Conspiracy theories can be defined as the belief that some covert but influential organization is responsible for a circumstance or event. The belief in conspiracy theories can sometimes be dangerous. In life, people want to find answers to situations that do not make sense to them. Although many people are scared to dig “too deep” many others have dedicated their lives to making sense of situations in which you always wanted the answer.
There are so many common conspiracy theories including September 11th being an inside job, the moon landing being fake and of course JFK's assassination being done by his own people, while other conspiracy theories are a bit more out there such as AIDS being a “man-made” disease.
Whether you believe in them or not, conspiracy theories are popular throughout the world. The following 15 celebrities are all believers in conspiracy theories and have been open about what they believe. While some of these may sound absurd, we at TheRichest think it is important for people to express what they believe in and to still treat them with a level of respect, whether you agree with them or not.
15 Bruce Willis - JFK Assassination
Bruce Willis is known in the industry as a pretty legendary actor. Best known for his roles in films like The Sixth Sense, Pulp Fiction and Armageddon. Willis, who was married to the stunning Demi Moore is the father to five children, including actress Rumer Willis. Bruce Willis is a smart man, who has educated himself on situations that do not make sense to him, and one situation stands out more to him. In 2007, Bruce Willis opened up to Vanity Fair about his opinion regarding John F. Kennedy's assassination saying, “They still haven’t caught the guy that killed Kennedy. I’ll get killed for saying this, but I’m pretty sure those guys are still in power, in some form. The entire government of the United States was co-opted. One guy did it? I don’t think so."
Willis, along with many other people in the world believe that Kennedy's death was an inside job, however, we at TheRichest believe that the truth will never actually come out.
14 M.I.A - Social Media Was Created By The Government
The rapper M.I.A has always marched to the beat of her own drum and although her opinion has been viewed as slightly intense, the woman does make sense. M.I.A hates social media, she believes sites like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter were all created by the government in an attempt to track and control us. She also believes google is 100% controlled by the government also. In 2010 she said, “I want kids to be aware of this digital circumstance, everyone on the Internet is like, ‘Oh my God, come and join Facebook!’ They’re all so optimistic…and really, everyone is f*cking you up behind the screens. And I don’t like that. It makes it difficult for me to interact with my fans knowing that. Google and Facebook were developed by the CIA, and when you’re on there, you have to know that."
Something tells us you won't be able to check her out on most social media platforms!
13 Whoopi Goldberg - The Moon Landing Was Fake
Whoopi Goldberg has earned her right in show business. The actress turned co-host spends her time discussing various topics on the daytime talk show The View. To many of Goldberg's fans, it comes as no surprise that she would believe in conspiracies. On the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11's landing on the moon, during the show, Goldberg questioned some of the “facts” of that historic event, saying “Who shot the footage of the astronauts on the Moon?...I love great conspiracy theories, and the moon landing conspiracies are better than a lot of them.” Barbara Walters defended the astronauts, however, Goldberg and many other people still believe that it never happened. Goldberg believes that you should question life, and if something does not make sense, then you should dig a little deeper, which is exactly what she has been doing her entire life.
12 Spike Lee - The Government Wants To Exterminate Blacks
Spike Lee is a phenomenal director, producer, and writer. He has been behind some incredible films including Malcolm X, Do The Right Thing, Jungle Fever, and Inside Man. In the entertainment industry, it is considered an honor to work with Lee. When he speaks people listen which is why when he opened up about his belief about the American Government in an interview with Bill Maher. He spoke about his belief that the American government has the intention of exterminating black population in inner city areas. Lee was also very vocal about his suspicion that the government purposefully allowed the levees in New Orleans 9th Ward to breach. This incident caused the death of numerous African Americans. Spike Lee is an advocate for the black community and has said, “People of color have a constant frustration of not being represented, or being misrepresented, and these images go around the world.”
11 Courtney Love - Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Saying that Courtney Love has lived an interesting night would be an understatement. Love, who was married to the iconic rocker Kurt Cobain has lived a life filled with drugs, sex and rock and roll. You may recognize our next celebrity from films like 200 Cigarettes, Sid and Nancy and Man on the Moon.
The actress, singer, and mother has always been vocal in expressing her beliefs. Like with everything else in life, Love does not conform to the usual conspiracies like JFK or September 11th. What Courtney Love does question is what “really” happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, remember, the one that disappeared in 2014? Love is extremely passionate about this topic, she believes authorities know exactly what happened to it, yet they are still looking for it.
10 Prince - Illuminati
The hearts of many music fans broke on April 21st of this year when the legendary Prince passed away. Prince was and will always be considered and icon in the music industry. He inspired countless artists and created music that will surely live on for eternity.
Prince was known as a unique person, he had a lot of theories on a lot of different topics. He was known to ramble on about Illuminati, New World Order, chemtrails as well as black citizens being dosed with sleeping pills. During an interview with Travis Smiley, Price went on a rant in regards civil rights activist Dick Gregory's conspiracy theories. After Prince passed away, Gregory opened up stating that he believes Prince was killed on purpose, “If I had to guess I think when he went to that record company and talked to them about that slave thing (owning his music), that’s what got him killed…. They’re going to tell you that he had no insurance and now will but he had people to do his hair before he went on stage?”
9 Mark Ruffalo - 9/11
September 11th will forever go down as one of the most horrific and terrifying days in American history. Although we have been told that the incident was caused by a terrorist attack there are many people including our following celeb that believes there is a lot more to the story.
Mark Ruffalo has made it clear on many occasions that he is a 9/11 “truther.” For this talented actor, what made him have his doubts was the way the buildings came down as well as the way it was documented. In a 2007 interview, the actor said, “My first reactions is that buildings do not fall down like that...The fact that 9/11 investigation only went from the moment the planes hit to the moment the buildings came down, and nothing before or after, I think, makes that investigation completely illegitimate." Ruffalo, who will appear in Thor: Ragnarok in 2017 has been blessed with an amazing career as well as a great platform to express his beliefs.
8 Dave Chapelle - Hollywood Oppresses African Americans
Dave Chapelle is one of Hollywood's funniest funny guys. The 43-year-old comedian earned his fame through stand-up comedy and from there expanded his resume by adding writer, producer, and actor to the list. Like every other celebrity on this list, Chapelle believes in conspiracy theories. Chapelle had gained a lot of success before he disappeared from the scene. Tabloids around North America were reporting that he was on drugs, went bankrupt and had lost his mind. During a “tell-all” interview with the queen of interviews, Oprah he opened up like never before.
The comedian told Oprah about his experience as an African America man in the entertainment industry, which he feels heavily oppresses African Americans. Chapelle also opened up about how he feels there is an active effort to emasculate male black comedians, stating “When I see they put every black man in the movies in a dress at some point in their career. I connected the dots like ‘Wow this brother wearing a dress.’ This happened to me. I’m doing a movie with Martin. The movie’s doing good. So I walk in the trailer I’m like ‘Man this must be the wrong trailer ’cause there’s a dress in here.”
Chapelle has very recently announced that he will have 3 stand-up specials coming to Netflix, so you can imagine you are about to hear a lot more from him.
7 Jenny McCarthy - Vaccines Cause Autism
Jenny McCarthy is a blonde bombshell. The former playmate and former wife of actor Jim Carrey, is the most passionate celebrity with regard to the conspiracy theories surrounding vaccines, McCarthy believes that vaccines cause autism. McCarthy is a mother of an autistic child and she believes the pharmaceutical industry is more than aware of the effects their vaccines can have. McCarthy believes that the pharmaceutical industry does this to make more money. McCarthy said in 2010 “Almost all kids get injected toxins, very early in life, and our own government clearly acknowledges vaccines cause brain damage in certain vulnerable kids.” She has been put down a lot for opening up about her beliefs and has even been called a public menace as well as scientifically illiterate. However, she has not let this stop her, she has continued to spread her message and still firmly believes that it had something to do with her son's brain damage.
6 Jim Carrey - Vaccines Cause Autism
Jim Carrey is an epic actor, known for his roles in films like The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Just like his ex-wife, Jenny McCarthy, Jim Carrey believes that vaccines can be linked to autism. Carrey has spoken publicly about his beliefs on the matter. The actor even went on a pretty epic rant on Twitter which ended up blowing up in his face. Carrey, trying to defend his beliefs posted a photo of a child who was actually suffering from tuberous sclerosis along with an anti-vaccine message. Carrey tweeted this photo without the permission of the child's parent, creating quite the scene. Carrey and his ex-wife are extremely passionate about this theory, partially due to the fact that their son is autistic.
5 Woody Harrelson - 9/11
Woody Harrelson exudes the most chill vibe of almost anyone in Hollywood. The talented actor has graced us with incredible performances in some awesome films like Natural Born Killers, Now You See Me, No Country for Old Men and Seven Pounds. What a lot of people do not know about Harrelson is that he is a September 11th “truther.” this means that he believes in the conspiracy theory that the government had something to do with these attacks.
Harrelson believes in a lot more conspiracies, but 9/11 is the one he is most passionate about. He opened up about his lack of faith in believing things, saying "So I started thinking to myself, Jeez, I've always been told nothing but 'Milk does a body good.' It's a fundamental thing. So from there it was like, What else are they lying about? I just started realizing: There are all these things we're brought up to believe that are just a total hoax, just bulls-it advertising, you know?"
While it is not clear if the movie is still in production, Harrelson was also cast in a movie back in 2012 entitled September Morn that was to look at the 9/11 event from the angle of conspiracy theorists.
4 Marion Cotillard - Moon Landing, 9/11
Marion Cotillard has been getting a lot of press lately due to the rumors that she and Brad Pitt had an affair while filming the movie Allied. Cotillard is a beautiful and talented actress who has gained more traction as an actress as of late. The french native has appeared in hit films such as Inception, The Dark Knight Rises and Rust the Bones. Cotillard may be getting super famous but she will forever be a skeptic who believes in a lot of conspiracy theories including that man never walked on the Moon. She opened up in a 2008 interview stating “I saw plenty of documentaries on it and I really wondered. In any case, I don't believe all they tell me, that's for sure." Another conspiracy theory that she believes in is that September 11th was an inside job, saying “We see other towers of the same kind being hit by planes. Are they burned? There was a tower, I believe it was in Spain, which burnt for 24 hours. It never collapsed. None of these towers collapsed. And in New York in a few minutes, the whole thing collapsed.”
3 Kanye West - AIDS Is Man Made
Kanye West is an extremely talented artist, he is a visionary as well as a trendsetter. However, Kanye West is also someone who has a big mouth that he does not know how to keep closed. Throughout his career, West has done and said a lot of over the top things. However, the most shocking thing he has ever said was in 2005 at the Philadelphia stop at the Live 8 AIDS awareness tour. Kanye West argued that AIDS was a man-made disease, placed in Africa just like crack was placed in the black community to break up the Black Panthers.
The ironic thing about West believing in conspiracies is that there are a lot of theories which involve him such as him being a member of the Illuminati. So either he is being honest, or he is distracting from what is really going on either way, we will probably never know.
2 Kylie Jenner - Chemtrails
Have you ever noticed that when a plane is flying through the sky, it sometimes leaves streaks in their path? These streaks, which are known as the contrails is the airplane's engine exhaust, which causes a straight line to appear behind the plane. This is the boring version of what it is. Many people, including Kylie Jenner believe that these contrails are actually full of chemicals that control your mind. These chemicals are said to be sprayed on us from above and that it is the government's way of keeping control. Kylie Jenner began to question these trails and tweeted out a photo of a sky full of them in combination with a sequence of mind-opening questions.
“Let’s ask ourselves…why did I see 75 planes spraying white stuff into the sky on my 15 minute drive to work? Who pays for this and why is it happening? Is something being exterminate there? Is that something me? Does this have anything to do with why Honey Bee’s are dying off really fast? Why are some days normal with no planes spraying and others look like this? Who is responsible? What effect will this have on our health and our children’s future? Who the F#*% thought this was a good idea? Am I the only one who sees this?”
1 Donald Trump - Global Warming Is A Hoax
Donald Trump is the President-Elect of the United States of America and he is also a big believer in conspiracy theories. President Elect Trump was very invested in the theory that current President Barack Obama was not actually born in America. Trump was very open about this and went on every show that would have him in spreading his belief. Trump also believes that vaccines are connected to autism, saying
“The child, the beautiful child, went to have the vaccine and came back and a week later got a tremendous fever. Got very, very sick. Now is autistic, I'm in favor of vaccines. Do them over a long period of time. Same amount, just in little sections."
He also believes Global Warming and climate change is a hoax. Good thing he doesn't have any power....oh wait.
Sources: <span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">washingtonpost.com,</span></span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> </span></span><span style="color: #262626;"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">esquire.com, </span></span></span><span style="color: #262626;"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">huffingtonpost.com </span></span></span>
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