Have you ever heard the term “double standards”? Basically, double standards occur when someone changes the rules for parity situations to suit their needs. There are nicer ways of defining double standards, but that is the truth on how it all nets out. You say you would never drink a beer on Tuesdays until one Tuesday comes along and you are invited to a birthday bash that is held at your favorite brewery. Last week you criticized your friend for doing something similar. But somehow, breaking your own rules seems to be okay when it is convenient. After all, exceptions are so easy to justify and who is to know or care, right?
Well, not so for celebrities. The standards they claim to adhere to are in print forever and not retractable, so when they practice double standards and double talk it is easy to spot. Archived information can be compared to new quotes and interview content within minutes. So they don’t stand a chance of sliding in under the radar – but, that’s the price of fame and fortune.
We must admit, watching a celeb fervently defend their stance on a subject only to see them later do the very thing they were against, is sort of amusing.
Take a look at our top picks for celebrities who dish out their personal truths only to act against them later.
10. Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence is known as the celeb who is most like the girl-next-door and the reason is because she “stayed true” to herself and avoided glam, hype and putting on airs when she became famous. She downplayed method acting and went on talk shows across the nation stating that her acting abilities aren’t much more than pretending to be the character while turning back into herself at every break.
Of course, it is common for newbies to state that fame will never change them. Ms. Lawrence has also stated that she will not allow the media to change her body image or desire for publicity. Well, we beg to differ. The young starlet surely does not avoid the media or do anything to protect her private life, so we are thinking that either her publicity people are overrunning her earlier sense of normalcy or she finally got caught up in the spotlight that she claimed to be hiding from.
9. Angelina Jolie
Angelina stated at a very early age that her father, Jon Voight, was unfaithful to her mother when he left her mother to be with another woman – an actress who was in the same theater production as he. Angie was only 2-years-old when this took place. Interestingly enough, the woman who stole Brad Pitt‘s married heart, remained angry toward her father even though she was too young to actually recall the events. According to reports, Angelina claims this is the reason she and Voight have been at arm’s length for most of her adult life.
However, has she noticed that her moves have reaped far more media play for leaving Jennifer Aniston in the dust while she canoodled with husband Pitt during the filming of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
8. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is one to throw out critical comments in any direction. One of her biggest “double talks” is when she determined that her sister Kourtney was wrong for getting pregnant without being married. According to a report on foxnews.com, the reality star admitted to telling her sister, “You cannot have a baby without being married, you know.” Yet, when Ms. Kim got pregnant and birthed young North, she was four months away of even getting engaged. We wonder if she noticed that she turned around and did the same exact thing she said should not be done.
7. Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton, like Kim Kardashian, is a socialite turned reality star, who somehow found her opinionated voice in the process. Low and behold, she also learned that the media and fans would listen. So in 2004, she lent her popular “voice” to the “Vote or Die” political campaign to encourage the younger set to get out and vote. There is only one thing worse than the fact that Paris did not vote that year and that is that she wasn’t even registered. We have to wonder who vetted the celebrity to spearhead this all-important campaign?
6. Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi has always been publicized as being one of the most genuine, caring and generous celebrities. So it is not that we want to take away his reputation for being an all-out do-gooder. It is simply that we want to demonstrate that most people, including celebrities, often have more than one side to the story.
The singer-actor has a projected net worth of $300 million yet was reported as paying only $100 in state property tax because he classifies himself as a “farmer” on his returns. It is true, the celebrity was raising honeybees at the time, so there is some truth to the farming claim. However, where is the IRS audit team when visible stars find a way to come in under the radar. And seriously, Mr. Bon Jovi, you can’t afford to lose any of that money to the government like the rest of the tax-paying citizens?
5. Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford is one of those actors who states the socially-correct things publicly but lives his life differently. Author of Hollywood Hypocrites, Jason Mattera, once approached Ford about his contradictory lifestyle, “I don’t care that he owns seven airplanes, but do not lecture the rest of us that we’re on the precipice of global warming Armageddon while you have a Sasquatch-sized carbon footprint.” News of Ford flying his private jet to get a cheeseburger were floating around, which punctuated the hypocrisy. However, that part could be typical media here-say.
4. Megan Fox
Megan Fox is often about the talk and not the walk. She is reported as consistently fighting the sex symbol image, yet her career choices have been all about the skimpy clothing, plastic surgery tune-ups and telling the world about her high sexual libido. In fact, in a quote from an interview in FHM magazine, Fox was reported as saying, “I have the libido of a 15-year-old boy. My sex drive is so high, I’d rather have sex with Brian all the time than leave the house. He doesn’t mind.” Is this a woman who wants her sex life to remain in the privacy of her own home? Or is her display of TMI intentional to set her reputation in stone as being a sex symbol?
3. Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil McGraw manages to give out advice that give his fans hope that their relationships can be mended, enhanced or fixed by following his sage words. However, media reports in 2014 report that once again McGraw’s marriage is on the rocks. With one divorce already under his belt, Dr. Phil’s second marriage of over 35 years has been shaky since early in 2008, claims the tabloids. However, we don’t like to cast stones based on tabloid news, but we have to wonder if the popular psychologist ever follows his own advice.
2. Star Jones
The lovely and talented Star Jones has gone through some hard times in her career. However, she was dishing out some serious double talk in 2003 when she was a host on The View. Evidently, Star had lost a great deal of weight and told her fellow co-hosts and fans that it was all due to diet and exercise. Later, it was reported that she had gastric bypass surgery and thus the end of her popular hosting gig. Why-oh-why would a celebrity make false claims that are bound to be discovered in the long run?
Beyonce likes to think of herself as a woman’s woman and one who promotes girl power. Her success is surely an illustration of the fact that women can get ahead and even on top of the heap. However, we wonder if anyone else has noticed that her videos and choreographed dances are more about being a sex object than being the powerful female role model?
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