Zac Efron, at Universal Studios in Hollywood for the premiere of his new Dr. Seuss film, "The Lorax", had a rather embarrassing moment!

He admitted to dropping a condom on the red carpet, while taking his hand out of his pocket to greet a fan. Fortunately, he managed to both cover up the incident as one promoting safe-sex and laughed it off at a recent interview.

According to The Herald Sun, while being interviewed by Matt Lauer, the actor was actually more comfortable about it than his interviewer.

''I never really had a pocket checking policy prior to going onto the red carpet but now I have full one," Efron was quoted as saying by The Daily Mail.

"Yes. It's a great message (safe sex) to add to the many messages in the film," Efron was quoted as saying by The Sun.

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Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" stars Danny DeVito, left, and Zac Efron attend the National Education Association's 15th annual Read Across America Day at The New York Public Libary, in New York, Friday, March 2, 2012.PA
Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" star Zac Efron reads to school children at the National Education Association's 15th annual Read Across America Day at The New York Public Libary, in New York, Friday, March 2, 2012PA
Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" star Zac Efron attends the National Education Association's 15th annual Read Across America Day at The New York Public Libary, in New York, Friday, March 2, 2012.PA
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