How does that saying go? Oh yeah, that’s right: The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Well, in this article, we are going to show you that some apples actually fall miles away from the tree trunk in certain occasions. Coming up, you are going to read about how a handful of celeb kids brought disgrace and ignominy to their family names. In some cases, adult films are involved, in others, it was narcotics – and you’ll even read about some issues concerning petty theft. But this begs the question, are these bad behaviors provoked by fame and fortune? For some cases we can assume growing up in the spotlight must be a contributing factor but for others, fame isn’t even close to being the reason. Please take a look at 10 celeb children that have shamed their families;
10. Josh Duggar
This is one of the more serious cases on this list. It involves Josh Duggar, the oldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of the reality show 19 Kids and Counting. The show enjoyed a very popular following until some very disturbing reports surfaced this year of Josh Duggar molesting and inappropriately touching five girls who were minors. This happened when Josh was 14 years old and he released a statement to address it this past May. He said the following: “12 years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends.” Yikes, no matter how disgracing this issue gets, it’s truly a sad and regrettable situation.
9. Montana Fishburne
When you are discussing the elite class of African-American actors in Hollywood, you certainly have to mention Laurence Fishburne. He’s been in classic movies like The Matrix trilogy and also starred in hit television shows like CSI and Blackish. His wife happens to be the talented Gina Torres who has a starring role in the hit cable series, Suits. However in 2010, the Fishburne name was dragged through the mud when his daughter, 19 at the time, released a porn video. It was apparently her misguided attempt at becoming famous. She apparently made $60K upfront, but not much else. The story has a good ending though. She came to her senses and now she is advising young girls to not make the same mistake she made.
8. Weston Cage
Nicolas Cage isn’t the most stable actor in Hollywood, but he is still highly respected because of his laudable acting skills. However his son Weston Cage is a young, spoiled celeb kid who’s totally out of control. In 2011, he got into a full-blown alteration with his personal trainer at a restaurant because of a dispute over what he was allowed to order on the menu. Following that issue, he was also arrested on felony domestic charges. It really sounds like this is a young man who is just acting out. Maybe he can still get his life in order before things totally spiral out of control.
7. Marcus Jordan
Marcus Jordan is the second son of basketball legend Michael Jordan. He tried playing basketball seriously in college for a while, but it’s hard when you’re following in the footsteps of such a great athlete. In 2012, Marcus brought a little shame to the family name. He allegedly got into an argument with two women, and when the cops arrived to break it up, he wouldn’t back down. He ended up being booked for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and obstructing justice. There was also a situation a year later when he mistakenly sent a picture of his genitals to thousands of his followers on twitter. We don’t think dad would be pleased with this type of questionable behavior.
6. Miley Cyrus
What can be said about Miley Cyrus that hasn’t already been beaten to death already? At this point in time, everyone is tired of her played-out antics – posing naked on social media and in magazines, letting the world know how much weed she smokes, sticking her tongue out, showing off her armpit hair and basically being the most tasteless celeb around. Her father, Billy Ray Cyrus must be pretty embarrassed with how his sweet little Hanna Montana grew into an attention-yearning, skin-flashing debutante.
5. Rich Hilfiger
American designer Tommy Hilfiger is one of the most successful businessmen in the United States. His fashion empire has earned him a net worth of about $250 million. He’s obviously very wealthy, but his son doesn’t seem to have inherited the family’s common sense and business acumen. Rich Hilfiger is a self-proclaimed rapper and he’s never really enjoyed any success in his career. He is mostly known for his myriad tattoos, dyeing his hair in bright colors and dating Rita Ora. It’s fair to say that he’s not the most cherished guest whenever there is a Hilfiger family reunion.
4. Chet Haze
The 24-yr-old Chet Hanks is the youngest son of Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson. By all accounts, he had a very pampered upbringing, but that doesn’t stop him from acting all street and hardcore when he’s rapping under his adopted hip-hop moniker, Chet Haze. He has gotten into trouble recently for using the n-word on Instagram and he’s also had long drawn out internet feuds with Howard Stern. For someone born into such a cushy life, one would think he would just maintain a low profile and spend his parents’ money.
3. Caroline Giuliani
Rudy Giuliani is one of the most well-known politicians in the United States. He has been a presidential candidate in the past, and he is often called America’s Mayor because of his amazing mayoral leadership during the 9/11 disaster in NYC. However in 2010, the Giuliani family caught a black eye when his daughter Caroline was busted for shoplifting beauty supplies at a Sephora store in NYC. The total price of the stolen items was about a $100, and that’s actually what makes the case even more embarrassing.
2. Cameron Douglas
We all know Michael Douglas as the great Hollywood actor star from movies like The Game, Wall Street and the upcoming superhero movie Antman. But did you know that he has a son who isn’t faring so well? Michael Douglas has a son named Cameron who’s had several run-ins with the law. In April of 2010, he was sentenced to five long years in jail for being found with heroin and dealing meth. (Doesn’t that sound like Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad?). He also received an additional 4 ½ years in 2011 for admitting to having drugs behind bars. We hope that when he gets out, he will be able to get his life together.
1. Bryson Bryant
NeNe might be riding high as one of the most popular reality stars due to her role on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She has appeared in movies, sitcoms and most recently, even on Broadway in New York City. However she has a son named Bryson who isn’t what you’d call a model citizen. He has spent time in jail, tested positive for drugs, stolen merchandise from Walmart and just this year, he was busted for being part of a check forgery scam. What’s going on here – isn’t NeNe sharing her new found riches with her son? And why would he be stealing from Walmart.
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