We all know that being a celebrity is not easy. There are a lot of things they have to deal with that the rest of us don’t. But there are also a lot of things they have to deal with that all of us do, and the way they act in those situations tells us a lot about them as people.
There are some celebrities out there who just act like anyone else: they don’t need, or want, special treatment and just go about their day minding their own business. These celebrities are cool. Then there is another type of celebrity. These ones walk around thinking that society owes them a favor and that if anything comes up that they have to deal with, they can just play the celebrity card. Those people are not cool. Not at all.
Some, though, take it to another level. They not only think that people should treat them differently, they say it out loud and berate people they meet for not treating them in a special way just because they are a star. Those people are awful. And here are 15 of them who actually thought it was OK to say “Don’t you know who I am?”
15. Amanda Bynes – The Police Don’t Care Who She Is
Amanda was having some bad times back in 2013, and part of those bad times was when she was arrested for smoking weed in an apartment building lobby and also throwing a bong out of the window that she said was just a vase. When she was arrested she did the whole kicking and screaming thing and yelled “Don’t you know who I am?” I tell you one thing, I don’t get jealous a whole lot, but there had to be witnesses to this event, and man, I sure wish that I had been one of them.
14. Alec Baldwin – Don’t Criticize His Bike Riding Ways
Some of these celebrities are the types that probably are not just conceited jerks because they are famous. Alec Baldwin would probably have the same sort of vibe even if he was a plumber, and somehow you have to respect that. At one point in New York City he was hassled by the cops for riding his bike against traffic and said “F…this. this is horses… Don’t you know who I am?” That cop had it coming, in all reality. You are a NYC cop and you are going to hassle Alec Baldwin for how he rides his bike? Not happening.
13. Dina Lohan – Rejected By A Bouncer
So it might surprise you to hear this, but Dina Lohan just might not be the best mom in the world. At one point she tried to take her daughter Lindsay Lohan and her sister Ali to a nightclub in Hollywood. Since Ali was just fifteen the bouncer understandably said no. Dina responded by saying “Do you know who I am? You are making a big mistake! Huge!” Speaking of making big mistakes, maybe Dina should have been paying a bit more attention to her daughter’s impending problems, instead of trying to bring her and her little sister to a nightclub.
12. Sam Worthington – “Have You Seen Avatar?”
In 2014 when a reporter got in Sam Worthington’s girlfriend’s face, Sam allegedly attacked him. Police were called and Sam was arrested. When the police were cuffing and stuffing Sam he reportedly said “Have you seen the movie Avatar?” which is about as close to a “Do you know who I am?” as you can get. Somehow it appears that the police were not impressed enough with this to let Sam go. Apparently they are not huge James Cameron fans. Or maybe they are, maybe they’re just not Sam Worthington fans.
11. Rihanna – Kicked Out Of Club For Dancing On Table
Rihanna was at a London nightclub when she was asked to leave after dancing on a table and breaking some glasses. First of all, any of you girls that think it is cool to dance on a table…it isn’t. Trust me on that. It never looks cool. Anyway, when she was being escorted out by bouncers and security at the club she yelled “Don’t you know who I am?” Apparently they did know exactly who she was. Sadly for her she was that drunk chick who was dancing on tables.
10. David Hasselhoff – Tennis Doesn’t Care About The Hoff
The Hoff has had his share of issues with the booze; if you don’t believe me then just google the video of him drunk while trying to eat a cheeseburger. Once at Wimbledon he tried to sneak into the tennis player’s private bar. When he was booted out he said “All I want is a drink, don’t you know who I am?” He was escorted out and told to not come back, so my guess is they knew exactly who he was. He certainly was not going to pass for a tennis player, that’s for sure.
9. Miley Cyrus – Ordering A Burger
At one point Miley went into a place in New York looking for a burger. After she ordered the clerk asked for her name so he could call it out when the burger was ready. Miley said “Are you serious, you don’t recognize me? I am Miley Cyrus.” At that point I guess the clerk was supposed to fall to his knees or something. At least we know that Miley orders greasy fast food burgers- we have to give her at least some props on that one. Not too many though.
8. Mike Tyson – “I’m The Heavyweight Champion Of The World”
At one point back in the day Mike Tyson was thought of as scary. But not “totally rapey, sexual assault, should be in prison” scary. During this time he tried to force himself on Naomi Campbell, who is one of the most famous supermodels of all time. A man asked him to stop (a very brave man, obviously) and Tyson replied. “Do you know who the F**K I am? I am the heavyweight champion of the world.” This type of thinking error is exactly what put Tyson in prison for a long time a just a little bit later.
7. Reese Witherspoon – Never Okay To Drink And Drive…
Reese was arrested for a DUI in 2013. Now, none of us like it when we get popped for doing something, especially something so stupid, but we know better than to try to get out of it. Reese apparently did not though. She said to the officer ” Do you know who I am, sir? You are about to find out who I am.” She may have been right but what she did not realize at the time was that she was about to find out how stupid she looked for acting like a diva and driving while she was drunk.
6. Shia LaBeouf – Kicked Out Of Broadway Show
We all know who Shia is. He is that guy that acts like an idiot all the time and gets busted for it. Apparently he still think he is a bit anonymous though, as while he was being talked to by security for acting like a total idiot during a performance of Cabaret on Broadway, he yelled out “Do you know who the F… I am?” Yeah, Shia, we all do. You are an idiot. But like all the other celebs on this list, he is an idiot that thinks being famous allows him to do whatever he wants.
5. Tara Reid
You can’t make some of this stuff up. Tara went into a store looking for an outfit to wear for Coachella. I know, that’s funny enough right there. But anyway, when getting rung up by the cashier she asked for a discount because “of her fame.” When the clerk refused Tara began to freak out and scream at her and had to be escorted out of the store. We are not sure what kind of outfit she got for Coachella, but acting like an entitled idiot is never a good look for anyone.
4. Margaret Cho
Margaret was at a Korean spa showing off some of her tattoos when she was asked to cover up. Tats are apparently taboo in Korea. When this happened she said “Do you know who I am? I’m Margaret Cho!” That is awesome Margaret, you know what else, though? No one cares. It is possible that they were just trying to think of an excuse to get her to cover up anyway, because let’s be honest, no one wants to see any of that on a spa day! No way, no how.
3. Busta Rhymes
Busta and his crew (wait, Busta still has a crew?) tried to cut a line in a burger place in Miami. One of his entourage said “Can you take our order first? We are very important people.” This was obviously a huge lie. When the request was denied, Busta flipped out, yelling at the staff and letting loose with a ton of homophobic slurs. So Busta, you can’t get your burger as fast as you want so you start treating people badly? Sorry, bro, you don’t seem that important to me.
2. Sebastian Bach
It is kind of ironic that I have to explain who some of these people are, because you might not know who they are. Sebastian was once the lead singer of the ’80s heavy metal hair- band Skid Row. When a bartender wouldn’t let him take his drink outside, Sebastian threatened to get a gun and shoot him. Then, when a waitress tried to restrain him he said “Don’t you know who I am?” He was eventually arrested for making terrorist threats and drug possession as he just happened to be holding a lot of marijuana.
1. Trey Songz – Resisting Arrest
Trey was doing a concert in Springfield, MA, when there were some shots fired in the parking lot. For some reason Trey decided to try to settle things down himself. When the cops told him to move along and mind his own business he said “Don’t you know who I am?” They either did not know, or more probably, did not care, as he was booked for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The moral of the story? Don’t mess with the cops, even when you are at your own concert.