The 7 Most Controversial Female Celebrities

30 Oct

The Hollywood lifestyle of glamour and glitz, though coveted by many, also has a dark and hazy downside. Staying relevant and “on trend” usually coincides with the necessity of both positive and negative publicity stunts. But, many celebrities have repeatedly made headlines for all the wrong reasons. The following women are proof that wealth does not always mean felicity, and that scandal is just another part of the job.

7. Paris Hilton

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The socialite and heiress who could be credited with starting the ‘celebrity sex-tape’ trend, Hilton’s hard-partying lifestyle and rumored short-lived relationships with Leonardo DiCaprio and Oscar de la Hoya, led her to earn a position as a fixture in entertainment news.

Critics have stated that Hilton epitomizes the title of “famous for being famous.” She is an example of the modern phenomenon of the “celebutante”: the celebrity who rises to fame not because of their talent or work but because of their inherited wealth and controversial lifestyle.

Hilton made headlines just this past weekend she attended the Playboy Mansion’s Halloween party wearing a replica of Miley’s famous MTV VMA bear costume.

6.  Rihanna

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Rihanna is a good girl gone bad, at least that’s what she has noted on several occasions since her 2007 titled album, released when she was only 19. From ”Birthday Cake” to ”S&M,” nearly every year Rihanna has released a single naughtier than what came before. She seemingly delights in pushing both boundaries and buttons, and tweaking parental units with a string of hits that were as gleefully raunchy as they were, well, unsubtle.

5.  Miley Cyrus miley-cyrus-hot-1252408940

The 20-year-old pop star has been deemed “Certified” by VEVO for having five of her music videos reach over 100 million views, including her most recent hits, “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball.” While Cyrus shuns the critics, she celebrates with her fans, whom she calls Smilers.

So despite the unyielding backlash the singer has received for her controversial MTV VMA performance and the nudity in her “Wrecking Ball” video, she keeps moving forward with her millions of fans backing her.

“For me, nudity has never been something that I’ve ever tripped about,” she admitted. “I don’t really see it the way everyone else sees it. I’d rather be naked in front of people than cry in front of people because I don’t like showing weakness and that shows a lot of vulnerabilities.” I suppose this helps us understand how Cyrus was easily able to turn the other cheek when nude photos leaked over the internet a few years ago.

Despite her many naysayers, it’s hard to deny she’s on to something big, as it seems her fan base continues growing every day.

4.  Lady Gaga

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The 27 year-old performer has a rabid following that she calls her “little monsters” and she is a favorite of the gay and lesbian set. Lady Gaga has always emulated musical icon Cher to a degree, in that she wears costumes that often completely ignore good taste in favor of spectacle.

“Mother Monster” was very busy over the weekend playing “controversial catch up” with Miley Cyrus. After giving a live performance on the English television show The X Factor in a flesh colored nude bra and panties, she later went on to give a surprise nude performance in the popular G-A-Y London nightclub.

3. Britney Spears

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It’s Britney bitch! Spears became an international pop culture icon immediately after launching her recording career. Rolling Stone magazine wrote: “Spears is one of the most controversial and successful female vocalists of the 21st century.” However rising to stardom at a young age undoubtedly affected Spears. She has checked into rehab facilities several times, shaved her head completely bald, and has been the spectacle for many parenting mistakes.

2. Kim Kardashian

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When the sex tapes of Kim Kardashian, Tyrese Gibson, and Ray-J were released, Kim was thrust into the media. She took the opportunity to rise to the spotlight. In August 2011, Kardashian married basketball player Kris Humphries in a widely-publicized ceremony. However, following 72 days of marriage, she garnered significant criticism after filing for divorce that October. In June 2013, their divorce was finalized with an undisclosed settlement. Kardashian then began a relationship with rapper Kanye West in April 2012, gave birth to their daughter North West in June 2013, and later became engaged this month.

1. Lindsay Lohan

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It’s hard keeping up with all of the highs and lows in troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan’s tumultuous life. In and out of jail and rehab facilities, scorned for habitual drug use, careless driving scandals, and photo leaks, Lohan is both a victim of the all-consuming celebrity culture and a perpetrator of bad decisions, the lack of self-control and an unhealthy sense of entitlement.

This past Saturday night/early Sunday morning, both Lohan and Miley Cyrus partied together at a Manhattan club. Talk about trouble…

Being known for one’s talent and accomplishments is admirable, but being famous for controversies and issues tarnishes a person’s reputation forever.

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