Celebrities are in the spotlight so much that they’re bound to be caught saying something less than intelligent. Unfortunately for them, once those witless words leave their mouths, they will not soon be forgotten by the rest of the world. Yes, they are stars – just not seemingly always bright. Here are the fourteen most incredibly stupid things celebrities have ever said.
14. Britney Spears
“I am for the death penalty. Who commits terrible acts must get a fitting punishment. That way he learns the lesson for the next time.”
Pop star, Britney Spears strayed away from talking about music to give her opinion on the death penalty. Spears stood firm on her stance when she stated, “I am for the death penalty. Who commits terrible acts must get a fitting punishment. That way he learns the lesson for the next time.” Perhaps, Britney is right. Dead criminals don’t continue to commit crimes, because they learned their lesson – not because they’re dead.
13. Christina Aguilera
“So where’s the Cannes film festival being held this year?”
If only, Christina Aguilera knew that the Cannes Film Festival is held in Cannes, France every year – the city in which it is named after. In Christina’s defense, the 33-year-old singer never finished high school and at least she seems to complete her judging duties on The Voice fairly well.
12. Tara Reid
“I make Jessica Simpson look like a rock scientist.”
In 2005, Tara Reid attempted to show that she was not as dumb as everyone else thought she was, by accordingly comparing herself to Jessica Simpson. At that time, Simpson was heavily mocked due to the lack of intelligence she often displayed on her then popular reality show, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. Unfortunately for Tara, she may have appeared a little less knowledgeable than Simpson, when she mixed up ‘rock’ and ‘rocket’ in her comment.
“I’m not good with time. Like, if I ask you the time and you say ‘A quarter to 2.’ I wouldn’t know. Why can’t you just say 2:30?”
Snooki hit our television screens in 2009. She starred on the hit reality TV show Jersey Shore, where she could be seen drinking, smooshing, partying, tanning and did I mention, drinking? For six seasons of Jersey Shore, Snooki partied harder than most people do in a lifetime – so, it should come as no surprise that she would have difficulty telling time.
10. Kanye West
“My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.”
Kanye West’s arrogance is almost more well-known than his music. He has compared himself to Beethoven, Michael Jackson, Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan, Henry Ford, Michelangelo, Jimi Hendrex, Walt Disney, Picasso, Jesus and God, just to name a few. In 2009, West seriously crossed the line of delusion when he told VH1’s Storytellers that his greatest pain in life is that he will never be able to see himself perform live. We’re pretty sure that this quote is the greatest pain in many people’s lives.
9. Gwyneth Paltrow
“I’d rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a can.”
In recent years, Gwyneth Paltrow has offended a lot of people, because of her ridiculous and completely out-of-touch with reality comments she’s made about how everyone should live their lives. Gwyneth bases this advice on her own privileged lifestyle. In 2011, Paltrow shocked viewers when she told radio presenter Jonathan Ross, “I’d rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a can.”
8. Paris Hilton
“Everything bad that can happen to a person has happened to me.”
Paris Hilton was born with a diamond-encrusted platinum spoon in her mouth. Her great-grandfather was the founder of the Hilton Hotels chain. Paris grew up in Beverly Hills and her parents are worth hundreds of millions dollars. In 2011, while being interviewed on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, the young LA socialite with an estimated net worth of $100 million stated, “Everything bad that can happen to a person has happened to me.” Clearly, Hilton has never heard of war, disease, famine or poverty – Poor, Paris!
7. Brooke Shields
“Smoking can kill you. And if you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life.”
In the 1980’s, Brooke Shields attempted to become a spokesperson for a federal anti-smoking campaign. She made the shocking discovery that smoking leads to death and dying means that you’ve lost an important part of your life, while being interviewed about the campaign.
6. Arnold Schwarzenegger
“I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman.”
In August 2003, prior to being elected as Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger was a guest on Sean Hannity’s radio talk show. Sean rapidly fired a series of questions at Arnold about his beliefs and views on a wide variety of issues. When asked about his stance on gay marriage, the Terminator replied, “I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman.” A little over a month later, Arnold was elected as Governor of California.
5. Justin Bieber
“Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a Belieber.”
In April 2013, Justin Bieber visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam while on tour in Europe. Anne Frank is a historical figure and her diary of life under the Nazi occupation made her an emotional symbol of the suffering of Jews during WWII. Based on this information, Bieber wrote in the Anne Frank House guestbook, “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a Belieber.” So, if Anne wouldn’t have died in a concentration camp in 1945, Justin hopes she would have been his devoted fan.
Now, that’s inspiring.
4. Farrah Abraham
“I’m pretty feminine. I think so … What does that mean, you’re a lesbian or something?”
Farrah Abraham garnered fame for becoming pregnant as a teenager and starring on MTV’s Teen Mom. Since Teen Mom ended, Farrah has released two sex tapes titled, “Backdoor Teen Mom” and “Farrah 2: Backdoor and More.” While discussing her sex tape with Miami New Times, Farrah was asked, “Do you consider yourself a feminist?” The 23-year-old high school graduate responded, “I’m pretty feminine. I think so… What does that mean, you’re a lesbian or something?”
3. Alicia Silverstone
“I think that Clueless was very deep. I think it was deep in the way that it was very light. I think lightness has to come from a very deep place if it is true lightness.”
The film “Clueless” was released in 1995 and became a surprise hit among critics and audiences all over the world. Alicia Silverstone starred in the American comedy and during an interview about the film, she stated, “I think that Clueless was very deep. I think it was deep in the way that it was very light. I think lightness has to come from a very deep place if it is true lightness.” As if, Alicia!
2. Elizabeth Hurley
“I’ve always thought Marilyn Monroe looked fabulous, but I’d kill myself if I was that fat.”
In 2000, during an interview with Allure magazine, actress and model Elizabeth Hurley made the comment, “I’ve always thought Marilyn Monroe looked fabulous, but I’d kill myself if I was that fat.” What a cruel and bizarre comment, Elizabeth. Marilyn Monroe was a size 8 for most of her career and it’s reported that she was never larger than a size 10. This is smaller than the average women’s size in America, which is a size 14. We wonder if this should fall under the “senseless” comments category, or “shameful” comments category.
1. Ivana Trump
“Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything.”
Ex-wife of Donald Trump, Ivana Trump signed with William Morris Agency in the 1990’s. She developed clothing, fashion jewelry and beauty products. She also wrote several bestselling books. When asked about writing novels, Ivana Trump stated, “Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything.” Ivana, you can actually make up everything when writing fiction.