When you’re a public figure, you also need to be mindful of the things you say. You have the opportunity to inspire people, to make a change or, alternatively, to offend someone or make completely a fool out of yourself. Admittedly, this doesn’t necessarily happen on purpose. But these little slip-ups have been recorded in history and have now become the dumbest quotes said by celebrities.
Although this is a list, it’s not exactly in order. It’s pretty hard to determine the king of all ridiculous sayings. We’re just going to leave that in your hands. Consider the winner the quote that makes your scratch your head the hardest.
#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.”
It seems like a viable reason not to visit a country, doesn’t it? After all, Japan is probably filled to the brim with fish-based dishes so there is no escape from this pescetarian hell. Oh, yeah, and Japan is apparently in Africa. Some of the best dumbest quotes are birthed by clumsy geography knowledge.
#2 Arnold Schwarzenegger
“I think gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman.”
We’re not here to discuss controversial and heavy topics, but we do feel obliged to point out that surely these two statements kind of cancel each other out. We’d expect Mr. Schwarzenegger to be aware that gay marriage can only be between two people of the same sex, but let’s give him a pass. He’s an emotionless robot sent from the future, remember?
#3 David Beckham
“I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened, but I don’t know into what religion yet.”
David Beckham is just too perfect. I say let’s mess this up by laying out some of his dumbest quotes, at the very least. When talking about his now-seventeen-year-old son, the famous football player noted that he’s not sure into what religion Brooklyn would be christened. In other words, what religion do you get yourself into when you convert to Islamism?
#4 Brooke Shields
“Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost an important part of your life.”
Newsflash, people – if you’re killed, you lose an important part of your life. Noteworthy is that the only thing you lose is just a part. So next time you think about death and its imminence, just remember that you’re not going to lose all of your life, obviously.
#5 Mariah Carey
“I mean I’d love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff.”
To give a little bit of context, our famed diva was referring to the poor, starving kids she often sees on TV. We’re not sure whether we can classify this as strictly one of the dumbest celebrity quotes simply because it’s bordering offensive territory.
#6 Sylvester Stallone
“The only happy artist is a dead artist, because only then you can’t change. After I die, I’ll probably come back as a paintbrush.”
Er… Let’s say that we can give Stallone the benefit of the doubt. We’re sure he was trying to venture into something remarkable and trying to say something deep and inspiring. Needless to say, he ruined everything the moment he pointed out the latter half of the statement. The world will need to pay extra attention to paintbrushes.
#7 Kim Kardashian
“I spoke to a girl today who had cancer and we were talking about how this is such a hard thing for her, but it taught her a big lesson on who her friends are and so much about life. She’s 18. And I was like, that’s how I feel.”
Some of the dumbest quotes ever actually refer less to geographical slip-ups and more to something so ridiculously oblivious that it makes you want to live in a perpetual “facepalming state.” It’s pretty heroic how Kim K. managed to draw a parallel between her life and that of an eighteen-year-old cancer patient just because they both had fake friends.
#8 Jessica Simpson
“Is this chicken or is this fish? I know it’s tuna but it says chicken of the sea.”
For future reference, it’s best that we all avoid using metaphors around Jessica Simpson. She knows that she’s eating tuna, but is it technically a type of fish?
#9 Mike Tyson
“I guess I’m gonna fade into Bolivian.”
Dumbest celebrity quotes – hilarity edition. It’s “oblivion,” Mr. Tyson. But it’s forgivable this once just because this quote was redeemably hilarious. Kudos for a good laugh.
#10 Justin Bieber
“I’m not sure about the parties. But whatever they have in Korea, that’s bad.”
Let’s go full circle. We’ve started with a pop star with minimal knowledge of the world and we’re ending with one. They’re both some of the dumbest quotes we’ve heard a celebrity say. Hey, Korea (the North in particular, but Biebs doesn’t know that) – fix your whatever!