Celebrities are often haunted by the images captured by paparazzi. Photographers hide around dark corners waiting to catch these celebs at their worst moments. Celebs have been caught cheating, intoxicated and sometimes passed out. There are members of the paparazzi that have made a living off of the mistakes and embarrassment of celebrities. However, the most controversial celebrity pics always involve poor parenting skills.
When celebs start having babies the world usually goes crazy. There is great anticipation that the children will follow in the famous parent’s footsteps. However, there is usually a great deal of scrutiny towards the parents. How they perform as parents could have a greater impact on their careers and public image compared to any stage or film performance. Some celebs have been caught displaying poor parenting skills at the absolute worst time. This is often followed by outrage from the media and public. Many celebs have been labeled as “bad parents” because of these infamous images. There might have been a number of very good reasons for the awkward moment caught on camera or maybe they’re just bad parents. Regardless, these famous celebs hoped that these incriminating images would never see the light of day. Here is a look at 15 Pics of Celebs Being Bad Parents We Were Never Meant To See.
15. David Hasselhoff Eating A Burger
David Hasselhoff has starred in several world famous TV shows. However, his most famous appearance was an embarrassing video that went viral. He is best known for his role as Michael Knight in the hit series Knight Rider and as Mitch Buchannon in the immensely popular series Baywatch. He even became a worldwide superstar and at one time was considered a pretty big deal in Germany. However, he has faced many personal struggles and addiction. On May 3, 2007 a video of Hasselhoff drunk out of his mind and struggling to eat a burger in a bathroom went viral. This pic is from the infamous video of Hasslehoff that was shot by his then 17-year-old daughter Taylor Ann. His daughter can be heard pleading for her father to change his ways and Hasselhoff responds with some unkind words. Hasselhoff certainly would like this image and video to disappear.
14. Mariah Carey’s Son Wants Attention
Mariah Carey is a pro that knows you can never pass up a photo op. Not even if your toddler son is acting out and craving attention. To be fair he gets it from his mother. R&B icon Mariah Carey has been selling records and making headlines for years. In 2008, she married Nick Cannon but they divorced by 2016. There are many pics that show Mariah being a loving, fun and caring mother. However, there are a few that she’d rather her fans forget. In 2016, Mariah starred in her very own reality series that gave people the impression that she uses her children for attention and as accessories. In this particular pic, Mariah is seen ignoring her son as he tries to get her attention. Later, he’s even pulled off of her kicking and screaming as she poses for photographers while receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
13. Octomom Struggles To Hold Her Children
Natalie Suleman, better known as Octomom, is a goldmine of controversy. This pic just adds fuel to the fire. Octomom struggles to hold two of her many children, almost dropping one in the process. In her defence, anyone could become overwhelmed with the amount of children she has. There are celebs with one child that can’t even manage that. In 2009, she became world famous after giving birth to octuplets through in vitro fertilization. It was later revealed that she already had six children all through IVF. She was on public assistance to take care of her 14 children but claimed she’d go back to school. She briefly entered the adult film industry and dabbled as a performer in clubs. The Fox Network aired a two-hour special on Suleman, Octo-Mom: The Incredible Unseen Footage in 2009.
12. Madonna Gives 13 Year Old Son A Drink
The Queen of Pop Madonna has sold out stadiums all over the world and has been at the top of the Billboard charts. She’s released critically acclaimed albums and caused controversy with her provocative and risqué behavior. There are thousands of tantalizing pics that Madonna loves to share – this is not one of them. At first she couldn’t wait to share it but then came the backlash. A few years ago, Madonna posted this pic of her 13-year-old son Rocco, celebrating New Years. There was uproar from the public because he is posing with a bottle of booze. Most assumed that Madonna provided the alcohol although she denied he drank any of it. She wrote, “No one was drinking we were just having fun! Calm down and get a sense of humor! Don’t start the year off with judgement! (sic).” Rocco now lives with his father in England.
11. Katie Price And Her Model Daughter
Katie Price has many sensual pics and she encourages her fans to enjoy looking at them. She became famous in her homeland as a topless model and later appeared in several seductive photoshoots. However, there are some pics that Katie wishes were never posted online. To be fair she was the one that posted them. Katie Price had her first breakthrough after appearing as a topless female glamour model in the British tabloid The Sun. She also appeared in numerous men’s magazines, such as Maxim, FHM and Playboy (UK). She is known for her appearances in the reality series I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! In 2009, Katie stirred up a great deal of controversy after posting pics of her young daughter online. She was criticized for dressing the child up like a glamorous 20-something model. Her ex-husband Peter Andre, was furious that his daughter was wearing all that makeup, fake eyelashes and had her hair done.
10. Kate Gosselin Mocks Asians
Kate Gosselin’s children don’t even appear in the pic but it certainly displays some questionable parenting skills. It’s more about the message it sends than her being neglectful or abusive. Kate is best known for starring in the reality series Jon & Kate Plus 8. In 2009, Jon and Kate announced their plans to separate and divorce. Later, Kate posted this pic to Instagram because of the fond memories associated with it but it caused a great outrage. Jon is partly Korean and her kids are of Korean heritage. In this pic, Kate received a plastic Asian dress from a fan to help her be “more Asian.” Kate pulls her eyes back in an attempt to look Asian. The pic was interpreted as being ignorant and racist towards her very own children. Kate defended herself by saying, “I married an Asian. I have eight biracial children, therefore, I’m quite certain that I’m the last person that could be called a racist.”
9. Dina and Lindsay Lohan Party Hard
It’s not uncommon for celebrity moms and daughters to dress similar and to party hard together. Many questioned Dina Lohan’s parenting skills after she was seen tearing up the dance floor with Lindsay for her 51st birthday. However, this was just after Lindsay served a stint in rehab and was trying to stay sober. Well, she wasn’t sober by the end of the night. Dina is best known as the mother of Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay became a child star before transitioning to a more mature image. She is best known for her starring roles in several popular films, including The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday and Mean Girls. She had a great deal of success but also struggled with addiction and substance abuse. Dina has been accused of exploiting her children and using them for her own fame. Dina was heavily criticized for partying with her daughter due to her personal struggles.
8. Farrah Abraham’s Daughter Wearing Makeup
Obviously, Farrah Abraham meant for these pics to become public. The images feature her young daughter wearing more makeup than an aspiring supermodel. Farrah first became known after being cast in the MTV series 16 and Pregnant. It followed Farrah through her pregnancy and first few months as a mother. She went on to appear in the spin-off series Teen Mom. She made headlines after appearing in several adult films. She has also caused quite the uproar with how she has presented her daughter. Farrah began posting glamorous pics of her young daughter, Sophia, to social media that caused some controversy. Despite being very young her daughter is made to look like an adult with a face full of makeup, which unsurprisingly caused significant backlash. She also caused outrage when she waxed and plucked the eyebrows of her 3-year-old daughter. Farrah was accused of exploiting her daughter but Farrah has defended her decisions.
7. Kim Kardashian Ignores North
Socialite and reality TV star Kim Kardashian is always the center of attention. As evidenced by this pic, she never shares the spotlight, not even with her daughter North. Kim Kardashian is best known for being a member of the Kardashian family. She stars in the reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. In 2014, Kim married Kanye West and they now have two kids, North and Saint West. Kim is known for having a large social media presence. There are several steamy Instagram pics that Kim would love fans to drool over. However, she’d likely prefer not to be caught being a neglectful parent. Too bad this photo does the complete opposite of that.
6. Drew Barrymore At Studio 54
Drew Barrymore’s parents would like this pic of their daughter tearing up the dance floor at Studio 54 to be erased from existence. It’s evidence that her mother and father weren’t the best parents in the world. At the age of 7, Drew became a major Hollywood star after her performance in the 1982 classic film E.T. From a very young age she was a regular at the infamous Studio 54. She often attended the historic club with her mother Jaid. She started smoking cigarettes at age 9, drinking alcohol at 11, marijuana at 12 and started snorting cocaine at 13. At the age of 14, she entered rehab and at 15 was emancipated from her parents. She moved out and cleaned herself up. She has since gone on to become one of the most famous celebs in the world. However, this pic is a constant reminder of her once troubled past.
5. Jamie-Lynn Spears And Daughter In An ATV
Jamie-Lynn Spears likely regrets posting this pic of her and daughter Maddie, posing in an ATV, especially considering the events that followed. The ATV belongs to 8 year old Maddie and while the ATV is a child’s model, it’s for ages 10 and up. Jamie is best known for starring in the teen series Zoey 101. She is also the younger sister of pop icon and notorious parent Britney Spears. Jamie caused major controversy when she announced that she was pregnant at the young age of 16. She put her career on hold and started a family. This pic was taken before Maddie was involved in a horrific ATV accident. She was submerged in a pond for two minutes and was unconscious for two days. Luckily Maddie made a full recovery but this pic will keep Jamie from winning Mother of the Year.
4. Martin Fuentes Water Skiing With Daughter
When most fathers spend time with their daughters they will take them out for ice cream or to the movies. Formula 1 driver Martin Fuentes, needs to find a better way to bond with his daughter. This image had some people mad at Martin for putting his child in such a risky situation. Martin is married to former model and Miss Universe 2001 participant Jacqueline Bracamontes. In 2014, she gave birth to their daughter Carolina. Martin created a great deal of controversy after this pic surfaced online. In the pic, Martin participates in some water skiing while holding his 3-year-old daughter in one arm. Many questioned Martin’s parenting skills and felt he clearly put his daughter in danger. It didn’t help that he was also accused of being unfaithful to his gorgeous wife. Martin learned that he should just stick to imaginary tea-time with Carolina.
3. Charlize Theron Drags Her Son
Charlize Theron has given numerous universally praised performances that she’d love all of us to watch and analyze. This pic is certainly not one of them. Charlize has appeared in several popular films, including The Cider House Rules, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Fate of the Furious. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her critically acclaimed portrayal of Aileen Wuornos in the 2003 film Monster. There seems to be a monster in this pic too, but it’s hard to tell which kind. Charlize has two children, both of which she adopted. In this pic, she seems to struggle to get her son into her van. It’s a familiar scene for parents. They want their child to do one thing while the child flips out drawing attention. Charlize reached her breaking point and tried to drag her son into the vehicle. Charlize probably wishes nobody ever saw her get this rough.
2. Michael Jackson Dangles Prince Over A Balcony
The late “King of Pop” Michael Jackson will be remembered as both an icon and a controversial figure. He was a best selling artist, innovator and extraordinary talent. To this day, the 1982 album Thriller, is still the best selling album of all time. However, his personal life was often shrouded in controversy. His changing appearance and erratic behavior often made headlines. In the 90’s, he went on trial for child sexual abuse but settled out of court. He went on trial a second time in 2005 for a separate case but was found not guilty. Michael has been caught in some uncomfortable moments with the most infamous featuring his two children. In 2002, this image caused uproar after Michael carelessly dangled his infant son, Prince, from the fourth floor balcony of a Berlin hotel. Michael called it a “terrible mistake” but the infamous image would live on.
1. Britney Spears Almost Drops Her Son
Britney Spears has pics that cover a wide range of situations. There is also the time she shaved her head bald and attacked a car with an umbrella. In the late 90s, Britney exploded onto the scene and became an international phenomenon. However, she had many personal struggles throughout her successful career. Britney and ex-husband Kevin Federline, had a very tumultuous relationship, in which the children were caught in the middle. In 2006, she was photographed driving with her infant son on her lap. She claims she was spooked by the paparazzi and was trying to get away. Later, she was photographed tripping as she held her son Sean, in one hand and a drink in the other. She almost dropped her son but luckily a bodyguard was there to help her.
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