Arnold Schwarzenegger. Amanda Bynes. Cameron Diaz. Many celebrities are famous because they can bring life to the written word—acting so brilliantly that for many it’s hard to separate the actor from the brilliant character they are pretending to be. But when the scripts are gone, and their lips are moving of their own accord, some of those not-so-bright celebs say the craziest, stupidest things
Everyone says something not so smart once in a while but most don’t have a camera trained on them half the time. Granted, many regular people show how dumb they are via social media and those posts can go viral too—but when it’s a celeb, we have more fun with it. And that also includes famous folks from the worlds of politics, sports and reality TV.
Here is a collection of some of the craziest and stupidest quotes from celebs through the years. Don’t let their beauty fool you; they’re just as dumb as everyone else.
1. Tila Tequila
"…just because I feel sympathy, compassion, and forgiveness for others such as Hitler means I am now a monster? All for trying to open your eyes to the truth that Hitler was NOT as bad as he was painted out to be?" Oh, Tila Tequila; you really should read some actual history books.
2. Spencer Pratt
Spencer Pratt talked up his personal financial policies to a British magazine "We made and spent at least 10 million dollars. The thing is, we heard that the planet was going to end in 2012. We thought, 'We have got to spend this money before the asteroid hits.'"
“I’m not good with time. Like, if I ask you the time and you say ‘a quarter to two’, I wouldn’t know. Why can’t you just say 2:30?” Snooki is timeless.
4. Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith and Howard Stern were discussing suicide bombers when she asked him “Doesn’t that hurt?” It does—almost as much as that question did.
5. Ivana Trump
Ivana Trump had this to say about writing a book: "Fiction writing is great because you can make up almost anything." Literally no sh*t, Sherlock.
6. Katy Perry
"I'm so obsessed with you I want to skin you and wear you like Versace." Katy Perry, discussing Japanese people in an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
7. George W. Bush
“There’s an old saying in Tennessee – I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee – that says ‘Fool me once, shame on…shame on you. Fool me…You can’t get fooled again.” Thanks, Mr. President.
8. Elizabeth Hurley
Said Elizabeth Hurley, "I've always thought Marilyn Monroe looked fabulous, but I'd kill myself if I was that fat." Weight loss isn’t an option, huh?
9. Naya Rivera
Naya Rivera gave her opinion on showering while on The View. “I think that white people shower a lot more than ethnics. I feel like showering more than once a day or every day is such a white people thing.”
Kesha was showing off her favorite keepsake but let’s hear her tell it: “It’s my placenta. My mom found in my basement, crushed up, and made into a necklace that I wear every day to improve my psychic abilities.” So you can guess what everyone’s now thinking.
11. Kourtney Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian asked twitter “Do ants have dicks?” Sadly, no ants bothered responding.
12. Jaden Smith
“How can mirrors be real if our eyes aren’t real?” Whatever Jaden Smith’s on should be available to everyone.
13. Jason Kidd
“We are going to turn this team around 360 degrees.” NBA Head Coach Jason Kidd’s pep talks are fantastic but they’re even better when he doesn’t have to rely on math to prove a point.
14. Kathleen Turner
“When I’m really hot, I can walk into a room and if a man doesn’t look at me, he’s probably gay” said Kathleen Turner. Probably not.
15. David Beckham
Said David Beckham, “I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened, but I don’t know into what religion yet.” Have you asked a Rabbi their opinion?
16. Britney Spears
“Canada is overseas.” Well it is—if you live anywhere other than North America, so keep bringing the common sense, girl!
17. Paris Hilton
“No, no, I didn’t go to England” said Paris, protesting on Twitter the very thought of it. She continued “I went to London.”
18. Britney Spears
Britney wasn’t about to let Paris upstage her own knowledge of geography. She was asked if she’d like to do Broadway and her response was that she wanted to “start somewhere small, like London or England."
19. Sienna Miller
Sienna Miller was musing on cigarettes and lung cancer and let loose with this braindump: “I love them. I think the more positive approach you have to smoking, the less harmful it is.”
20. Mike Tyson
Afraid of one day slipping into obscurity but not really sure where it is, Mike Tyson admitted: “I might fade into Bolivian.”
21. Kanye West
“I actually don’t like thinking. I think people think I like to think a lot. And I don’t. I do not like to think at all.” How much pain must Kanye West have been in to say all that while thinking at the same time?
22. Megyn Kelly
Megyn Kelly’s love of fiction took a strange turn when she turned her ire to the fictional War On Christmas. "For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white... Just because it makes you uncomfortable doesn't mean it has to change. Jesus was a white man, too." Um, Kelly? What planet are you on?
23. Frank Sinatra
“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. They wake up in the morning and that’s the best they’re going to feel all day.” Frank Sinatra may not have been an alcoholic—but his words were.
24. Brooke Shields
"Smoking can kill you. And if you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life." A young Shields, speaking in 1981, absolutely nails the reason why you shouldn’t die.
“Pandora..Whoever you are!! Thank you!! I get tweets about you playing my music all the time!!" Weird, then, that Tyrese never gave a shout out to her sister Spotify.
26. Arnold Schwarzenegger
In 2003, Schwarzenegger offered up this nugget of wisdom while wading into the topic of gay marriage, managing to condemn and condone it at the same time by saying "I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman."
27. Justin Bieber
"Anne Frank was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a Belieber." It takes a special kind of ego to think that a young girl hiding from Nazis, fearing torture and death at any moment for her and her family would have given a flying fig about Justin Bieber.
28. Axl Rose
“It’s really hard to maintain a one-on-one relationship if the other person is not going to allow me to be with other people.” Axl Roses’s sex-math boils down to “always carry the one.”
29. Farrah Abraham
Someone asked Farrah Abraham if she was a feminist. Her response was brilliant: "I'm pretty feminine. I think so...what does that mean, you're a lesbian or something?"
30. Britney Spears
Oops; she did it again. Britney was called upon to talk about her track “Email My Heart” but even though she hadn’t written it she didn’t miss a beat "Email My Heart is, like, a song everyone can relate to, y'know? Everyone has been doing emails and it's email my heart, so it's, uh, everyone can relate to that song." Waiter, what she’s on?
31. Paris Hilton
Life can be hard—but for Paris Hilton it’s even worse. “Everything bad that can happen to a person has happened to me” she told Piers Morgan—but then, if you’re talking to Piers Morgan, everything bad that can happen to a person is happening to you.
32. Amanda Bynes
"Chris Brown beat you because you're not pretty enough." That's Amanda Bynes talking to Rihanna on Twitter. Ouch.