymen Seth Rogan and James Franco both got their starts in the Judd Apatow-led Freaks and Geeks, and they’ve been supporting and starring in Apatow’s films since then. They’re both hugely famous now, and best friends despite their different personalities, which is always nice to see. This face swap of them from Pineapple Express is a classic, though they both look malformed.
Before the newer generation of comedy duos and couples, there was Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, who have been starring in each other’s films for as long as Father Time has been around, so it seems. Holmes & Watson is their newest endeavor, but they’ve also been in Step Brothers (of which this face swap is a montage), Talladega Nights, Anchorman 2, and more.
Back in the ‘90s, Michael Jordan was the most famous person on Earth. Every other basketball player was a distant second, including his star teammate that helped him win so many Championships, Scottie Pippen. While Pippen might be less known to laymen, in the basketball world, he’s a legend, and helped the Bulls reach the promised land practically every year they were there. This face swap of them isn’t doing either of the stars any favors.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are a power couple, there’s no ifs, ands, or buts about it. John Legend is famous for his music, and Chrissy is famous for being a swimsuit model and for being John Legends' significant other. They’ve been together since 2013, and seem completely comfortable in each other’s arms. Which is good, because you’d have to be pretty comfortable with someone to do a face swap, have it turn out like this, and then post it for everyone to see!
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