Foolish Things Celebrities Have Actually Said

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By: Kate Row | Last updated: Sep 07, 2022

Celebrities have a tendency to say make some pretty out of pocket comments, probably because they are a little out of touch. Luckily, most famous people learn from their mistakes and are more careful with their words when they are called out. Some of these moments will make you feel grateful you’re not in the spotlight!

We all have embarrassing moments that we would not like to be broadcasted. When we say something unintelligent we can just move on and try to learn from it (for the most part). But when celebrities experience these moments they’re often caught on camera for us all to laugh at.

Kate Moss On Skinniness

Kate Moss was commonly referred to as “Cocaine Kate” in the 90s when she was one of the most famous supermodels in the world. It’s no secret that Hollywood and the modeling industry celebrate unrealistic body standards for women.

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Kate obviously felt these pressures as a model that everyone was watching. We will credit this quote to those pressures and her relationship with drugs. And just so we’re clear, we definitely don’t agree. Have you ever had a burger and fries? It tastes pretty good.

Geri Halliwell On Race and Religion

Singer/songwriter Geri Halliwell made a comment that will make you instantly shake your head in disappointment. She seems a little confused about the difference between ethnicity and religion. She might be surprised to hear you can’t change your ethnicity.

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And this has very little to do with religion. I’m not sure if we should laugh or cry at a mistake like this. Hopefully Geri has since been educated and can now make the distinction between a person’s ethnicity and their religious beliefs.

Jaden Smith On Education

Quotes from the rich and famous just hit different. The famous son of Will Smith made a comment about education that we have to laugh at. We appreciate the sentiment as we all want a more intelligent society.

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But encouraging the world to dropout of school is a little bit of a scary thought. Not to mention it seems very counterintuitive. Not everyone has the opportunity to act and sing, Jaden! Some of us appreciate education.

Brooke Shields On Life and Living

Technically there isn’t too much wrong with this quote from the famous actress. Smoking kills. This much is true. But if you’re killed you aren’t just losing an important part of your life. You’re losing your whole life!

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We think we will give her a pass because she’s speaking out on an unimportant cause. But hopefully she’ll rephrase a little bit next time to have more of an impact.

Justin Bieber On North Korea

The young heart throb has a history of saying more than one offense or ridiculous quote. When you grow up in the spotlight you have to learn in the eyes of the public, which is not easy. Can you imagine if everything you said as a teenager was broadcast?

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In an interview in 2011, Justin responded to a question about his political preference by basically saying, “I don’t know, but Korea is bad”. To be fair, the kid was only 15 at the time so we hope he’s learned a little more about politics since then.

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Cameron Diaz On The Laws of Physics

Sometimes celebs try to make things sound incredibly profound. And they say it in a way that makes it seem like it’s the most important realization anyone has ever had. But many times, we end up with a sentiment like this one from Cameron Diaz.

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Shockingly, I think most of us can agree that we have all noticed that things do fall. So sorry Cameron, but we aren’t impressed that you’ve also noticed this. Do we think Isaac Newton would be proud?

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Arnold Schwarzenegger On Marriage Policies

The actor and bodybuilder turned governor of California spoke out on gay marriage… kind of. It sounds like The Termintor might be a little confused on what a gay relationship is. Gay marriage between a man and a woman kind of defeats the point.

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One good way to make sure people don’t take you seriously is to speak on something you obviously don’t understand. The lesson here is that sometimes it’s better to keep your opinions to yourself.

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Paris Hilton On Basic Geopgraphy

Paris Hilton is known for being the iconic socialite heiress. We could write an entire article on some of her iconic and less than intelligent quotes. For us, this one takes the cake. I will say, Paris is certainly not the only one who confuses countries and cities.

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We’re here to educate! London is, in fact, in England. For a girl who is named after a city in France, we feel like she should know a little bit more about geography.

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Gwyneth Paltrow On Tinned Cheese

Gwynth has built a name for herself as a beauty and health guru. Her lifestyle brand Goop provides wellness advice from doctors and beauty and fashion products. But it is more famous for being wildly overpriced.

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This quote definitely sounds like something from the mouth of a woman who sells $100 candles. This has to be one of our favorite out of touch celebrity moments. Meanwhile, Goop is getting in trouble for spreading wrong information so we don’t think Gwynth is the best person to turn to for advice.

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John Lennon On His Popularity

We hate to argue with the late legend, but this has to be one of the most ridiculous quotes we’ve ever read. Yes, the Beatles were arguably the most popular boyband of all time, but Jesus has quite a following as well. Potentially, he has the biggest following of all time.

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Comparing yourself to Jesus is a little strange, but we’ll hope this was a bit of British humor and not a real sentiment. We’re guessing this pissed off a big group of Christian Beatles fans.

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Kanye West On Thinking

Kanye has made a name for himself, not only as an artist and music producer, but as a person who says some really out of pocket things. He’s said some crazy outlandish things, and this is one such example.

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The eccentric man decided to take a stand against thinking. We have to admit we don’t think it’s the best course of action. Thinking is good, right? But don’t worry Kanye. No one is accusing you of thinking too much.

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Sienna Miller On Positive Smoking

This is a hot take on smoking that we haven’t heard before. While we all love positivity and encourage everyone to bring good energy into their lives, we don’t know how effective this would be when it comes to smoking.

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We hate to be the ones to inform her, but that just isn’t the way cigarettes work. They’re bad for you no matter how positive or negative you are. But you do you, Sienna.

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Farrah Abraham On Feminism

Farrah is a T.V. personality who seems to always have something to say about everything. But she doesn’t quite seem to know about anything she talks about. This is one of many shockingly inaccurate things that have come out of her mouth.

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To start, being feminine has nothing to do with being a feminist, but the words are simialr so I guess we could see where she made the conntection. But we have to draw the line at the lesbian comment. She needs to get educated or at least learn that you don’t have to speak on everything, especially if you don’t know what you’re talking about.

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Madonna On Other People's Money

Madonna is certainly unique. If you know anything about her, this quote probably won’t surprise you all that much. But this is another great example of a celebrity thinking that the world revolves around them and it’s not a good look.

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In her words, you should work hard all year round for the sole purpose of going to her show. She’s really selling the experience so it better be the best show anyone has ever put on. She is Madonna, afterall.

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Britney Spears

Britney is no stranger to media scrutiny. She’s undergone some psychotic breaks in the public eye and under the conservatorship of her father. We’re wondering if this comment is the result of a loopy moment or some miseducation.

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Apparently Britney Spears has no interest in going to Japan. Not liking fish is fair enough but we’re not sure we can completely forgive confusing Africa and Asia. The star has been on 5 worldwide tours. Someone should let her know the difference between the continents.

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David Beckham

It looks like David Beckham might be a little confused about religion. To be fair, you can’t ask everyone to have talent, beauty, and brains. When his son Brooklyn was born, the famous soccer player mentioned they would christen him, but didn’t know for which religion.

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New flash: Christening is a practice that belongs to one religion only. We’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and say he was tired and delusional after a soccer game and that’s what we will blame this comment on. We all have our moments!

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Kim Kardashian

The Kardashians are particularly well-known for being out of touch. Being a billionaire can really separate you from the crowd. But they have it rough too. Kim doesn’t think her reality show gets the respect it should.

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We’re not sure what kind of respect she thinks the show deserved. Airing family drama, sibling arguments, and complete dysfunction isn’t necessarily that worthy of respect, but it sure does garner attention. Sorry Kim, but I don’t think Keeping Up With the Kardashians will be winning an Oscar anytime soon.

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Christina Aguilera

We can only hope the singer and actress was joking when she made this comment, but based on the other celebrity comments we’ve seen, we don’t have high hopes. The Cannes Film Festival is a celebration of film and cinema.

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It’s a sophisticated event and a clue to where it is held is right in the name: Cannes, France. To be honest, not all of us would know that Cannes was a city in France, but at least when we have a brain fart moment it isn’t blasted on the internet.

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Dan Rather

Dan Rather is a former news anchor. We all know news anchors read off a teleprompter and might not actually comprehend each word they’re saying. We have to blame this one on whoever wrote the prompter instead of Dan, himself.

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A sequence of events is, by definition, in one particular order. This one is harmless so we don’t feel bad about laughing. But whoever is on the team at the newsroom might have an agenda against him.

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Mike Tyson

No one wants to get on Mike Tyson’s bad side, so we’re hesitant to poke fun at the fighter.But this comment is among the most foolish things we’ve seen. Maybe he doesn’t know what oblivion means or just doesn’t understand the meaning of the phrase “fade into oblivion”.

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Maybe the boxer took one too many hits to the head in the boxing ring. He’s still around so he sure hasn’t faded into Bolivian or oblivion just yet. It’s hard to fade out when you have a face tattoo like that!

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50 Cent

Of all the people to call out, we’re surprised 50 Cent decided to call out his grandma. We can only assume his grandma is the only person allowed to boss him around. Nobody gets out of chores, not even wealthy rappers.

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Obviously he has no respect for his elders. We hope she reminded him that he’s not above doing chores. He needs a little humbling! It’s funny to think of the rapper taking out the trash in his grandma’s home.

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Shaquille O’Neal

Shaq is one of the most beloved former NBA players of all time. The gentle giant has tons of achievements on and off the court, but his knowledge of Greece won’t be winning him any awards anytime soon.

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A reporter asked if he had visited the Parthenon when he traveled to Greece. It is a famed temple built for the Greek Goddess Athena. When asked about this historic temple, he thought it was the name of a club. We see where your priorities lie, Shaq!

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Craig T. Nelson

In this classic case of hypocrisy, Craig T. Nelson essentially goes against the exact point he is trying to make. We think he’s trying to tell people to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, but he seems to not grasp the irony in his statement.

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The successful actor was once on food stamps and welfare. The exact nature of these programs is to help! We hope he has since reflected on this statement and sees the errors of his ways. He might even have these programs to thank for his success today!

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Mitt Romney

What we can gather from this statement from Mitt Romney is that he loves America. This sentence looks like he was searching for what he was trying to say and couldn’t really find the point of his sentence.

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We’ve all had trouble getting a thought out of our head and putting it into words so we understand. He loves the American where millions of Americans love America and we all believe in America and millions. That’s a pretty patriotic statement from the politician.

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David Hasselhoff

We’re starting to see a trend of beauty vs brains here. The Baywatch star is known for galavanting across the beaches and saving lives while looking good on screen. However, if we’ve learned anything, it’s that an acting career doesn’t make you smart.

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The man has taste, but what he might be lacking is vocabulary. The word “inbred” has a very different meaning than what he thought it did. It’s an embarrassing mistake but we can read between the lines and figure out what he meant to say.

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Axl Rose

Axl Rose is the kind of person we aren’t surprised to hear a comment like this from. The sex, drugs, and rock and roll lifestyle leaves little room for intelligent conversation.The Guns & Roses band member obviously struggled with monogamy.

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We have to agree with him. It is difficult to be in a one-on-one relationship if you’re not allowed to be with other people. But that’s kind of the whole point right? We wonder what his ex-wife thinks about a comment like this.

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Jason Kidd

This basketball coach should probably keep his head in the game. We do understand that in the heat of the game you might happen to trip up your words. Math might not have been his best subject. We can assume he spent more time on the basketball courts than in the classroom.

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Turning anything around 360 degrees is actually going to bring you around in a circle and land you right where you started. He obviously meant to say that he plans to turn the team around 180, meaning he wants to make big changes.

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Lukas Podolski

This statement must have come after a swift kick to the soccer player’s head. How else do you explain something like this? Football is like chess. We can see this comparison maybe. It requires focus and premeditated moves.

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But in what world does the game of chess involve dice. Dice are a game of chance, and we sure don’t think he meant to compare the skill and practice of a sport like soccer to a game of chance. We get what he meant, but wonder how he made such a mistake.

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Kanye West (again)

Kanye is known for his interesting and often shocking commentary. It’s no secret that Kanye loves Kanye. It’s almost as if he tries to say the most insane things he can possibly think of. In this instance he says his greatest pain is that he can’t watch himself perform.

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In terms of all the bad things that can happen in life, not seeing yourself perform seems like it wouldn’t really land very high on that list. But Knaye is known to have a flair for the dramatics. You never know what is going to come out of his mouth next.

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Kim Kardashian (again)

In another amazing example of celebrities being completely out of touch and more than a little dramatic, Kim makes the list again. Some people’s greatest fear is snakes, spiders, or even heights. Not Kim!

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Her biggest fear in life is stretch marks. We’d like to think this was hyperbolic but knowing what we know about the celebrity, we are pretty sure she was serious. We hate to tell her but most people have them!

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Don King

Don King is one of the most famous boxing promoters of all time. But without spending his own time in the ring we can’t blame a silly comment like this on head trauma in the boxing ring. The 90 year old promoter should know better!

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We hope someone has since informed him that being bilingual means speaking 2 languages so if someone speaks English and Spanish, they are in fact bilingual. No need to repeat yourself, Don! It’s a little redundant.

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Tyrese Gibson

The R&B singer made a bit of a “boomer mistake” when he mistook Pandora for a person. It’s heartwarming that he tried to shout out a fan for streaming his music, but we can’t help that this statement makes us facepalm.

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Pandora is a streaming service and obviously people were sharing his music through the app on twitter. Or, the app Pandora was shouting him out. Either way, he thought Pandora was a person instead of an application. It does make a pretty name.

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Dennis Rodman

The former Lakers player should probably stick to basketball. He must not have spent too much time in classes when he was in school, because he definitely doesn’t know what chemistry is.

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It also looks like he might need a math lesson as well because 2 plus 2 definitely does not equal 10. Someone should probably teach the basketball player the difference between chemistry and math while they give him a lesson as well.

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Katherine Heigl

Something we have in common with Katherine is that we also love Sandy Bullock. We’re just not sure she should be the go-to for all things. Asking yourself “What would Sandra Bullock do?” might not be the best way for handling intense situations.

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But maybe it has worked for her and we have to love the admiration she has for her fellow actress. We have to wonder what situation she has asked herself this question and found a way to emulate Sandra.

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Kellie Pickler

Kellie is not the only celebrity to need a geography lesson but she might have put it more bluntly than most. We have to admit that we admire the fact that she didn’t hide her lack of knowledge or confusion.

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Europe is, in fact, a continent and it contains many countries. Geography seems to be one of the areas that more celebrities need to be educated on. I guess singing and acting don’t really require you to know where you are.

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Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson joins her Baywatch co-star, Hasselhoff in another silly comment that we have to talk about. The actress was not known for her intelligence so much as her wild romantic escapades with Tommy Lee.

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She’s definitely not afraid to tell it how it is. We all have our preferences. We wonder if this comment is why she was the perfect fit for the cast of Baywatch.

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Will Smith

Will Smith has been in the public eye for a long time so he was bound to say something a little foolish at some point. This quote may be a testament to his confidence in himself, but it comes off a little silly.

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We’d love to see him try but we aren’t sure he knows what really comes with being the President of the United States. It’s a pretty far leap from the Fresh Prince of Belair. We respect the confidence, regardless.

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Paris Hilton (again)

It is pretty unclear if Paris makes comments like this out of real cluelessness or if it’s all a facade for media attention. We are kind of hoping for the ladder. Even for a celebrity such as herself, this is pretty out of touch.

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Walmart sells just about everything. Walls might be just about the only thing they don’t carry. Does she think walls can just be purchased? And does she really not know the kind of store Walmart is or is this a joke? We have so many unanswered questions.

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Tyra Banks

Tyra has said some pretty out of pocket things throughout the years on her show America’s Next Top Model. This one is fairly harmless and we’re pretty sure she’s just joking. But it’s hard to tell with these celebs sometimes!

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Most likely, she doesn’t actually believe she is Britney Spears or Janet Jackson. But one thing is for sure. We’d love to see Tyra perform karaoke. It’s got to be interesting to see.

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