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Michael Bay

Freaks Out Onstage -- Walks Off

1/6/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Michael Bay melted down in Vegas today ... after his teleprompter malfunctioned.

The "Transformers" director was the featured speaker for Samsung TV at the CES convention.  No sooner did he walk out on stage when it was evident something was terribly wrong.

Michael went blank and then made a reference to "type" ... we've confirmed it was a teleprompter problem.  He said he'd wing it, but watch the video ... that didn't happen.

Michael walked off the stage ... leaving the audience and the moderator dumbfounded.

Anyway ... dialogue was never his strong suit.

update_graphic_red_bar4:12 PM PT -- Bay posted a message on his website explaining the fail ... "Wow! I just embarrassed myself at CES ... I got so excited to talk, that I skipped over the Exec VP's intro line and then the teleprompter got lost."  Then he added the obvious, "I guess live shows aren't my thing."

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76.

Jenn    

Haha. He's a well known sexist piece of s***. Loser deserves to be embarrassed.

197 days ago
77.

Chucky Mapoo    

Worst director and now worst public speaker. Anyone with any knowledge of what they do would've dealt with this. He evidently does not.
Let's hope his investors see this

197 days ago
78.

Chucky Mapoo    

Tranformers vs Telepromters

197 days ago
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AndNoneForGretchenWieners    

WHAT. A. MITCH. FOH....

197 days ago
80.

Pilar Bernsteen de Juarez    

That's why you have to be nice to people, Michael.

197 days ago
81.

Kristen    

The poor guy got nervous! This is not a "Freak Out" how dare you capitalize on his stage fright. Most people would have the same reaction! If I was him I would have thrown up or passed out

197 days ago
82.

Chucky Mapoo    

Anxiety attack my hairy ballz... twas the cocaine

197 days ago
83.

Chucky Mapoo    

When you do lines before public speeches you better be in full control. Have a Chivas Regal and Fizz... just like Lindsay Lohan does

197 days ago
84.

Chucky Mapoo    

Tis the season to be coked up

197 days ago
85.

Chucky Mapoo    

He was thinking of Shias pubes

197 days ago
86.

Obvious justice    

I can see it now this breakdown being parodies in South Park , SNL, Simpsons, Conan , Jimmi kimmel

197 days ago
87.

Justin    

its a set up to draw more attention to samsungs curve tv and its working

197 days ago
88.

stellastar    

Michael Bay freaking out over something tiny!?! Wow, that's news???? That's like every day on his sets ;-)

197 days ago
89.

Bagereau    

Someone should have did a little homework to know what he was talking about without reading it off a screen.

197 days ago
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rory    

Bay has no strong suit he's terrible at everything

197 days ago
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