American actress and singing star Liza Minnelli kisses her fiance David Gest at a press conference in London Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002. Minnelli was due to announce her return to the concert stage, with a major European tour that will start at the Royal Albert Hall in London in April 2002. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin) (Dave Caulkin)

The most awkward kisses of all time

Slide show: Al and Tipper Gore's lip lock made us shudder, but so did these cringe-inducing smooches


Salon Staff
June 2, 2010 4:20AM (UTC)

The Tuesday bombshell that Al Gore had split with wife of 40 years Tipper Gore left many understandably distressed. But also distressing was the photo news outlets worldwide ran along with the story: The vice-president laying a big, long, wet one on his wife at the 2000 Democratic National Convention. Is there anyone who doesn't remember that whopping display of PDA? Not even the season finale of "Lost" elicited so many uncomfortable groans. 

But when it comes to awkward smooches, our culture has endured far worse. Let's take a look at the guilty parties.

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