We all know who America’s Sweethearts are, even if we would not choose those words ourselves, they are the female Hollywood stars who we all love and adore. If you are a man you lust after these women, but they still seem like nice girls. If you are a woman, you may feel a tiny bit of envy when you see them, but just a little, because you are also overwhelmed by how nice they seem, even though they are rich and famous stars.
Yes, these women are truly adored by all, and put up on a pedestal by their fans. Which is too bad really, because all of these women are human- some more than others of course. In fact some are really human, meaning they do some pretty awful things and they do them all of the time. Some of them cheat on their husbands, some are mean to their friends or family, some of them are just simply awful to their fans. It seems like many of these sweethearts are not so sweet after all. Some of the reasons they let us down are a bit more innocent; some of them are not as invincible as they seem in real life, or do things as parents that get criticized.
Lets face it, there is nothing easy about being one of America’s sweethearts, because the more that you are put on a pedestal, the bigger the chance that you could let everyone down. Here are 15 times America’s sweethearts let us down.
15. Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron is another of America’s biggest stars and one of our sweethearts. How did she let us down? Well, she didn’t let down most of us, but some people have been totally angry that she has been seen in public with her adopted son dressed like Elsa from the movie Frozen. You see, when you are one of America’s Sweethearts, everything you do will be watched and judged, even your parenting skills. According to one site: “Some Twitter users were unhappy seeing a little boy dressed in what some consider little girl attire, and expressed their discomfort and concern with aggressive tweets shaming the award-winning actress.” We doubt that Charlize cares a whole lot, but who knows? Maybe she cares a lot.
14. Jennifer Lawrence
Some stars let us down not so much for their behavior, but more because of what we expect their personal lives to be like compared to the reality. One of these is Jennifer Lawrence. While we expect her to be living an exciting life, she whines and complains about how bad her dating life stinks: “No one ever asks me out,” she said. “I am lonely every Saturday night. Guys are so mean to me. I know where it’s coming from, I know they’re trying to establish dominance, but it hurts my feelings. I’m just a girl who wants you to be nice to me. I am straight as an arrow.” Oh boo hoo Jennifer, cry us a river, are you really telling me you can’t get a date? Pro tip- go ask someone out yourself and stop crying about it- they will say yes.
13. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston has been one of America’s sweethearts for the longest time. Everyone loved her on Friends, and since then she has become a huge movie star; she is always one of the most talked about people out there in the tabloids. Why does she let us down? Well, let’s just say that she spends a lot of time talking about how society objectifies women, while at the same time perpetuating that judgment herself. In fact one article says: “female stars like Jennifer Aniston deliberately perpetuate the myth of ‘perfection’ by posing for endless magazine covers which have been airbrushed so much that in some cases the celebrity is virtually unrecognizable.” Now that is a burn. Way to let your sisters down, Jennifer. Walk it like you talk it maybe?
12. Kate Winslet
Some of these so called America’s sweethearts show that they are anything but that because of their behavior around fans. Now, I am sure being famous is a huge pain in the butt, but there are ways to be around fans and there are ways not to be. According to a lot of stories, Kate Winslet is just plain old mean. One person said: “She was just plain nasty. Kate was only on set for a short time and jumped back in her Cadillac and took off, without even a wave or thank you or a smile for us. This was the first celebrity I’ve seen in my lifetime, and sadly the experience was hurtful to me and my entire town. Kate Winslet really left a bitter taste in our mouths.” Does this sound like one of America’s sweethearts? Maybe to you but we think not.
11. Julia Roberts
When one thinks of one of the biggest sweethearts that America has ever seen, then one has to think of Julia Roberts. She has been one of our biggest female stars for years, always looking totally gorgeous, while at the same time seeming like the girl next door. How did she let us down? Well, according to some sources, Roberts is a monster. When her half-sister committed suicide, some family members said the constant taunting she was subjected to by Roberts contributed to it. One person said of her sister’s suicide letter: “In the letter, it said, ‘My sisters drove me to do this,’ and she had no other option, she thought, than to do this,” Conner said. Conner claimed Roberts “fat shamed” her half-sister, which eventually led to Motes feeling that “she had no other way out.” Not a good look Julia.
10. Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman is another star who is loved and adored by America, but is supposedly more than a bit rude when it comes to being around us lowly commoners. She was recently in a movie with Julia Roberts, who is also on this list for being a bit nasty. But while Roberts is nasty to people in her family, Kidman is just plain old nasty. According to this article: “Nicole Kidman declined to sign a birthday card for one of the crew members because she hates them. Julia Roberts decided to buy a big birthday cake and gathered everyone right outside Nicole Kidman’s trailer to sing Happy Birthday to the crew member as loud as possible.” All right Nicole, when Julia Roberts is acting nicer than you then we kindly suggest you check yourself before you wreck yourself.
9. Jessica Alba
Some of America’s Sweethearts are also some of the hottest women in America, and one of those for certain is Jessica Alba. She is smoking hot. Sadly, she let’s us down for apparently being super mean. There have been articles in particular that say she is mean to her employees at the Honest Company. One article says: “While Jessica feels that her aggressive mean-girl style helps her get things done quickly and effectively, it has apparently become intolerable for her staff.” One of Jessica’s disgruntled employees complained to OK! Magazine: “If you have to yell at people it is because you don’t know how to communicate. And she basically thinks that she is more important than anyone else.” Not so sweet Jessica, not at all.
8. Kristen Stewart
Some of these women that are America’s sweethearts let us down simply because they don’t have the best morals. Like what, you might ask? Well, for banging people that are not your boyfriend. One of these people is Kristen Stewart. It is pretty hard to be beloved by all when you are stepping out on your man, but that is exactly what she did when she cheated on her Robert Pattinson with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. Hey, we get it Kristen, things happen, but at some point you have to decide, who do you want to be, one of America’s sweethearts, or Paris Hilton? We think you will probably still choose the former and get it back together, but we have to admit, at this point the jury is still out on that one.
7. Sandra Bullock
Sometimes it is hard being one of America’s Sweethearts. You want to be seen as a good and wholesome person, but yet want to go out with a cocky, tattooed, sex addict who likes to dress up as Hitler. While I am sure we all felt a little bad for Sandra when her marriage to Jesse James fell apart due to his constant bad behavior, which included lots and lots of cheating on her, but let’s be honest, how bad did we really feel? This was Sandra Bullock, a woman who was supposed to be one of America’s Sweethearts going out with this dude? This was a classic case of the good girl dating the bad boy, and it had the same results that pretty much all of these tales do- the bad boy keeps being bad, and the good girl winds up in tears. Jesse James? What were you thinking Sandra?
6. Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon has actually been called “America’s Sweetheart” before. I think one person that probably does not think she is all that is the cop that arrested her. When her husband was arrested for driving under the influence she caused quite a scene and asked if they knew who she was. Really? According to Gawker: “Reese allegedly started acting up, telling cops, “Do you know my name?” The officer answered by saying, “No, I don’t need to know your name.” Witherspoon then came back with, “You’re about to find out who I am … You are going to be on national news.” She then continued to act like a spoiled brat, refused to stay in her car, and kept complaining about how long everything was taking until she finally was arrested for disorderly conduct. Hey Reese, just a little tip for you, it is not the cop’s fault that your husband was driving around hammered.
5. Scarlett Johannson
Sometimes when you are one of the most famous women in the world and you are rude to random people you get called out for it- this is one of those times. A guy working at a celebrity wedding took the time to explain that Scarlett is anything but a sweetheart: “As I’m standing talking with all the other stars (nearly everyone there was famous), I noticed a very pretty blonde half way through the line. About five minutes later when she was next in line I realized it was ScarJo. All she did was pout and complain that it was taking too long. She treated me like crap, was very rude to the other guests, and even somewhat mean to her date who was trying to pass the time by talking to me.” Come on Scarlett, be nice to people. Is that really that hard?
4. Gwyneth Paltrow
Sometimes certain celebrities who are some of our biggest sweethearts are nice enough, but they say things that are so ridiculously clueless that it is hard to keep the same opinion of them. One of those people is Gwyneth Paltrow. Check out this nugget for example from Stylecaster: “We have great dinner parties at which everyone sits around talking about politics, history, art and literature—all this peppered with really funny jokes. But back in America, I was at a party and a girl looked at me and said, ‘Oh, my God! Are those Juicy jeans that you’re wearing?’ and I thought, I can’t stay here. I have to get back to Europe.” Yes Gwyneth, you simply must get back to Europe because a woman at a party asked you about Juicy jeans. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
3. Selena Gomez
There is no doubt that in the younger generation of stars, Selena Gomez is one of the very top as far as being one of America’s sweethearts. But still, a lot of people don’t think a whole lot of her, and find her to be super mean. In fact this whole website is all about how totally awful she is. It breaks down how rude she is to fans, and how much of a horrible person she is in general. This is the thing about being one of America’s Sweethearts, it comes with some baggage- namely you better be pretty sweet, or you are going to get torn down pretty quickly. It is too soon to tell whether or not Selena is going to stay on the list of sweethearts, or turn into one of those celebrities that the media loves to mock for bad behavior.
2. Anne Hathaway
Well, if there is one thing for sure, Anne Hathaway is quite lovely. But as one of our favorite sweethearts she sure let us down when she went to a charity event for cancer, but was all freaked out that people might actually want to talk to her. According to Radaronline: “An email to those working the Oct. 19 Pink Party Gala in Santa Monica says her team was getting ‘really concerned’ that people would try to approach Hathaway for photos and autographs. ‘Everyone was asked not to talk to her.'”
Seriously? Come on Anne, you are here for charity, you would think maybe you could suck it up for just one day and make the event special? According to the article, while there were plenty of other stars that went to the event, Anne was the only one that demanded people not talk to her.
1. Taylor Swift
Of course these days, if you were to ask the average person who was the biggest sweetheart in America of all, most of them would say one person and one person only- Taylor Swift. But is she really that? I am not so sure. She has been known to be all mean to Katy Perry on Twitter because of the whole Calvin Harris thing, and Harris has also said: “I figure if you’re happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead of trying to tear your ex bf down for something to do.” To be fair, when one is as popular as Taylor Swift is, and has such a squeaky clean image, it is almost impossible not to let the fans down. But with that said, last we knew Taylor had a pretty good idea that she was famous, so maybe she should keep those nasty thoughts to herself instead of spreading them all around? At least if she wants to stay America’s Sweetheart.