These celebrity parents do not mind throwing some shade at the children that they have birthed, but it should be stressed that all of them have different reasons for what they did. While some parents took light digs at their children, others didn’t hold back, like in some instances by demanding their daughter to undergo plastic surgery. Another parent went as far as dissing their own daughter to the media for the sake of a huge payout.
It is fair to say that when a family is going through problems, those matters should be handled in private, but thanks to social media, these parents clearly weren’t thinking straight when the truth about their unacceptable behavior ended up coming out to the public. Some happened via social media while others were retold by their children. See below and tell us which one surprises you the most.
10. Kris Jenner
When Khloe Kardashian was just nine, her mother Kris Jenner, infamously suggested she should consider the idea of getting a nose job. Seemingly enough, it appeared that Kris did not like Khloe’s nose very much, which the reality star explained to Cosmopolitan, saying: “Words are the most powerful weapon; they can leave scars forever. She didn’t mean harm, but when I was around nine I overheard my mom telling her friend I needed a nose job. I was shocked; I hadn’t even thought about it.” Khloe declined the offer and has never regretted her decision.
9. Rosie O’ Donnell
Rosie O’ Donnell and her adopted daughter, Chelsea, have been feuding like cats and dogs. While it’s normal for mother and daughter to have it out with one another every now and then, these two took it to the next level. According to reports, Chelsea left the house she shared with Rosie last year following another argument which caused the teenager to leave and vow to never return. Rosie ended up getting worried but considered Chelsea’s running away fiasco as something that was triggered by her “mental illness,” further adding that she would be cutting all of her daughter’s expenses for the fact that she ran away without even attempting to get back in touch with her.
8. Angelina Jolie
Wow — who would’ve thought Angelina Jolie could throw shade like that? The actress once sat down for an interview in which she talked about all of her children. One particular thing she said left fans stunned. During the interview Jolie said and I quote “I think I feel so much more for Madd and Zee because they’re survivors, they came through so much. In some way, they’re strangers because they had this life before me. Shiloh seemed so privileged from the moment she was born,” Angie says, suggesting that Shiloh has had everything handed to her throughout her entire life. Rather odd thing to say by Angelina.
7. 50 Cent
50 Cent’s absence at his son’s high school graduation in 2014 was shameful enough. The rapper, who has an estranged relationship with his child’s mother, has often gone on to stress that Marquise Jackson is not his son. Of course, these claims are absurd for 50 Cent to make, seeing that the boy is the spitting image of his father. Still, it seems that because his relationship with Marquise’s mother is nonexistent, he lets it out on his child. How sad.
6. Michael Lohan
Michael and Lindsay Lohan have endured an estranged relationship their entire life. Michael has never really shied away from controversy, from walking out on the family on multiple occasions, to the ageing parent selling stories to the media, which would see him diss Lindsay for some money.
Michael is notoriously known for having sold stories regarding his daughter’s former alleged battle with alcohol and substance abuse, which the actress often had to deny to the public. Still, when it comes from a parent, people are most likely going to believe it — and it’s just sad that Michael would sell his daughter out like that.
5. Angie Bowie
Angie Bowie, the infamous ex-wife to the late David Bowie, has openly admitted to abandoning her son Duncan, when he was still just a teenager because of her failed marriage. What’s so tragic about this story is the fact that Angie walked out of her son’s life and reportedly hasn’t seen him for almost three decades. Duncan must have been hurt to go from a happy family to his mother leaving him and supposedly never making the effort to get back in touch with him. That sounds heartbreaking. That in itself is a massive diss.
4. Pattie Mallette
Following Justin Bieber’s scandalous behavior over the course of two years, his mother, Pattie Mallette, had distanced herself from her son who reportedly refused to get in touch with her. According to the singer himself, he was avoiding his mother’s phone calls because he was embarrassed about his behavior. Pattie’s real disappointment in her son came when JB failed to get in touch months after Pattie had made several attempts to speak to her son. Their relationship became “non-existent” and Pattie looked at Justin as nothing more than a disappointment of a son she thought she had raised better than that. Ouch.
3. Farrah Abraham
Farrah Abraham is many things, and a bad mother can now be added to that list. How do you diss a small child, though? That’s horrible. Farrah infamously sat down on the Bethenny talk show two years ago, where she openly admitted to plucking her daughter’s eyebrows for the perfect look. The reality star says she doesn’t want her daughter sporting a unibrow or brows that look anything but tidy, and has, therefore, no problem in making her child look more presentable to the public. Wow — now that’s what you call self-hatred being passed down to an infant.
2. Courtney Love
Courtney Love didn’t just verbally diss her one and only daughter, Frances Cobain, she was also abusive to her. At least, if you believe what Frances told the court. Cobain had an active restraining order against her mother, whom she accused of being physically abusive towards her. Courtney’s crazy behavior was said to have stemmed from her own substance abuse problems, and therefore eventually saw her lose Frances for good. The two didn’t speak for years, until recently when Frances decided to give her mother another chance. Just, this time, she won’t be moving back in with her — the restraining order, however, has been lifted, according to reports.
1. Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson always had a way of making you feel like you weren’t anything special. Just ask his children, who were constantly favored depending on how Joe felt on that particular day. While Michael Jackson was evidently the star in his family, Joe would often tell the deceased singer he wasn’t good enough to sing by himself. Furthermore, Michael once claimed that his father used to laugh at his appearance, which later had a heavy influence on his decisions to “re-invent” his look through plastic surgery.