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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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LoganJackson    

That was hard to watch!!

235 days ago
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Barbara    

All his party life style is getting to him....time out fella

235 days ago
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Joey Boots    

They expected Michael to talk about what he does as a director without a teleprompter? The nerve of them! I won't be buying any Samsung products in the near future - I'm just aghast!!!!!

235 days ago
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BIGROB    

What an annoying douche this Bay is and all his Transformers movies SUCK! Props to the Asian guy who kicked his a s s!

235 days ago
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Joey Boots    

Form of a... Teleprompter!

235 days ago
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Chlo94    

That was hardly 'freaking out.' False title... He politely walked off.

235 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

He probably has no idea what he is talking about and couldn't do it without the prompter

235 days ago
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CoconutScrimp    

Samsung keynotes are always rough (watch the Radio City Music Hall keynote) but this might set the bar for awkies.

235 days ago
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Morticia Cowghoul    

I find it strange that he can't talk about his inspiration w/out a teleprompter? Isn't inspiration something that comes from within a person based on life experience? And he can't come up with an answer for that....his own personal catalyst for creating??? How very strange.

235 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Samsung Fail! LOL

235 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

and he didnt "freak out" to me he simply got frustrated and walked off since they didnt have their sh*t together

235 days ago
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Your S&M Girlfriend    

That whole thing was off from the get-go. The moderator/announcer/whatever he was sounded more like the question guy in an cheap infomercial. Michael Bay was in bad shape from word one. Maybe he's one of those high strung panic types and had an anxiety attack. Something was going on and I don't think the teleprompter had anything to do with it.

235 days ago
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Joey Boots    

I bet contractually they still have to pay him though I wouldn't doubt they do so all in pennies.

235 days ago
14.

Tony    

Another misleading title. He freaked out in his head, but I was expecting him to have a meltdown on stage.

235 days ago
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lmr    

He couldn't even answer simple questions about his job? was he on something? That was odd-it's not like it was a speech or something-just had to say a couple nice things about the product he was shilling...

235 days ago
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