When most people idolize a celebrity, it’s usually not just because of the talents they posses. Most people truly believe that their favorite stars are good people too. However, that isn’t always the case. As most people know, there are many celebrities who aren’t always nice to their colleagues and fans.
While some celebrities are well-known for this, others have somehow managed to keep their mean behavior under the radar. Unfortunately for them; however, they often get exposed eventually. While some of these stars have seen their careers suffer, others have been able to avoid negative consequences. Here are 10 celebrities who are secretly jerks.
1. Christina Aguilera
When Christina Aguilera first hit the scene, she seemed like a pretty sweet kid. However, over the years, it has been reveled that Aguilera may not be so sweet after all. She has built a reputation for being a diva who can get downright mean. There have been several incidents in which people have been shocked and disgusted by Aguilera’s behavior, and even other celebrities have called her out.
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2. Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr. may seem like a pretty nice guy, but in recent years it’s become obvious that there is much more to him than meets the eye. Not only does Gooding have a mean streak, but he’s also been accused of being a bit out of control. Earlier this year, rumors began circulating around the Internet that Gooding made a waiter cry after he was unhappy with the waiter’s service. According to a source, “He [Gooding] grabbed a waiter by both shoulders and gave him a verbal shellacking…The server was saying, ‘I wanted to be an actor — but maybe I’m too sensitive for this!'” While most servers would be excited to have a celebrity sit in their section, it seems like they’ll be running away from Gooding after this incident.
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3. Tim Allen
Famous funny guy, Tim Allen, seems like the type of person who would be able to get along with anyone. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Although there’s no denying Allen’s talent, there’s also no denying that he can be somewhat of a jerk. In 1997, he was arrested on a DUI charge and forced to serve one year of probation. Allen has a history for making controversial comments regarding race and rape. Apparently, Allen also seems to have some trouble getting along with restaurant wait staff. According to a source, Allen once racked up a $500 bill at a restaurant, and left a $0 tip.
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4. Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton is one of the best guitarists of his generation. Over the course of his career, he has released several hit songs including “Tears in Heaven” and “My Father’s Eyes.” Although many people love Clapton, he apparently isn’t known for being the nicest guy. During the 1970s, Clapton made some comments suggesting that he did not welcome people of other races into his home country of England. There have also been reports that Clapton allegedly physically abused and sexually assaulted his former wife, Patti Boyd. All across the Internet, there are many people who have dedicated forums and discussions to talking about their disdain for Clapton.
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5. Sean Penn
Sean Penn’s reputation is a complicated one. On one hand, he’s done a lot of good things, but on the other, he can be a little on the obnoxious side. Penn rubbed a lot of people the wrong when he made a statement suggesting that his ex-wife Robin Wright never showed him any real love. During an interview, Penn stated, “There is no shame in my saying that we all want to be loved by someone. As I look back over my life in romance, I don’t feel I’ve ever had that. I have been the only one that was unaware of the fraud in a few of these circumstances blindly.” Many people found Penn’s statement to be nothing more than whiney and self-absorbed.
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6. Kiefer Sutherland
Throughout his career, Kiefer Sutherland has built a reputation for being difficult to work with. Apparently, Sutherland was a nightmare on the set of the Fox series, 24, and fellow actor, Freddie Prinze Jr. had no problem outing Sutherland and his bad attitude. During an interview, Prinze stated, “I did ’24,’ it was terrible. I hated every moment of it. Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That’s not me talking trash, I’d say it to his face, I think everyone that’s worked with him has said that. I just wanted to quit the business after that. So, I just sort of stopped.”
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7. Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande may look sweet and innocent, but her diva attitude definitely precedes her. Over the last few years, reports of Grande’s larger than life attitude have been all over the Internet. Sources have reported that Grande likes being carried around, and acts like a baby when she doesn’t get her way. Some reports even suggest that her attitude is the reason for her split with Big Sean.
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8. Katie Couric
Katie Couric is very well-known in her line of work, but she also has a track record for being a bit feisty, and sometimes she’s even gotten downright offensive. While interviewing Orange is the New Black star, Laverne Cox, Couric repeatedly redirected the conversation to discuss Cox’s body and the procedures she has undergone. Many were upset by Couric’s lack of professionalism.
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9. Lea Michele
During her time as a star on the popular series, Glee, many fans fell in love with Lea Michele. However, when rumors started spreading that she was rude and difficult, many people began shaking their heads at her behavior. According to a source, Lea Michele is also known for being disrespectful to restaurant wait staff. Apparently, after making several difficult requests, she still did not leave an appropriate tip. Way to go!
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10. Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest basketball player of all-time. However, off the court, Michael Jordan seems to be pretty well-known for being a jerk. Michael Jordan has repeatedly disrespected fans who asked to take pictures with him and has been notoriously silent among allegations that many of his Jordan brand items are made in sweatshops.
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