For the most part, everyone likes receiving gifts. Whether it be for a birthday, holiday, or some other special occasion, gifts are also a gesture of kindness and respect. However, not all gifts are good gifts, and no one knows this better than some of the world’s biggest celebrities. While it is not uncommon for stars to receive gifts from their fans, some fans have taken things a bit too far with their gift selection. Over the years, several celebrities have received extremely bizarre gifts ranging from humans to human body parts. While it is always best to be grateful, there’s nothing wrong with wishing that every gift could come with a receipt. Here are 10 of the wackiest gifts celebrities have ever gotten.
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10. Emma Watson – Bibles
Emma Watson is best-known for her portrayal of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. While the films were largely successful, some felt that the theme of witchcraft meant that there was an association with evil. As a result, fans began sending Watson copies of The Bible because they felt that she needed to be redeemed by the word of God. According to Watson, she now has a collection of approximately 20 Bibles.
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9. Beyonce – Star-studded Vaseline
Beyonce may be the queen of all things fabulous and fierce, but even she was surprised when she received a diamond studded jar of Vaseline as a gift from a fan. Although Vaseline has a number of uses, it’s unclear why the fan thought it would be a good gift for Queen Bey. After describing the experience, Beyonce described the gift as “very strange.”
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8. The Jonas Brothers – Dead Shark
During the peak of their success, The Jonas Brothers were the most popular boy band on the scene. Their smooth voices and boyish good looks made them the object of affection for young fans all over the world. However, one Jonas Brothers fan took things a little too far when he/she decided to send the trio a strange gift. According to the brothers, “The craziest thing we’ve ever been given is definitely a dead shark…It wasn’t a real big shark though. It was only a baby shark but they’d preserved it in this tube for us. That was odd. They didn’t even leave a note explaining. It was just, ‘Here’s a dead shark.'”
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7. Alice Cooper – Animal Heart
Musician Alice Cooper has been considered bizarre throughout most of his career; however, even he was stunned by a gift he received from a fan. According to cooper, In 1975, he received a knock on his door only to find two young women dressed as witches and a small coffin at his doorstep. After opening the coffin and seeing the heart of a small animal, Cooper immediately called the police.
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6. Kesha – Teeth
Unlike most celebrities who have received strange gifts, pop star Kesha actually enjoys hers. In 2014, while in rehab, Kesha sent out a mass message via Twitter asking her fans to send teeth as gifts so that she could use them to make jewelry.
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5. Avril Lavigne – Dead Rabbit
Avril Lavigne was once the face of punk-rock teenage angst everywhere. Her debut album, Let Go, spawned several well-known singles including the extremely popular, “Sk8er Boi.” However, with fame comes exposure, and as a result, Lavigne has been the recipient of several very strange gifts. According to Lavigne, the weirdest ‘gift’ she has ever received was a dead rabbit.
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4. Taylor Swift – Painted Turtle Shell
Taylor Swift is currently one of the most famous pop-stars in the world. However, despite her level of fame, the 25 year-old Pennsylvania native has maintained a great relationship with her fans. One fan decided to put that relationship to the test when he/she sent Swift a turtle shell with Swift’s portrait painted on it. Although receiving a portrait is usually flattering, there’s something about it being painted on a turtle’s shell that changes everything.
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3. Zac Efron – Skin
How would you feel if you opened your mail to find nothing other than a piece of human skin? This is a question that Zac Efron is unfortunately able to answer thanks to a gift from a fan. However, instead of freaking out and calling the police, Efron simply laughed it off.
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2. Jared Leto – Ear
If an actor’s skill can be judged based on what fans are willing to give, then Jared Leto must be one of the greatest actors of all-time. In 2013, Leto received an ear – yes, an actual human ear – as a gift from one of his fans. According to Leto, “Someone cut their ear off once and sent it to me, that was very strange. The note just said, ‘Are you listening?’. I never knew who it was, who’s missing their ear out there.” Leto posted the photo on Instagram, borrowing the caption “are you listening?” causing many of his fans to comment in disgust.
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1. Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton is the most successful female country singer of all time, and one of the most successful female artists of all-time. Over the years, Parton has become a fan favorite, and her bubbly personality has helped her become a very relatable public figure. Apparently, one of Parton’s fans was so moved by the star that she felt that Parton would make a great mother for her new-born child. In 2014, Parton revealed that she had once received a baby as a gift from a fan who left the baby with a note stating: “My name is Jolene. I’m your biggest fan, and I want to give you my baby.”
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