Efron Checks Pockets After Condom Blunder

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March 1, 2012 | 11:21am EST

Zac Efron was left squirming on TV after he was quizzed about the condom he dropped at the Hollywood premiere of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax last week.
Video footage circulating online shows the High School Musical hunk mouthing the words ‘Oh, my God!’ after the contraceptive falls from his trouser pocket onto the red carpet.

And the actor couldn’t help but blush as he confessed to the embarrassing incident during an interview on the Today show on Thursday.

He told host Matt Lauer, “I did (drop a condom). I never really had a pocket-checking policy prior to going on the red carpet before, but now we fully instated one.”

Lauer then quipped, “Better to be safe than sorry, right?” to which Efron replied, “That’s a great message to add to the many messages of the film.”