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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.

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89 Responses to “Zac Efron Talks Red Carpet Condom Drop on 'Today'”

  1. 1
    lauren Says:

    here before all the hater comments that come in

    w/e he looks good.

  2. 2
    mattie Says:

    Well least he making it doesn’t happen again.

  3. 3
    amy Says:

    thats was so staged, hes hot though

  4. 4
    mattie Says:

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

  5. 5
    Naomi Says:

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

  6. 6
    Marie Says:

    looking hot :) as always…

  7. 7
    lauren Says:

    i think the condom thing was stagged

  8. 8
    Total PR Stunt Says:

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

  9. 9
    jellybean Says:

    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!!! :)

  10. 10
    K Says:

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

  11. 11
    mattie Says:

    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 ?

  12. 12
    Glitter Says:

    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.

  13. 13
    Too bad Says:

    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

  14. 14
    nunya Says:

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

  15. 15
    eleven Says:

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

  16. 16
    sam Says:

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

  17. 17
    notme Says:

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

  18. 18
    Hanna Says:

    omg that dude’s HOT

  19. 19
    sophiez Says:

    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?

  20. 20
    Zzz Says:

    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 **** 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.

  21. 21
    Bill Cosby Says:

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

  22. 22
    Helen Says:


  23. 23

    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.

  24. 24

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

  25. 25
    jellybean Says:

    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!!

  26. 26
    jellybean Says:

    @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!!

  27. 27
    rochelle Says:

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

  28. 28
    kami Says:

    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.”

  29. 29
    angela Says:

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

  30. 30
    Truth Says:


    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 **** and a ***** 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.

  31. 31
    florence2 Says:

    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.

  32. 32
    florence2 Says:

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

  33. 33
    sam Says:


    “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…”

  34. 34
    GiGi Eats Celebrities Says:

    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…..

  35. 35
    pita Says:

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

  36. 36
    cutie Says:

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

  37. 37
    lauren Says:

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

  38. 38
    hey there! Says:

    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.

  39. 39
    jellybean Says:

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

  40. 40
    sam Says:

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

  41. 41
    Deb Says:

    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,

  42. 42
    Maria Says:

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

  43. 43
    amanda Says:


  44. 44
    amanda Says:


  45. 45
    jellybean Says:

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

  46. 46
    amanda Says:

    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.

  47. 47
    hey there! Says:


    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

  48. 48
    amanda Says:

    ZAC should do M2M movies…he looks the part

  49. 49
    jellybean Says:

    @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.

  50. 50
    jellybean Says:

    @amanda: What is a M2M movie???

  51. 51
    aquarius64 Says:

    If the Today show confessional doesn’t prove Rubber-gate was a PR stunt, I don’t know what will. I still the stunt was to show this rooster is serving more than one hen.

  52. 52
    lauren Says:

    are you done?
    we get it, you hate zac.

  53. 53

    @jellybean: You’re a disgusting excuse for a human being. Bringing up LIES and exaggerating someone else’s behavior is NO way to support your pansy. You’re a b*tch. Why don’t you just stick to pretty boy and his stupid behavior and leave the ex alone. No one was talking about her, and you just had to bring that up for NO freakin’ reason. Go crawl back under your rock.

  54. 54
    amanda Says:

    @jellybean: I won’t spend my time explaining things to you, stupid! and your idol is fake. he can’t act so that condom incident made him only look stupid.

  55. 55
    TrashBag Says:

    Maybe condom gate was a way to further distance himself from Disney???


    “SO long High School MusicaL!
    High school musical hottie Zac Efron has recently had a MAJOR slip up on the red carpet premiere of Dr Zeus.

    The actor and former Disney star was meeting a fan when he pulled his hand out of his pocket and a condom fell OUT! WTF?

    I don’t quite know if this was a publicity stunt as Zac has kind of taken the back seat and has moved down the celebrity ladder to a c-lister from his former Disney king self you never know in Hollywood!

    Did he use it with his alleged new girlfriend country megastar Taylor Swift?”

  56. 56
    malu Says:

    @ jellybean

    how come you always TWEET YOU WANT ZANESSA BACK but spread hatred towards the other half of the loveteam?I am just wondering!

  57. 57
    Derpina Says:

    If Zac were a girl and drops a condom on the red carpet, (s)he would be called a wh*re, yes, yes but what’s the point? Seems like you are all instead of condemn that sexism that gives more freedom to boys than to girls, you are all just condemning Zac for something that’s really no big deal, like the argument is are not the girls that should have the freedom to express their sexuality like the guys, is that everyone should be tied and prevented for it, really?

  58. 58
    Whatever Says:

    Why did he now need to talk about it on national TV? What a claasy guy. Couldn’t just let the incident die off, no…..he had to continue to talk about it. Such an a$$.

  59. 59
    LMAO Says:

    Anyone gonna mention his GAY shoes..? With heels.? WTF

  60. 60
    starry Says:

    haha he probably wanna use on taylor! or maybe meeting lily later.

  61. 61
    Lara Says:

    I’ll do him anytime, condom or not!

  62. 62
    Jake Cruise Says:

    So will I, Lara.

  63. 63
    **** Says:

    gayporn blue shoes

  64. 64
    **** Says:

    What was he thinking? promoting LoraXXX? This guy drops condom, frequents strip clubs….what a p3r^

  65. 65
    Foreign Girl Says:

    I personally don’t think that condom thing can be staged, unless this involve the participation of who shot the scene, put on Youtube and a third person who reported in the comments with other channel, because was this way the story started, is too complicated no?

    The most Zac can do is tell the interviewers to not comment on this condom incident while he promotes a children’s movie, people wanted him to do what? Tell the host to shut up? Is not his fault if the hypocrite american society made a scandal with something so small and stupid

  66. 66
    **** Says:

    Foreign Girl you stay where you are from and don’t generalize american society as hypocrite. Hypocrite and loose morals are two different things. Shut up!

  67. 67
    Maria Says:

    Shoes can’t be gay, you homophobic a$$hole. Only living sexual beings can be gay or straight.

    You too, you homophobe.

  68. 68
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Says:

    It’s becoming a trend with efron to sex up his movie promos. What did we get from him before when he promoted his other movies? Shoved his tongue down Nikki’s mouth on national TV, talked about his practice makeout sessions in his trailer to “perfect” a scene, gloated about how he likes sex scenes, kissing his older co-stars and then this…oops did his fans say “we saw that coming?”

  69. 69
    Deb Says:

    Know what? YOU are the ones coming onto Zac’s thread and putting him down and calling him names. Then when someone tries to defend Zac, you get all bent out of shape. If you don’t want to hear things about your precious perfect girl, then don’t come over here and start a bunch of crap.

  70. 70
    Foreign Girl Says:

    @****: Honey, the history always proves that society needed “lose morals” to evolve, which is losing moral? Have sex? You don’t need to be angry about it just because some people have this and you don’t.

  71. 71
    ### Says:

    Foreigh Girl that;s why yours is so loose

  72. 72
    eat me Says:

    his shoes brand name is TOMS here in my country most of the guy is wearing that esp. Girls its so comfy to wear….. You guys making making a fuss over his shoes it rediculous….you want this guy to look horrible….it’s really stupid

  73. 73
    florence2 Says:

    oo@lauren: You obviously do since you choose to respond to my comments about efron.

    Last I checked this is a public forum for people to post their views on and all because we don’t agree then you get nasty to not only me but anyone else who dares to say a negative thing about your so called sex symbol efron. But guess what I don’t care what your thoughts are your entitled to your view and me mine at least I don’t use fowl language towards other posters like many do on JJ.

    Efron chooses to be in the public eye and guess what not everybody thinks he’s the greatest.

  74. 74
    florence2 Says:

    Wonder if lily knows he come back with the girl in 2nd picture.

  75. 75

    @Deb: Don’t blame me for the other snide comments or hatred. Ain’t me. Just sayin’ Jellybelly should stick to the subject. Which was Efron talking about his condoms on national TV. So typical that his fans denied that’s what happened.

  76. 76
    jellybean Says:

    @JELLYBEAN’S A B*TCH: never denied the condom incident

  77. 77
    jellybean Says:

    @JELLYBEAN’S A B*TCH: I am no allowed to respond, yet other’s are being allowed to hate on me

  78. 78
    bestesonlinekasino Says:

    twilight look is so wrong :))

  79. 79
    heartburn site Says:

    Tool with a capital T

  80. 80

    nice jacket..and sunglasses

  81. 81
    sam Says:

    So Zac got his PR idea from Devito?

  82. 82
    Elle Says:

    I don’t know who he was planning to sleep with at the premiere, if anyone, but I do think it’s a good thing he’s being responsible. People are always encouraging girls to carry condoms around too (which is good) but guys shouldn’t think that lets them off the hook. If the girl gets pregnant it’s just as much his fault as it is hers..

  83. 83
    Liz Says:

    If he thinks this is going to be good publicity for his first ‘big boy’ movie; I don’t think so. He’s made a fool of himself with the crush on his 20 year senior co-star. Boy, you’d better cool down a little bit.

  84. 84
    Read Please Says:

    Did you see there is a PR story out there that Zac dropped the Magnum condom to send a sign to Nicole Kidman. On the set of Paperboy, he supposedly found her to be very beautiful and is hot for her. He’s hoping the size of the condom will turn her on too. Can you imagine?

  85. 85
    sam Says:

    @Read Please:

    Sorry, but that story from the NE is beyond stupid. Even a 10 yr old would read that and laugh. I mean, even the biggest Zac hater in the world can’t find any credibility in that.

  86. 86
    Yudhaeth Says:

    no matter what the haters said. I’m proud of you, Efron. and yeah, I hope you’re the one that care about safe sex

  87. 87
    Yudhaeth Says:

    no matter what the haters said. I’m proud of you, Efron. I hope you’re the one that concern about safe sex

  88. 88
    Socrates Says:

    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.

  89. 89
    Joe Says:

    I’m not sure if that was an accident, if you know what I mean…

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