Teen idol Justin Bieber has had a lot of accolades, but he may not be so quick to boast about the latest feather in his cap.
The FAIL blog, the Internet's bastion of blunders and embarrassments, today released its second annual lists of the year's top 10 most memorable embarassing people, moments and videos, and crowned Bieber the "Prince of FAIL in 2010."
With 44 percent of the vote, Bieber won the title by a landslide, beating both reality star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and embattled golfer Tiger Woods for the top spot on the list of the most memorable FAIL people. He takes the crown from singer Kanye West, who, last year, was anointed "King of FAIL" for upstaging Taylor Swift at MTV's Video Music Awards.
"We tend to celebrate some of our best, but some of our worst can be just as enlightening," said Ben Huh, CEO of the Cheezburger Network, which runs dozens of Internet humor sites including the FAIL blog.
Since 2008, the FAIL blog has paid close attention to real-life goofs and gaffes, posting videos and photos of corporate embarrassments, political faux pas and personal screw-ups.
To create the lists of the year's "failiest" antics, the FAIL blog's editorial team generates a list of 30 entries for each category and then asks the blog's community to vote on their favorites. In this year's competition for the worst of the worst, Huh said more than 190,000 votes were cast.
The Kardashian sisters of reality-show fame, startlet Lindsay Lohan and "teen advocate" turned "Dancing With the Stars" contender Bristol Palin also made the list of the top 10 most memorable FAIL people.
The BP Oil Spill took the No. 1 spot on the list of the year's top FAIL moments, followed by "Jessi Slaughter's Dad Goes Ballistic." (Eleven-year-old Slaughter became a target of Internet trolls after posting a profanity-peppered video to the Internet.)
The "Lincoln Park Rapist" ranked No. 3 on the list, no doubt boosted by Internet star Antoine Dodson and the remixed YouTube video of him ranting against the intruder who attempted to assault his sister in bed.
The "failiest" video of the year? A wince-worthy clip of a woman who takes a giant watermelon in the face when a slingshot backfires during an "Amazing Race" challenge.
It's painful to watch, but fits the blog's definition of "fail" to a T.
"The vernacular definition of fail is when somebody attemtps to be great at something, somebody attempts to succeed at something and doesn't make it," Huh said.
To see the full lists of this year's top FAIL people, moments and videos, click on to the next page.
1. Justin Bieber: 44%
2. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi: 10%
3. Tiger Woods: 8%
4. Mel Gibson: 7%
5. Lindsay Lohan: 5%
6. Bristol Palin: 5%
7. Mike Sorrentino (aka "The Situation"): 4%
8. The Kardashians: 4%
9. Brett Favre: 4%
10. Miley Cyrus: 3%
Honorable mentions: Each receiving 2 percent of the votes were Charlie Sheen, Jesse James, and Paris Hilton.
Honorable mentions: Each receiving 3 percent of the votes were "The Woman Who Married Herself in Thailand," "Tiger Woods' Sort of Apology," "Robert Green's Error at the World Cup," and "The McNugget Rampage in Toledo." In at 2 percent were "The Toyota Recall" and "Scientists Call Shenanigans on the Triceratops."
1. Watermelon Launch FAIL: 34%
2. Answering Your Phone in Class FAIL: 13%
3. Roller Coaster Vomit FAIL: 9%
4. Stripper FAIL: 7%
5. Handwashing FAIL: 7%
6. Ghost Ride FAIL: 6%
7. Elephant FAIL: 5%
8. Orchestra FAIL: 5%
9. Rock Band FAIL: 5%
10. Tattoo Recipient FAIL: 5%
Honorable mention: "Dirty Dancing FAIL" received 4 percent of the votes.