Everyone is hypocritical in one way or another, but for celebrities – when they’re hypocritical, someone is going to discover their hypocrisy and expose it. Being in the public eye gives celebs a platform to openly share their opinions about anything and everything. However, some of them do not practice what they preach. Here are the 10 biggest celebrity hypocrites.
10. Michael Moore – Anti-Capitalist Capitalist
Michael Moore is a documentary film maker that depicts himself as the common man and a champion of the working class. He publicly condemns capitalism, “greedy” corporations and the profit motive. Moore’s 2009 documentary, Capitalism: A Love Story, examined the impact of corporate tyranny on the everyday lives of Americans. Michael even classified himself as an everyday American. Turns out, Michael Moore is an anti-capitalist, capitalist. Moore owns 9 homes, a private plane and is worth more than $50 million. Michael once said, “Capitalism is evil.” Perhaps, this member of the one percent should re-title his documentary, ‘Hypocrisy: A Michael Moore Story.’
9. Rosie O’Donnell – One Gun for Me, No Gun for You
While hosting her television show in 1999, Rosie O’Donnell had this to say about the right to bear arms, “I don’t care if you want to hunt. I don’t care if you think it’s your right. I say, ‘Sorry.’ It is 1999. We have had enough as a nation. You are not allowed to own a gun, and if you do own a gun – I think you should go to prison.” A few months later, one of her bodyguards applied for a concealed gun permit. On May 24, 2000, O’Donnell was asked about whether or not her bodyguard should carry a gun – to which she replied, “I don’t personally own a gun, but if you are qualified, licensed and registered, I have no problem.” So, guns for Rosie’s protection, but ‘911 roulette’ for everyone else?
8. Paris Hilton – Vote or Die
In 2004, Paris Hilton starred in a campaign called ‘Vote or Die,’ which was founded by P. Diddy. The campaign’s message was to encourage young people to get out there and vote in upcoming elections. However, it didn’t take fans long to discover that Paris Hilton had never voted in an election, and that she wasn’t even registered to vote in the first place. Well, Paris Hilton didn’t Vote. So, what was her other option?
7. Leonardo DiCaprio – Environmentalist
Leonardo DiCaprio is well known for being an advocate for living a ‘green’ life. The A-list Hollywood actor drives a Prius, campaigns against global warming and he even made the cover of Vogue’s ‘Green Issue.’ There’s just one thing, DiCaprio owns a private jet. Leonardo seriously put his foot in his mouth, when he made the bonehead comment, “I will fly around the world doing good for the environment.” One private jet trip from New York to California is equal to several people’s total annual carbon emissions. Looks like it’s time to plant a better idea in DiCaprio’s mind – Inception style.
6. Megan Fox – Anti-Sex Symbol
Megan Fox posed for the cover of the February 2013 issue of Esquire, wearing see-through lingerie and a pouty lip. When asked about the shoot, Fox said that it made her feel “powerless” and “devalued.” Megan Fox doesn’t want to be viewed as a sex symbol, yet she poses in lingerie, plays the the role of ‘eye candy’ in every one of her films and makes comments like this: “I have the libido of a 15-year-old boy. My sex drive is so high. I’d rather have s** with Brian all the time than leave the house. He doesn’t mind,” Fox told FHM in 2009. Megan, just stick to the script.
5. Jennifer Lopez – I’m Still Jenny From The Block
Jennifer Lopez still claims, “Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got, I’m still Jenny from the block” However, the Bronx where Jenny grew up, strongly disagrees. In June, Lopez performed her first ever concert in her hometown – but many people boycotted her concert, citing Lopez as a hypocrite and a sell-out. Jennifer performed in the Bronx, but didn’t even stay in her old neighborhood. She instead, opted to stay in a posh hotel in Manhattan. Over 25,000 free tickets were handed out and less than half attended the concert. Jennifer’s first album titled, On the 6, was released in 1999. So, it only took Jenny 15 years to return to ‘her block.’
4. Miley Cyrus – Drugs are for Idiots
Miley Cyrus could possibly be one of Hollywood’s biggest hypocrites. In 2009, she insisted, “I would never smoke. I always say that for me, smoking would be like smashing my guitar and expecting it to play.” Miley Cyrus smokes cigarettes and weed. After her 2013 VMA performance, Cyrus said, “Now people expect me to come out and twerk with my tongue out all the time. I’ll probably never do that sh-t again.” However, Miley Cyrus essentially twerks with her tongue out 24/7. In 2010, she stated, “Drugs are for idiots, and I’m never going to be that person.”Well, Miley Cyrus has admitted to doing cocaine and is open about her love for weed. So, drugs are for who, Miley?
3. Joan Rivers – Beauty Advice
In March 2014, Joan Rivers said in an interview with Howard Stern, “She’s [Lena Dunham] is sending a message out to people saying it’s OK, stay fat, get diabetes, everybody die. Lose your fingers. … I love that she’s funny, I love that she did well … but don’t let them laugh at you physically. … If you look the way you look, Lena, and that’s fine and you’re funny, don’t say it’s okay that other girls can look like this. Try to look better.” Ouch! Joan Rivers, a woman who clearly hates her own appearance has had over 700 plastic surgeries, turning her face into what now looks like melted plastic. Come on, Joan Rivers, judging beauty is almost like Kim Kardashian judging a talent show. It’s hypocrisy at its finest.
2. Jennifer Aniston – Wife & The Other Woman
In 2005, the world was shocked when Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston called it quits after 7 years of marriage. The public immediately sided with Aniston, after learning that Angelina Jolie, supposedly ‘stole’ Brad Pitt from Jen. The two fell in love and began a secret affair while filming, Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Aniston told Vogue in 2008, “What Angelina did was very uncool.” In 2011, Jennifer Aniston began dating actor, Justin Theroux. The two are currently engaged, but when they first started their relationship, Theroux was in a relationship with his girlfriend of 14 years, and living with her. Jennifer, that was very uncool.
1. Dr. Phil – Take My Advice, Because I Won’t
Dr. Phil is famous for shelling out advice on love, marriage and relationships, on his daytime talk show. He also boasts that his show is 2nd in the nation, because it helps people solve their relationship problems with a ‘get real’ approach. However, Dr. Phil is apparently unable to deal with his own problems. His first wife, Debbie, has reported that he isn’t a model husband. During their three year marriage, Dr. Phil expected her to do all of the domestic chores, as well as keep in good physical shape. According to Debbie, he was domineering and required her to lift weights to improve her bust line. Dr. Phil wrote a book called, Love Smart, in which he states, “Loving smart means believing in you, your worth and your value.” — but apparently, believing in your spouses’ worth or value is optional.