Celebrities are getting awkward for a cause.
Putting their fame to good use, many are answering the call from late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert to share their embarrassing teen photos to raise money for Puerto Rico’s hurricane relief efforts.
Actor Nick Kroll, who was a guest on Colbert’s show, asked for tweets of celebrity throwback photos using the hashtag #PuberMe. Colbert decided “right on the spur of the moment” to take things another step.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) September 29, 2017
For every celebrity tweet of their pubescent years with the hashtags #PuertoRicoRelief and #PuberMe, Colbert’s foundation, Americone Dream Fund, will donate $1000 to the relief organization OneAmericaAppeal.org.
Of course, getting celebrities to step off their political soapboxes long enough to help a worthy cause is always a good thing. Getting to see embarrassing photos of their pre-celebrity awkwardness is just a bonus.
Colbert kicked off with his own photo “lookin’ cool as hell,” and was joined by many more including Reese Witherspoon, Jimmy Fallon, the Backstreet Boys, Debbie Harry, Al Yankovic, and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) September 28, 2017
— nick kroll (@nickkroll) September 28, 2017
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Here is a sampling of some of the funniest:
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) September 30, 2017
— John Oliver (@iamjohnoliver) September 29, 2017
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) September 29, 2017
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 29, 2017
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 29, 2017
— Judge Reinhold (@JudgeReinhold) September 29, 2017
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) September 28, 2017
— Debbie Harry/BLONDIE (@BlondieOfficial) September 29, 2017
— Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) September 29, 2017
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 28, 2017
— backstreetboys (@backstreetboys) September 29, 2017
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) September 29, 2017
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) September 29, 2017
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) September 30, 2017
— Senator Kirk Watson (@KirkPWatson) September 29, 2017
— Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) September 30, 2017
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) September 29, 2017
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