On a recent episode of “Celebrity Family Feud,” Ben Wierda had a fashion faux pas of epic, um, proportions. On the show, Wierda — a nephew of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and husband of Kathie Lee Gifford’s daughter Cassidy — was seen applauding onstage alongside his wife and mother-in-law when he appeared to look at a TV monitor and notice his too-tight pants were showing off “moose knuckle” — or a male version of “camel toe” in which one’s lower anatomy is ingloriously outlined.
After a downward glance that seemed to confirm his penis problem, the 29-year-old Wierda shot a camera-ready look of regret.
The prurient plight of Wierda, who married 26-year-old Cassidy in June, was highlighted in a Sept. 25 tweet by influencer and college hoops guru Rex Chapman that has amassed more than 31,000 likes, topped 5,000 retweets and resulted in a flurry of randy responses.
“It’s like a squirrel stuck in a Crown Royal bag,” replied one shocked observer, while another likened the groin gaffe to “when you stuff a loaf of bread down your pants.” A different commenter pinpointed a simple cause and effect, suggesting, “His nuts literally whispered ‘I can’t breath’ and he heard them.”
Yet another person wondered why no one in his high-profile family suggested pre-taping that he consider a wardrobe change, or perhaps a better tuck, writing, “I’m being serious. This dude somehow got them pants on. Then said ok, time to go on this game show. And he is with his family. No one said “Ben I think those pants don’t fit. It looks like you are going to pop your nuts.”
Perhaps Wierda’s slipup wasn’t so bad. There are plenty of other celebrities — like “Captain American” star Chris Evans, R&B singer Usher and CNN anchor Chris Cuomo — whose private areas also have received more regrettably viral overexposure.