3 Awkward Celebrity Interactions With Secretary of State John Kerry
Sometimes celebrities just don't know how to act around John Kerry.
ByBY ALI WEINBERG
October 24, 2014, 5:40 PM
• 2 min read
-- Secretary of State John Kerry hosted superstar Elton John today, where the two announced a $7 million partnership between John's AIDS foundation and the United States HIV/AIDS eradication effort, PEPFAR.
But perhaps caught up in the excitement of the announcement, Sir Elton gave Kerry a demotion, calling him "Senator."
It's not the first time Kerry had an unscripted moments with a famous philanthropist.
There was also this bromantic moment caught on camera between him and actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
And that time Ben Affleck shook his hand/squeezed his bicep:
In the end, all those awkward photo ops are for a good cause. In addition to Sir Elton raising money for AIDS initiatives, DiCaprio was part of a campaign to help the world's oceans, and Affleck was in Washington to bring attention to the humanitarian situation in the Congo.