There are people who think that because they can do one thing well, they can and should do many others. Some people can’t even do one thing correctly. Many celebrities have let one good decade destroy the next. All the people on this list are noteworthy because of their amazing accomplishment of utter and complete stupidity.
Here are some of the Top 10 Stupidest People of The 21st Century
10. Caitlyn Jenner
In 2015, former gold medalist Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer ‘My brain is much more female than it is male. It’s hard for people to understand that. But that’s what my soul is.’ Two months later he made his debut as Caitlyn Jenner. In November of 2015 she accepted Glamour’s Women of the Year award stating ‘finally, last week I got my driver’s license and gender marker F. It’s always the little things in life.’ Unfortunately, in January 2016 International Business Times reported their are ‘whispers of “sex change regret,” hinting she might go back to being Bruce Jenner.’
9. Sarah Palin
In 2008 she did a two part interview with Charles Gibson. He asked her ‘Can you look the country in the eye and say “I have the experience and ability to be not just the vice president, but perhaps the president of the United States of America?” She replied ‘I do…We’ll be ready. I’m ready.’ However, when Gibson asked her to give her thoughts on Russia’s actions; Palin said ‘They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.’
When pressed she furthered her statement ‘Well, I’m giving you that perspective on how small our world is and how important it is that we work with our allies to keep relations with all these countries especially Russia.’ Our world is small Sarah; and your world view is smaller. It’s no wonder when Katie Couric asked her what magazines she read she couldn’t name one.
8. Tom Cruise
2005 was a year of absurdity for the former 80’s superstar. In May, Cruise acted like a hyperactive toddler when he bounced on Oprah’s couch to proclaim his love for Katie Holmes. That same month he went on a Scientology fueled tirade criticizing Brooke Shields for her use of anti-depressants for post partum depression. In June, he called Matt Lauer “glib” because he disagreed with his opinion during a Today Show interview. He finished off the year by telling Barbara Walters he purchased a sonogram machine to monitor Katie Holmes’ pregnancy.
7. Britney Spears
Motor vehicles and the former teen queen don’t get along. Her reality show was cancelled in 2005; but the drama continued, mostly behind the wheel. In February of 2006 she was photographed with son Sean Preston riding on her lap. In November she was filmed getting out of another vehicle with none of Victoria’s secrets left.
Two twenty four hour rehab stints that bookended a head shave in Sherman Oaks California did nothing to stop her. In September of 2007 she was charged with two misdemeanor hit and runs. She topped the year off by running a red legit and making an illegal U-turn. One can only hope that that turn will take her back to the days she was a 90’s chart topper.
6. Paula Deen
Stereotypes are something that can be embraced or risen above. Unfortunately, Southerners and racism go together like biscuits and gravy. Lisa T. Jackson, manager of Deen’s Savannah restaurant sued the celeb chef for racism. She stated ‘African-American staff could use the restaurant’s rear entrance only.’ In August 2013 CNN reported ‘the federal lawsuit will be dismissed by agreement.’ Undoubtedly, Deen will not be remembered for her Southern hospitality.
5. Al Gore
He told Wolf Blitzer ‘I took the initiative in creating the Internet.’ In 2000 he took the initiative to concede than retract the concession that he had lost the election. The New York Times stated that there were two phone calls placed on election night. The first call was congratulations to George W. Bush; the second that ‘circumstances had changed’. Gore also told Bush ‘not to get snippy’. Gore himself remains snippy about the loss. In the 2006 movie he introduced himself by saying ‘I am Al Gore, and I used to be the next president of the United States.’
4. Colin Kaepernick
On and off the field the 2016 season was not positive for the San Francisco 49ers. In May Kaepernick defended his pigs as cops socks on Instagram. He stated ‘I have two uncles and friends who protect ALL people.’ August 31st he didn’t worry about offending another group that protects and serves. Instead of standing for the National Anthem the quarterback knelt in protest. In an article on NFL.com he opined ‘If they take football away, my football away, my endorsements from me, I know that I stood for what is right.’ It was an ironic statement considering he was kneeling. Since he led the team to only two victories it’s questionable whether those endorsements will be lost to bad judgement or bad football.
3. Kanye West
It seems like the VMA stage is Kanye’s personal forum. In 2009 he crashed Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech. He angrily ranted ‘I’m sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.’ Six years later he went on a pot fueled tangent that ended in a big announcement. ‘We the millennials bro. This is a new mentality…It’s about ideas, bro. New ideas People with ideas People who believe in truth. And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.’ In Kanye’s own words ‘You can’t blame a man for speaking his mind.’
2. Gwyneth Paltrow
Huffington Post aptly stated ‘Even when it comes to divorce, Gwyneth Paltrow is an aspirational lifestyle brand.’ Over the years she, like her lifestyle brand lost touch with reality. On her Goop website she posted that she and ex-husband Chris Martin hadn’t divorced; just “consciously uncoupled”. Her website also promoted smoothies using the mystical ingredient moon dust ($65 a jar). Two year ago Stylecaster ran an article ‘Gwyneth Paltrow’s 25 Most Pretentious Quotes’. Highlights included ‘I’d rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a tin’ and ‘You know I use organic products, but I get [laser treatments]. It’s what makes life interesting, finding the balance between cigarettes and tofu.’
1. Charlie Sheen
Sheen starred in Two and Half Men which was nothing compared to the reality show known as his life. Sane people might question his mental stability but Sheen assured his fans ‘I’m not bi-polar, I’m bi-winning. I win here and everywhere.’ He didn’t win on Two and a Half Men. They halted production twice when he entered rehab. It was unnecessary because as he put it ‘I am on a drug-and it’s called Charlie Sheen.
It’s not available because if you try it, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.’ After the long slew of antics and craziness I’ve wished there was a Charlie Sheen Anonymous.