7 Celebrities With Some Seriously Strange Beliefs
We’ve all believed in something that was completely unbelievable, like Santa or that Justin Bieber was really trying to be a better person. But some people believe bonkers things well into adulthood, and that’s just weird. We regular folks can do it anonymously, but the celebrities have delusional levels of confidence that lead them to spout their insane beliefs in public. Here are just a few celebrities spouting off on things they believe, that I’mma say are pretty much 100 percent not true.
Belief: AIDS is a man-made disease
During the Live 8 Concert tour in 2005, Kanye made news when he — surprise — made an outrageous statement. At a tour stop in Phillie, a tour which was about raising awareness for AIDS and world poverty, Kanye told the audience that not only was AIDS a “man-made disease”, but that white men “placed it in Africa just like crack was placed in the black community to break up the Black Panthers.”
I probably don’t need to tell you that that myth has been totally debunked. But we all know Kanye, nobody can tell him anything. He reiterated his belief in the 2005 track “Heard ‘Em Say”, with the lyric “And I know the government administered AIDS/ So I guess we just pray like the minister say.”
I guess he’s raising awareness, but not really the awareness we need.
Just when you thought a Jonas Brothers’ belief didn’t get weirder than saving yourself for marriage, Nick drops this bomb on us. He totally believes in aliens, and he has proof. HIS OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. “When I was 14, I was in my backyard playing basketball with some friends and I looked up into the sky and there was three flying saucers. Everyone said it was a movie, but I was convinced it was real. So I looked it up online and there was three identical sightings in other states. So I’m a firm believer in aliens and extraterrestrial life.”
People online agreed. It doesn’t get more true than that.
Belief: The world is flat.
While he isn’t the first celebrity to think the world is flat, rapper B.o.B is the first celebrity to have that belief and also believe he could debate the matter with astrophysicist Neil Degrasse-Tyson. B.o.B posted NUMEROUS tweets about his belief, including this evidence:
The cities in the background are approx. 16miles apart… where is the curve ? please explain this pic.twitter.com/YCJVBdOWX7
— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 25, 2016
Tyson just had to throw some subtle shade the rapper’s way:
@bobatl Flat Earth is a problem only when people in charge think that way. No law stops you from regressively basking in it.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 25, 2016
So after Tyson dissed him on Twitter, B.o.B released a diss track (which has since been taken down) that included lyrics like: “Aye, Neil Tyson need to loosen up his vest / They’ll probably write that man one hell of a check” and “I see only good things on the horizon / That’s probably why the horizon is always rising / Indoctrinated in a cult called science / And graduated to a club full of liars.”
Clearly, B.o.B isn’t on board with the “Yeah science, BItch!” meme. But Tyson wasn’t done, and released his own diss track. Yeah, you heard me right.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 26, 2016
B.o.B was owned by a nerd. Nice.
Belief: 1 X 1=2
Okay, put on your thinking caps, ’cause this sh*t gets insane. Terrence Howard basically dropped out of college because he though all of his professors were wrong regarding some basic mathematical theories. He literally believes that one times one equals two. He even named his theory Terryology and said, “If Pythagoras was here to see it, he would lose his mind. Einstein, too! Tesla!” Way to contradict the rumors that you’re a pompous fool, Terry!
Here’s his theory: “How can it equal one? If one times one equals one that means that two is of no value because one times itself has no effect. One times one equals two because the square root of four is two, so what’s the square root of two? Should be one, but we’re told it’s two, and that cannot be.”
Take a deep breath. Okay. He went on to say:
“This is the last century that our children will ever have been taught that one times one is one. They won’t have to grow up in ignorance. Twenty years from now, they’ll know that one times one equals two. We’re about to show a new truth. The true universal math. And the proof is in these pieces. I have created the pieces that make up the motion of the universe. together.”
My brain hurts from the stupid. But at least Empire is good .
Belief: The best way to feed your child is like a mama bird
When it comes to weird parenting ideas, celebs really take the cake! And apparently, they chew up that cake and spit it in their baby’s mouth. Alicia Silverstone said, “I fed Bear the mochi and a tiny bit of veggies from the soup… from my mouth to his. It’s his favorite… and mine. He literally crawls across the room to attack my mouth if I’m eating. This video was taken about a month or two ago when he was a bit wobbly. Now he is grabbing my mouth to get the food!”
Dear Lord, this is disgusting. And medical professionals AGREE! Doctor Jennifer Landa said, “There are those who think that a mom chewing a baby’s food provides helpful enzymes from her mouth, but it doesn’t seem like a hygienic practice. Various viruses and bacteria, but especially herpes virus, may be passed from mother to baby. These microbes present a challenge that the infant’s immune system may not be ready for. So the practice is questionable for safety, and then, there’s a certain ick factor here that needs to be considered.”
Yeah, the ick factor should always be considered. But did we really expect anything normal from a woman who named her son Bear?
Belief: A black scientist created the white race
According to the Nation of Islam, a black scientist named Yakub created the white race to be a “race of devils” over 6000 years ago. And although it sounds kind of sci-fi, a lot of rappers believe it whole-heartedly, including the Wu-Tang Clan. In the song “Raw Hide”, they say, “A mystery god that’s the work of Yakub / The Holy Ghost got you scared to death kid boo!”
And in the song “Gravel Pit”, they have a sample that says, “Yakub, maker and creator of the devil. Swine merchant… your time is near at hand. F*ck with me and your time will be now. Your presence here effects the mind of my people like a fever. You, Yakub, are the bearer of nine thousand nine hundred and ninety nine diseases, evil, corrupt, porkchop-eatin’ brain!”
I miss Wu-Tang. Can we all chip in and buy their unreleased album from that pharmaceutical douchebag?
Belief: Her placenta improves her psychic abilities
Remember when Kesha said she had ghost sex? Well, this might top that. Kesha’s mom gave the singer the placenta she was once in, and they made a necklace out of it so Kesha could wear it to enhance her ESP. “My favorite keepsake is my placenta. My mom found it in my basement, crushed it up, and made into a necklace that I wear every day to improve my psychic abilities.”
I really hope Hot Topic doesn’t start selling knock-off placentas.
Which insane celebrity belief are you secretly kind of on board with? Let me know on Twitter or in the comments below!