Most people have a favorite celebrity. Some people have more than one. After all, when certain people find celebrities appealing, this puts the celeb in higher demand and the world gets to see more of him/her.
However, just like there are celebrities who are popular for their friendly styles and approachable nature, there are also some stars that people love to hate. In today’s society of social media and overwhelming exposure to public opinion, many people are not shy about their dislike for a celebrity. It only takes a few seconds of browsing through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to see that millions of people express their hate for a particular celebrity on any given day, for any given reason.
Unfortunately, Hollywood can be the same way at times. There are actors and actresses who are “hated” in Hollywood, and sometimes without good reason! Sure, we all make mistakes and say stupid things from time to time, but Tinseltown can be pretty unforgiving sometimes. When you really think about it, most of these celebs seem like pretty cool people. Maybe if the stars maintain a decent fan base, Hollywood will reconsider giving these actors new roles and projects. Here are 10 of the most unreasonably hated celebrities in Hollywood.
10. Anne Hathaway
The talented actress has starred in a number of dramatic and comedic films and is clearly versatile in her craft. But recently, a phenomenon coined “Hathahate” swept over social media, complete with a series of memes featuring Anne Hathaway. She’s most well-known for her roles in the movies The Princess Diaries, The Devil Wears Prada and Les Miserables. Hathaway also recently made an appearance on Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle. Even though there are still lots of people out there who don’t care for Anne Hathaway, she seems to be pretty level-headed about it. After seeing some of the “Hathahate” memes, she said she got the impression that the public needed a break from her. Wise woman.
9. Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill is known as a comedic actor, although he has taken some serious roles in recent years as well. Jonah Hill was also known as the funny fat actor, until he lost a considerable amount of weight. It seems like ever since he became skinnier, he’s been going on interviews talking about the serious craft of acting. It’s starting to bore people and is coming off a little pretentious. In one interview, he stated that he could have taken many more comedic roles and made much more money, but he is committed to becoming a better actor. OK, so that’s not a reason to hate Jonah Hill, but it is a reason to be slightly irritated. It’s probably a good idea for him to liven up his interviews.
8. Jaden Smith
The young Smith is the son of actors Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith. He’s a handsome guy who has starred in a few successful movies, such as the modern remake of The Karate Kid and The Pursuit of Happyness, in which he starred with his father. Jaden Smith has even reportedly dated Kylie Jenner, before Jenner got involved with rapper Tyga. But Smith’s connection to the Kardashian family isn’t the reason that people dislike him. The teen is known for making eccentric comments, and even stated on Twitter that “school is a tool used to brainwash the youth.” While his theory may be a little misplaced, it’s not severe enough for Hollywood to hate him. After all, it’s time for the talented actor to start working on new movie projects.
7. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift was once the undisputed new princess of modern pop music, and she even got a lot of love from the country music community. However, once people started picking up on the fact that Taylor was falling in love with guys, breaking up with them and writing songs about them, her appeal waned. She got a lot of criticism in Hollywood, and people started to wonder if any of her relationships were sincere. Hey, she’s young, and she’ll probably date a few more guys before she finds “the one.” Funny women Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, even made fun of Taylor Swift at the Golden Globe Awards. The singer didn’t appreciate it one bit. Swift stated that “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help out other women.” Ouch!
Oh, Madonna. The pop queen is starting to lose some of her fan base. Apparently she’s one of those people who should stay away from social media. She’s referred to her adopted black son as the “N” word, shown off her hairy armpits in pictures, and has opted to chat with her fans live while she’s in her bathroom drinking champagne. It’s obvious that Madonna is trying to remain relevant in a world that has changed drastically since she was the original Material Girl. There’s also that unfortunate kiss she shared with Drake on stage. The rapper tried to be a gentleman and not embarrass Madonna further, but it’s clear that some people need a long break from Madonna.
5. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus wasn’t always so hated in Hollywood. She used to be the adorable pop star who lived with her father and brother on the hit Disney sitcom Hannah Montana. These days, Miley Cyrus has been busy shaving off most of her hair, sticking out her tongue and smoking lots of marijuana. There’s also that unfortunate performance with Robin Thicke a few years ago on MTV. Miley has released some new music since the days of Hannah Montana, but the music wasn’t as successful as her show. Maybe if she focused on being a little less annoying, Hollywood would start to like her again.
4. Nicki Minaj
It’s no secret that Nicki Minaj has lots of fans. However, there are some people who really can’t stand her. She didn’t exactly make the situation better when she appeared on American Idol as a judge. Mariah Carey, who was also a judge at the time, stated that going to work with Nicki Minaj was like being in hell and working with the devil every day. People could see some of the rapper’s bratty behavior during American Idol episodes. There are speculations that Nicki’s antics were just a way to put more attention on her music. Minaj has also received a lot of negative feedback for her nearly naked selfies, but is now trying to portray a somewhat more wholesome image.
3. Lindsay Lohan
There’s so much to say about Lohan. She’s a child actress who is known for her role in The Parent Trap. She also starred in the film Freaky Friday with Jamie Lee Curtis. She’s had a long history of drug and alcohol abuse, and has been in rehab several times. She got into a serious car accident, and tried to change seats with her assistant so it would appear that the assistant was at the wheel at the time of the accident, and she has also been accused of stealing. She agreed to appear on a special presentation on Oprah’s OWN Network, where she talked about getting her life together. Despite all this, Hollywood was still willing to give her another chance. She was offered several movie roles, but ended up showing up late to set and forgetting her lines. There’s not much Lohan fans can say to defend her, but most people hope she gets her life in order soon.
2. Jennifer Lopez
While Jennifer Lopez is another celebrity who has a hoard of adoring fans, she also has a reputation of being very difficult in Hollywood. The actress, singer, American Idol judge, dancer and businesswoman is known for making extreme demands. For instance, she wants to have all white furniture in her dressing rooms, and her food also has to be a shade of white. Lopez has also been known to request a private plane each time she travels to a new job. Even other actors and celebrities have started speaking out about Lopez’s behavior. Chrissy Teigen and Rosie Perez, who have known Lopez since her In Living Color days, both say that Lopez’s diva behavior is out of control.
1. Katherine Heigl
Even though Katherine Heigl is a talented dramatic and comedic actress, and even seems pleasant in interviews, some in Hollywood have a different opinion of her. Heigl has been called “the most hated and difficult star in Hollywood,” according to Star Magazine. She’s known to be extremely difficult on set, and often doesn’t get along well with others. Katherine Heigl once had a great job as one of the main cast members of the hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. That is, until she spoke negatively about the show, stating that it was poorly written. She also starred with Seth Rogen in the movie Knocked Up. While doing an interview for the film, she stated that Rogen was sexist. Rogen later stated that Heigl is in the habit of saying crazy things about people. Looks like she won’t be getting any more notable Hollywood jobs until she changes her attitude.