Being a parent is a difficult and daunting task – you can never know for sure that the choices you are making are the right choices for your child. Plus, there are always people there to tell you that what you are doing is wrong and that you should be raising your child differently.
Being a celebrity parent is even worse. Because celebrities are constantly observed and followed, there is no way they can hide their inexperience or the mistakes they make when it comes to parenthood. They know that one wrong decision will get the hate flowing.
However, while some celebrities make one mistake here or there, others are constantly making the wrong decisions which ultimately disrupt their children’s lives and well-being.
Thankfully, terrible celebrity parents are bound to be called out on their terrible parenting skills which hopefully makes them reconsider their choices.
15 Dina Lohan Partied With Her Daughter After The Latter Declared Sobriety
In 2013 Dina Lohan decided to celebrate her 51st birthday with a bang. She partied with her two daughters, Ali and Lindsay Lohan, ignoring the fact that her elder daughter Lindsay had declared sobriety after spending time in rehab.
A few days before her birthday, Dina Lohan was pulled over by a policeman for speeding. She was given a sobriety test which she failed and as a result, she received two tickets – one for 'Driving While Intoxicated' and another one for aggravated 'Driving While Intoxicated'.
As you can imagine, Dina’s behavior does nothing to help Lindsay get better. After all, how is Lindsay supposed to get over her addictions when her mother is clearly spurring her on?
14 Charlize Theron Dragged Her Son Around When He Had A Meltdown
Sometimes kids can get a little naughty and annoying. And sometimes parents don’t know how to handle them. So, in some cases, parents think that the only solution to a child’s tantrum is physical violence.
This is obviously what Charlize Theron thought when her 4-year-old son Jackson had a meltdown in a car park for she proceeded to drag him around roughly. Family relationship psychotherapist Dr. Gilda Carole thinks that Theron could have certainly managed the situation better – “She's got to find out what's on his mind by asking him and letting him talk about his feelings. Not dragging him around.”
13 Drunk David Hasselhoff Ate A Burger In Front Of His Daughter As She Pleaded Him To Stop Drinking
In 2007, Taylor Ann took a video of her drunk father, David Hasselhoff, and put it on YouTube. In the video, one can see drunk Hasselhoff lying sideways on the floor, attempting to eat a burger while his daughter pleads with him to stop drinking before his upcoming Las Vegas show The Producers.
Hasselhoff later said - “I thought it was, like, really funny. I thought it would go away. It didn’t go away, it got bigger and bigger and bigger. But I never played into it. And my daughters were the ones who basically laughed about it. They said, ‘Dad, let it go.’”
12 Kate Gosselin Let Her Child Crawl Under The Family’s Van
The TV personality Kate Gosselin is known by now as a terrible mother. Over the years, fans have criticized her parenting skills on numerous occasions, such as the time when she chose to overshare that her son Collin was sent away to treat his “special needs” and the time when she spanked her son Collin for spilling a bag of beans.
The above photo also proves that Gosselin is a terrible mother – in it you can see one of her children crawling underneath the family’s van as she sits in the driver’s seat. Apparently, Gosselin was waiting for her kids to climb into the van when one of her children’s papers blew under the car and he crawled underneath the car to get them.
11 Farrah Abraham Puts Makeup On Her Daughter
Remember that time when Farrah Abraham shared photos from her little daughter’s photo shoot? In the photos, Abraham’s seven-year-old daughter wore a swimsuit and was wearing heavy makeup. Abraham captioned the image as – “Happy #sunday @rlsmodelsphotography God gave me an extraordinary young lady. I'm so blessed - excited to see all the great things flourish in Sophia's life journey #blessed #beauty #photography.”
As you can imagine, Abraham’s fans were quick to criticize her - "She is too young to be taking pictures like this. Grown woman take pictures like this not, precious little girls.”
Another fan commented saying that Abraham was a terrible mother – “This is just disgusting. What a horrible mother she has. Talk about attention seeking. Good luck to her daughter."
10 Kristin Cavallari's Son Looks Way Too Thin
A while ago Kristin Cavallari shared pictures from a family holiday. One of the pictures was of her two sons, Jaxon and Camden and it was this picture that caused Cavallari’s fans to lash out at her.
In the photo, the little boys’ backbones are visible in such a way that it makes them look much too skinny and malnourished. Some of the comments thus included – “Wow. I want to like this picture but for obvious reasons, I can’t. Please look into feeding your babies” and “They are too skinny... do you people honestly believe you should be able to count a child’s ribs and vertebrate?... some of you are so eager to brown nose a ‘celebrity’ that you will say how cute it is... aww..look... his ribs are showing...well... at least he will fit in with the rest of the holly-weirdos.”
9 Kourtney Kardashian Teaches Her Children How To Flaunt Their Wealth
In March 2017 the reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian posted two photos on Instagram of her two kids, Penelope and Reign, sitting on top of a $122,000 car. One of the photos was captioned as “Rolling into the weekend like...” whereas the other was captioned as “Mayonnaise-colored Benz, I push Miracle Whips.”
As you can imagine, almost immediately after the photo was posted hate ensued. Kardashian’s fans couldn’t believe that she got her kids to sit on top of her expensive car just so she could flaunt her wealth on Instagram.
One commentator said – “Maybe all these pics trying to show off are the reasons you all keep getting robbed. I would never take pics of my cars, jewelry etc … looks desperate and not classy #newmoneyproblems #unfollowed #classless.”
8 Katie Price Rots Her Children’s Teeth With Juice
In 2016, Katie Price shared a photo of her daughter Bunny drinking juice in her dad’s – Kieran Hayler’s – arms. While the photo may have seemed innocent, Price’s fans were quick to attack her, claiming that she was rotting her child’s teeth.
Of course, Price was having none of that and shot back saying that she knew how to take care of her kids since she had five of them – “My kids are very happy and healthy and I’m sure I know what I’m doing after having 5 kids.”
This isn’t the first time Price is at the receiving end of hateful comments regarding motherhood – last year she was attacked for allowing her young daughter to wear heavy makeup.
7 Woody Allen Had An Affair With His Stepdaughter
Woody Allen is a terrible father – who could possibly justify him falling for his stepdaughter Soon-Yi Previn, who is 35 years younger than him?
He has recently admitted that at first, he thought their relationship was going to be just a fling – “I started the relationship with her and I thought it would just be a fling. It wouldn't be serious, but it had a life of its own. And I never thought it would be anything more. Then we started going together, then we started living together, and we were enjoying it.” However, it soon got serious because he was “paternal” towards her.
In addition, who can forget the allegations that Allen sexually abused his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow? It is said that he was seen with his head on Dylan’s lap and that later it was found that she was not wearing any underwear.
6 Kim Kardashian Did Not Notice North West Fall
The reality TV star Kim Kardashian is known by now as a terrible mother. She pays little attention to her children on a regular basis and in turn, is constantly shocking her fans with her reckless attitude when it comes to parenthood.
Kardashian has ignored her children falling on numerous occasions. One such occasion can be seen above. In 2016, Kardashian and North West were taking a trip to Toys R Us when the latter was photographed falling down on her hands and knees.
As you’d expect, Kardashian did not even notice this accident and continued strolling ahead. It was only after North West got up laughing that Kardashian realized her daughter had taken a tumble and went over to check up on her.
5 Britney Spears Almost Dropped Her Baby Boy
Remember that time when Britney Spears almost dropped her baby? That kind of ultimately proved that she is a terrible mother. What happened was this – Spears was leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel. She was holding a drink in her right hand and her baby boy, Sean Preston, in her left hand. As she was moving through the crowd, Spears tripped and Sean Preston almost fell out of her arms.
Luckily, Spears regained control and Sean Preston did not fall down. The bodyguard was also quick to move so it is possible that he would have caught Spears’ baby boy in case he would have slipped out of her arms.
4 Madonna Encourages Her Daughter Lourdes To Pose For Inappropriate Photos
Madonna is another Hollywood celebrity that clearly does not deserve to have kids. She has been under fire from her fans on numerous occasions regarding her parenthood decisions. Take the above photo for example. In it, her underage daughter Lourdes posed with a cone bra. She was grabbing her breasts and had her tongue sticking out.
Madonna posted the photo on her Twitter page as if there was nothing wrong with it. It seems that Madonna has no problem with her children following in her steps, posing for questionable photos and generally acting inappropriately.
3 Kris Jenner Uses Her Children For Fame
Nowadays pretty much everyone agrees that Kris Jenner is a terrible mother. She is hungry for fame and wealth and will clearly do anything to get her family’s name into the tabloids, even if it means jeopardizing her children’s lives and reputation.
Jenner considers herself as a “momager”. Naturally, you’d expect her to always be by her children’s side, supporting them and giving them advice. However, we have all seen her miss her children’s important performances and interviews just because she was engaged in other activities or because she was busy making other business deals.
2 Courtney Love Lost Custody Of Her Daughter Frances Bean
Instead, however, Love continued on a downward spiral and eventually lost custody of her daughter. What followed was restraining orders, phone calls, and court hearings.
Things weren’t really working out between Courtney and Frances Bean. In fact, Frances Bean did not even invite her mother to her own wedding to the Eeries singer, Isaiah Silva. However, it seems that nowadays both Courtney and Frances Bean are attempting to rebuild their relationship.
1 Reese Witherspoon Gives Her Child Too Much Sugar
In 2015, the actress Reese Witherspoon posted a great photo of her son’s Tennessee’s breakfast on Instagram. She captioned the photo as – “Good morning! #ISeeAFace #ToddlerBreakfast."
While the photo was certainly fun, creative and aesthetically pleasing, many Witherspoon’s fans thought that the actual breakfast was terrible. One commentator said - “Sugar and more sugar…oh, and one piece of fruit…That will definitely get the toddler moving”. Another user commented, saying – “What a horrible thing to feed a growing child for breakfast.”
However, others thought that the haters were exaggerating – “The point of this picture wasn’t to have people judge her food choices…It’s cute and creative! Try looking at the smiley face and see the positive rather than criticizing. Moderation is key. A honey bun here and there doesn’t hurt."