There are some celebrities whom none of us want to see anymore, yet some of them keep showing up and over and over again. Don't get me wrong; there are some celebrities on this list who've made such fools of themselves that they can barely get arrested in Hollywood, let alone find work. But there are still many others on this list who somehow keep getting work. We want some of these people to go away because they're total jerks. Others, we want to go away because they've done horrible things, some of which are even illegal. Others on this list, we're just plain old tired of and wish they'd just disappear.
It isn't that easy, though. As hard as it is to become famous, sometimes, it's just as hard to make someone famous go away. It seems like no matter what these people do, they still are in the public eye. Some of them haven't had meaningful work in a long time, but they still draw a crowd if they go out to a nightclub.
We want that to stop. We want these people to go away. Here are 20 celebrities who should've been banned from Hollywood a long time ago.
20 Shia LaBeouf
All of us hate Shia LaBeouf at this point. If you don't hate him, there's something that's totally wrong with you. He's that guy whom you used to think was cool and was fun to go out with, but then, each time you went out to a bar or a club, he made a total fool of himself. And not only did he make a fool of himself, but then, he tried to act like he was better than anyone else to top it all off. This guy's act is so tired. It seems like he can't go more than a couple of months without acting like a total idiot. He should be banned from Hollywood before he does something really stupid.
19 Casey Affleck
I know that it seems impossible that Ben Affleck would have a brother who's actually more irritating than he is, but he does. Casey Affleck is moderately famous for his acting, a bit more famous for being Ben's brother, and most famous of all for being a total jerk. He has a bad reputation with women, in particular, and, in fact, two women have filed sexual harassment suits against him. People are always innocent until they're proven guilty, but at the same time, where there's smoke, there's almost always fire. Casey seems to be a complete idiot.
18 Raven Symone
Why has Raven been around so long anyway? Yes, she was a cute child actor way back in the day, but really, can she just stay out of Hollywood and go away? She must have enough money to get by at this point. I don't know why she isn't just chilling out in a house somewhere minding her own business. At least she isn't on The View anymore, but she's like a zombie -- you might think that you've killed her, but when you least expect it, she'll show up again. This is one person who really does need to be banned from Hollywood forever.
17 Macaulay Culkin
I know... this one seems kind of mean. It isn't that any of us really sees the former star of Home Alone and numerous other movies much anymore anyway. Why not just let him come and go in Hollywood as he pleases? Well, I'll tell you why. Every single time that he shows up somewhere, even if it's just for a second, it reminds me of how life is just totally odd and unfair. I mean, this used to be one of the biggest child stars of all time? I just feel sad when I look at him, and I don't know about you, but I don't like feeling sad. Go away, and don't come back.
16 Adam Sandler
One has to give Adam Sandler a little bit more of a break than a lot of other people on this list, mostly because he should never have been that big of a star in the first place. I still don't know how it all happened. He's just kind of funny and certainly isn't a good actor or good-looking. So now, after he's had a whole bunch of successful movies, it makes sense that his career is in the toilet and that no one cares about him anymore. I just hope he saved all of his money because his career is pretty much over. He couldn't even get a parking ticket in Hollywood.
15 Anne Hathaway
For some reason, people just don't like Anne Hathaway a whole lot. She was trashed after she won an Oscar and for doing a horrible job hosting the academy awards. Of this, she said, “People treated me a certain way, but I’ve grown from it. This whole thing has made me a way more compassionate and loving person. And I don’t feel sorry for myself.” Oh, gee, Anne... you're totally loaded, famous, and gorgeous, and you don't feel sorry for yourself? You're so brave. Hollywood should throw you out and hide the key so you can't come back.
14 Chris Brown
Chris Brown is a complete idiot. Yes, he still has some loyal fans, but for the most part, he's thought of as a complete idiot. Obviously, that kind of thing happens when you beat women, especially if you choose to do so to women who are as famous as Rihanna. Brown didn't stop there, though. He continued to have fights with people, such as Drake, and have public tantrums. He even made fun of the singer Kehlani after she'd attempted suicide. There's no doubt whatsoever that Chris Brown needs to be banned from Hollywood. Chris, no one likes you.
13 Mel Gibson
Back in the day, Mel Gibson was a huge star. He was the kind of guy that women wanted to go to bed with and guys wanted to hang out with. Those days seem so long ago now. He's said a lot of horribly racist things that have come out in public and also has said some totally awful things about Jewish people when he was being arrested for DUI. If there's one thing for sure about Mel Gibson, it's that he's a total jerk that nobody like anymore. His career is pretty much over anyway, but he still should never be allowed back in Hollywood.
12 Bill Cosby
It's hard to think of anyone whose career has taken as big of a tumble as Bill Cosby's has over the last few years. He was once thought of as one of the coolest African American stars that ever existed while he was famous for The Cosby Show. He also was a much-beloved stand-up comedian and a movie star as well. These days, though, Cosby is thought of as a man who, at a minimum, is a total creep and, at a maximum, is a man who got away with numerous rapes. He should be banned from Hollywood without a doubt, but I doubt he wants to go back anyway, as he's pretty much in hiding.
11 Stephen Collins
Here's another guy that should be officially banned from Hollywood, not that he has a lot of options when it comes to getting work there again anyway. If you don't recall, Collins was the lovable dad on the show 7th Heaven who later admitted to exposing himself to different teenage girls but then acted like he didn't do all that much wrong. He said, “Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret. I have been working to atone for it ever since." Collins is obviously keeping a low profile, but still, this pervert needs to stay out of Hollywood.
10 Gwyneth Paltrow
We all should hate Gwyneth Paltrow, and if you're one of the people who don't, you should figure out why this is. She's just all that's wrong with the world, a woman that thinks she's so much better than the rest of us, names her children after fruit, and started a lifestyle magazine called Goop that's mocked by many because it's so out of touch for a regular person. There have been polls that have named her The Most Hated Celebrity, and it's no wonder why. Stay out of Hollywood, Gwyneth.
9 Stacey Dash
Just to get this out of the way -- I don't really care what Stacey Dash says about anything, and neither should you. But the thing is, she thinks she's important. All she really has ever done is be in Clueless and look hot, and then she gets a job as a commentator on the Fox network just because she's willing to make a total idiot of herself and say inflammatory things such as "If we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the [NAACP] Image Awards, where you are only awarded if you are black. If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard. Just like there shouldn’t be a Black History Month." Stacey, go away. No one cares.
8 Hayden Christensen
Hayden played the young Darth Vader in the Star Wars prequels. His performance was pretty much hated by all true fans, and it went so poorly that he even left acting for a while. So, what's the problem? Oh, well, mainly that he started acting again. One would think he would've gotten the message in the first place and not have come back, but apparently, that was too much to ask. It seems that Hollywood will have to officially ban Hayden to get rid of him. Here's hoping that whoever is in charge of such things takes notice.
7 Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith needs to go away and never come back. Yes, his father is incredibly famous and likable, and yes, he was fine in The Pursuit of Happiness, but ever since then, he's just been irritating. Sure, it was kind of cute that he was in a movie with his famous father, Will Smith, when he was young, but that's pretty much as far as it goes. If his father weren't Will Smith, he'd be lucky to get a job working at McDonald's. I know it, you know it, Will Smith knows it, and pretty much the only person who doesn't know it is Jaden, which is why he needs to go away.
6 Woody Allen
Yes, Woody Allen is brilliant. Yes, he's funny, and yes, he's a great director who's made a lot of great movies. You know what else he is, though? Someone who has a relationship with the woman 35 years younger than him that he raised as his adoptive daughter. What a total creep. He once said, “I was paternal. She responded to someone who was paternal. She deferred to me, and I was happy to give her an enormous amount of decision-making." The dude is just an enormous creep show, and he's also almost 80 years old. Can he just go away already?
5 Kim Kardashian
I almost didn't want to put Kim Kardashian on this list just because it's so obvious, but her time is really just about over. Her marriage to Kanye West, who's another total idiot, isn't going to last, she's going to get older, her butt is going to get even bigger and less shapely, and if Hollywood doesn't kick her out now and stop paying attention to her, we're going to have to watch all of these horrible things happen. Hollywood, if you're listening, please ban Kim Kardashian now while you have the chance and before it's too late.
4 Andy Dick
Andy Dick is one of those people that Hollywood just allows to hang around because he's such a train wreck. He once was thought of as a comedian and a comic actor, but now, the only reason he ever makes the news is if he does something to make a total fool of himself when he's drunk, is on drugs, or does something that's totally sexually perverted. It seems that the time has come to just give him the boot out of Hollywood for good. Maybe, if he has some time out of the spotlight, he might stop acting like such a total idiot.
3 Brendan Fraser
Poor Brendan Fraser. At one point, he was one of the biggest stars in the world, although I have to be honest: it didn't really make any sense why he was at the time. Still, though, as mediocre as he was as an actor, it doesn't seem fair that his career has had such a big fall. This is exactly why Hollywood should lock him out, though. The whole thing is just really sad at this point. Even if he got a gig, the whole thing would just be kind of humiliating. Fraser should just retire if he can afford it, and if not, he should get a job at a hardware store or something.
2 Charlie Sheen
At one point, not that long ago, Charlie Sheen was a huge star, first from a string of very successful movies and then from the television show Two and A Half Men. He then had a total meltdown. It was hard to tell if he was doing a lot of drugs because he was crazy or if it was that he was so crazy because he was doing a lot of drugs, but either way, he made a huge fool of himself. He became an even bigger star during the meltdown, but he inevitably faded away afterward and hit bottom fast. Hollywood needs to lock him out for his own good.
1 Courtney Love
If there's one person who needs to go away and go away as soon as possible, it's Courtney Love. The only reason anyone knows she exists is that she was Kurt Cobain's girlfriend. Yes, she was in the band Hole, but let's face it: she would've been forgotten about forever ago if it weren't for Cobain. Still, even though that's all true, she still manages to show up every now and again in an acting role of some sort or at some sort of big Hollywood party. Please, Hollywood, kick her and don't ever let her come back. You know no one would miss her.
Sources: washingtonpost.com; harpersbazaar.com