We inhabit one hell of a fame obsessed world. Actors, TV stars, musicians, models and sports stars are idolized, sometimes to the point where we forget that they are a breathing human that poops, just like the rest of us. Often forgotten in the furor of the flashing lights of the paparazzi and the heady glare and opulence of the red carpet, awards ceremonies and other rituals of celebrity worship, is that very fact. Therefore, just like the rest of us, the famous are capable of some cringe-inducing, foot-in-the-mouth moments. What’s worse is with such foolhardy mishaps, we see the full embarrassing slip of the tongue in the unflattering glare of the press and public opinion.
Furthermore, the modern digital Internet age has led to a raft of reality TV stars whose talent is as vague as the sense they make and as vague as our bewilderment as to why we see these people parading on our TV screens and news feeds. So it's often not surprising that when these people open their mouths, dirty things spill out. It's only natural that the crap switch is unable to be turned off after the cameras stop rolling, or the game reaches the full time whistle. Many more of these people are getting popular by the day, and their stupid hot air fills the global and cyber airways, filling an already bloated medium! Let’s take a look at some of the most ridiculous mishaps that have fled the mouths of celebs.
10 Jessica Simpson
“Is this chicken, what I have, or is this fish? I know it's tuna, but it says 'Chicken by the Sea'." – Jessica Simpson.
The one time pop star, who has done the odd turn as a movie star and reality star, dropped this bombshell on her reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. A series that ran from 2003-2005, documenting the comings and goings of plastic popstar newlyweds, Jessica and then husband Nick Lachey (the pair are now divorced… wonder why?). The one time songstress fails to realize that she answered her own question: it is tuna! Plus, tuna is dubbed ‘chicken OF the sea!’. Such a line of logic would seemingly be more at home in the mind of another person with the surname Simpson. A balding, middle-aged, fat Simpson…
9 Paris Hilton
“Walmart… do they like make walls there?” – Paris Hilton.
Paris Hilton is famous more due to who she is, rather than what she is. She's a member of the hotel owning dynasty and star of the reality show The Simple Life alongside Lionel Richie’s daughter, Nicole Richie, a woman born of such wealth, she has never had to shop in Walmart, let alone know what one is. The archetypal airhead and Beverly Hills ditz, Paris and foolish remarks go hand in hand like her and daddy’s credit card. Seems like the Simple Life – i.e. shopping for one’s groceries – didn’t stay with Ms. Hilton after the reality show aired.
8 Jayden Smith
"If Everybody In The World Dropped Out Of School We Would Have A Much More Intelligent Society." – Jayden Smith.
Wow! The son of the Fresh Prince seriously needs someone to use one of those memory wiper things from the Men In Black movie on him, to make Jayden forget any bizarre logic like this! The rich boy should have been home schooled, so none of us could hear his illogical lessons learned at the bosom of a Scientologist family. In a world where some battle to attend school every day, his comments are not only ridiculous, but severely uneducated. Yet being the son of Hollywood royalty means schooling is yet another mere trinket for this kid of the Hollywood Hills.
7 Kanye West
"I won't go into a big spiel about reincarnation, but the first time I was in the Gucci store in Chicago was the closest I've ever felt to home." – Kanye West.
As well known for being Mr. Kim Kardashian as he is for music nowadays, it would be tempting to believe that his wife’s banality has rubbed off on him a little, but that’s certainly not the case, as Mr. West has had a “rich” history of dropping the odd clanger, such as the above bizarre statement. He clearly doesn’t understand much about reincarnation or karma, or believes that the spiritual destiny of a cow is to become an elegant clutch bag or classy jacket. Or is he implying that he is destined to be a well-tailored suit in the next life? Besides, the entire quote doesn’t even follow any line of reasoning about reincarnation… no wonder his first album was titled: “The College Dropout!”
6 Britney Spears
"I've never really wanted to go to Japan. Simply because I don't like eating fish. And I know that's very popular out there in Africa." – Britney Spears.
Mickey Mouse Club alumni and global pop sensation Britney Spears has been known for the odd idiotic antic: having her hair shaven off in full glare of the press and then attacking a car; marrying a friend and divorcing him within 55 hours of wedded ‘bliss.’ Therefore, foolishness where Britney is concerned should more than likely be described in the following manner: “Oops! I Did It Again!” In this vague reference to the Japanese delicacy sushi no doubt, the songstress failed to realize that a person doesn’t have to eat sushi in Japan. But, even more perplexing is the fact that her sense of geography is rather “Toxic.” Japan couldn’t be farther from Africa – at the easternmost edge of Asia as it is.
5 David Beckham
"I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened, but I don't know into what religion yet." – David Beckham.
The soccer star proves that he left his brains on the pitch with this own goal! Clearly the fashion and style conscious athlete has failed to cultivate much inner thought going on here. The quote clearly shows he christened his eldest son Brooklyn, more for the sake of it than actual religious knowledge. As it doesn’t take much study to know that Christenings are carried out in churches… and what faith do churches belong to, David? We’ll give you 90 minutes to kick around the answer in your head.
4 George W. Bush
“They misunderestimated me.” – George W. Bush.
Yet more progeny from a wealthy and influential dynasty. Although this son, like his father before him, went on to become leader of the free world… scary thought. This man was President of the USA for 8 years, considered the most powerful man on Earth and not only that, had access to a great education due to his connections and background. So it would be fair to consider that maybe these credentials would be sufficient for him to understand what words are real or not! A skill that is supposedly misunderestimated in those occupying the highest echelons of global political office.
3 Tila Tequila
“I’m shooting a commercial for safe sex. How ironic. Because I don’t have that.” – Tila Tequila.
The reality star really sank the worm at the bottom of the bottle with this faux pas. Clearly intended to be a gag on how "naughty" she is in the bedroom, this supposedly flirtatious little quip spectacularly backfired and instead has very icky connotations for this self-professed wild child. Perhaps the young lady has thrown back one too many shots? Who knows?
2 Brooke Hogan
“You know what? I am actually not that much into voting. I think it’s kinda crazy that a woman is running, because I think that women deal with a lot of emotions and menopause and PMS and stuff. Like, I’m so moody all the time, I know I couldn’t be able to run a country, ‘cause I’d be crying one day and yelling at people the next day, ya know?” – Brooke Hogan.
The daughter of the famous WWE wrestler, Hulk Hogan, certainly put reason into a chokehold with this head scratching remark! Ignoring the fact that many women have governed nations for years with success (Margaret Thatcher, Angela Merkel, among many others) she also seems to think that “that time of the month” makes women too irrational to even exist and participate in normal, functioning society or the democratic process of voting for a leader! Yes, Brooke grew up watching her dad wrestle and the backstories in his profession are highly dramatic, but this is not a reflection of true life. Another example of how reality TV is swamping us with dimwits, perhaps Brooke has the issue she described, but that may due to a lack of intelligence, as opposed to raging hormones.
1 Mel Gibson
“What are you looking at, sugar t***?” – Mel Gibson.
The movie star and director must have had a Braveheart to say this to an officer of the law, one carrying a Lethal Weapon no less! The actor went a little Mad Max here and thought he knew What Women Want by throwing this vulgar ‘compliment’ her way. If being arrested doesn’t give him enough Signs (okay, we're done with the puns) that something’s up, this was certainly no better way to get out of trouble and definitely a sure fire route to allow the cops to take away your freedom!