18 Meanest Celebrities of All Time

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It’s easy to think celebrities are kind when all we see of them is their career. We see them act, sing, and play sports, but what are they like in person? Unfortunately, many famous people are nasty in reality. If you’re curious to learn more about the meanest celebrities of all time, you’re in the right place.

Get ready as we dive into 17 famous people with terrible personalities. Some of them might surprise you.

1. Adam Levine

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First on our list of meanest celebrities of all time is Adam Levine, known for his position as the lead singer of Maroon 5 and as a previous judge and coach on NBC’s The Voice. According to one source, Levine has had various outbursts, ending up in rude behavior toward fans and people he works with.

Related: 15 Best Maroon 5 Songs

2. Tom Cruise

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Tom Cruise has had a decades-long reign as a lovable action star, but that doesn’t mean the suave guy is the same in person. He’s been accused of being one of the meanest celebrities in real life, having a terrible temper and outrageous outbursts.

3. Michael Jordan

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Michael Jordan is a legend and one of the most well-known athletes, but he has a mean streak. He punched Steve Kerr in the face, bullied Bill Cartwright, and has even cheated an elderly lady in a game of cards. Micheal Jordan has always taken competition too far, offending and hurting several individuals along the way. This is why he is one of the rudest celebrities on our list.

4. Sandra Bullock

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Unfortunately, next on our list of the meanest celebrities of all time is Sandra Bullock. She seems like she would be kind, based on the often carefree characters she plays on screen. There are reports of Bullock lashing out and yelling at both reporters and fans.

5. Tobey Maguire

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When the biographical film, “Molly’s Game” was released in 2017, a character in the movie who went by the name of Player X was depicted as an awful individual. Player X would demoralize and mistreat his peers, including Molly Bloom, who assisted in private high-stakes celebrity poker games.

The movie characters were given different names in an attempt to keep the identity of the real celebrity names confidential. However, it is widely suspected that Player X was Tobey Maguire.

Maguire has also been known to yell and curse at the paparazzi, especially when they attempt to snap photos of him and the people he is in public.

6. Mike Myers

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Mike Myers is supposedly one of the most temperamental actors in the business, creating nightmarish working conditions for those on his sets. He’s meticulous and has even been referred to as a diva by those close to him on the job.

7. Britney Spears

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We all know Britney Spears has had it rough, but many fans say that doesn’t excuse her rude behavior toward other stars and fans. Even the famous Michael Jackson reportedly felt Britney was rude to him after he called her up to record a duet in the early 00s.

Related: How Did Michael Jackson Die?

8. Lea Michele

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Like her character on Glee, many have reported Lea Michele to be mean-spirited and rude to them on set. The actress and singer has a mean-girl attitude.

9. Ariana Grande

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Ariana Grande on the Red Carpet in 2016. Image from Shutterstock.

Although it might seem shocking that Ariana Grande is on our list of the rudest celebrities of all time, many have had bad experiences with her. From being rude to interviewers to licking donuts in public, she has a diva flair that makes her unlikeable.

Related: Why Has Ariana Grande Lost So Much Weight?

10. Ellen DeGeneres 

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Ellen DeGeneres has been exposed as one of the worst celebrities in show business. Although she might seem sweet on the surface, many celebrities and fans have reported on DeGeneres’s short temper and mean-spirited, rude behavior.

She supposedly hates being looked at in the eye, has a toxic work environment on her show, and even bullies famous people she interviewed.

11. Jerry Seinfeld

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What’s the deal with Jerry Seinfeld? He’s next on our list of the rudest celebrities of all time, as he is known for losing his temper. He’s become visibly angry and crossed the line with fans in public. Seinfeld even awkwardly rejected a hug from Kesha on camera.

12. Jason Segal

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Jason Segal plays big teddy bear men in his movies, so it might be a shock that he isn’t so kind in real life. He’s had a history of being rude to fans.

13. Will Ferrell

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This individual on our list of rudest celebrities of all time is up for debate. Some fans report Ferrell as one of the nicest celebrities, while others have said he openly mocked them for asking for his autograph. 

14. Chevy Chase

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Chevy Chase is perhaps one of the most well-known mean celebrities. He’s inappropriate, dry, and sarcastic in many of his encounters with people.

15. Justin Bieber

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Unfortunately, Justin Bieber makes the list of the rudest celebrities of all time. He has allegedly spit on fans, laughed in their faces, and thrown punches at people.

16. Jennifer Lopez

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Sadly, as much as we love Jennifer Lopez there have been many reports of her being rude to just about everyone. From servers to flight attendants, many people report a negative experience with the star. 

Related: The 15 Most Hated Famous Singers

17. Kanye West

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Kanye West has been openly rude to several famous singers over the years, most notably Taylor Swift, however, his fans report they aren’t treated any better. In fact, he once made headlines for demanding a fan in a wheelchair stand up

18. Shia LeBeouf

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Last up on our list of the meanest celebrities of all time is Shia LeBeouf, an actor familiar with controversy. Not only does this mean actor have a track record of having outbursts on movie sets and in public, but he was also accused of abuse. Also, don’t get stranded in the woods with him.

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Written by Hope Davis

Long-time music lover Hope became a full-time writer in 2020 after being laid off from her regular job due to COVID-19. She now spends her time traveling the world to see her favorite bands while writing about them!


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