Being a celebrity is not easy these days! Yes, they have legions of fans who adore them no matter what, but social media and smartphones have given a voice to their “haters,” to the point that taking pleasure in the simple act of detesting some Hollywood stars has become a true worldwide phenomenon.
But which of these famous, rich and powerful celebs do we ordinary mortals hate more? There are so many to choose from, after all, each with their own qualities, so to speak, that make them “hatable” to the rest of us.
Star magazine has published a list of the 20 most hated celebrities in Hollywood.
Most hated celebrities
The winner is none other than the lovely Gwyneth Paltrow. Ironically, she has also been given the title of “Most Beautiful Woman in the World” by People magazine. But why does Paltrow rank first among the most hated celebrities? It may be because she looks stunning at 40, reportedly as a result of her daily workouts with top trainer Tracy Anderson. Or maybe it’s because she has started a successful career as a cookbook author and lifestyle blogger. But it’s probably her fight to the death against carbohydrates, which makes million of women who stuff their children with mac and cheese feel like evil witches. Perhaps her arrogance also has something to do with it. As Star magazines quotes, “I’m really f-king good at my job,” she’s said. Pretentious? “I would rather die than let my kid eat Cup-a-Soup.” Because moms aren’t under enough pressure, it would seem.
Kristen Stewart comes in a close second place. “I apologize to everyone for making them so angry, it was not my intention,” she said when photos of her cheating on her Twilight costar and boyfriend Robert Pattinson, with married director Rupert Sanders, surfaced. Rob gave her a second chance, but her fans took it so personally that it seems they still haven’t forgiven Stewart. Anyway, the Rob and Kristen romance has never really been very credible and sometimes it seems somewhat artificial and decaffeinated, as Stewart herself tends to appear when acting.
Jennifer Lopez ranked number three on the most hated celebrities list. The reason? Nothing other than her extreme narcissism. “She loves herself so much, it’s scary,” an insider told Star magazine. “She does not even try to hide the fact that she’s a diva. She is obsessed with herself, her body and her image. And she’s a complete bitch!” Apparently, even another super diva like Mariah Carey thinks JLo is over the top. “I’d rather be on stage with a pig,” she has said, according to Star magazine.
Finally, in the fourth position we have a man (Don’t you think this list is a little misogynistic thus far?). Singer John Mayer, who has recently dumped Katy Perry, has publicly said, “All I want to do now is f-k the girls I’ve already f-ked,” when asked about his love life. Wow! So romantic! “John has no heart and could care less about anyone,” says an insider to Star magazine. “He’s a selfish a-hole who only worries about himself, that’s it.”
Justin Bieber, who seems to have lost the direction of his life and career lately, is ranked number eight on the magazine’s most hated celebrities list. To make things worse, every time he opens his mouth to say something that supposedly proves he’s more than just a teen star he messes things up. Let’s see: “I would say to my haters, ‘I love you. Thank you for supporting me by hating me.’ When they write messages on my YouTube page, I get money for that. So they’re just giving me money to hate on me.” No comment.
We could not miss Anne Hathaway, who is surprisingly ranked number nine. She is officially The Girl We Love To Hate, and the disgust she provokes has been a subject of discussion in magazines, on television and even in The New York Times. Journalists, writers and everyday citizens accuse the actress of being overacted and unnatural, as if she had swallowed one of her own charming girl’s characters.
Hathaway is followed by Kris Jenner (number 10) and her daughter, Kim Kardashian (number 11). Both are hated for being extremely ambitious and calculating. If Kim was able to organize a millionaire wedding only to get separated 72 days later, the mother doesn’t miss a single opportunity to do business at the expense of her six kids. “My job is to take my family’s 15 minutes of fame and turn it into 30,” Kris brags.
The list also includes Madonna, Lindsey Lohan, Chris Brown, Jay Leno, Angelina Jolie and Taylor Swift. If you’re so inclined to pour over the rest of the most hated celebrities, the article in its entirety is here.