Celebrities are just like us, or so we’re told. They get divorces, file for bankruptcies, shuffle their kids to school, and are often seen comparing melons in the supermarket produce section. Yes, some of Hollywood is filled with actors, singers and performers that, outside of their jobs on-screen, really do live their lives much like the rest of us. Many famous people had humble beginnings, some of them even growing up poor or as outcasts.
These down to earth celebrities are not the ones we are profiling here, though. These entertainers have long ago lost touch with the average John or Jane Doe and beyond that, have displayed rotten attitudes, selfishness, conceit, and a level of arrogance that almost has to be seen to be believed. Unluckily for them, many of these snobs have been caught on camera or audio behaving badly and the videos are not hard to find online. Read on for a list of 14 of the biggest snobs in the business.
14 Mariah Carey
By now it’s no secret that Mariah Carey is a world-class snob with ridiculous demands. She has been known to cancel scheduled interviews, giving as a reason that she’s “not a morning person.” She has a list of diva demands when she shows up to an event such as, only drinking juice through a straw, wanting dressing rooms filled with cute puppies, scented candles, and white flowers. She only allows camera men to film her from certain angles, spends a reported $40,000 on dog grooming for her pets, and was actually said to have a live version of her song Fantasy, playing as she birthed her twins in 2011. Why? So they could hear the applause as they entered the world, of course!
13 John Mayer
John Mayer has been a serial dater for years and has a list of famous exes larger than his ego. He’s known for being an immature player and stringing women along only to humiliate and dump them when they get attached. He’s also known for ridiculous quotes such as, “Sometimes I wish that I was the weather, you'd bring me up in conversation forever. And when it rained, I'd be the talk of the day”, and when asked if he dates women of color, “I don’t think I open myself to it. My d-ck is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a f-ckin’ David Duke c-ck. I’m going to start dating separately from my d-ck.” Despite his success, plenty of people hate Mayer as evidenced by articles and online sites with titles such as: Why I Hate John Mayer, People I’d Like to Punch in The Throat: John Mayer and 7-Step Plan to Not Hating John Mayer.
12 Ariana Grande
Most of us have heard the donut-licking story. Grande was in a store licking donuts and saying how much she hates Americans and, in fact, America itself (for being fat, apparently). She’s also got an unreasonable list of diva demands, like Mariah Carey. For example, she refuses to be photographed for magazine shoots in natural sunlight. She must approve of every single shot and forces the photog to delete any unflattering ones. On top of this, the singer routinely makes her entourage carry her around like a baby when she’s tired. Ick!
11 Tiger Woods
Despite his amazing golfing ability, regularly being recognized as the best golfer in the world, Tiger Woods has a reputation for being a real jerk. Aside from being a womanizer who cheated repeatedly on his wife Elin Nordegren, before their divorce, he is a known cheapskate when it comes to tipping in restaurants, throws tantrums on the golf course, and has a potty mouth in front of fans on the course. Hank Haney, who has written several books about Woods, has said that the famous golfer let fame go to his head and was regularly disrespectful to those around him. When he was done eating at a restaurant, he’d get up and leave whether his fellow diners were done or not. Even when sharing a hotel room, he would rent adult channels and the roommate would be forced to ignore the films.
10 Reese Witherspoon
Known to many as “America’s Sweetheart”, Reese Witherspoon has been winning adoring fans since childhood in films where she routinely plays the girl-next-door type. The sugary sweet actress has another side, though. In 2013 when her husband, Jim Toth, was pulled over for suspected drinking and driving (ultimately arrested for DUI), Witherspoon jumped out of the car and angrily asked the officer: “Do you know my name?” She went on to threaten the officer and made it clear he would regret pulling over such a famous princess. The officer’s response? He arrested her too, for disorderly conduct!
9 Kanye West
Many would say the hatred of Kanye West all stems back to his rude interruption of Taylor’s Swift’s acceptance speech as she won Best Female Video Award at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. West stormed the stage and insinuated that Beyoncé deserved the award over Swift. From there, the rapper only went downhill in the public eye. Comparing himself to Jesus, outrageous bragging, overspending, marrying into the Kardashian family and shoving his political and world views down everyone’s throats on social media…The list goes on and on, but all adds up to West being a huge snob.
Known to adopt different accents depending on the year and seemingly her mood at any given time, Madonna is also someone who fake yawns during interviews, talks down to talk show hosts, and even said, “I’m not interested” when famed director Ang Lee tried introducing himself to her at the 2013 Oscars. In 2015, when the show Ellen, had “Madonna Week” a source said that the singer brought the largest entourage anyone has ever brought to the show before. Apparently even the posse she had surrounding her was obnoxious and her list of demands had everyone on the show on edge the entire week.
7 Julia Roberts
The actress that won our hearts in Pretty Woman has a reputation of being rude and elitist in some situations. Actress Julianna Margulies admitted during a 2010 interview that many years earlier, when she was a struggling actress and waiting tables at a high-end restaurant, Roberts was one of her customers and was “rude.” Back when Roberts was first becoming a household name, Joan Rivers reported that when the actress was having her place remodeled, she needed to stay in an apartment complex with “normal folks” and a written request went out to the tenants that if they ran into Roberts, they were to avoid eye contact and to not approach the actress.
6 Charlie Sheen
All a person would need for proof that Sheen is completely void of empathy towards others is to watch any of his interviews over the years. He is rude, condescending, and makes ridiculous claims about himself (remember the tiger blood?). The actor has had public feuds with the producers of Two and a Half Men, Donald Trump, Rihanna and Kanye West, where it seemed ego was a large factor in every instance.
5 Britney Spears
Ms. Spears has had many unflattering instances in her life and career caught on tape like the head shaving, umbrella-to-the car assault, filthy potty mouthed rants at paparazzi, and showing up in public looking disheveled with smeared eye makeup, dirty clothes, and bare feet. But things get taken to a new level when celebrities diss fans. Spears has been known to mouth off to fans at her concerts, and grant VIP fans (who paid $2,500 to meet her after a concert) a mere 3 seconds with her. Those same fans were told ahead of time not to hug or touch the pop star and to not give her any gifts during the meet and greet event.
4 Jennifer Lopez
Although Jenny from the Block tries to make her worldwide fans believe she’s still the same sweet-natured, easy-going gal she was before discovering fame, the Lopez’s diva-like reputation can’t be denied. Two-page lists of demands sent to hotels she’s planning to stay at, her refusal to put on a fake smile during certain public events and parties, and refusing to film a car commercial on-location (where fans were waiting to greet her), only further the rumors that the pop star is difficult. The singer/actress/designer is also known to demand a separate trailer just for her makeup when on-location.
3 The Kardashians
One Kardashian cannot be singled out here, as they are equal opportunity offenders in the area of snobbery. Outrageous demands on talk shows, self-obsession (check out any one of their social media accounts and tally up their daily selfies), and showing up drunk and obnoxious at events has made the Kardashian clan one of the most hated (but followed) families in the world. Rob Kardashian might be the exception, as one rarely hears negative stories of him behaving like an elitist. This is in stark contrast to Kylie, who had a ridiculous list of demands in 2015 when going on the Ellen show that included more than one dressing room, her own beauty team, a list of questions that were and weren’t allowed to be addressed, and even throwing a backstage tantrum.
2 Michael Jordan
A notoriously bad tipper, the former NBA superstar has a nasty reputation for being rude and arrogant off-court. When rapper Chamillionaire met Jordan, who he considered a hero, he asked for a photo only to be snapped at and turned down. Jordan said, “I’ll tell you what. You buy one of my jerseys for $15,000 and I’ll take a picture with you.” Jordan has publicly called fellow NBA players names and faked friendships to get them to leave him alone on the court. Showing up at a Miami Country Club golf course in 2012 in cargo shorts (against dress code), Jordan was asked to change his attire during the 11th hole and refused. When told he might not be asked back, the response by Jordan’s representative was, “Their loss.”
1 Gwyneth Paltrow
Few stars are known for being as outwardly rude and arrogant as Gwyneth Paltrow. The list of snobbish comments and stories is too long to include here, but to name a few, let’s start with her quote, “I’d rather die than let my kids eat Cup-a-Soup.” Then there’s the time she said, “The British are much more intelligent and civilized than Americans.” And who could forget, “I’d rather smoke crack than eat cheese out of a tin?” At a book signing for her cookbook, It’s All Easy Paltrow brought bodyguards, despite it being a low-key event. Her crew proceeded to be rude to fellow guests and authors, even preventing them from returning to their chairs to sign autographs. Paltrow has bragged that she and her British friends are so intellectual that when an American asked what type of jeans she was wearing at a party, the actress felt the need to just get up and leave the party…and presumably the country, for such ignorance.