These Embarrassing Celebrity Quotes will Definitely Make You Cringe
by Jennifer Lafferty
Public figures usually try to cultivate a likable, intelligent, well-informed persona for fans to admire but many times they come across just the opposite. Because they live under a microscope, entertainers in particular, face the risk of being caught off guard, and criticized or sometimes condemned for hastily spoken words. From silly to shocking, here are the most embarrassing celebrity quotes.
In a 1965 Playboy interview Sean Connery made a shocking statement that continues to haunt him, saying: “I don’t think there is anything particularly wrong about hitting a woman…” explaining: “An openhanded slap is justified.”
A remark Katy Perry made about Japanese people, in a 2012 Jimmy Kimmel Live! appearance, was meant to be complimentary but came out creepy: “I’m so obsessed with you I want to skin you and wear you like Versace.”
In 1989, embarrassing excerpts from a very personal phone conversation between Prince Charles and mistress Camilla Parker Bowles surfaced, including Charles’ laughably erotic remark: “Oh, God. I’ll just live inside your trousers or something. It would be much easier.”
If actress-turned-trainwreck Amanda Bynes ever returns to normalcy, she’ll probably regret her shocking 2013 tweet about the infamous altercation between Rihanna and Chris Brown. Bynes tweeted: “Chris Brown beat you because you’re not pretty enough.”
Celebrities can get away with a lot, but praising a Nazi dictator crosses the line. In 2011, fashion designer John Galliano went on a shocking antisemitic rant at a Parisian cafe, and announced “I love Hitler.”
It’s probably safe to say celebrity Elizabeth Hurley wasn’t thinking about women’s self-esteem issues when she uttered the offensive remark: “I’ve always thought Marilyn Monroe looked fabulous, but I’d kill myself if I was that fat…”
One of Justin Bieber’s many notorious faux pas was when he visited the Anne Frank house in 2013 and narcissistically wrote in the guestbook: “Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a Belieber.”
Britney Spears could benefit from a lesson in geography. She once said: “I’ve never really wanted to go to Japan, simply because I don’t like eating fish and I know that’s very popular out there in Africa.”
Will Charlie Sheen ever live down his crazy rants of a few years ago? Not likely, after quotes like this: “I have a different constitution. I have a different brain; I have a different heart; I got tiger blood, man.”
Before she quit smoking, Sienna Miller proclaimed her love for cigarettes in a 2007 interview and shared a strange theory saying: “I think the more positive approach you have to smoking, the less harmful it is.”
Alec Baldwin’s horrific temper was on display in a leaked 2007 voicemail to his 11-year-old daughter, Ireland, in which Baldwin went on a disturbing tirade that included calling her “…a rude, thoughtless little pig.” Baldwin later apologized.
Who could forget Paris Hilton’s ditzy quote about retail giant Wal-Mart, when she asked: “…do they like make walls there?” The question seemed like a stretch, even for Hilton, leading some to wonder if she was just playing dumb.
A few years back Lindsay Lohan seemed to think people were overreacting to the disastrous Hurricane Sandy (which she called Sally), tweeting: “WHY is everyone in SUCH a panic…? Stop projecting negativity! Think positive and pray for peace.”
Some of Mel Gibson’s most offensive remarks were made while criticizing his girlfriend’s clothing. In a 2010 recording he said: “…you look like a f—ing pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n—ers, it will be your fault.”
Of all the things Reese Witherspoon said to the Georgia state trooper who famously arrested her in 2013 for disorderly conduct, the most obnoxious was: “Do you know my name?”, adding “You’re about to find out who I am.”