Celebrities are often portrayed as the dumb kids in school who were never able to amount to anything in life, and so they turn to their good looks and Hollywood for a chance to make up for their failures. It’s a stereotype that has been very much exaggerated in movies and in real life, too – after all, some celebs even have a Ph.D!
But, unfortunately, that stereotype rings true for many others – including these 10 celebrities who apparently didn’t think before speaking.
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1. Britney Spears
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.
Geography was clearly never the “…Baby One More Time” singer’s strongest point. In fact, she’s even quoted as saying that she gets to go to “lots of overseas places, like Canada.” Last time we checked, Britney, Canada bordered the United States, so that doesn’t really count as overseas.
2. Jessica Simpson
Is this chicken what I have or is this fish? I know it’s tuna but it says Chicken by [sic] the Sea.
She can really belt out a tune, but she’s not the sharpest tool in the shed. In this episode of reality TV show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, Jessica drops the now famous chicken/tuna question on her then hubby Nick Lachey – and his reaction is, in one word, priceless.
3. Christina Aguilera
So where’s the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?
Warning: This entry may contain spoilers.
Another one who can belt out a tune, the “Genie in a Bottle” singer once posed this question – with a straight face – in an interview when she was asked if she would be attending the Cannes Film Festival. Shockingly, it’s held in Cannes, France every year. Dun, dun, durr!
4. Mike Tyson
I might fade into Bolivian.
Because I very much enjoy the concept of life and do not want to wake up in the middle of the night with Mike Tyson standing over my bed after writing something awful about him; all I’m going to say is that I did not [cough] giggle like a little boy when I watched this video.
5. Arnold Schwarzenegger
I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman.
The bodybuilder-come-actor-come-governor stumbled over his words when rushing to answer questions that were being posed to him in a telephone interview with radio talk show host Sean Hannity, which resulted in this wonderful quote.
You hear that, anti-gay activists? Your straight marriages are gay!
6. R. Kelly
Osama bin Laden is the only one who knows exactly what I’m going through.
Yep, the R&B singer once said that Osama bin Laden – the man who’s responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks – is the only person in the world who could understand the torment of him being accused with 21 offences of child pornography, before being acquitted of all charges in 2008.
7. Brooke Shields
Smoking can kill you. And if you’ve been killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life.
Err, no sh*t, Sherlock.
To be fair, though, you have to forgive actress/model Brooke Shields for her naivety. She was only 16 years old at the time, and she had the best interests at heart, having appeared in an anti-smoking advertising campaign.
8. Kanye West
I’m like a vessel, and God has chosen me to be the voice and the connector.
Right. Moving on.
9. Celine Dion
To have your niece die in your arms is the greatest gift from God.
While the Canadian chanteuse is known for belting out tunes like “My Heart Will Go On,” she’s also known for being quite cheesy. Obviously trying to be deep in her own quirky way, Celine made records screech to a stop when she dropped this gem in an interview while talking about her niece dying in her arms after a long battle with cystic fibrosis.
10. Geri Halliwell
First my mother was Spanish. Then she became a Jehovah’s Witness.
Someone ask former Spice Girl’s mother what the change of nationality process was!
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