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Top 50 Once Beloved Celebrities That People Now Can’t Stand! (Article)

Top 50 Once Beloved Celebrities That People Now Can’t Stand! (Article)

by December 7, 2022 0 comments

How Do You Feel About These Names
By: Tommy “Tj” Sotomayor

Reddit Users Share the Reasons Why They No Longer Admire These Celebrities

by Sarah Carter

I have a lot of rules I live my life by: don’t lend money you can’t afford to lose. Don’t eat grocery store sushi. And most of all, don’t learn about celebrities you like: don’t look up their Wikipedia page, don’t follow the news about them, and definitely don’t ever meet them. Because there is an alarmingly high chance that you will find out something about them that disappoints you and shatters your image of them. I’m not the only one who’s learned this lesson the hard way. We’ve gathered posts of online of people talking about celebrities they used to admire and the things that made them change their minds. So if you’re ready for the possibility of being disappointed by someone you used to admire, read on!

#1: Elon Musk

Here’s a polarizing figure to start out with. There is a segment of the population in whom Elon Musk inspires breathless awe and admiration. If anyone dares criticize him online, these people flock to his defense, citing all of the technological advances they consider him responsible for and for how rich (true) and brilliant (debatable) he is.

For a lot of the rest of us, it’s hard to understand the appeal. That he’s rich cannot be denied, but he’s not the one actually developing all of the technologies that he often gets credited with; he just signs the paychecks of the actual brilliant people. He also has a lot of questionable business practices and questionable tweeting habits, and an inability to tolerate anyone criticizing him. Maybe that’s where his fans learned that behavior.

#2: Kanye West

Personally, I’ve never been a fan of Kanye West. I don’t really listen to hip hop, and if I’d been inclined to, I still wouldn’t listen to Kanye, who completely lost me after he stated that he was a “proud non-reader of books”… and he made these comments while promoting a book he’d written. Even if you don’t read books, deriding them seems like an odd way to get people to buy one you wrote.

That was the moment that he lost me, but it seems like there has been a general dip in his public image lately, from that weird Taylor Swift thing to his incomprehensible presidential bid. Wow, how weird did 2020 get that Kanye West ran for president and we all mostly forgot about it?

#3: Gwyneth Paltrow

As an actress, Gwyneth Paltrow is alright, I think. I liked her as Pepper Potts, and I may be showing my age and predilection for Jane Austen, but I really liked the movie adaptation of Emma she starred in. And Sliding Doors is an interesting movie, although I think her British accent was one of the weak parts of the film.

But Gwyneth Paltrow is not just an actress, not anymore. For many years now, she has set out to position herself as some kind of lifestyle guru. Goop, her wellness and lifestyle company, offers articles and products that vary from “potentially useful” to “absolutely insane.” If you haven’t heard about the jade eggs… you’re probably happier not knowing.

#4: Beyoncé

Honestly, I’m torn on this one. I was never that big a fan of Beyoncé, to begin with. I don’t particularly mind her, and she’s got a few songs I like, but I’ve never really understood the level of adoration that she seems to inspire in some of her fans. I mean, she’s good, but she’s not that amazing (an unpopular opinion, I know).Editorial content

But I think this is a complicated issue that we can’t necessarily boil down to “Beyoncé is a monster.” First, those accusations were printed in a tabloid—not the place to go for really factual journalism—and as far as I can tell, the article never claimed it was children working there. Most of all, the sad truth is that most of our stuff is made in factories like that. If you’re upset about products that are made by low-wage workers in factories, you’re going to need to throw out most of the stuff you own. If that’s a stand you’re willing to make, good for you! But it’s a weird double standard to get mad at only Beyoncé for this.

#5: Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is another celebrity who still has a devoted following, despite doing some stuff over the years that might be considered a little questionable. There are a lot of people who take her show very seriously as a source of good information, so it’s very disappointing when she promotes people like Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz, who are known to peddle some pretty suspicious products and ideas.

Really, though, it’s the fact that she gave Jenny McCarthy a platform from which to promote nonsense that really ruins Oprah for me. She really does endorse questionable products and people all for the sake of fame and money; I guess that’s something a lot of celebrities do, but I can see where this person comes from.

#6: Quentin Tarantino

Oh, Quentin Tarantino. What a weird guy. I feel like he’s a bit like Elon Musk in that there is a contingent of his fans who will vehemently defend everything he has ever done because they think he’s some kind of great artist, while the rest of us are sitting back and saying “How much more weird and terrible stuff does he have to do before you stop defending him?”

The biggest thing to me is that he has a tendency to defend powerful men—other filmmakers in particular—who have done terrible things. In addition to this Roman Polanski mess, which is pretty horrifying, there’s the fact that he has confessed to knowing what Harvey Weinstein was up to and just trying to sort of brush it under the rug. At least he did eventually say he’s come to realize he should have said something about Weinstein. I guess that counts for something.

#7: Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is a confusing guy. His public image has very much been waning since that weird period when he was married to Katie Holmes and got really into Scientology and jumped on Oprah’s couch that one time. On top of that, I feel like he really isn’t in that many movies anymore, and the ones he’s in aren’t particularly prestigious.

And yet, when he does make movies, people still go see them. He is still enough of a box office draw that just his presence is enough to convince them to see something. I guess there is a portion of the population that isn’t really bothered by the weirdness.

#8: Amber Heard

It seems like everywhere you look these days, you couldn’t help but see or hear Amber Heard’s name. Her public trial against ex-husband and actor Johnny Deep has made a lot of headlines recently, and for good reason. There’s no doubt a lot of dirt has come out during these past few months.

The whole thing has been interesting and complicated because there have been no winners in any of their public disputes; what the court cases have made clear, I think, is that they are both volatile people who probably never should have been in a relationship because they are bad for each other and bad to each other. Neither of them comes off looking good—just two people who harmed each other.

#9: Caitlyn Jenner

I’ll be honest, I have paid exactly no attention to Caitlyn Jenner in the entire course of my life. I have no interest whatsoever in the entire Kardashian/Jenner clan, and every bit of news that slips past my defenses and gets into my brain just convinces me that I have done the right thing in not wasting any time there.

So I can’t really comment one way or the other on Caitlyn Jenner’s stance on LGBT rights. I have recently learned, however, that she caused a traffic accident and the woman she hit was killed. She ended up not being prosecuted because it was determined that there was no evidence that she was being negligent, but still, it’s not a great look.

#10: Demi Lovato

To be honest, I kind of forgot that Demi Lovato was a thing until a few months ago when I heard that she sang one of her songs to help a ghost heal from trauma related to sexism that this ghost experienced before dying. (Before you get up in arms, she has updated her Instagram profile to indicate that she’s comfortable using she/her pronouns again, along with they/them). So I was already not that inclined to think well of her.

But now I have a whole new slew of reasons to think she’s a bit off her rocker. Apparently, she got in a feud with a frozen yogurt shop because the fact that you have to walk past sugar-free options is fat-shaming? This seems very silly to me because there are a lot of reasons someone might cut sugar out of their diet, and weight loss is only one of them. But what can you expect from someone who is convinced that her own pop song is going to be the thing that heals a ghost of its trauma?

#11: Kevin Spacey

The whole Kevin Spacey fiasco was a disappointment to us all. It’s always so much worse to find out a terrible dark truth about someone you really used to admire, and I think a lot of people really used to admire Kevin for his acting skills, which are immense.

So during that disheartening stretch of time where it seemed like every other day we were hearing some new horror story of terrible behavior from powerful men in Hollywood, the revelations about Kevin Spacey hit even harder than many of the others.

#12: Dr. Phil

I have to admit, I didn’t know much about this whole Dr. Phil fiasco; I don’t watch daytime TV, and I don’t have a rebellious teen who’s got me at my wit’s end and forces me to go on a talk show to get advice from a man who’s not even licensed to practice as a therapist. So when I saw this, I had to look it up.

And the first thing I have to say, in the interest of fairness, is that this poster makes it seem like Dr. Phil runs the ranches where all of this stuff was going down. He doesn’t; he has just recommended that a lot of parents send their kids there. That being said, there are a lot of horror stories about abuse and neglect that happened to the kids who were sent to these ranches at the hands of the staff. So definitely this is pretty messed up.

#13: Ellen DeGeneres

I kind of have to wonder how updated this person is; didn’t it all come out a long time ago that Ellen treats her staff really badly and that there has been some weirdness because of her treating guests on her show badly? It’s a little weird that this poster is just talking about the vague sense they have that she’s kind of a leech.

But if this post was written before all of that came out about Ellen, this poster has great instincts! Because it did come out that she kind of uses people for her own gain. If you haven’t seen the video where she tries to tease Dakota Johnson for not inviting her to a party, and Dakota calls her out because she did invite her to the party and Ellen didn’t come, you should see it. It is strangely very satisfying.

#14: Kat von D

Vaccines have become a pretty hot topic. For some time now, there were groups of people who believed that vaccines could cause autism, prompted by an academic article that has now been thoroughly debunked and recanted and disavowed by anyone who knows anything about medicine. Unfortunately, misinformation has a way of lingering.

And it looks like Kat Von D, the tattoo artist who became famous through the TV show LA Ink, fell for it for a while, stirring controversy when she made an Instagram post saying she wouldn’t vaccinate her child. She has since recanted, though, saying she was uninformed and didn’t know what she was saying.

#15: Meghan Markle

There are a lot of things you can say about the former actress and former Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, but one thing we never thought people would say is that she’s a hypocrite. However, lately, she’s been making headlines once more, this time for her alleged disrespectful treatment of the royal staff members.

When it was released that Buckingham Palace was investigating Markle for bullying the staff, it shattered the public’s image of her. It was as if they didn’t expect that kind of behavior from her – she was above it – but now she was just one of those celebrities who treat their staff members like trash.

#16: Steve Jobs

So this one is also a cautionary tale… about blindly believing everything that you read on the Internet. This poster levels some pretty serious accusations at Steve Jobs. I don’t know enough about Steve Jobs to know whether or not it’s true—I’m a PC/Android type of gal myself—so I looked him up to see if I could learn anything more about this story.

And I can’t find any confirmation of this story anywhere. He definitely didn’t leave a spouse who had cancer, because he was only married once and they were still together when he died. Either I’m confused or someone else is… or someone is spreading misinformation. So don’t believe everything you read on the Internet!

#17: Tyra Banks

Oh, you are preaching to the choir here, whoever wrote this. I didn’t really know who Tyra Banks was when I was younger, but I was aware that she had this sort of “empowering young women” vibe. Then I got to college and had a couple of roommates who were into America’s Next Top Model, and I very quickly came to question why anybody put up with Tyra.

She really does come across as this kind of a bully in that show sometimes. And she definitely comes across as someone who likes to hear the sound of her own voice. If you haven’t seen it yet, you need to get on YouTube and look up Jack Whitehall’s hilarious impression of her.

#18: Brad Pitt

Everyone has their reasons for why they don’t like certain people. Maybe they did something hurtful, disrespectful, or even unforgivable to them or someone they know. But there is something about not knowing celebrities that makes us admire them without really knowing who they are and how they actually treat people.

We kind of wish we never knew that this was something that Brad Pitt did… For some reason, he is like the golden Hollywood celebrity that can never do any wrong no matter what. But now that we know that he did something so childish and rude to his own makeup artist makes us think completely differently now.

#19: Marilyn Manson

Honestly, what surprises me most about this post is the claim that he is a chill, fun, nice guy. I certainly can’t speak from personal experience one way or the other, but he has definitely gone out of his way to cultivate a persona that does not seem chill, fun, or nice.

But I readily admit that I don’t know the guy! Apparently, at least some people always thought that he seemed pretty great, and it was only when allegations came out of his abuse of his girlfriends that they changed their minds.

#20: Tom Brady

There is nothing worse than when someone you admire lets you down. Sure, you might not know them on a personal level, but you have been their fan for enough time to know their general lease on life. So when they do something that seems out of character, it can be quite hard to come to terms with.

All-star NFL player Tom Brady recently decided to continue playing football at the expense of his marriage with Gisele Bundchen. It is safe to say that many people seem to think that he made a mistake. We just want to know how he thought one more trophy meant more than his own family…

#21: Matthew Perry

Is there anything more annoying than someone who thinks that they are actually the bee’s knees when really they just aren’t? Whenever certain people have something bad happen to them, they assume that the whole world owes them pity and sympathy. News flash, people, only like helping those that know how to help themselves…

When Friends star Matthew Perry came out with his autobiography, many people were keen to hear what he had to say. But after a while, it became clear that he was using the opportunity to blame lots of other people for all of his own issues. You might be a movie star, but that doesn’t mean everyone wants to marry you…

#22: Lizzo

There are some celebrities that you would never expect to do anything wrong, offensive, or even rude to anyone. But the reality is, even when we think we might know a celebrity, there is never any real way for us to get to know them on a deep level… Because we simply do not know them. So what do you do when one of your favorite celebrities gets called out for something?

In Lizzo’s new song “Grrrls” she uses a word that is known in the medical world as something completely different… As a result, people have called out Lizzo for being ableist for what she has done. Everyone makes mistakes, and we doubt that Lizzo ever intended to hurt anyone, let alone intentionally use a slur word without knowing. But still, she should be made aware of her actions.

#23: Elon Musk – Fact #2

Considering that this is the second time that Elon Musk appears on this list gives us a pretty clear indication that maybe he isn’t as great a man as we all thought that he was… For some reason, we all act like famous people are some sort of different, special species when in reality they experience the world just like the rest of us.

If you have your own daughter trying to cut all ties with you, that’s when you know that something is wrong. Sure, family drama is never anyone else’s business, but when something like this happens, the fault is almost always entirely on the parent.

#24: Jennifer Aniston

As far as the world is concerned, Jennifer Aniston can do no wrong. She is the Hollywood it-girl and will probably continue to be for as long as she lives. Even though we all hold her very close to our hearts, it is important to remember that she might look young, but she is still from a different generation.

There is no doubt that Jennifer Aniston worked hard for her acting career, but that isn’t to say that people who make it on social media don’t work hard. It is a completely different world out there and to deny the advancements that are taking place in society would be silly. At the end of the day, no one knows what she intended with this comment.

#25: Danny Masterson

Danny Masterson is an actor who rose to prominence playing Hyde on the popular sitcom That 70s Show. He’s also been in a whole bunch of other films and TV shows, but he’s mostly known for his role in the popular sitcom. A lot of people loved him as Hyde; if you’re one of them, you may not like this next post.

As happens with depressing regularity these days, the actor has been accused of harassing a number of women. The case has been in and out of court for a long time, and is set to go to a criminal trial soon. I guess we will find out sooner or later whether the court finds him guilty.

#26: Jared Leto

To me, the most surprising thing about this post is that it took the poster such a long time to realize that Jared Leto is pretentious and ridiculous. I do enjoy the only 30 Seconds to Mars song that I know, But besides that, I’ve mostly always found this guy ridiculous.

Still, I’ll give him one thing: it’s always fun to see what completely insane thing he’ll do at each year’s Met Gala. Coming dressed identically to Alessandro Michele was pretty entertaining, but for me, nothing will ever top the absolute bonkers move of bringing a replica of his own head as an accessory.

#27: Ryan Reynolds

We’d like to end this list on a positive note and remind you there are still some okay actors in Hollywood. Reading through these Reddit posts can make us think everyone in Hollywood is a dirtbag, but thankfully, that’s not the case! There are some pretty wholesome people and positive role models in the entertainment industry.

One person shared that he’s lost his respect and admiration for basically everyone except for Ryan Reynolds. Others chimed in that Keanu Reeves and Bob Ross are also pretty wholesome! These guys are certainly known for their great personalities – and they aren’t the only ones. Should we make a list of the wholesome Hollywood figures, or would that be too boring?

#28: Ben Stiller

This one had me rolling my eyes so hard that I think I sprained something. This is a classic case of someone saying something nuanced, someone else condensing it down to something simple (and controversial, right, because you’ve gotta get clicks somehow), and then a bunch of people accepting it as fact.

Go read the actual Twitter exchange that Stiller had on the subject of nepotism. You’ll find out he did not say anything he’s being accused of. He conceded that nepotism does exist within Hollywood, but simply said that it would not be fair to assume that people who have famous parents have never done any work to get where they are and that people who have famous parents but no talent won’t make it in the industry. Both of which, I think, seems reasonable.

#29: Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan, if you’re not familiar with him, has made an interesting career out of a mix of martial arts and entertainment. He’s been an athlete, an actor, a color commentator for sporting events, a radio talk show host, and now a podcaster. I know people who think he’s quite good.

Unfortunately, he has been known to use his shows to spread some pretty questionable and alarming ideas. It got to the point that Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and a few other musicians asked to remove their music from Spotify in protest of them hosting Joe Rogan’s podcast.

#30: Sia

Sia is generally a pretty respected and liked artist, I think. She is a great musician and singer and has had a number of songs that have made it big on the radio; “Chandelier” is a masterpiece and I will fight anyone who says otherwise. She also writes music for a lot of other artists.

However, her reputation was somewhat damaged with the release of her movie Music, where one of the characters is autistic. The movie got dragged for all of the reasons that this poster lists, and you can see that for people who are concerned about fair representation of the autistic community, this movie would not make them like Sia much.

#31: Morrissey

Morrissey is an English musician who is best known for being in the band The Smiths; The Smiths were hugely influential in the 1980s and spoke to a lot of people who felt like outsiders or wanted to listen to something a little countercultural.

It’s too bad then a band you like is ruined for you by the questionable behavior or values of one of the members. In recent years, some of his opinions and statements in interviews, particularly about politics, race, and immigration, have caused a lot of people who previously really liked him to change their minds.

#32: Chrissy Teigen

There was a time when Chrissy Teigen’s social media accounts were just about the best thing you could read online. She was super funny in an unfiltered, “first thing that pops into your head” kind of way, and she wasn’t afraid to make her opinions known to the rich and powerful if she thought that they needed to be called out.

So it was a shock and a disappointment to everyone when the whole Courtney Stoddard thing went down. Stoddard rose to infamy ten years ago when they—only 16 at the time—married 50-year-old Doug Hutchison. The whole thing was incredibly weird. But it turns out that Teigen went farther than thinking it weird; apparently she sent a whole bunch of really abusive and bullying texts to Stoddard. When are people going to learn that the terrible things you say on the Internet always come back to haunt you?

#33: Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong is a professional racing cyclist and one of America’s most famous (and infamous) cyclists. He was the course of inspiration for a lot of people, until he was accused of using steroids after winning the 1999 Tour de France and stripped of his titles. This deeply disappointed a lot of fans and made them lose their respect for the athlete.

It was a major shock and disappointment for sports fans all over the world. What I don’t understand is why this person was bothered by him marrying Sheryl Crow. That’s his personal life and personal business and shouldn’t have any effect on his fans. The couple dated for a few years and eventually broke up because they wanted different things.

#34: Drake

Look, I can’t really comment on Drake’s music. Literally, the only thing that I know about him is that episode of Saturday Night Live where he was being very Canadian on Black Jeopardy, which was hilarious. So all I can go off here is what I have read.

And what I have read is that Drake and Millie Bobby Brown text each other and some people have decided to read something nefarious into that. Millie Bobby Brown herself said that she considers him a good friend and wonders why people feel the need to make a big fuss about that. I have to say, Millie, I’m wondering the same thing. I guess it could be true that something weird is going on and she’s just too young to see it. But it seems more likely that she, as someone who’s actually close to the situation, sees it a lot better than a bunch of random fans extrapolating from next to zero evidence.

#35: Bill Murray

Honestly, in the context of all of the terrible things that various celebrities have been accused of doing to other people over the years (and especially in recent years), saying “You’re lucky I didn’t kill you” barely registers on my radar. I mean, if true, it’s a horrible thing to do, but without knowing the context and the tone of voice that it was set in, it’s hard to get really up in arms about it.

Have I just gotten really cynical and desensitized? Have I read so many awful stories about celebrities beating romantic partners and assaulting anyone they could get their hands on that when I hear that Bill Murray may have said something threatening to his wife, I just shrug and say “could be worse?” maybe we truly are living in the darkest timeline.

#36: Will Ferrell

This is one that I am taking with a big ol’ grain of salt (or three or four). There is a lot of context that has been left out of this story, and I think it’s very possible that Ferrell was not in the wrong in this situation. Was he out at a family event, or unwell, or in another situation where he didn’t want to be bothered?

Being a celebrity would be genuinely terrible because there are always going to be fans who think that they are entitled to your time. You could be sitting by your dying mother’s bedside and some fan might ask you for an autograph and then go complain on the internet if you say no. So I’m reserving judgment on Will Ferrell for now.

#37: Joss Whedon

There was a time when Joss Whedon could do no wrong. From Firefly to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Dr. Horrible’s Singalong BlogIt seemed like everything he touched became a hit. You couldn’t be a proper nerd if you didn’t love at least one of his properties (mine was Firefly, though I can still sing all the words to every song in Dr. Horrible).

But—and at this point, I’m not even sure why we bother being surprised at this stuff anymore—it appears there may be a dark side to him. Many actors that he has worked with have come forward to claim that he engaged in some pretty crappy behaviors; the phrase “casual cruelty” gets thrown around a lot. WarnerMedia investigated these claims and says that “remedial action was taken,” whatever that means.

#38: OJ Simpson

Here’s a throwback for the older folks in the room. Even if you’re younger than about 25, there’s a good chance that the name OJ Simpson rings a bell to you. I’m old enough to remember the night we were watching TV and the news interrupted our show to show us the infamous car chase in his white Bronco, but I was young enough that I had never heard of OJ Simpson before that day.

People older than me, however, may remember the time when OJ Simpson was a household name and was generally pretty well-liked as an athlete and actor. That made it even more shocking when we learned that he was wanted for murder and involved in one of the most publicized trials in the history of the U.S.

#39: John Cena

Personally, I’m inclined to give John Cena a pass on this one. In case you’re not familiar with the incident being discussed, while promoting Fast and Furious 9 (known in the US as F9), Cena referred to Taiwan as a country. As may not surprise you if you know anything about China-Taiwan relations, China absolutely flipped its lid over this. Cena ended up making a formal apology, and that really ticked this poster off.

But like I said, I’m inclined to give him a pass. For one thing, he was promoting a movie, and the studio may have insisted that he make the apology. For another thing, the exact status of Taiwan is complicated, to say the very least. It is a country, but a lot of other countries, the U.S. included, don’t formally recognize it as such. I’m not saying that it’s good to back down when China starts throwing its weight around, but I am saying that it’s a complicated situation.

#40: James Charles

Here’s a moment where I show my age: I’m not sure I could name anyone who’s considered a “social media influencer,” and I definitely couldn’t name any influencers in the makeup and beauty space. So I had to look up James Charles.

What I learned is that two underage boys accused him of grooming them by sending nude photos and pressuring them into sexting. Charles has admitted that while he was involved in the incidents, he genuinely thought that the people he was communicating with were of legal age. Whether or not that’s true, the incidents have definitely affected his reputation.

#41: Jennifer Lopez

A lot of the comments on here are about people who have come to disagree with things that a celebrity has tweeted or said in an interview or sold in her weird online shop. But here’s one that comes from an actual in-person interaction, albeit a secondhand one.

And it’s definitely one that makes Jenny from the Block look pretty terrible. You have to wonder why celebrities do this—do they not realize that the Internet exists and people are going to complain about their bad behavior? I guess they think they are too big for a negative opinion to touch. It may be true, but either way, this story definitely sours me on Jennifer Lopez.

#42: James Corden

I remember that when James Corden first started to be a thing in the US—I think he was in a play in New York City that got huge—there was a general sense from the UK of “You Yanks can have him.” I never really understood that, but maybe if he was known for treating fans badly, that could have contributed to his less than stellar reputation in the United Kingdom.

I do have to give him props, though, for having some really funny bits for his talk show. Carpool Karaoke, the crosswalk musicals, and the very silly mini-musicals he does with his guests are pretty great. Although, as he has a team of writers and producers, I guess he can’t really take credit for all of that.

#43: Bill Cosby

This one differs from some of the others on this list because it’s not one of these “Wow, did you know this largely unknown but alarming fact about this person?” situations. I mean, we all know what Bill Cosby did and why it’s all pretty terrible, right?

But I think he really ties into the main theme of celebrities who have disappointed you. Because as this poster pointed out, Bill Cosby disappointed all of us in a very real way. He always seemed like this upright guy who wanted us all to be our best selves, like that one teacher you had in high school who expected a lot of you, and because of that, you improved your life. So it seemed like an even worse betrayal would it turned out that he’d done some pretty terrible stuff.

#44: Roman Polanski

Next on our tour of human cesspools, we have Roman Polanski, the influential filmmaker who, in the 1970s, drugged and sexually harassed a 13-year-old girl and later fled to Europe to avoid being prosecuted. Though he’s usually associated with hiding out in Switzerland, he’s apparently actually been in France for a lot of the time.

People do still occasionally try to defend him on the grounds of his artistry and his body of work. Personally, I don’t want to live in a world where people get a pass on doing something that awful just because they have talent and made a movie that someone likes.

#45: Mario Lopez

To be honest, once Saved By The Bell went off the air, I kind of forgot that Mario Lopez existed. I guess he’s now hosting TV shows? Anyway, this person had an up-close and personal interaction with the man, which understandably left him with a justified resentment of him.

Of course, that’s if this is true; it’s impossible to verify a story that someone posted on the Internet, and if there’s one thing that I hope that we’ve all learned over the years, it’s that anyone can lie on the Internet (and they often do). So take this one with a grain of salt, but either way, I might avoid doing jiu-jitsu with Mario Lopez in the future.

#46: Shia LaBeouf

Does anyone else here remember Even Stevens, where Shia LaBeouf played the lovable goofball Louis? Or do you remember that weird period of time when an Internet novelty song about actual cannibal Shia LaBeouf got really popular for a while? Those were the good old days. I think back on them fondly sometimes when I hear about the latest weird thing that Shia LaBeouf has gotten up to.

And believe me, friends, there’s been some pretty weird stuff (though I admit to enjoying the “Just Do It” video). But things took a turn for the alarming when allegations were made that he had abused previous girlfriends. How hard is it for people that we admire to just stop abusing people? How do they think that this is never going to come back to haunt them?

#47: Jimmy Fallon

A lot of people admire and appreciate Jimmy Fallon for his wit and humor, and his viral Twitter challenges have definitely made our lives better. But apparently, a lot of people find him to be fake – unfortunately, this person isn’t the only one who feels this way about the talk show host.

Apparently, that’s one thing a lot of fans find annoying about Jimmy Fallon, and for some fans, it’s so bad it’s overshadowing ther admiration for him. He goes out of his way to laugh at guests’ jokes and make the show seem funny, that it doesn’t seem genuine. I can see why fake laughter is a turn-off for many people.

#48: Amitabh Bachchan

I’ve gotten so tired of reading comments about abusers that I perked up when I saw this one. I mean obviously, encouraging people to kill Sikhs is awful, but at least it was a change of pace. And when I looked up Amitabh Bachchan, I was surprised to see that I recognized him! He was the dad in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…, which is an excellent movie.

Unfortunately, Bachchan has been accused of making inflammatory comments during the anti-Sikh riots in the 1980s, enough that an advocacy group brought a case against him in a Los Angeles court. However, he denied the allegations, and it doesn’t seem like anything ever came of the court case. So who knows?

#49: Parker Posey

Here’s another one that is based on one person’s experience with a celebrity, but if it’s true, I would be pretty ticked too! Parker Posey is an actress who I mostly only know from her playing Tom Hanks’ obnoxious girlfriend in You’ve Got Mail. But she’s been in a whole lot of other stuff too.

if this person is to be believed, she brought her dog into an antique store, let it poop on the floor, and then didn’t clean up after it. As someone who hates it when dog owners don’t clean up after their animals, I would have freaked out about this. I probably would have scooped up the poop in a napkin, chased her out the door, and handed it to her.

#50: Alexa Vega

As someone who has pretty strong feelings against essential oils and multilevel marketing schemes, this is one that would definitely put me off someone. Alexa PenaVega (after her marriage, she and her husband combined their last names and now go by PenaVega, which honestly I think is kind of cute), rose to fame in the Spy Kids movies.

In recent years, however, she has become a brand ambassador for Young Living Essential Oils, which is a multi-level marketing company that sells essential oils. Have those ever been proven to have actual medicinal or therapeutic value? Just don’t do it, Alexa. (I stand by PenaVega being cute, though).

#51: Alton Brown

I am a huge fan of Alton Brown, which dates back to my college days when my roommate was obsessed with him and we would watch Good Eats on the Food Network anytime it was on. A huge amount of what I know about food can be directly attributed to Alton brown.

So when I read this, I was really disappointed, and I took to Google to see if this was a widely held opinion. It turns out it’s not. Most people who have met him say that he can be sarcastic and play a curmudgeonly persona, but seems to be really nice to most people. I’m glad to hear that this poster’s opinion is not universally shared. I still love Alton brown.

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