Thursday 27 November 2014

10 most obnoxious celebrity quotes

Published 30/05/2014 | 12:27

Without the aid of publicists and PR firms, celebrities routinely come under fire for speaking before they think.

Yesterday, Charlize Theron compared media intrusion to rape, and earlier this week Gwyneth Paltrow stated that being subjected to criticism online is like fighting in a war.

On both occasions there was instant uproar, understandably, but these women are not alone in blurting out ridiculous statements.

Over the years there has been countless ‘foot in mouth’ incidents.

In a magazine interview from 1996, singer Mariah Carey reportedly told the journalist: 

“When I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can’t help but cry. I mean, I’d love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff.”

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Fellow American popstar Britney Spears was an innocent 18 year old and obviously extremely sheltered in 1999 when she 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."

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Another high profile blonde who frequently gives the media the bait the crave is Paris Hilton. The millionaire hotel heiress showed her ignorance when she publicly asked:

“What’s a soup kitchen?”

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In 2003 during his term as Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger made headlines around the world when he controversially stated:

“I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman.”

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Reality tv star Brooke Hogan also proved that celebrities and politics don’t always go hand in hand. Igniting fury in women around the world and causing suffragettes to turn in their grave, the reality TV star stated in 2008:

“You know what? I am actually not that much into voting. I think it’s kinda crazy that a woman is running, because I think that women deal with a lot of emotions and menopause and PMS and stuff. Like, I’m so moody all the time, I know I couldn’t be able to run a country, ‘cause I’d be crying one day and yelling at people the next day, ya know?”

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Actress and mother Brooke Shields is no stranger to a public ‘d’oh’ moment. She is one of many celebrities who have made the mistake of talking about their vast fortunes:

“I’m so naive about finances. Once when my mother mentioned an amount and I realized I didn’t understand, she had to explain: ‘That’s like three Mercedes'.’ Then I understood.”

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Reality brat Spencer Pratt made a career out of his infamous quips on MTV’s The Hills. In a 2013 interview with OK! Magazine he spoke about his high flying lifestyle:

"We made and spent at least $10 million. 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.'"

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Holier-than-thou Gwyneth Paltrow might run a successful food and lifestyle blog, but whenever she talks about her strict diet she just seems smug. In 2011 she proclaimed:

"I'd rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a can.”

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Did nobody ever tell pop singer Justin Bieber that self adulation is no adulation? Evidently not. No stranger to tooting his own horn, in 2013 after a visit to Anne Frank’s House in Amsterdam he said:

"Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber."

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Bieber probably learned a thing or two from influential rapper Kanye West, who serves as his own biggest fan. In 2008 he told a reporter:

“I realize that my place and position in history is that I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade. I will be the loudest voice.”

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