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Zac Efron Talks Red Carpet Condom Drop on 'Today'

Zac Efron Talks Red Carpet Condom Drop on 'Today'

Zac Efron leaves NBC studios after making an appearance on Today on Thursday (March 1) in New York City.

The 24-year-old actor, who’s back in the U.S. after visiting Brazil with John John, spoke about his role in The Lorax.

Zac also addressed his recent red carpet appearance at the premiere, where he dropped a condom on the carpet.

“I never really had a pocket-checking policy when I was going on the red carpet before, but now we’ve fully instated one,” Zac laughed.

FYI: Zac is wearing a Simon Spurr jacket.

Zac Efron on ‘Today’
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  • lauren

    here before all the hater comments that come in

    w/e he looks good.

  • mattie

    Well least he making it doesn’t happen again.

  • amy

    thats was so staged, hes hot though

  • mattie

    Sorry making sure it doesn’t happen again. He look good.

  • Naomi

    Dirty little punk.I bet his parents are so proud.

  • Marie

    looking hot :) as always…

  • lauren

    i think the condom thing was stagged

  • Total PR Stunt

    Such a silly PR stunt that failed. Between this and the fake romances that no one believes, he deserves better PR peeps.

  • jellybean

    Don’t really think it is a big deal, but at least he has the guts to admit to it. For some reason, some fans were obsessed that it wasn’t a condom when it clearly was!! @Naomi: yes what a terrible disgrace he is. Behaving like a grown man but actually taking precautions. And his mom does buy them for him!!! :)

  • K

    Whether staged or not, the irony of it is pretty laughable–seeing his reaction was pretty funny…

  • mattie

    Enough! It a stupid mistake that over and done with. He learning from it and making sure it doesn’t happen again. What is going to take to make you people shut up about it ?

  • Glitter

    I find him pretty fake. Does he use botox too? He has too shiny skin.
    I find his mistake very schoolish and he’s 24 years old. Seems like people nowadays have sex earlier and grow later.

  • Too bad

    He’s looking good. I used to hate him and think he was fugly. I guess I grew up a little. He’s fine. And that condom incident is so not a big deal. It can happen to anyone. At least he uses condoms! And he’s willing to check his pockets next time so good for him XD

  • nunya

    You could tell it was staged by the way he reacted. Well at least we know he has safe sex

  • eleven

    Now this is a perfect example for kids to use condoms and have safe sex.

  • sam

    He’s getting what he wanted from that condom drop. Publicity.

  • notme

    I find it quite stupid trying to get publicity by being someone you are not.

  • Hanna

    omg that dude’s HOT

  • sophiez

    the problem here is that everyone is “is ok, he is being safe and blah blah blah” but if the one who dropped the condom was Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez or even Vanessa Hudgens EVERYONE, even the ones here saying “how mature” he is, will be calling the girls names, DOUBLE STANDARD MUCH?

  • Zzz

    I actually agree with that. If zac was a girl, gotta refrain from a joke there,
    and does the things he does he’s be called a slut and a ho but since he’s a guy it’s completely ok. I agree with u about it being a doubble standard between guys and girls.

  • Bill Cosby

    Yeah, it’s not a big deal but I’m not sure if the host had to talk about it … whatever.

  • Helen



    I wonder how long the media will beat a dead horse before it gets up and walks away. Whether it was a dare, a PR stunt or he lost a bet, it’s boring the heck out of me.

    Now if Thing One and Thing Two popped out of his pants, that would’ve been interesting.


    PS: So, Zac a un grand arbre; il a bois grand apparently. Back to the gutter….

  • jellybean

    OOOH! Sorry! My mistake! Of course his mom doesn’t buy his condoms!! he said on British TV that they were in his stocking!! Santa sent them!!

  • jellybean

    @sophiez: @Zzz: Actually I wouldn’t. having condoms does not equate to sleeping around. However, girls who have naked pictures of themselves all over the place is a different matter all together!!

  • rochelle

    The condom Zac dropped was of the extra lubed variety – why would he need that???

  • kami

    so all during his promo of the lorax and the lucky one, he’s gonna be asked about dropping that condom. he must have known this incident would overshadow talk about his acting skills, etc.. hollywood is a very strange world

    “Look at me!
    Look at me!
    Look at me NOW!
    It is fun to have fun
    But you have
    to know how.”

  • angela

    he is seriouse ???????? and his fans are seriouse ??????? no it not ok to drop a condom to your movie premier and talk about it

  • Truth


    Exactly! It’s sexy and badass when he drops a condom on the red carpet. But imagine if he was a girl. He’d be called a slut and a whore and he’d never hear the end of it.

    The different standards we hold boys and girls to are ridiculous. Also this whole thing smells like one big PR-stunt. And it reeks of desperation.

  • florence2

    wonder if the ‘we’ve instated one’s his him and lily or him and his PR team, either way I agree if it was a girl who dropped one they would get called all the bad names going, but because he’s a guy and his name is the so called god Zac efron he gets praise for it so yea once again double standards.

  • florence2

    Or maybe it’s the girl who is obviouldy with him in the photo wonder if lly knows.

  • sam


    “Both of the explanations for why Zac Efron dropped a condom on the red carpet at The Lorax premiere make him out to be douchelord. Allow me to explain. If the mishap was a calculated publicity stunt from a former teen star trying to prove his machismo, then this was a pathetic display of desperation. But, if the condom drop was indeed an accident, the question still remains who is there to schtoop at The Lorax premiere?! Packing rubbers for the latest Christian Bale flick I can understand, but a kid’s movie? At least Zac scores points for practicing safe sex…”

  • http://Dubagee GiGi Eats Celebrities

    OKAY THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY HYSTERICAL! Ever since his condom dropping incident I have formulated a little bit of a crush on this kid… Am I embarrassed to say that? Meh, no way, I take pride in my emotions and feelings, LOL…..

  • pita

    So what,get over it,its just a condom.Nothing wrong with that.At least he’s protective

  • cutie

    Hey People,Better Safe than not Safe I always Say….

  • lauren

    hey @ florence
    are you done yet?
    no one cares about your hate for zac,
    go eff yourself

  • hey there!

    yeah better safe than having lots of little unwanted babies running around.

    people need to get over this, it happened and no it was not a woman it was Zac, he is a typical male that never empties his pockets and forgot to check it before going on the red carpet.

    so those of you who keep going on and on and on about it GET A BLOODY LIFE. and SHUT THE F**K UP.

  • jellybean

    @florence2: Hey ! You wanna take a breath before you rant so that we can actually understand what you are trying to say?

  • sam

    Did Leo DiCaprio ever “accidentally” drop a condom on the red carpet? Daniel Radcliffe? Paul Newman? Denzel Washington? Or even George Looney?

  • Deb

    You said that so well. Could someone please tell me what language the following is in, and could someone please translate?

    wonder if the ‘we’ve instated one’s his him and lily or him and his PR team,

  • Maria

    Don’t know. Don’t care. What does that have to do with anything?

  • amanda


  • amanda


  • jellybean

    @amanda: could be worse. could openly hump his aroused partner by a public pool :) or allow naked pictures to be repeatedly ‘stolen’ and ‘leaked’

  • amanda

    You know it was stage because functions like premiers or awards shows, these actors have their wardrobe “prepared.” It’s not a regular day that he picks up a used jeans, with condoms and all in his pockets”, and go straight to a “big event.” It doesn’t work that way. SO THE ONLY CONCLUSION HERE IS THAT HE IS TRYING TO GET MILEAGE OF THAT INCIDENT. He is a sham. I’d never waste money to watch his 8%-Rotten-Tomatoes acting.

  • hey there!


    totally agree, i’m surprised the pics didn’t resurface during J2 promos.

    but i’m quite sure her and her bf will have a sex tape out soon. LOL

  • amanda

    ZAC should do M2M movies…he looks the part

  • jellybean

    @amanda: well he certainly interests YOU!! Please explain? Why spend so much of your time following and commenting on someone you claim to hate so much? there are actors and celebs I don’t like and the last thing I want to do is look at pictures of them.

  • jellybean

    @amanda: What is a M2M movie???