Do you believe the Kardashian siblings deserve their fame?
The question's difficult to answer. They've been criticized for their stardom because they have "no talent," but no one can say the women don't deserve their fame. They've worked hard for their money, and they've built their empire. Even Kylie Jenner, their teenager of a little sister, is already worth $3 million.
Success must run in their blood, but there's one Kardashian who has stumbled and fallen. Rob Kardashian's the only son of Kris Jenner and Robert Kardashian, so he was spoiled by his parents. Their coddling molded Kardashian into the man he is today. While he seems like a good guy, his mother reportedly bought his $2 million house, his groceries, and his happiness.
Instead of going to a therapist, finding a hobby, and building his brand, he lived off the fruits of his 61-year-old mother, so does a guy like him deserve his fame? NO. The Kardashian brood may be famous for no reason, but the sisters deserve the platform they've fostered. They're at the top right now, and luckily for their brother, he'll get to be at the top, too.
However, their family's just one of many in Hollywood that either deserves fame or failure. Other celebrities could be judged in the same way. Thanks to cable and computers, people can give their thoughts on America's elite. The time is now to read the article, and write your opinion in the comments below. What do you think of the 15 celebrities below?
15 Kendrick Lamar - Deserves His Fame
The lyricist has come for the crown...and the throne. King Kendrick is here to stay. He let people know with his song Humble, which was trending on Twitter and YouTube, but even his hit couldn't prepare his fans for what he dropped next. His album Damn puts rappers to shame. Hell, the album even put fire to shame. Could Lamar soar any higher? Probably. He knows his roots and he wants to honor them.
The 29-year-old was born and raised in Compton, California. His early years were plagued with the pain and suffering of lives lost. Before he could turn ten years old, he was already used to death.
"He saw his first murder at age five, a teenage drug dealer gunned down outside Lamar's apartment building," a Rolling Stone interview reveals. His difficult upbringing had been more of a blessing in disguise, though. His experiences gave him the inspiration he needed to write and rap. Now, he's hailed as one of the greatest rappers alive. Rightfully so.
14 Farrah Abraham - Doesn't Deserve Her Fame
What do you guys think of Farrah Abraham?
She's an attractive mogul who wanted to market her name past the Teen Mom franchises. She opened up a frozen yogurt shop, a furniture store, a children's boutique, and a line of s*x toys. Abraham's smarter than people realize, and she's setting her daughter, Sophia, up for life. However, money can't buy everything. Abraham has a tough spirit and work ethic, but she also has the streak of a spitfire.
She's b*tchy to her mother, father, and even Sophia. Even though Abraham's gone through difficult periods with her loved ones, she has to push past her hurt. Otherwise, her child's going to reap the consequences.
13 Leonardo DiCaprio - Deserves His Fame
He's more than just a pretty face.
The renowned actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, may be known for his beautiful girlfriends, blockbusters, and Oscar snubs, but the multimillionaire was never handed anything. He had to earn his keep.
He grew up in Los Angeles, California, and was exposed to the seedier parts of his city. When he was just four years old, he was already accustomed to drug addiction. He saw the "prostitution ring, crime, and violence" on his block daily, so his environment nurtured his dreams of success. He let his experiences help him and not hinder him.
Who's Charlie Sheen? DiCaprio's the one who's winning.
12 Josh Duggar - Doesn't Deserve His Fame
Who knew the Duggar family had such a deviant past?
The eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, Josh Duggar, was embroiled in scandals aplenty in 2015. His Ashley Madison account was hacked, and he was outed as a man who molested his sisters and babysitter. The shocking and disturbing allegations led to 19 Kids and Counting being cancelled, not to mention his own resignation from his position at the Family Research Council.
He was back in Arkansas working as a car salesman at his dad's business.
However, Duggar's still a household name, and his family's popularity has only enabled his unhealthy behavior. In recent photos, he looks very depressed, stressed, and gluttonous. He needs to seek clinical care for not just himself, but for his wife, four children, and baby in utero. They don't deserve to suffer the consequences of his actions. Hopefully, Duggar will get help.
11 Oprah Winfrey - Deserves Her Fame
Is Oprah Winfrey even human?
The doyenne of television came into focus with her popular talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which revolutionized the way hosts presented information, interviewed guests, and interacted with audiences. She retired her mic years ago, but she's still relevant in the TV realm, not to mention the world.
Who knows? She could even become the country's next president.
However, whatever Winfrey decides to do, she'll give her all. She's been working hard since she was a teenager, and her work ethics is just as strong as her character. The hardships that she faced in her own life inspired her to help others, especially young women. She chose to build a school in South Africa.
"The $40 million academy aims to give 152 girls from deprived backgrounds a quality education in a country where schools are struggling to overcome the legacy of apartheid," a Today article states. Name a more iconic superwoman. I'll wait.
10 Danielle Bregoli - Doesn't Deserve Her Fame
Could you imagine becoming an instantaneous sensation just by uttering six words? NEITHER COULD I! However, the 14-year-old starlet, Danielle Bregoli, could give you a play-by-play. When she appeared on the Dr. Phil show, she told the host Phil McGraw to "Cash Me Ousside, How-Bow Dah!" Not only was he and his audience stunned, but so were the viewers at home.
She was barely in her teens, yet she acted like a grown woman. While Bregoli should chase her dreams, she should also take advantage of her youth. She's a young girl, and she has so much time to act like an adult. Her education, happiness, and health are most important. Her fame and fortune can wait.
9 Miley Cyrus - Deserves Her Fame
"Miley, what's good?"
Miley Cyrus, who was introduced to people as Disney's Hannah Montana, would probably respond by saying, "The Happy Hippy Foundation," which is a youth center for struggling LGBTQIA+ teenagers. She promoted her organization by hosting a concert at her home, so her guests' donations would go towards her organization. She's been an active force in the community outside of her private concerts, though. She even penned a letter to New York's governor "asking for more of the state's budget to be spent on providing beds." Her goal is to help as many homeless teens of the community as possible, and she's already achieved so much. She's making a positive difference in people's lives.
While Montana fans mourn the loss of the pop princess, they should celebrate the life of Cyrus.
8 Soulja Boy - Doesn't Deserve His Fame
The rapper's lost his Midas touch.
Soulja Boy had to be the most popular artist of 2007. His hit single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" was his ticket to stardom. But one decade later, the man's still riding a dying train.
He's been involved in multiple conflicts with different people. He's been fighting with a few artists such as Chris Brown, Migos, and Danielle Bregoli (aka "Cash Me Ousside" girl). However, he's also been in arms with both a stranger and his own mother. Not only was he confronted in one of his city's hoods, but he left his own mom in the hood.
In a 20-second clip, his brother talks about how the infamous celebrity treated him and their mom. Their mother joined the video to confirm her younger son's words. "We in my house in the middle of the damn hood," she says. While the "Pretty Boy Swag" singer had made millions of dollars, he was stingy with his wealth. His family was obviously upset, and they made their sentiment known.
7 Amal Clooney - Deserves Her Fame
No, she's not just George Clooney's wife.
Amal Clooney may be in the second trimester of her pregnancy (she's expecting twins!), but she's still working. On International Women's Day, she was seen fighting on behalf of the survivors of crimes against humanity. "A source told E! News Clooney visited the U.N. to attend the high-level 'The Fight against Impunity for Atrocities: Bringing Da'esh to Justice' event," according to an article.
She's a human rights lawyer that focuses on cases of r*pe and human trafficking, so her career's made the lives of women and children a priority. They need justice, and they can't rely on heroes like Superman or Superwoman. They have to rely on the help of others, like Clooney.
She's going to fight crime (and kick a*s) no matter what.
6 Michelle Obama - Deserves Her Fame
She's a woman who needs no introduction.
The former First Lady Michelle Obama made a name for herself in the White House. She was focused on the lives of Americans and their families, and she wanted to bring back the importance of health and happiness inside homes throughout the nation. Whether she was implementing her agenda in the makings of the Affordable Care Act, or bringing her own mom to live with her inside the White House, Obama maintained a steady balance of her time at work and at home. She wanted to help the country, but not at the expense of her own family.
"As a young mother, a fashion icon, and the first African-American first lady, Michelle Obama became a role model to many Americans," a History web page states.
5 Doug Hutchison - Doesn't Deserve His Fame
Oh, he's the guy from The Green Mile, right? Well, at least he starred in one iconic movie.
Doug Hutchison was known for his role as Percy Wetmore, the villain of the drama. His character was evil incarnate. He broke an inmate's fingers, squished a mouse, went on a homophobic rant, and tortured a man to death. While Hutchison and Wetmore are polar opposites, they have one thing in common—they both cause controversy. Wetmore was an obvious sadist who loved seeing people in pain, but Hutchison still made people's skin crawl.
In the summer of 2011, the 51-year-old actor married a 16-year-old girl. Their marriage was disturbing at best, not to mention downright harrowing at worst. The man was in his fifties! While he claimed to "love" the teenager, he was blinded by his own lust.
4 The Weeknd - Deserves His Fame
His rags-to-riches story is truly inspiring.
The Weeknd, née Abel Tesfaye, had a rocky coming of age. When he was 17 years old, he dropped out of high school, left his mother's house, and dabbled in the drug scene. He was spiraling downward, but his saving grace was his angelic voice and lyrical gems. When he dropped his three mixtapes packaged as Trilogy, he shot to stardom.
He's an official "Starboy" now. His hardships made his success that much sweeter, but fame hasn't gotten to the artist's head. He's still humble. During an interview with Rolling Stone, Tesfaye cracks organic jokes about his fancy lifestyle. "'I just started being fancy, to be honest. Like, I just started learning how to pronounce what I'm learning. It's not Bal-mane, it's Bal-mahn,'" he jests.
Tesfaye's handsome, successful, and funny. No wonder Selena Gomez is dating him.
3 Kylie Jenner - Deserves Her Fame
She's younger than me, yet she's already making millions. Excuse me while I crawl back to my corner.
Jenner got famous for her plastic surgeries and speculation. While she denied getting lip injections in particular, she eventually came clean about her enhancement. She's lied about her pout for so long because she was worried about backlash and bullies, but she got over her fears to re-brand her image. She was no longer seen as the comical and chatty half-sister. The 19-year-old was finally seen as beautiful, which helped boost her confidence.
However, she's not a lofty and hateful airhead. She has a heart to match her beauty and brains. She created a campaign to promote the strength of bullied men and women. "Today, she's launching her new Instagram campaign called #IAmMoreThan. For six days, she'll be sharing stories of six people who have found a way to turn their experience with bullying into something positive," a Seventeen article states.
2 Bill O'Reilly - Doesn't Deserve His Fame
Pride always comes before the fall.
The host of The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly, resigned from his lofty position. When a few women accused him of s*xual harassment, he had to leave his cushy job. A former intern at the network, Perquita Burgess, spoke about her own interaction with O'Reilly. She says, "He always walked past my desk and he made like a grunting noise." His animalistic noises and creepy remarks (e.g. "Hey, Hot Chocolate") drove Burgess into a deep pit of stress and sadness. She was scared to talk about the embarrassing encounters, so she kept quiet.
However, the truth was soon revealed as more women talked about their experiences. Even though O'Reilly was a certified creep, he still walked away with $25 million.
I'm speechless, too.
1 Tana Mongeau - Doesn't Deserve Her Fame
Tana Mongeau, a hypocrite and keyboard warrior, but also a popular YouTuber. Nice!
The celebrity's claim to fame lies within her YouTube videos that may seem eclectic, but they're really all just the same. However, her embellished exaggerations made her stories sound weird and crazy. In reality, her life's just as boring and dull as everyone else's. Why are her lies important? Well, when iDubbbz (another YouTuber) exposed Mongeau on his Content Cop series, he showed Mongeau's true colors.
Not only was she a liar and hypocrite, but she was also a bully. Unsubscribed.