In the internet era, it’s easy for actors and actresses to receive an enormous deluge of hate. The performative dislike of certain people has almost become a sport online, with many actors experiencing a backlash whenever they take up a role. It’s almost as if there is an online blacklist of stars that cannot possibly be good in anything. Whenever these performers take on a role, the film is instantly derided as a lost cause and, whether they turn out to be right or not, the process continues perpetually.However, many of the people that are forced to take this online abuse are among the most successful performers working in Hollywood. Despite the outward appearance of universal dislike, these people are often at the forefront of films that make huge amounts of money. It doesn’t matter what the vocal minority online says because it’s the box office figures that really matter. Critics might loathe them and the internet might smother them with bile, but as long as they are getting bums on seats, it is not the job of the film industry to exercise a form of quality control.
Keeping up with Mel can be exhausting. His onscreen persona has been of an unhinged guy, who’s barely able to keep his crazy in check. Little did we know: he wasn’t really acting. True or not, it was widely reported that during his arrest for a DUI, Gibson made some pretty horrible comments to the cop – like anti-Semitic comments. Hey, everyone makes mistakes, but when you handle those mistakes the way Gibson did, that’s when people start to resent you.
Some people say the reason people have such a hate-on for R-Patz is because they’re jealous. Of course by “some people,” we mean his mom. Others despise Pattinson because of his boring acting, and because he ruined vampires for everyone. And still other are tired of his on-again off-again romance with co-star Kristen Stewart. But the biggest cherry on the sundae is the fact that Pattinson regularly trolls “Twilight fans.” Dissing the one group that likes you is not a good idea.
Originally gaining fame thanks to her dad’s achy-breaky career, this starlet is known for jumping from the concert stage to the small screen to the big screen – whether as the bratty Hannah Montana or as the real-life tongue wagging Miley. Between the robotic acting and her headline-seeking dancing, it’s hard to find a legitimate reason to show this girl any respect. But frankly, we’re not sure anyone considers her a role model anymore. Oh and btw: keep your tongue in your mouth, Miley.
Though most famous for her role as Isabella “Bella” Swan in The Twilight Saga, Kristen Stewart has been a working actor since her early years in Los Angeles, California. Her parents, John Stewart and Jules Stewart, both work in film and television. Her mother is Australian. The family includes three boys, her older brother Cameron Stewart and two adopted brothers Dana and Taylor.
Shia Saide LaBeouf was born in Los Angeles, California, to Shayna (Saide) and Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf, and is an only child. His mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while his father has Cajun (French) ancestry. His parents are divorced. He started his career by doing stand-up comedy around places in his neighborhood.
Jonah Hill almost inexplicably went from indie comedy star in Superbad to twice Academy Award-nominated actor for his work in Moneyball and Wolf of Wall Street. He has done very, very well for himself in Hollywood over the years, and probably won’t be stopping anytime soon. But his reputation has been turning sour recently. Not only is he considered an “angry nerd” by producer/director Judd Apatow, but friend and co-star Seth Rogen told press he wouldn’t know “how to approach him”. Dustin Rowles of Pajiba took a good look at an interview Hill did with Rolling Stone and found Hill was stand-offish, very serious, and not willing to answer most questions. Hill is also under heavy fire especially from the gay community for the homophobic slur he yelled at a paparazzo late last year.
Adam Sandler presents a certain breed of comedy people can handle for only so long. That includes executives at Sony Entertainment Pictures: After the recent hack leaked mounds of personal emails and conversations, it was revealed that movies execs felt “saddled with the mundane, formulaic Adam Sandler films.”Some employees questioned whether they should be willing to give up the prospect of making new, interesting movies and continue “paying for Adam Sandler[.] Why?” If a major Hollywood entertainment corporation like Sony isn’t an indication of the hate going on for Sandler, we aren’t quite sure what is. Even without the negative comments from Sony, most real movie fans find it excruciating to see Grown Ups 2 sweep the box office with massive profits.
Jaden Smith is the teenage son of Will Smith. They recently starred together in M. Night Shyamalan’s film After Earth about a father-and-son team who crash on an alien planet where life has literally evolved to kill all other life. The film mostly shows Jaden running away from scary things in dense jungles and leaping over cliffs (and plot holes) to save his father from certain death. The critical-flop aside, Jaden isn’t very well liked or understood in the Hollywood crowd because of a strange interview he gave with his sister for T Magazine. The consensus is simple: he said some pretty weird things. Jaden discussed the metaphysical properties of time and the phenomenology of life itself. What? Yeah, that’s right.
People are usually pretty tolerant when it comes to celebrity pitfalls, but when one of those pitfalls includes a violent assault, especially on another high profile celebrity, people can turn on you in an instant. That’s what happened to Chris Brown when he brutally assaulted his girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Pictures of her bloodied and bruised face immediately went viral on the internet, as people everywhere turned their backs on Brown. He was charged for the crime and sentenced to five years’ probation and 180 days of community service. Brown hasn’t been very well liked since then.